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Historic

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IN FOR THE LONG HAUL

LAST OF THE LINE DAKOTA DAKOTAS JOINED THE RAF IN 1943 AND...

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ARCTIC EYES

AERIAL RECCE ROYAL NORWEGIAN AIR FORCE NORWEGIAN FIGHTERRECONNAISSANCE...

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Unique VL Myrsky on show

The Myrsky MY-14 project has been put on display in Tikkakoski....

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Progress on Newark Buccaneer and Puma

Newark-based Buccaneer XN964 has been returned to its 1965 appearance....

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Corsair Crazy

THUNDER OVER MICHIGAN Kev Baxter witnessed a true spectacle...

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Military

USAF replaces legacy C-130H with Super Hercules in Kuwait

USAF's 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) was redesignated as the 61st EAS of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing last week, utilising the new C-130J Super Hercules to replace the C-130H model that has operated out of Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait for the past two decades

RAF Typhoons head to Oman for live fire exercise

Earlier this week RAF Typhoon FGR4s arrived at Thumrait Air Base in Dhofar Governorate, Oman, for the annual bilateral exercise Magic Carpet 21 with the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO)

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AirForces Monthly December 2021

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Commercial

Alpine fighters over the North Sea

MILITARY SWISS AT FRISIAN FLAG This year’s Frisian Flag...

Praetor 600 receives certification

Embraer’s Praetor 600 is now certified by the FAA, EASA and...

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Blue Islands Connects Guernsey and Liverpool

BLUE ISLANDS has launched a twice weekly link from Guernsey in...

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Royal Seal of Approval

HER MAJESTY The Queen has visited British Airways (BA) headquarters...

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Western Sydney Airport Takes Off

TWO OF Australia’s largest airline groups, Qantas and Virgin...

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Flight Simulation

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Design 717

Chris Frishmuth reviews TFDi’s debut release

Salvador for X-Plane

SBSV – Salvador / Bahia International Airport in Brazil, is now available for X-Plane.

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English Electric Lightning T5

More thunder from the Lightning Depending on your proclivity,...

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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."