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Historic

Ultimate historic aviation accommodation!

A former RAF tower overlooking a bombing range that the Dambusters used has become a luxury getaway. We went to have a look…

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DC-10 Tankers: Extending Airpower

Derived from the DC-10, the KC-10A has supported every major conflict involving US forces since entering service in 1981. As Dr Kevin Wright explains, the Extender has been vital to US force projection for nearly 40 years, while DC-10-based tankers have also served others users.

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Escort Fighters: 118 Sqn’s Spitfire Years – Part 2

Tom Spencer concludes the story of 118 Sqn’s Spitfires...

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Super Tucano: Battle-Ready Brazilian

Following last month’s article on the Tucano...

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The Comeback Cub

In November 1937 the first Cubs came off the Piper Aircraft production line...

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Military

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Aces High: Inside the 'Red Air' F-16 operations of Top Aces

We report on the pilots of Arizona-based Top Aces, who are aggressively pitching the legendary F-16 Viper against some of the most advanced fighters in the world

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Israeli F-35I Adirs claim first air-to-air combat kill

The Israeli Air Force’s F-35I ‘Adir’ fleet has recorded its first air-to-air combat kill with the claimed shootdown of two Iranian uncrewed aerial vehicles outside of Israeli airspace

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The state of the Ukrainian Air Force before 2014 revolution

From the May 2014 issue of AirForces Monthly, Dr Séan Wilson/Prime Images, assisted by Vladimir Trendafilovski, reports on the status of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as it was before the revolution

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Commercial

Qatar Airways responds to Russia probe

Two former Qatar Airways employees based in Russia have been found guilty of charges relating an abuse of authority.

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AIR International February 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

Flybe Saved from Brink of Collapse

THE UK’S largest regional airline, Flybe, has been saved from administration following government intervention.

BelugaXL Begins Service

EUROPEAN AEROSPACE giant Airbus has pressed the BelugaXL into service.

Police Hawks at 50

By the time it gained its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, North Macedonia already had a rich aviation heritage...

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Flight Simulation

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Just Flight’s PA-38 Tomahawk

Just Flight have faithfully recreated the Piper PA-38 Tomahawk for their simulation platform.

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Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: Fw 190A-8

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Imaginesim Cancels KLAX Development

Scenery developer imaginesim has announced they have ceased development of the KLAX Los Angeles project.

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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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

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."

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."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow