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Historic

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DATABASE: CONVAIR F2Y SEA DART

If aircraft carriers were vulnerable to nuclear strike,
water-based fighters provided an alternative...

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PILOT-MAKER GERMAN-STYLE

Among some 50 surviving Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz trainers, just five original Bremen-built airframes remain...

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VERTICAL LEAP - VAAC Harrier

It might seem a huge step from 1969-vintage Harrier to 21st-century Lightning II, but one very historic aircraft links them.

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AEROPLANE MEETS... RICHARD GRACE

It was his childhood dream to fly Second World War aeroplanes...

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WORKSHOP: BRISTOL FASHION

Aerospace Bristol’s Bolingbroke project has so far proceeded somewhat out of the limelight...

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Military

F-35A officially wins Finland’s HX programme

On December 10 the government of Finland authorised the Finnish Defence Forces to sign a procurement contract for 64 F-35A Block 4 multi-role fighters with the US Government

First Brazilian Federal Police Embraer E175 delivered

During a ceremony in the Coordenação de Aviação (CAV – Aviation Co-ordination) hangar at Brasilia International Airport on December 8, the first of two Embraer E175s (ERJ170-200STDs) for Brazil’s Departmento de Policia Federal (DPF – Federal Police Department) was handed over

Philippines to buy 32 more S-70i Black Hawks

A further 32 Polish-built Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters are to be purchased to supplement the Philippine Air Force (PAF) fleet

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Commercial

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Airliner Deliveries

The latest commercial aircraft deliveries from manufacturers...

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Pushing the Envelope

While the term is more closely associated with their military...

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Departure Gate

Information for the traveller. End of a Super Jumbo JAVIER...

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TRAINING FUTURE PILOTS

A new name and a new training centre, L3Harris Technologies received...

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A Tropical Adventure

Airliner World’s regular correspondent Sebastian Schmitz travelled...

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics: Stage 1 - Lesson 11

Getting through the checkride

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Flight1's B200 King Air v2

Is Flight1’s B200 the king of the air?

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TUI Virtual

One of the UK’s oldest VAs This issue we’re back with...

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Upcoming Events

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."

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

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 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 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".