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Historic

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Tin MOSSIE

Tony Buttler examines the last Vicker s fighter – the technically...

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Sycamore helicopter visits ‘birth’ place

The Flying Bulls’ Bristol Sycamore OE-XSY arriving at Weston....

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Helldiver to fly again in Minnesota

The fuselage of Helldiver SB2C-5 83393 is taking shape in Granite...

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Viggen repaint completed at Newark

Newark Air Museum in Nottinghamshire has finished its complex...

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For Valour

Graham Pitchfork reflects on the courageous actions of Great...

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Military

Indonesian Army receives third Bell 412EPi

Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has recently completed the delivery of the first three new Bell 412EPis to the Indonesian Army’s aviation command as part of an order for nine examples of the utility helicopter

First F-16 arrives at Greenville for depot sustainment program

Lockheed Martin has received its first F-16 from the US Air Force as part of a US$900m indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract the company received in December 2020 to provide sustainment support and depot-overflow services for the type

Vietnam orders 12 L-39NGs

The Ministry of Defence of Vietnam has signed a contract with Czech Republic-based Omnipol for the supply of 12 Aero Vodochody L-39NG jet trainers, which will be employed by the Vietnam People’s Air Force

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Commercial

Captive carry for LauncherOne

The 70ft-long (21m) LauncherOne rocket, weighing 57,000lb (25,854kg)...

Fifty years of Royal Australian Air Force Orions

The three-ship AP-3C formation over Adelaide on November 30,...

Toulouse’s latest twin

COMMERCIAL AIRBUS A330NEO Milestones for the Airbus A330neo,...

Small island, big jets

COMMERCIAL AIR MAURITIUS Air Mauritius operates its first...

Australia’s Flying Doctor receives first PC-24A

Pilatus THE ROYAL Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Western Operations...

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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."

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".