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Historic

First flight of the McDonnell Voodoo

It was a revolutionary and versatile aeroplane that could fly faster than the sun and low enough to get hit by a Soviet volleyball. September 29 celebrates the anniversary of the first flight of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo

Incredible air show marks Battle of Britain

Aero Legends hosts incredible event to honour the 80th anniversary as historic aviation fans get to see some aircraft in action

Twenty years and counting: restoring a Dragon Rapide

Bringing a 1930s biplane back to life is difficult and time-consuming, but this classic de Havilland will be incredible when it’s finished.

How de Havilland pioneered the flight simulator

Even as far back as the 1930s, de Havilland had thought of an ingenious way to train pilots…

How de Havilland moved into air-to-air missiles

With propellers on the way out, de Havilland upped the stakes and started producing some serious weaponry…

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Military

£360m contract signed for the Wildcat WIST programme

A total of 340 jobs are due to be sustained with Leonardo at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, and other companies due to a five-year £360m support and training contract being renewed with Leonardo Helicopters UK

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Keeping the Iranian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fleet in service

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the project keeping the Iranian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fleet in service

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Aircraft Report: Adversarial F-5 Tigers

The Northrop Grumman F-5 Tiger II has supported naval aviation training since 1975. Tom Kaminski explains how the platform has remained a core asset for training US combat pilots

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Commercial

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COVID-19: UK Seeks United Approach

Like the rest of Europe, the UK is grapping with the effects of COVID-19...

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Airliner World 250: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Former editor Craig West takes a casual meander back through his time at the helm of Airliner World...

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Tour de Force: The British Airtours Story Part 2

In the second of two parts, David Ransted concludes the story of British Airtours...

AIR International May 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

Disaster Down Under!

Australia is starting to emerge from its worst bushfire season in living memory, with severe weather switching to storms and floods in some states. Khalem Chapman and Paul Eden scrutinise the aviation offensive to protect life and land.

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Flight Simulation

Challenging Airports - Saint Barthelemy

"Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect."- Captain A. G. Lamplugh

Microsoft Flight Simulator Development Update

The Microsoft team has revealed they have partnered with several aerospace manufacturers...

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Back to Basics: Stage 1, Lesson 1

The principles of flight

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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."