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Historic

Striding into the New Year with the Lancaster Challenge

Registration now for the virtual Lancaster Challenge is now open. Challenge finishes on 17 May 2021

Historic Aviation homeschooling help!

Are you trying to teach young children at home while juggling work? We feel your pain! That's why we've put together a few little historic aviation tasks to keep the kids occupied while you try to get some work done...

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic aviation quiz is here!

VIDEO: The incredible story of a lost Halifax

Used for the bombing raid on the Tirpitz, this Halifax crash-landed on a frozen lake in Norway. 26 years later, it was found by a team of divers…

Lancaster Vs. Flying Fortress

Rounding off our Lancaster week, we take a look at the stats of Britain's iconic WWII bomber in comparison to America's...

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Military

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What aircraft could you buy with the profits from the original Top Gun?

After a nearly three-year wait, Top Gun Maverick is released in UK cinemas today. The original made $356.8 million at the box office, which is enough to equip the US military with the following…

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Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs at the IRIAF’s Forward Operating Base in Birjand

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs at the IRIAF’s Forward Operating Base in Birjand

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French Rafales involved in mid-air collision during air show

A pair of French Air and Space Force-operated Dassault Rafale C multi-role fighters collided in mid-air during a display at an air show, held at Cognac-Châteaubernard Air Base (BA 709) in southwestern France on May 22

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Commercial

Airbus A220 VIP? Here’s What One Could Look Like

If you’ve got a spare $100m and don’t know what to do with it, a new Airbus A220 VIP concept has been created which could give you something to splash the cash on.

Manchester Trials Pre-booked Security Slots

A new system which will allow passengers to pre-book a security slot is being trialled for the first time at Manchester Airport.

Finnair to Introduce Premium Economy

Finnair has confirmed it will be introducing a new premium economy cabin on its long-haul services. The Helsinki-based firm says the new cabin will feature “highly customised designs” and “provide customers with increased space and comfort along with an enhanced service offering”.

AIR International July 2020

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Court Line: Colourful Holiday Airline

Court Line Aviation was unlike any other airline seen in Britain...

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Flight Simulation

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.

PC Pilot Issue 125 Out Now

The new January/February issue of PC Pilot has finally touched down, and as always it is loaded with exciting reviews, features and tutorials.

Robin DR400 Touches Down in X-Plane

Just Flight has announced the Robin DR400 is now available for X-Plane 11.

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Upcoming Events

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

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."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

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.

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.