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Historic

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AIRLINE HISTORY: Airlink

There’s never been a quicker means of travelling between Heathrow and Gatwick...

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DATABASE: Saab 37 Viggen In Service

The Viggen was very advanced when it entered service...

de Havilland 100: School of Excellence

To be able to say you were trained by the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School...

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A Heinkel in ‘Hellfire Corner’

To look at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum’s CASA 2.111 now...

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IN PICTURES: The early days of BOAC's Comet 4

In the de Havilland Comet 4, the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) had an aircraft able to rejuvenate a bit of national pride in commercial aviation, and to consign to history memories of the disasters that befell the original Comets. In conducting pre-delivery and route-proving flights, BOAC’s new flagships demonstrated their excellent performance to the full — and The Aeroplane was there to document these occasions

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Military

Top Aces Skyhawks first air combat training involving USAF fighters in Europe was with F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing in December 2021. One of the company’s Skyhawks is shown taxiing at Spangdahlem Air Base, home of the 52nd FW. USAF/Tech Sgt Maeson L Elleman News Premium

EXCLUSIVE: Lakenheath F-15s fight A-4 Skyhawks

US Air Force F-15s from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath have been conducting air combat training with A-4 Skyhawks from adversary air provider Top Aces.

Aviano F-16s training from Lakenheath

The 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk is currently hosting 14 F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 510th Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Buzzards’. The 13 F-16CMs and a sole F-16D arrived in the UK on Thursday, March 3 though didn’t start flying sorties until Tuesday, March 8.

Lockheed Martin celebrates 500th C-130J delivery

Lockheed Martin has marked a key milestone in its C-130J Super Hercules programme after the company announced it had recently delivered its 500th example on March 15

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Commercial

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UK visitors in pictures

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from UK airports...

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The Tinman of Toronto Pearson

Wilbur Sargunaraj travels to the Toronto area control centre to meet PJ ‘Tinman’ Scholtz...

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The Panama Pictures

Regular contributor Ron Mak shares images from Panama...

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Big in Brazil

Sebastian Schmitz visits São Paulo/Guarulhos...

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The Real McCoy - Orlando International Airport

Matteo Legnani visits Orlando International Airport...

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Flight Simulation

TrueEarth Northern California Preview

Orbx has released preview images TrueEarth Northern California for X-Plane 11.

Slovenia X Photoreal and Airports Released

Slovenian developer, Ilumium Simulation has released Slovenia X Photoreal for FSX and Prepar3D.

New Italian Destination for X-Plane

JustAsia has announced its first European airport is now available for X-Plane 11.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy 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."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow