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Historic

Two-seat Hurricanes

1 2 3 4 1.Believed to have been the first two-seat...

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THE BIG LIFT

They did it! From across the Atlantic came no fewer than 15 Douglas...

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EARLY GERMAN JET ENGINES

AEROPLANE It is no exaggeration to state that the jet engine...

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PLANTING THE SUPERSONIC SEED

BEFORE CONCORDE Turning supersonic jet travel into a reality...

Round-the-world Spitfire flies

John Romain up in Spitfire MJ271 at Duxford on 27 June, its first...

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Military

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RAF Shadow R1 Fleet to be upgraded and increased

The RAF’s fleet of six modified Beechcraft King Air 350CER Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) platforms known as the Shadow R1 is to be increased and upgraded after a £110m contract is awarded to Raytheon UK on November 3

First operational test mission for the F-15EX

Full, large scale operational tests with the US Air Force’s first two Boeing F-15EX Eagle IIs recently got underway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The 57th Wing at Nellis announced on October 22 that the new type’s first-ever operational test missions were being undertaken at Nellis from October 18-25, paired with F-15Cs and F-15Es

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Ageing RCAF CF-188A/B Hornets engaged in busy EAP deployment

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) fleet of ageing CF-188A/B Hornets have been kept busy during ongoing Enhanced Air Policing operations based out of Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base in Constanta, Romania, alongside colleagues from the Forțele Aeriene Române/Romanian Air Force (RoAF)

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Commercial

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Belfast

VIEWING AREA GUIDE A Viewing Gallery at Belfast International...

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Airbus Marks 50th Anniversary

HEADLINES Airbus aircraft and the Patrouille de France...

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New Delta Cruiser Unveiled

Czech company Cruiser Sport Aircraft (CSA), which builds the...

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Brussels Airlines Meets Bruegel

Brussels Airlines Airbus A320, OO-SNE, wearing the special livery...

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Aggressor F-35As

The 65th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) is being re-established with...

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Flight Simulation

A new yoke is coming!

Snakebyte group has announced ‘Honeycomb Aeronautical’ -...

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AEROSOFT MENORCA X EVOLUTION

The island looks beautiful from altitude A return to...

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Wired2Fire SIM X-15

The Need for speed Wired2Fire has built the Sim X-15 to...

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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."