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Historic

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The unforgettable ‘Connie’

TRIBUTE ‘Connie’ Edwards With the passing in west Texas...

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INSIGHTS

The wartime German jet engines offered a step forward over piston...

Fairey treasure trove emerges from Solent

The Barracuda’s recovered Rolls-Royce Merlin engine being examined...

Hurricane made for two

In the UK warbird world, two things have happened in parallel: the renaissance of the Hawker Hurricane, and the boom in customer rides. It was inevitable that, someday, a project would bring the two together. At its Elmsett base in rural Suffolk, Hawker Restorations is doing just that

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JOHN SESSIONS

Aeroplane meets... John Sessions

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Military

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Vertical limits – BlueBird Aero Systems and VTOL technology

Militaries worldwide are moving to the adoption of fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial systems capabilities Joe Charlaff speaks with BlueBird Aero Systems on emerging trends

KC-46A Pegasus approved to refuel F-15 and F-16 receivers

The KC-46A Pegasus has been approved to refuel F-15 and F-16 receivers following a decision by Gen Mike Minihan, commander of the USAF's Air Mobility Command, to allow another interim capability release mission set for the tanker

RAF receives seventh Poseidon MRA1

The RAF took delivery of its seventh Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 on October 19, when the maritime patrol aircraft arrived at its home station of RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, following an Atlantic crossing from Boeing’s facility near Seattle, Washington

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Commercial

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Concorde Droop Nose Reactivated

Concorde G-BOAF salutes HRH Princess Anne and guests by lowering...

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Airport Movements

AIRPORT MOVEMENTS A round-up of notable aircraft visiting...

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The Kiwi Anson

The only Avro Anson Mk.I flying anywhere in the world is based...

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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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Flight Simulation

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Challenging Airports - Innsbruck (LOWI)

Stretching across eight countries, the Alps are home to many of our past (and future) Challenging Airports features.

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A2A Sims’ Captain of the Ship 049 Constellation

Thanks to its powerful Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone engines,...

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Challenging Airports - FERNANDO DE NORONHA (SBFN)

The terrain around the airfield can funnel and increase the velocity...

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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."

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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."