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Historic

PR Spitfire flies at Duxford

News NEWS EDITOR: TONY HARMSWORTH E-MAIL TO: tony.harmsworth@keypublishing.com...

Second Avenger for Classic Flyers

The second Classic Flyers Avenger project, NZ2539, in the hangar...

Tiger Nine flies ‘100’ formation

The augmented Tiger Nine team’s magnificent 16-aircraft ‘100’...

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Q&A

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Fabulous FARNBOROUGH Forty-Eight

The first SBAC display at Farnborough, 70 years ago this year,...

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Military

AeroVironment to deliver Puma 3 AE to unnamed European nation

AeroVironment will deliver an unspecified number of Puma 3 All Environment (AE) tactical UAS to an undisclosed European customer through the US’ Foreign Military Sales programme

Divested B-1B to become ground integration lab at Edwards AFB

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center revealed on March 8 that a recently retired B-1B Lancer will become the new Edwards Aircraft Ground Integration Lab (EAGIL) at Edwards AFB in California

Italy celebrates 60 years of the Frecce Tricolori

With the distinction of being the world’s largest military aerobatic team and one of Italy’s national symbols, the Italian Air Force’s Frecce Tricolori marked a major milestone on March 1, when it celebrated its 60th anniversary

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Commercial

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Finding Treasure In The Trash

Two of the biggest aircraft scrapyards in the world can be found...

Australia selects Reaper

The Australian Department of Defence has selected the MQ-9 Reaper...

Nigerian A-29 deal back on

Sierra Nevada Corporation was awarded a contract to supply twelve...

Airbus delivers first RoKAF A330 MRTT to South Korea

The first A330-243 MRTT for the Republic of Korea Air Force 16-001...

Sixth upgraded AB212 delivered to the Armada

Spanish engineering company SENER and Babcock have delivered...

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Upcoming Events

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."