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Australian F-111 to be moved next year

General Dynamics RF-111C A8-134 on display in Adelaide. It will...

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French-built jet on Israeli gate guard duty

Sud Aviation Vautour IIA ‘26’ is on display at Ramat David...

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MADE FOR TWO

MORE AND MORE SPITFIRE TWO-SEATERS ARE EMERGING FROM WORKSHOPS....

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What’s the best way of checking ejection seats work? Shoot a volunteer into the air at 8,000ft at a speed of 320mph of course. Ken Ellis tells the remarkable story of Martin-Baker fitter ‘Benny’ Lynch’s selfless bravery

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Vietnam Stratofortress being refurbished

Restoration work has been continuing on Boeing B-52G Stratofortress...

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Military

First two Dhruv Mk IIIs delivered to Indian Coast Guard

An additional two Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALHs) have been officially delivered to the Indian Coast Guard

Germany receives final SAR-configured H145

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and final H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)

Israel set to move two F-16 units to Ramat David

Two Israeli Air Force F-16 squadrons are to relocate from Hatzor Air Base to Ramat David Air Base. The planned move, which was announced by the IAF on March 10, involves 101 ‘First Fighter’ and 105 ‘Scorpion’ Squadrons

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Commercial

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Green Light for Leeds Bradford

PLANS FOR a major extension to the main terminal at Leeds Bradford...

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Picture Perfect LAS VEGAS

Spotting Spot For the photographer and enthusiast, Las Vegas...

Power-on for the 777X

The first of four Boeing 777Xs to be used for light and certification...

Fifth-generation TLP

Riccardo Niccoli reports from Amendola Air Base, Italy, on the...

KC-46 Pegasus in Europe

Following November’s first foray outside the US of Boeing’s...

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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 Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

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."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. 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."