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Historic

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The top 5 fighter aircraft of WWI

Including a British aeroplane that even the Red Baron himself had to admit was better than his…

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Historic Aviation Quiz

Here is December's first historic aviation quiz!

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The history of Fokker

It went from having a massive 60% of the market in the US to needing a bail-out from the Dutch government. What happened to Fokker Aircraft?

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Remembering Ray Hanna

15 years since the aviation world mourned the loss of legend Ray Hanna, we look back at footage passed on to us by the Red Arrow founder's daughter

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Above and Beyond - Ulric Cross

The gallantry of Trinidad’s Philip Louis Ulric Cross was twice...

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Military

Vermont F-35As reinforce NATO’s eastern flank

A total of eight US Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs (see table) have deployed to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to continue NATO’s enhanced air-policing mission along the eastern flank, in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Star Wars 'stormtrooper' marshalls F-15

Check out a video of Star Wars 'stormtrooper' seeing off an F-15 Eagle.

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The IAC’s new MPA C-295's and the potential for a fleet of three

On April 22, images emerged via the Irish Air Corps (IAC) of one of its two new Airbus Defence C-295W Persuader aircraft rolling off the paint line at Airbus’ facility in Seville, Spain

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Commercial

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From Dubai to the World

Airliner World’s Gordon Smith speaks with Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president of cargo...

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From Bus Station to Aviation

Long before Southwest Airlines, Ryanair and AirAsia, there was Skyways Coach-Air...

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The Spoils of War (and What the War Spoiled)

An unusual event in the history of a Boeing 727-200 in Air Salvage International's care...

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Maintaining the Edge

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Qatar Airways' network has been more resolute than most...

European Air Traffic Showing Signs of Recovery

The number of daily flights in Europe edged above 6,000 per day for the first time since March 24, showing that the recovery in air travel across the region is beginning to take shape. Data from EUROCONTROL shows that on June 2, traffic levels increased above that figure and stayed there for four days in a row.

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Flight Simulation

Citation XL560 Ready for Take-Off

The latest aircraft to roll out of the Carenado hangar is the XL560 Citation for FSX and Prepar3D.

Santarém Airport Out Now

Scenery developer, FSoares has released the Brazilian destination, Santarém Airport - SBSN for FSX and Prepar3D.

Microsoft Flight Simulator January 9 Development Update

In the latest update, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team revealed the second wave of invites for Tech Alpha 1 are due to be sent out next week.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

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."