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Historic

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Collings Foundation B-17 Crashes

On October 2, 2019, a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Registration: N93012, nicknamed ‘Nine O Nine’) belonging to the Collings Foundation was involved in an accident at Bradley International Airport located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA.

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The JFK hotel with its own Constellation

Tom Kaminski visits the new hotel at New York’s JFK airport which harks back to a more glamorous era of air travel while offering access to one of the most stunning observation decks anywhere.

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AEROPLANE meets KEITH SKILLING

Flying DC-3s and Bristol Freighters gave this New Zealander an...

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GROUND TRIALS AND PRESERVATION

DATAFILE XD145 was released to the Rocket Propulsion Establishment...

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Military

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Swiss Hornets practise low-level flying during Yorknite 2021

For the third year running, RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire is hosting the Swiss Air Force and its Exercise Yorknite, which (as its title suggests) is predominantly for night flying training.

RAF Chinook and Puma mark 90 years of joint service

A joint flight with both specially painted Chinook HC.6 (ZD984) and Puma HC.2 (XW224) helicopters took place on November 25 to celebrate the combined 90 years of service between the aircraft

Video shows moment British F-35B crashes during take-off

An extraordinary video which appears to show a British Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II crashing into the Mediterranean during take-off, has been circulating on social media

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Commercial

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Emirates Reveals Shortest A380 Route

OFFICIALS AT Muscat International have welcomed news that Emirates...

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WestJet Link Marks Successful First Year

News Review • Americas (Photo Acefitt/Wikimedia Commons)...

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Air New Zealand Selects 787-10

(Photo Boeing) PACIFIC CARRIER Air New Zealand (ANZ) is to...

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Airbus Launches Longest Range Single-Aisle Airliner

News Review • International EUROPEAN MANUFACTURER Airbus...

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Airliner Deliveries

The latest commercial aircraft deliveries from manufacturers...

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Flight Simulation

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Rotate

Q&A with X-Plane developer Rotate

Warrior II for X-Plane 11

Just Flight has informed us that its in-house development team has produced a new Warrior II for X-Plane 11.

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Aerosoft's Mega Airport London Heathrow professional

Europe’s Busiest Airport SCENERY ADD-ON FOR PREPAR3D V.4...

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Royal Canadian Air Force - Cold Lake Air Show

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Cold Lake, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

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."

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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Anchorage, United States

US military airshow

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

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Major airshow