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Historic

Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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Fifty Years of the Biggles Biplane

Half a century ago, Charles Boddington took to the air from Sywell...

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

The SR53 was like no other aircraft ever built in the UK ...

‘Lanc’ and ‘Mossie’ taxi together

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s annual East Kirkby...

TRIALS METEOR COMPLETED

Meteor NF11 WD686 outside one of the 100-year-old Belfast truss...

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Military

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Combat Aircraft Journal January 2022

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Moving with the times: AESA radar on the rise

The advent of AESA radar technology has been one of the most significant steps in military aviation in a generation. Although airborne AESA radars have been around since the 1990s, ongoing technological developments are set to increase their capabilities

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Israel hosts mini-UAS demo for the Netherlands

The Royal Netherlands Army has been given a demonstration on the use of integrated land and airborne unmanned platforms for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions by Israeli OEM Elbit Systems

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Commercial

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Chair-O-Planes

(Photo AirTeamImages.com/Christian Galliker) ZÜRICH-BASED...

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RwandAir expands into China and Israel

News Review • Africa/Middle East (Photo Airbus) ...

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American Selects A321XLR

News Review • Americas (Photo Airbus) AMERICAN...

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Vistara to Codeshare with United Airlines

(Photo AirTeamImages.com/Girish B) GURGAON-BASED VISTARA,...

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Airbus Launches Longest Range Single-Aisle Airliner

News Review • International EUROPEAN MANUFACTURER Airbus...

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Flight Simulation

IL2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz Edition

In December 2016, Team Fusion Simulations announced an agreement...

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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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Flight Sim Q&A

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

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Royal Canadian Air Force - Cold Lake Air Show

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Cold Lake, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."

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