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Historic

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The Payen Pa 49

There’s niche, and then there’s niche. A very small — quite charming — and low-powered jet, intended as a delta-winged trainer. Is it any surprise that the Payen Pa 49 remained a one-off? 

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AIRLINER HISTORY: BAC X-Eleven

It started out as Britain’s last go-it-alone attempt to produce a medium sized airliner. It ended up being the final home-grown commercial...

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Aeroplanes Classics: the Sopwith Dove

A pilot’s viewpoint on Sopwith’s peacetime sportster 

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Skywriters - Aeroplane February 2021

Regarding Tom Eeles’ article on the Whirlwind in the September issue of Aeroplane, it was interesting to read the uncomplimentary comments made by...

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Aeroplane meets Reg Urschler

He’s best-known for his association with P-51D Mustang Gunfighter, but this legendary warbird pilot had an outstanding US Air Force career, too...

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Military

F-15C arrival alleviates training burden on Seymour Johnson F-15Es

The USAF’s 4th FW – based at Seymour Johnson AFB in North Carolina – has received a single F-15C Eagle from Nellis AFB, Nevada, to help alleviate the training burden on its fleet of F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighters

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Weather defeats Russia’s Victory Day flypast

A planned flypast of Russia’s combat air assets due to participate in Moscow’s Victory Day parade commemorations on May 9, held to mark the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War, was cancelled at late notice

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 92

Welcome to the 92nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

Ryanair, BA and easyJet Launch Joint Legal Action Over Quarantine Measures

Three of Europe’s largest airlines have launched legal action against the UK government over its “flawed” 14-day quarantine measures.

UK signs ‘Solidarity Airport’ deal with Poland

Representatives of the UK and Poland have signed a co-operation...

Perfecting Paradise

With travel brought to a halt during the current crisis, the...

Leidos buys L3Harris’s security business

The science and technology specialist, Leidos, has completed...

Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport to use ultraviolet cleaners on security lanes

Italy’s Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (IATA: OLB) has introduced...

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Flight Simulation

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vFlyteAir Simulations’ Cessna 150 Commuter

A real-world C150 pilot’s perspective...

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Aerosoft/Digital Aviation’s CRJ professional

A true study simulation of the CRJ 550, 700, 900 and 1000

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Back to Basics - Series 2, Lesson 10

We fly across northern California and learn some new navigation tips

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Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."