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Shooting Star from the Skunk Works

LOCKHEED P-80 America was slow to grasp the advantages of...

Lockheed 12 to Germany

Lockheed 12 Electra Junior N18130 was recently acquired by Paderbornbased...

Two-seat Hurricanes

1 2 3 4 1.Believed to have been the first two-seat...

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THE BIG LIFT

They did it! From across the Atlantic came no fewer than 15 Douglas...

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EARLY GERMAN JET ENGINES

AEROPLANE It is no exaggeration to state that the jet engine...

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Military

First AH-1Z Viper built for Bahrain

Bell Textron completed the first build of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Kingdom of Bahrain last month. The US company announced the completion of the build in a press release on October 22

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Cutting the cost - Insight into counter-insurgency aircraft

Using state-of-the-art jet fighters for counterinsurgency close air support is expensive – cost-effective alternatives are needed. Samuel Beal looks at the capabilities developed and the role of more economical platforms in tomorrow’s battlespace

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 24

Episode 24 of The Air Warrior Podcast brings you analysis on Norway's recently announced plans to retire its F-16AM/BM (MLU) fleet before the end of this year, with the fixed-wing combat role set to be solely taken over by the F-35A Lightning II. Meanwhile, the Modern Military Team discusses the continued effort to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghan civilians to the UK after the August 31 deadline

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Commercial

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New Israeli F-35 Squadron

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has established a second F-35I Adir...

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Cub Returns to Italian Colours

Piper Super Cub G-HELN (C/N 18-3400) now wears the camouflage...

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RIAT Update

A fly-past to mark the 70th anniversary of the NATO alliance...

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GLOBAL RETRO SCHEMES GUIDE

Aviation News brings you the first part of a guide to all the...

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Dakotas Gather for D-Day Anniversary

Some of the Dakotas that gathered at Duxford in early June. ...

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Flight Simulation

DCS: AJS-37 Viggen – ‘Early Access’ release!

The juggernaut that is DCS continues to roll with yet another...

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ALABEO C441 Conquest

Chris Frishmuth takes a trip down memory lane…

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Back To Basics - Stage 1, Lesson 3

Preflight and ground handling procedures...

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Upcoming Events

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."