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Historic

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The 'Water Bolly'

Robert S Grant reveals how an example of the Canadian-built Bristol Blenheim – the Bolingbroke – was temporarily converted for waterborne trials...

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Sweet sixteen

Gavin Conroy charts the course of a newly restored Spitfire Mk.XVI...

Oshkosh decision expected in May

A decision on whether this year's EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will go ahead is to be made in May.

Newark Air Museum wins visitor award

Staff and volunteers at Nottinghamshire’s Newark Air Museum are celebrating after winning an award from VisitEngland, the tourist board for England.

Kent’s Battle of Britain Memorial to stay open

The Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone in Kent, has confirmed that it will remain open for the time being

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Seymour Johnson AFB F-15E Strike Eagles Rocketing through Europe

USAF F-15E squadron, 336th FS ‘Rocketeers’ recently flew shoulder-to-shoulder with their Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian counterparts in support of operation Castle Forge, a US Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa-led joint, multinational training operation. Alexander Mladenov reports from Graf Ignatievo

Germany and Denmark strengthen NATO Air Policing operations in Romania and Lithuania

During February and March, nations Germany and Denmark have and will deploy fighter assets under the ‘plug & fight’ series in Romania and Lithuania, in reaction to Russia's military activity on the borders of Ukraine

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 79

Welcome to the 79th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Stylish in Seattle

ALASKA AIRLINES and the Port of Seattle have celebrated the grand...

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Work Continues to Ensure BER is Ready

FINALLY, MORE than seven years after its original planned opening...

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Parisian Classics

Snapshot The Jet Age was fast approaching its 20th anniversary...

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Milan’s Mega Move

In the summer peak, Milan’s Linate Airport has closed for three...

Airbus’ big twin

Airbus’ big twin British Airways is one of two UK carriers...

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Flight Simulation

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Carenado’s D18S

Life’s a Beech

New Flight One Software Purchase Agent Platform

The Flight One Software wrapper is well known by many and has served the industry well.

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FlyJSim’s 727 Series Professional V3

Raising the bar…

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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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

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."

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."