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Historic

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Flying Brush Strokes

AVIATION ART GAVA ANNUAL EXHIBITION FlyPast editor Chris Clifford...

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Flight return imminent for Canadian Avenger

The CWHM’s Avenger is almost ready for flight. DEREK MICKELOFF-CWHM...

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Phantom refurbishment begins at Bentwaters

McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2 XV401 is being restored at Bentwaters...

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A TIMELESS Legend

GLORY DAYS SPITFIRE MK.IX MH434 AS PART OF FLYPAST’S TRIBUTE...

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Aerial recce Vulcans and Victors

How did NATO keep tabs on the Soviet Navy in the Cold War? With the radars of the Victor and Vulcan bombers, as Andrew Thomas reveals

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Military

Brazilian Navy receives first naval combat H225M

Airbus helicopters has announced the delivery of the first naval combat configured Airbus H225M to the Marinha do Brasil/ Brazilian Navy on November 24

RAAF bids farewell to the Classic Hornet

After over three and a half decades of service, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has farewelled the F/A-18A/B Hornet via an end of era event hosted on November 29

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 71

Welcome to the 71st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Unsurprisingly, given the significance of the story, there has...

Qatar requests more Apaches

The US State Department has approved a potential sale of 24 Boeing...

A220’s performance boost

Airbus recently announced significant payload and range enhancements...

Il-80 and Il-82 command post upgrades

Russian News Agency TASS reported on May 30, that initial experimental...

Hunting SAMs over Mount Olympus

MILITARY EXERCISE INIOCHOS Babak Taghvaee visited Andravida...

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics - Stage 1, Lesson 5

This issue covers some more advanced skills that are essential...

Flight Sim World released!

Dovetail Games’ Flight Sim World has finally been released...

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The Capital of the Tyrol

ORBX INNSBRUCK (LOWI) Scenery add-on for FSX, FSX: Steam...

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Upcoming Events

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Airshow

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."