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Historic

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Harrier for Latin America

There is a counterfactual history in which, during the Falklands War, RAF Harriers and Royal Navy Sea Harriers found themselves in combat against…

21 facts about the Lancaster bomber!

Think you know all there is to know about the Lancaster bomber? Think again! We've got the complete list...

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Leading From The Front - Britains Highest Scoring Ace

James Edgar ‘Johnnie’ Johnson was Britain’s highest-scoring ace of the Second World War, and its finest wing leader of all time. What were the particular qualities that made him so successful in combat — and as a leader of men? 

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Aeroplane Database: Reggaine Re 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2005

A Hungarian Air Force Re 2000, or Héja, serial V.418. This...

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Aeroplane Classics: the Sopwith Dove

It’s often described as an offshoot of the Pup, while the Snipe made a contribution to it. The reality, though, is that the Sopwith Dove is an aircraft type all of its own...

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Military

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Military aviation accident reports May 2022

Key.Aero presents a summary of military aviation accident reports from around the world. 

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Mi-8: Russia's electronic countermeasures helicopter

The Mi-8 has been a valuable electronic countermeasures asset for the Russian military for several decades. Air Forces Monthly examines the new-generation special-mission derivatives of the type

USAF and Lockheed Martin complete ARRW hypersonic flight test

The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin have conducted a hypersonic-boosted flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon from the service’s B-52H Stratofortress

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Commercial

Embraer Chief Exits to Join GE Aviation

John Slattery, the president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation is leaving the firm to join engine maker, GE Aviation as its new president and CEO.

Corsair’s Final 747 Heads for Kemble

The last Boeing 747 operated by TUI subsidiary, Corsair is today embarking on its final flight ahead of being broken up at Kemble Airport in the UK.

How Do You Restart an Airline? An Inside Look at Brussels Airlines

As countries begin to lift lockdowns and people start to travel again, airlines all over the world are coming out of hibernation and preparing to fly passengers once more.

Ryanair, BA and easyJet Launch Joint Legal Action Over Quarantine Measures

Three of Europe’s largest airlines have launched legal action against the UK government over its “flawed” 14-day quarantine measures.

Virtual views

With the lockdown and social distancing rules in place, BWI Thurgood...

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Flight Simulation

T-37B 'Tweet' Ready for Take-Off

The Simworks Studios' twin-engine T-37B 'Tweet' jet trainer is now available on the Just Flight online shop.

Cessna 170 Touches Down in X-Plane

Chilean aircraft developer, Alabeo has released the C170B for X-Plane 11.

Prepar3D Touches Down in Greenland

Scenery developer, FSCGAA has announced Greenland Aasiaat Airport BGAA is now available for Prepar3D version 4.

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Upcoming Events

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."

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."

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.