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Historic

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Seattle Sojourn

Seattle’s Museum of Flight is a prime aviation attraction and...

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First post-restoration flight for Australian Mustang

Nick Caudwell and Peter Robinson airborne in CA-18 Mustang A68-199...

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Grumman Avenger acquired by new owner in US

Taylorcraft L-2M N49555 has also been acquired by Tim Savage....

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Unrestored Mustang to be sold

North American P-51D Mustang 44-77902 is for sale in Texas. ...

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Whitley propeller blade is restored in Kent

The UK-based Whitley Project took delivery of its first Armstrong...

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Military

South Korea declares F-35A IOC

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has officially declared initial operational capability (IOC) with its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters, according to local media sources.

Raytheon to support U-2 ASARS-2A radar systems

The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted Raytheon to support the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System-2A (ASARS-2A) employed by the Lockheed U-2S Dragon Lady high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

Ireland orders C295 MPA pair

The Irish Department of Defence has announced it has ordered a pair of Airbus C295s, configured for maritime surveillance operations.

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Commercial

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Saudia Plans Fleet Expansion

Africa/Middle East SAUDI ARABIAN Airlines (Saudia) is looking...

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Chief executive Stefan Pichler says Royal Jordanian will make...

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Jamaica and the US have signed an extended Open Skies agreement...

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Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) subsidiary Harbin...

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COMAC’s ARJ21 Completes Crosswind Testing

CHINESE AIRCRAFT manufacturer COMAC has successfully completed...

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Upcoming Events

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."

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."

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.

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

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."