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Historic

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN AT 80: A Fine Quintet

Andrew Thomas outlines the five pilots who led the RAF’s claims against the Luftwaffe...

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN AT 80: Defending the Fleet

For the islands in the far north of the UK, the Battle of Britain began much earlier...

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FlyPast Classics: Gloster Javelin

Gloster’s groundbreaking Javelin...

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A Tormented Soul

Kathleen Hanser cuts through the mental health issues and eccentricities of billionaire Howard Hughes...

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN AT 80: Eagles' Nests

Edging closer to their ultimate goal of invading Britain...

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Military

An order for the Rafale is expected from Indonesia. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Cribelar News Premium

EXCLUSIVE: Indonesia Rafale announcement imminent

Indonesia is set to purchase the Dassault Rafale multirole fighter according to Key.Aero sources, although the number, which was originally believed to be 30, has not been confirmed.

First two Croatian Black Hawks delivered

CROATIA HAS taken delivery of its first two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks.

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NASA pilot reveals what the ER-2 is like to fly

What is involved in operating the NASA ER-2 at very high altitude? Mark Broadbent speaks with a pilot to find out

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Commercial

Spirited Deal for Airbus

SPIRIT AIRLINES and Airbus have agreed to an MoU to acquire up to 100 A320neo Family examples.

Etihad Boosts Beirut

Etihad Airways has rapidly expanded its operations between Abu Dhabi and Beirut

Certification Hat-trick for Embraer Praetor 500

THE PRAETOR 500, Embraer’s new mid-size business jet, has been granted its type certificate

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Ilyushins on Ice

Felix Reimann was granted privileged access to join the crew of an Ilyushin 76 from Cape Town to Antarctica

TechCare Boost for Embraer

Embraer has signed new maintenance deals and extended agreements...

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Flight Simulation

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xEnviro

An environmental game-changer

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X-Trident’s AV-8B HARRIER II

A Jump Jet for X-Plane

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BAE Hawk Flight Adventure

This issue Peter Stark flies a military classic.

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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."

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."

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."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

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."