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Historic

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DATABASE: Saab 37 Viggen Technical Details

Design and construction of the stunning double-delta...

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“Far better than we thought”

That the Mosquito was among the finest British designs of the Second World War...

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The Aeroplane News from October 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered the momentous events of 1940...

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de Havilland 100: Goblin engine

For de Havilland to set up its own aero engine company...

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PERSONAL ALBUM: THIRTIES’ CROYDON

Many years ago, reader John Evans was loaned a large collection of black and white negatives...

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Military

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Combat Aircraft Journal May 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

In-cockpit 360° video: Low-level in IAC PC-9M

Key.Aero gained privileged access to the Irish Air Corps and flew with its Flight Training School in the Pilatus PC-9M. Here, we present a spectacular sortie involving aerobatics and low-level flying and speak to the squadron's members to explore the crucial role that the FTS plays

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman designated MQ-28A Ghost Bat

AUSTRALIA’s MINISTER for Defence, Peter Dutton, announced on March 20 during a ceremony at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley, Queensland, that the Australian-built Boeing Air Power Teaming System/Loyal Wingman uncrewed combat air vehicle has been officially designated the MQ-28A Ghost Bat. Dutton also said that it had successfully completed its three test flight series.

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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

Microsoft Flight Simulator Episode 2 – Weather

The Microsoft development team has released the second episode of the Feature Discovery Series covering the atmospheric modelling in the upcoming flight simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – First look!

In the new issue of PC Pilot, we get hands-on experience for the first time with the upcoming and highly anticipated Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Terra Flora for X-Plane Incoming

Orbx has announced TerraFlora XP for X-Plane 11 is in development.

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Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - 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."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."