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Historic

Calgary Hurricane coming together

Four years after it arrived at the workshops of Historic Aviation...

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MOSQUITO Masterpiece

Mosquito TIII TV959 has come a long way since being a static...

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Opening for Omaka’s World War Two-themed exhibition

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre’s new Dangerous Skies collection...

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Children pay tribute to RAF Bomber Command

Children with Bomber Command veterans at the IBCC’s Spire Memorial...

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Mustang ‘stars’ at new Swedish aviation hall

The Swedish Air Force’s F 21 Wing has opened a new exhibition...

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Military

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Wings over paradise

In French Polynesia, half a dozen military aircraft share a wide range of missions on a territory the size of Europe...

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Operation Helvetic Air Support

Steven Taylor examines the British Army Air Corps’ current support role to the Police Service of Northern Ireland ...

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Into the fighter- bomber business

The Luftwaffe’s Eurofighters are no longer flying exclusively air-to-air tasks.

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Commercial

Commando Merlin

Ian Harding details the upgrade of the UK Merlin HC3 transport...

First Challenger 650 for Swiss Air-Rescue Rega

BOMBARDIER ANNOUNCED in late April that it delivered the first...

J-15D aka J-17: The Sino-Growler

Noticeable in this image are the two huge electronic warfare...

AC-130 gunship disabled

US Air Force Special Operations Command AC-130 gunships operating...

Russian MoD Il-112Vs

The Russian MoD intends to procure over 100 Ilyushin Il-112V...

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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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

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."

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."

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."

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."