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Historic

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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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’Iraqi’ Hunter on display in Basingstoke

Former Royal Danish Air Force Hawker Hunter F.51 E-408 was installed...

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Military

C-130 recovers X-61 UAV mid-flight

During the latest test deployment of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Gremlins programme, an X-61 Gremlin Air Vehicle (GAV) was successfully recovered by a C-130 whilst airborne

Algeria’s first C-130J being readied for delivery

Lockheed Martin is preparing to deliver the first Super Hercules for the Algerian Air Force, which has now been undergoing flight testing for several months from the manufacturer’s facility at Greenville- Donaldson Airport, South Carolina

Lockheed Martin awarded $10.8bn F-22 contract

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $10,8bn indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on November 5 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre for Advanced Raptor Enhancement and Sustainment (ARES) for the F-22 Programme Office

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Commercial

Versatile twin

COMMERCIAL AIRBUS A220 Mark Broadbent provides an update on...

Alpine fighters over the North Sea

MILITARY SWISS AT FRISIAN FLAG This year’s Frisian Flag...

Praetor 600 receives certification

Embraer’s Praetor 600 is now certified by the FAA, EASA and...

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Blue Islands Connects Guernsey and Liverpool

BLUE ISLANDS has launched a twice weekly link from Guernsey in...

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New Air Traffic Control System for Toronto

TORONTO/PEARSON, CANADA’S busiest airport, is to receive a...

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Flight Simulation

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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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Thrustmaster T.1600M FCS FLIGHT PACK The Thrustmaster...

Just Flight releases PA-28R Arrow III

The PA-28R Arrow III is a four-seat piston-engine light aircraft incorporating a retractable tricycle landing gear and constant-speed propeller – an ideal aircraft for touring and instrument training.

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Upcoming Events

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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

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.