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Historic

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Armed and Deadly

Comparatively small and underpowered, Henschel’s Hs 129 was still an effective ground attack and anti-armour aircraft...

Historic Aircraft Belong in the Air

Air International’s new columnist Dave Unwin explains why he believes the skies are the ultimate domain for historic aircraft...

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Aviation News January 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Jamming Kings - Sembach’s Compass Call EC-130Hs

From 1987 to 1991 the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron operated from Sembach Air Base in Germany. Its EC-130H ‘Compass Call’ aircraft delivered a formidable electronic jamming capability. Dr Kevin Wright examines their operations in Europe and the Middle East in the late Cold War

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Tactical Fighter Meet ‘86 at RAF Waddington

Early August 1986 saw a gathering of more than 70 aircraft from from eight NATO countries at RAF Waddington for Tactical Fighter
Meet (TFM) ’86...

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Military

RAF Typhoon marks first air-to-air kill over Syria

A Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon has shot down an uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) while operating over Syria, marking the first operational air-to-air engagement conducted by the type in UK service

First four F-35As arrive at RAF Lakenheath

The arrival of four Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, UK, on December 15 marked the much-anticipated delivery of aircraft for the USAF's first F-35 squadron to be based in Europe

Russia rolls out stealthier Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik combat UAV

A modified, stealthier production version of the Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik UCAV has been unveiled. The official rollout took place on December 14 at the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant V P Chkalov

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Commercial

Serbian H145M

The first of nine Airbus Helicopters H145M helicopters was delivered...

A small Dragonfly, a Titan mission

Artist’s impression of the vertical take-off and landing system...

A350-1000 v 777X

COMMERCIAL HEAVIES: A350-1000 vs BOEING 777X Comparing the...

Red Dogs

MILITARY HMLA-773 RED DOGS Joe Copalman tells us about the...

Embraer Praetor 600 deliveries begin

EMBRAER ANNOUNCED on June 24, 2019, that it has delivered the...

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Flight Simulation

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Ultimate 787 takes flight for Prepar3D

QualityWings has announced the Ultimate 787 Collection for Prepar3D...

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Just Flight’s C152

Cessna’s all-time popular trainer

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Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 6

Settling down in the cruise

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Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

Hill AFB Warriors over the Wasatch Air Show

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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."

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