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Historic

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Aerial recce Vulcans and Victors

How did NATO keep tabs on the Soviet Navy in the Cold War? With the radars of the Victor and Vulcan bombers, as Andrew Thomas reveals

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Meteor NF.11 completed at Old Sarum

Meteor NF.11 WD686 after restoration at Old Sarum. HUGH TREVOR-BDAC...

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Seaplane replica taking shape in Denmark

The fuselage framework of the Tekniske Museum’s FF.49C project...

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Italian amphibian to fly in Germany

SIAI-Marchetti FN.333 Riviera N918NS is a recent arrival at Paderborn....

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IN FOR THE LONG HAUL

LAST OF THE LINE DAKOTA DAKOTAS JOINED THE RAF IN 1943 AND...

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Military

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Report cites pilot error as cause of fatal USAF T-38C crash

A US Air Force Air Education and Training Command Accident Investigation Board Report has found that pilot error was to blame for a fatal crash involving a T-38C Talon near Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama, on February 19, 2021

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 68

Welcome to the 68th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

UK to boost capacity of Texan T1 fleet with extra aircraft

Affinity Flying Training Services has received a contract – worth approximately £65m – from the UK Ministry of Defence for the operation of four additional Beechcraft T-6C Texan IIs under the UK Military Flying Training System programme

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Commercial

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Boost for Baltimore’s Buses

BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL Thurgood Marshall (BWI) has...

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NORTH AMERICA

Airports Guide 2019 (Airteamimages.com/CarlosEnamorado)...

Sweden to increase defence spending

Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultquist told journalists in...

Saab offers Finland two GlobalEyes

Saab’s offer to Finland for its HX Fighter Programme includes...

Lightning Dawn

Ian Harding visited RAF Marham to watch UK F-35Bs take offon...

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Flight Simulation

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Design 717

Chris Frishmuth reviews TFDi’s debut release

Salvador for X-Plane

SBSV – Salvador / Bahia International Airport in Brazil, is now available for X-Plane.

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English Electric Lightning T5

More thunder from the Lightning Depending on your proclivity,...

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Upcoming Events

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 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."

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."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

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."