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Historic

Spraying C-47 back to stock

Having forsaken its bright red and black colour scheme, C-47...

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The airframe that will form the basis of Hawker Restorations’...

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IWM Duxford, 4-5 June

VIEW FROM THE GROUND… Blue Skies Air’s 1937-vintage DC-3A...

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Three different companies demonstrated three different design...

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”LIGHTNING FORMATION, FOUR AIRCRAFT, RUNNING IN…”

THUNDER CITY LIGHTNINGS It isn’t just the aeronautical industry...

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Israel kicks off its largest ever multinational exercise

Israel kicked off its largest ever aerial exercise on October 17, after aircraft from the UK; France; Germany; Greece; Italy; India and the US arrived at Ovda Air Base in Eilat to participate in Exercise Blue Flag 21

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An in-depth look at the Boeing E-3D Sentry in RAF service

When the Boeing E-3D Sentry entered British service in 1991, it was the end of a long saga, and the start of an even longer career. Here, Dr Kevin Wright takes a closer look at the recently retired aircraft

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Taiwan validates highway airstrips amid growing tensions with China

Amid ever-growing tensions with China, Taiwan's Republic of China Air Force has validated the utility of all five of its highway airstrips in its latest annual drill, as we report

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Commercial

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Wise Guy Back in Business

The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG)...

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Bell 429s Withdrawn by RAN

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has retired its Bell 429 GlobalRangers...

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Concorde Droop Nose Reactivated

Concorde G-BOAF salutes HRH Princess Anne and guests by lowering...

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Airport Movements

AIRPORT MOVEMENTS A round-up of notable aircraft visiting...

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The Kiwi Anson

The only Avro Anson Mk.I flying anywhere in the world is based...

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Flight Simulation

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VERTIGO Extra 300 SC

Vertigo Designs Take on the Extra 300SC in X-Plane

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NORTHERN GERMANY

Preparing to depart Berlin’s Tegel airport in our special PC...

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Spitfire Supreme!

Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX In aviation terms,...

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Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."