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Iranian RH-53D flies after 37 years

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Strong tailwind caused F-35A engine fire

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Final RAAF EA-18G Growler Arrives in Australia

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Douglas A-20 Found off Finland

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Reichenberg hangar completed

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END of the LINE

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Lansens and Draken back in the air

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Another Stearman for Hood River

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The war diaries of RUHR EXPRESS

New colours on hte Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster...

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Back in the airliner business

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Boeings and Bells star at Oshkosh

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HAC DH9 debuts at RIAT

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Baby VC10

The VC11 or Type 1400 was the last, now forgotten, commercial transport from the great Vickers company before it was merged out of existence


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British-Irish Airports Expo 2022


London, United Kingdom

The 5th British-Irish Airports Expo is the trade show for all stakeholders on the airport campus. Typically, an expo of up to 150 exhibitors, and six conferences, attended by 2,300++ visitors, the 2022 British-Irish Airports EXPO moves from Olympia to take place at ExCeL London on 22-23 June 2022.

Royal International Air Tattoo 2022


Fairford, United Kingdom

The Royal International Air Tattoo will return in 2022 from 15-17 July. Friday will again be the preview day with a 4-hour flying display whilst Saturday and Sunday will both be full show days with over seven hours of thrilling flying displays each day.

ILA Berlin 2022


Schönefeld, Germany

Under the motto "Pioneering Aerospace" the #ILA22 will take place for the first time at the newly opened BER Airport in the heart of Europe. The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) as ILA brand owner and Messe Berlin GmbH as organizer are expecting trade visitors from all over the world, high-ranking guests from international, European and German politics and of course the numerous visitors of the public days in Berlin for the first time in four years

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The Shuttleworth Family Air Show will have all kinds of exciting attractions both on the ground and in the skies. Be prepared to be thrilled!