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Vulcan refurbishment starting at Newark

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Newark Air Museum has...

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Mirage F1 being prepared for display in Spain

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Dassault Mirage F1 C.14-66/462-15...

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Mirage refurbishment gathers pace in Belgium

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Dassault Mirage 5 BD09...

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Shropshire Spectacular

AIRSHOW Taking place on June 9, there were splendid exhibits...

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Salute to the ‘Yellow Peril’

OPERATORS Linda Brimson shares the story of the Canadian Harvard...

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 66

Welcome to the 66th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Norway signs deal for F-35A JSM production

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has been awarded a multi-billion kronor contract to supply the Joint Strike Missile for Norway’s fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters

Finnish Hornets and Hawks participate in LFÖ21

The Finnish Air Force has deployed six Boeing F/A-18C Hornet multi-role fighters and three BAE Systems Hawk Mk51/A jet trainers to the Swedish Air Force's Luftförsvarsövning 21 (LFÖ 21, Air Defence Exercise 21)

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Commercial

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Virgin Australia New-Found Freedom

Alongside the Boeing 737, the carrier operates ATR 72-600s, Airbus...

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Aeroflot Sukhoi SuperJet Crash

Air Safety Reports and details of recent incidents. An...

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Titan Debuts New Cabin

LONDON/STANSTED-based Titan Airways has rolled out a new interior...

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Three New Routes for S7

Russia’s largest domestic carrier, S7 Airlines has announced...

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Out with the Gold

UNITED AIRLINES has rolled out a revised livery on one of its...

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Flight Simulation

JARDesign A330

The Airbus A330 is something of a dark horse in commercial aviation – incredibly popular but somewhat overlooked in the world of the Boeing 777 and the 787.

iFly Service Pack 3.2.1 for FSX/FS9/P3D

The developers over at iFly have released a new service pack for iFly 737NG FSX, FS9 and P3D v2.2 versions.

MilViz – Beechcraft Baron B55 and E55

MilViz takes on one of flight simulation’s favourite aircraft

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

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

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

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."

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

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."