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Historic

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Rebuilt Yakovlev UT-2 flown in Russia

Yakovlev UT-2B RA-2724G on the grass at Daryino recently. MIKHAIL...

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We salute you

Sqn Ldr John Blair DFM – observer with 113 Squadron who, with...

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Meteoric Rise

After standing outside at Yorkshire Air Museum for many years, Meteor WS788 is being restored. Graham Buckle describes the project

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The Bristol Beaufort

FlyPast scrutinises the origin and history of the Bristol Beaufort

Rapid return to the air for Swiss Storch

Wearing temporary registration SP-YRX, former Swiss Air Force...

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Military

Ireland orders C295 MPA pair

The Irish Department of Defence has announced it has ordered a pair of Airbus C295s, configured for maritime surveillance operations.

US contracts Korean Air to provide A-10 support

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted Korean Airlines to provide support for USAF Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) A-10C Thunderbolt IIs stationed in South Korea.

French Air Force Rafale F3-R gains IOC

The Armée de l'Air (French Air Force) has declared initial operational capability (IOC) with its F3-R-standard Dassault Rafale multi-role fighter.

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Commercial

Boosting rates

The first A321neo for low-cost carrier Primera Air, OY-PAA (msn...

Constant Phoenix WC-135Rs

The US Air Force is on schedule to add three Boeing WC-135R Constant...

Su-35S state trials

The Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E will complete its state trials by...

Bear’s upgraded engines

The Russian Ministry of Defence is to start testing a re-engined...

Tu-22M3M first flight

The Tupolev Tu-22M3M, the latest upgrade of the Backfire-C bomber,...

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Royal Canadian Air Force - Cold Lake Air Show

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Cold Lake, Canada

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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

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."

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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