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Historic

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Aviation News March 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Japanese Phantoms approaching sunset

Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Phantoms have been protecting the nation's airspace...

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Dornier Do 26: Germany’s Elegant Flying Boat

Chris Goss tells the story of the Dornier Do 26 flying boats...

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Stratospheric Cold War warriors: Alconbury TR-1As

In 1983, the first Lockheed TR-1As arrived at RAF Alconbury to fly reconnaissance missions and gather intelligence on the Warsaw Pact. Dr Kevin Wright talks with Lt Col Bruce Jinneman (ret’d) about his time flying the aircraft from the Cambridgeshire base.

National Memorial to the Few launches new talks series

A fascinating story of bravery during World War Two will launch a new series of Sunday afternoon talks at the Battle of Britain Memorial.

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Military

US Army UH-60 in Afghanistan News Premium

UK’s New Medium Helicopter creeps towards start line

The UK’s long-awaited New Medium Helicopter programme, which will see a new helicopter type enter service in replacement of four existing platforms, could get underway next month

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 76

Welcome to the 76th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

An F-15E of the 336th Fighter Squadron on approach to RAF Lakenheath. All photos Dino Carrara News Premium

IN PICTURES: 'Rocketeers' at Lakenheath

A selection of photos of F-15E Strike Eagles of the US Air Force’s 336th Fighter Squadron ‘Rocketeers’ which are currently deployed to RAF Lakenheath

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Commercial

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Hornets in Two-Phase Upgrade

Under a two-phase programme beginning this summer, Canada plans...

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D-Day Skytrain Back in the Air

Douglas C-47A-5-DK Skytrain 42-92451, C-FDTD, taking to the air...

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Auster Meet at Oaksey Park

On July 5, an Auster meet arranged by members of the International...

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V-Jets: Qantas and the Boeing 707

The Boeing 707 was the first jet operated by Qantas. The type brought benefits to the airline and passengers alike, writes Barry Lloyd.

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Aer Lingus Receives First A321LR

CIVIL NEWS Aer Lingus has recently taken delivery of...

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Flight Simulation

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Alicante for X-Plane released!

Developed by VirtualDesign3D, this package is a highly detailed...

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ORBX

An exclusive interview with John Venema A shot of Orbx...

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Manchester City and Barton Heliport

The Original Manchester Airport for X-Plane 11

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."