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Historic

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Just a SPROG pilot

POST WAR DAKOTA ADVENTURE HAVING BEFRIENDED FORMER RAF PILOT...

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Naval Runabout

The RAF wasn’t the only military operator of the Dragon Rapide...

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Hurricane Heaven at Shuttleworth Airshow

The Shuttleworth Collection’s Military Airshow cemented its place in both aviation record books and folklore with no fewer than seven Hawker Hurricanes attending. Jamie Ewan reports

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PIONEERING SPIRIT

SAUNDERS–ROE SKEETER The Saunders-Roe Skeeter was a post-war...

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Fourth Buchón flies from Sywell

Hispano Buchón C.4K-152 (G-AWHR) made its first post-restoration...

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Military

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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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UK defence exports dependent on aerospace sector

The UK’s reliance on its aerospace industry to secure defence exports has been highlighted in a report by UK Defence and Security Exports which detailed that 91% of combined order or contract value from 2011-2020 came from the sector

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Commercial

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New Electric Air Racing Series

Air Race 1 has announced that it is organising the first-ever...

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New Livery for Cabo Verde

A TACV Cabo Verde Airlines Boeing 757-200 wearing the carrier’s...

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A321LRs for La Compagnie

La Compagnie Airbus A321LR, F-HBUZ, is the first of two of the...

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Wise Guy Back in Business

The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG)...

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Bell 429s Withdrawn by RAN

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has retired its Bell 429 GlobalRangers...

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Flight Simulation

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DCS: AJS-37 Viggen

Leatherneck Simulations raises the bar DCS: AJS-37 VIGGEN...

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Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 4

Angle of attack, balanced flight and using...

PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster

PMDG’s CEO, Robert Randazzo has announced that its upcoming PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster has progressed to the beta stage.

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Upcoming Events

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Trenton, Canada

Royal Canadian 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."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

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."