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Historic

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Polish and US wartime pilots honoured

The refurbished headstone of Wg Cdr Walerian Z˙ak and his wife...

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FROM A PURR TO A GROWL

SPITFIRE BATTLE OF THE ENGINES Former OC Battle of Britain...

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F-STOP FIGHTERS

AERIAL RECCE KOREAN WAR WARREN THOMPSON DETAILS THE TACTICAL...

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Starfighter receiving attention in Greece

PHOTO-TONY SACKETOS The Hellenic Air Force Museum at Tatoi-Dekelia...

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Sopwith Camel replica completed in Scotland

Montrose’s Sopwith Camel replica has recently been completed...

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Military

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The story of Boeing's problematic KC-46 Pegasus programme

Over budget and besieged with problems, Boeing’s KC-46 Pegasus continues to come under scrutiny. Tom Kaminski provides a timely update

Belgium deploys A400M for first international exercise

The Belgian Air Component conducted its first international A400M exercise during October 11-25, this is after a detachment of 148 military personnel and two Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft from the 15th Airlift Wing participated in the Airlift Block Training (ABT) at Pisa Air Base, Italy

Behind the scenes of a 100 squadron hot bombing mission

Recently Key.Aero joined 100 Squadron for Operation Flash Strike at both RAF Leeming, Yorkshire, and the Ministry of Defence’s Donna Nook Weapons Range in Lincolnshire. Operation Flash Strike saw a total of 16 3kg practice bombs dropped from the Hawk T1 at Donna Nook range against fictitious adversary threats provided by the JTACS throughout two sorties

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Commercial

NASA’s CHEETA

University of Illinois via NASA RESEARCH IS to get underway...

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US Infrastructure Grants for 381 Airports

THE FEDERAL Aviation Administration is set to award $830m in...

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Turkish Delight

TUI AIRWAYS has announced it is to add a second weekly flight...

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Heathrow Invests in Cutting Edge Security Equipment

HEATHROW AIRPORT is rolling out the next generation of computed...

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Pulkovo gets Chinese Dozen

ST PETERSBURG’S Pulkovo Airport has added a 12th Chinese destination...

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Flight Simulation

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Challenging Airports - Svolvaer, Norway (ENSH)

Challenging Airports - Svolvaer, Norway (ENSH)

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World War II scenery

COMMS Dear PC Pilot With reference to Henk Vanderven’s...

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DCS Normandy 1944 Map and WWII Assets Pack

We review DCS Normandy 1944 Map and WWII Assets Pack

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Upcoming Events

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

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 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."