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Historic

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A Passage to India

The logbooks and photos of a No 27 Squadron Wapiti pilot, together...

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DATABASE: HAWKER HORSLEY

As a day bomber, the Horsley perhaps left something to be desired, but it proved versatile and adaptable

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Night-fighter Meteor project advances at Elvington

Graham Buckle and his team at Elvington in Yorkshire have taken...

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Rebuilt Yakovlev UT-2 flown in Russia

Yakovlev UT-2B RA-2724G on the grass at Daryino recently. MIKHAIL...

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We salute you

Sqn Ldr John Blair DFM – observer with 113 Squadron who, with...

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Military

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Wings over paradise

In French Polynesia, half a dozen military aircraft share a wide range of missions on a territory the size of Europe...

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Into the fighter- bomber business

The Luftwaffe’s Eurofighters are no longer flying exclusively air-to-air tasks.

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Operation Helvetic Air Support

Steven Taylor examines the British Army Air Corps’ current support role to the Police Service of Northern Ireland ...

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Commercial

Super jumbo in service

How do airlines use the A380? How has the aircraft evolved since...

Turkey’s Coast Guard

Carlo Kuit and Paul Kievit profile the roles and equipment of...

A350-900ULR flies

P Pigeyre/Airbus AIRBUS HAS started test-flying the latest...

B-21 Raider progress

The first software drop for the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider...

Seventy-five years for 322 Squadron

Leeuwarden-based F-16A J-879 received special tail markings in...

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Flight Simulation

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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."