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Drag Act

In the pursuit of drag reduction through boundary layer control, a Meteor III fitted with a special wing showed the technique’s limitations in the early post-war years — and almost caused ‘Winkle’ Brown to bail out…

Spraying C-47 back to stock

Having forsaken its bright red and black colour scheme, C-47...

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The airframe that will form the basis of Hawker Restorations’...

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IWM Duxford, 4-5 June

VIEW FROM THE GROUND… Blue Skies Air’s 1937-vintage DC-3A...

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Three different companies demonstrated three different design...

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 66

Welcome to the 66th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Norway signs deal for F-35A JSM production

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has been awarded a multi-billion kronor contract to supply the Joint Strike Missile for Norway’s fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters

Finnish Hornets and Hawks participate in LFÖ21

The Finnish Air Force has deployed six Boeing F/A-18C Hornet multi-role fighters and three BAE Systems Hawk Mk51/A jet trainers to the Swedish Air Force's Luftförsvarsövning 21 (LFÖ 21, Air Defence Exercise 21)

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Commercial

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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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New Electric Air Racing Series

Air Race 1 has announced that it is organising the first-ever...

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Flight Simulation

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MPDESIGN STUDIOS

The underside follows the same trend as the rest of the exterior,...

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VIRTUAL AIRLINES

Adria Airways is the national airline of Slovenia, based in Ljubljana...

New Malibu Meridian - ready for take-off

Carenado has released the PA46 500TP Malibu Meridian G1000 HD Series for FSX and Prepar3D.

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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."