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Historic

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Groups join forces to restore rare British Phantom

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE McDonnell Douglas Phantom...

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AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY

REJUVENATED CLASSIC STUNNING FILM THE COLD BLUE HAS HAD A...

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An in-depth profile of the de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide

Still earning its keep after 80 years, the Rapide is an enduring workhorse, as Ken Ellis explains

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Lyrical Legends

AIRSHOW FLYING LEGENDS FlyPast presents images from the 27th...

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TOUGH AS OLD BOOTS

DHC–2 BEAVER Three decades after its retirement from frontline...

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Military

UK and US extend Airseeker support until 2035

The UK and US have moved to extend an existing support deal for the RC-135W Rivet Joint (Airseeker) electronic surveillance aircraft until 2035 in a deal worth £970m

First AH-1Z Viper built for Bahrain

Bell Textron completed the first build of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Kingdom of Bahrain last month. The US company announced the completion of the build in a press release on October 22

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Cutting the cost - Insight into counter-insurgency aircraft

Using state-of-the-art jet fighters for counterinsurgency close air support is expensive – cost-effective alternatives are needed. Samuel Beal looks at the capabilities developed and the role of more economical platforms in tomorrow’s battlespace

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Commercial

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SNAPSHOT: Postcard from Colombia

Regular contributor Ron Mak ventured to the jungles of Colombia...

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Climate Protesters Threaten Heathrow Disruption

The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has threatened...

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IN BRIEF

QUÉBEC CITY’S JEAN-LESAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, in collaboration...

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Brussels Airlines Meets Bruegel

Brussels Airlines Airbus A320, OO-SNE, wearing the special livery...

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Aggressor F-35As

The 65th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) is being re-established with...

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Flight Simulation

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Getting Started

To mark the redesign of PC Pilot, we took the opportunity to explain to newcomers what they will need to get into the world of flight simulation....

Austria Pro HD West

The land of mountains You can track along the Salzach...

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Queen of the Skies II

The Boeing 747 started with a handshake. Following the massive success of the 707 and the rapid expansion in air travel, Pan American World Airways’ founder Juan Trippe wanted an even bigger aircraft.......

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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."