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Historic

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Q&A September 2020

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question...?

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Battle of Britain at 80: The Many Behind the Few

Britain’s aircraft factories, another ‘front line’ of the battle, braved the threat
of enemy attack...

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Overflying China: How converted A-12s launched supersonic drones

BRIEFING FILE: Under the skin of aviation technology and tactics...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Destroying the Destroyers

The only Messerschmitt Bf 110 unit flying with Luftflotte 5 in Norway...

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Aeroplane September 2020

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Military

Chinese Navy ship lases RAAF Poseidon near Australia

While a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was conducting a routine surveillance flight over Australia’s northern approaches on February 17, it detected a laser illuminating the aircraft.

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Putin shows his hand as Russian forces move into Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin stunned the world on February 21, 2022, when he signed an agreement that formally recognises two proxy states in eastern Ukraine as independent regions - much to the dismay of the global political community. We detail what this move means for the ongoing crisis and where Russia's air assets are currently deployed in the region

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Funding for second tranche of UK F-35B fighters “held centrally”

The UK Ministry of Defence looks to have partially committed to the acquisition of a second tranche of F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters and additional A400M tactical transport aircraft, following the publication of the latest iteration of the Defence Equipment Plan

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Commercial

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Project Sunrise: From Research to Reality?

Louise Jones examines the history and logistics of linking London to Sydney and beyond...

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Not Your Average Avro Bomber...

When Hawker Siddeley’s Hatfield designers finalised their plans...

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GREENLAND UNCOVERED

Andrew Pearce took the plunge and organised two spectacular trips to Greenland...

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AIR International January 2020

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Ezeiza - Serving Argentina

Brazil Airport, more commonly known as Ezeiza, is part-way through a multi-million dollar overhaul...

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Flight Simulation

Lukla Extreme Prepar3D

The latest airport from Aerosoft is Lukla - Mount Everest Extreme for Prepar3D version 4.

SFD Global now Available

SFD Global is an all-in-one solution for a more immersive X-Plane world, combining new high-definition ground textures, forests and custom global autogen with....

Ultimate 787 Service Pack 2 Out Now

QualityWings has released a major update for the Ultimate 787 Collection.

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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."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."