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Historic

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War Paint: The Art of Camouflage

Military aircraft camouflage has evolved with the help of science...

’Raspberry Ripple’ Phantom Finds New Home

McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 XT597 has been sold to Mark Abbott,...

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BOAC’s Flying Boats

Charles Woodley tells the story of BOAC’s flying boat services...

RAF Museum concludes Lysander restoration

The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum at RAF Cosford, Shropshire, has restored a Westland Lysander III (S.D.), the only surviving special duties variant.

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Military

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Croatia formally signs for Rafale acquisition

After selecting the Dassault Rafale F3-R as the winner of its Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft programme, the Croatian government has officially signed an acquisition agreement with its French counterpart and will become the third European nation to equip itself with the type

Gripen E deliveries to Brazil and Sweden begin

Saab has begun deliveries of the series production Gripen E with hand-over of the first six aircraft, comprising four to the Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB – Brazilian Air Force) and two to the Swedish Air Force.

Six more US Special Ops MH-47Gs ordered

Boeing has been awarded a contract to supply an additional six MH-47G helicopters by US Special Operations Command.

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Commercial

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In the Beginning…

As the company we know today as British Airways marks its centenary,...

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Ryanair Snaps Up Malta Air

IN THE latest chapter of its buying spree, Ryanair is to purchase...

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Yanair Returns to Service

KIEV-BASED YANAIR Airlines resumed flights on June 18 after its...

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Saudi Boosts Airbus Portfolio

SAUDI ARABIAN Airlines Corporation (Saudia) is set to expand...

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Farewell to Virgin America…

JOE G WALKER Following last year’s merger between Alaska...

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Flight Simulation

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Aerobask Velocity V-Twin

AIRCRAFT ADD-ON FOR X-PLANE 11 The V-Twin has a slippery shape,...

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Controls for military sims

COMMS Dear PC Pilot This is a plea for help, for which...

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! HINTS...

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Upcoming Events

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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow