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INSIGHTS AVRO TUDOR The Avro Tudor generated strong opinions,...

Farm find Hornet to fly

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

£4.3 MILLION FOR STOW MARIES

One of the original WW1 accommodation blocks at Stow Maries,...

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Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question, or...

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AEROPLANE meets RICHARD LAKE

The CEO of Eastern Airways is no ordinary airline boss, as his...

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Military

Brazil’s first E-99 AEW&C completes upgrade

Embraer announced that it had completed the upgrade process of the Brazilian Air Force’s first E-99 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to E-99M-standard on July 24.

Five years of USMC F-35B ops

On July 31, 2015, the USMC officially declared that its F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter fleet had achieved its initial operational capability.

US to stay at Mildenhall, proposes Spangdahlem Air Base withdrawal

The US Defense Secretary, Dr Mark Esper, announced plans to reduce the US military’s presence in Germany on July 29 – a move which cancels previous plans to relocate RAF Mildenhall-based aircraft and personnel to the country.

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Poseidon Training Centre Opens

MILITARY NEWS A AUS$470m high-tech training centre for Australia’s...

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RAF Coltishall’s Heritage Remembered

PRESERVATION The RAF Coltishall Exhibition Rooms was officially...

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Restored Jupiter Makes First Flight

PRESERVATION Moynet M.360-6 Jupiter prototype, F-BLKY. Espace...

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SPANGDAHLEM’S HUNTER KILLERS

For a period in the late 1980s and early 1990s different generations...

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VLM Airlines Ceases Operations

CIVIL NEWS The Belgian carrier VLM Airlines has permanently...

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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."

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."

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."

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."