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Historic

North American Aviation archive finds a new home

Original World War Two-era engineering drawings shown to the public for the first time.

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Aeroplane March 2020

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Fairford’s Concorde connection celebrated

A plaque has been unveiled in Fairford to commemorate the town’s links with BAC Concorde 002 G-BSST

Bolingbroke restoration to begin in new Bristol workshop

Aerospace Bristol has announced plans to open a Conservation-in-Action workshop...

Shuttleworth Collection uncovered

Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, Bedfordshire, opened the doors of its engineering workshop...

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Military

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USAF seeks solutions for a host of F-22A upgrades

The USAF plans to seek out small businesses to offer potential solutions for a host of upgrades on its F-22A Raptor fleet, including the integration of Thales’ Scorpion helmet-mounted cueing system and a long-range IRST sensor

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 77

Welcome to the 77th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Austria signs contract for 18 AW169M LUHs

Austria Ministry of Defence placed an order for 18 AW169M Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to replace the Austrian Air Force’s ageing Alouette III fleet, which has been in service since the 1960s

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Commercial

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Final Spooky Deployment Ends

The last two AC-130Us, 90-0167 and 89-1056, returning from the...

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Hi Says Hello to ATR 72-500s

One of the newly acquired Hi Airlines ATR-72-500s. Skyworld...

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Singapore Retires Stratotankers

The final Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) KC-135R Stratotanker...

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NHI NH90 NATO FRIGATE HELICOPTER

Germany has selected the NHI NH90 NATO FRIGATE HELICOPTER as...

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Merlin for Morayvia

The first production Merlin HM1 is now preserved at the former...

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Flight Simulation

DCS Flight Planning

CombatFlite is a new utility that makes mission planning in DCS faster and easier. You can plan the entire mission, either single or multi player, and it export it to DCS.

New Ultralight fox X-Plane Takes Flight

vFlyteAir has announced the Comco-Ikarus C42C for X-Plane 11 has been released.

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! HINTS...

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Upcoming Events

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."