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Historic

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Restoration Scene: Sola’s Lucky Catch

Chairman of Norway’s Flyhistorisk Museum Egil Endresen, along...

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Above and Beyond: Jimmy Flint

For heroic efforts to rescue crewmen after ditching his bomber...

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Glory Days: Golden Age Speedsters

Rob Glover opens the photo albums of his late father...

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The Five Greatest RAF Squadrons

Some are famous for their heroic exploits in World War 2, others have histories dating back well into the 19th Century – and some are still operating today…

The first flight of the de Havilland Comet

On July 27, 1949, the world’s first pressurised commercial jet airliner made its first flight. Four years later, this revolutionary aircraft would be flying the Queen

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Military

USAF deploy F-22 Raptors plus other assets to the Middle East

Post multiple attacks throughout January which threatened US and Emirati armed forces stationed In Abu Dhabi, USAF F-22 Raptors deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on February 12

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Bear necessities: Profile of Russia’s Tu-95 bomber

A massive, unimaginably noisy and definitely antiquated-looking turboprop bomber, the Tu-95MS Bear-H still retains its significance in Russia’s nuclear triad

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Overview of NATO's response to the rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia

Since Tensions have been rising since November last year, NATO members have been placing assets in various locations to augment a defensive response to a potential invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Key. Aero has put together all the known movements by the alliance in to one place

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Commercial

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Tudor Leeds to a World of Air Freight

Air cargo accounts for 35% of global trade and transit time is critical for many items

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Drama in the desert?

While Dubai Airshow 2019 lacked the blockbuster breakthroughs of previous years, it also sprang a few surprises.

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Europe's regionals still fighting injustices

Bernie Baldwin reports on highlights of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly

Can you crack our latest airport codes?

Test your knowledge of airport codes

Expansion takes off

Simon Murdoch reports from the fast-growing London Southend Airport

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Flight Simulation

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X-Crafts’ ERJ Family

The workhorse of the US regional jet market

London City Airport for X-Plane 11

The latest UK destination to be released by Orbx is EGLC London...

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PC Pilot Issue 123 Letters

Here's a round up of letters PC Pilot has lately received

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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."