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Historic

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SUFFOLK’S SUPERBASE

STATION HISTORY | RAF WATTISHAM STEEPED IN HISTORY, RAF WATTISHAM...

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THE WHITE ROSE OF STALINGRAD

WOMEN IN AVIATION I LIDIYA LITVYAK MANY WOMEN FILLED THE FRONTLINE...

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Finland’s finest

CLASSIC TRAINER | VL VIIMA One of the most scenic air_ elds...

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’The Silver Spitfire’ to set off on global journey

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Aviation Adventures has...

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Talon monument set for refurbishment

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE PHOTO-TONY SACKETOS...

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Military

Japanese military pilots to be trained in Italy

In addition to Qatar and Germany, Japan has now agreed to send its military pilots to the Italian Air Force’s and Leonardo’s International Flight Training School (IFTS) for operational training

RAF A400M is air-to-air refuelled for the first time

A RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1, serial ‘ZM406’, has been refuelled whilst airborne for the first time. This milestone was achieved during recent trials conducted by 206 Squadron. The squadron is the test and evaluation squadron for heavy aircraft of the UK defence stationed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxford

Eielson AFB F-35s take part in air-to-air weapons evaluation

The 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) made history as the first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II squadron in the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) to take part in an air-to-air weapons evaluation

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Commercial

VH-3Ds support Trump’s UK visit

Sikorsky VH-3D BuNo 159356 departing Southampton airport, having...

Loganair’s ERJs

Loganair is now operating Embraer ERJ145 and ERJ135ER aircraft...

Pumas, Guepards and Rafales

FRANCE After four decades of service, the SA330 Puma...

Water vs fire

PARAPUBLIC VIGILI DEL FUOCO Dino Marcellino reports on aerial...

Learjet 75 and Global 7500 success

David Coleal, President, Bombardier Aviation and HK Bellawings’...

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Flight Simulation

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Getting Started

To mark the redesign of PC Pilot, we took the opportunity to explain to newcomers what they will need to get into the world of flight simulation....

Austria Pro HD West

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Queen of the Skies II

The Boeing 747 started with a handshake. Following the massive success of the 707 and the rapid expansion in air travel, Pan American World Airways’ founder Juan Trippe wanted an even bigger aircraft.......

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force 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."

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."

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."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow