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Historic

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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...

High-level support for Tangmere tower

The Save Tangmere Tower campaign received a major boost in mid-June,...

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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

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C-130s Offered by Belgium

MILITARY NEWS Belgian C-130H CH-11 received invasion...

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New ‘Ghost’ F-16

An F-16C Fighting Falcon from the Nellis AFB-based 64th Aggressors...

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‘Iraqi’ Hunter on Display

Visitors to an office complex near Basingstoke are now welcomed...

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French Trio for Yeovilton

AIRSHOW NEWS Breguet Alizé 59 is one of three vintage...

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Upgraded Backfires Soldier On

Russia is upgrading the Tupolev Tu-22M3 bomber to remain in service...

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Flight Simulation

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RealAir Simulations Lancair Legacy V2

What’s it like the second time around?

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Throttletek A-320 FLIGHTBOX

Richard Benedikz takes a look at a high-end throttle quadrant...

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Xtreme Prototypes GATES GLJ MODEL 25

Xtreme Prototypes has reworked one of its earlier products: the Learjet Model 25. Fasten your seatbelts as we take one of the original pocket rockets for a ride…

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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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, 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."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."