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Briefings

The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight temporarily grounded...

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Well-travelled Skytrain being restored in Sweden

Douglas C-47A Skytrain 42-93706 at the Swedish Air Force Museum...

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Museum’s Gipsy Major engine restoration completed

Rod Scott and Peter Coard at work on the Gipsy Major engine....

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FROM TIGER MOTH TO V-BOMBER

NOEL DUNNINGHAM’S 32-YEAR CAREER AS AN RAF PILOT AND INSTRUCTOR...

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Red Stars Over Moscow

Andrey Yurgenson artwork of a MiG-15 that flew at 1952’s Soviet...

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Military

System of systems could bankrupt Tempest

The UK’s Tempest programme which aims to have a next generation fighter and supporting assets in service from 2035 could see spiralling costs if it takes a narrow system of systems approach.

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What's it like to fly a B-2 Spirit?

Key.Aero speaks to Captain John Wisocky, who recently flew the B-2 Spirit on a mission from the US to the Arctic Circle

Aircraft Report: Eurofighter Typhoon

Its development began in 1983 and it now has a supply chain employing over 100,000 people: Key.Aero analyses the Eurofighter Typhoon, an ultra-sophisticated, multirole fighter

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Commercial

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PHANTOMS IN RAF SERVICE

It hadn’t been the RAF’s first choice of type, but the Phantom moved from stopgap strike, ground attack and reconnaissance jet to become a successful air defence fighter in a multi-role career spanning nearly 25 years. Dr Kevin Wright explains.

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Missile Tests for UK Lightnings

HEADLINES Lockheed Martin F-35B ZM136 fitted with an ASRAAM...

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Birmingham Terminal Gains Grade II Listed Status

CIVIL NEWS Birmingham Airport’s Elmdon terminal has been awarded...

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Reprieve for KLM 747s

CIVIL NEWS It’s likely that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will...

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Singapore Receives its First A330 MRTT

MILITARY NEWS Singapore’s initial A330 MRTT, serial number...

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Flight Simulation

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Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."