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Historic

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FlightLine

CommentRecollections and reflections — a seasoned historian’s...

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BRIEFING FILE

Under the skin of aviation technology and tacticsIn all respects,...

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When enemies became friends

In 1941, the then German Navy had nearly killed Eric Brown when it torpedoed HMS Audacity. Come 1958, things were very different...

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Fly, little bird

WORKSHOPIn the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at Salisbury Hall,...

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Swords into Ploughshares

CLASSICS Auster G-AGTOWhen its present owners bought Auster 5J1...

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Military

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In photos: Ex Frisian Flag 2022

With many NATO fighter assets taking part at this years Frisian Flag, Key.Aero reports from the exercise

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UK to test drones for perimeter security roles

The UK Ministry of Defence is looking to procure small multi-rotor uncrewed aerial systems for use in security purposes across its Logistic Support Operating Centre sites

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The Expeditionary Sea Bases of the US Navy

Combat Aircraft Journal takes a look at how the US Navy is reconfiguring the design for civilian oil tankers into a mobile, multi-mission base at sea

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Commercial

Coronavirus: Could this Machine Make Flying Safer?

Leading aerospace firm, Honeywell has revealed a new type of aircraft cleaning technology that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect cabins.

Boeing Delivered Just Four Jets in May, What Were They?

Seattle-based manufacturer, Boeing delivered only four airframes last month, against the backdrop of low demand for aircraft amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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British Airways Concorde

The British Airways Concorde fleet operated with 22 captains...

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Historic Aviation: Avro RJX Back to its Best

Preserving Commercial Aviation’s Past...

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A View Worth a Thousand Words...

When competition among inter-island flights is fierce, it takes a stand-out competitor to break the mould...

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Flight Simulation

DCS: Supercarrier Available on Pre-Order

Eagle Dynamics has announced the DCS: Supercarrier is now available on pre- order.

Lukla - Mount Everest Extreme for FSX Released

Aerosoft has announced that Lukla for Microsoft Flight Simulator X is now available as download in the Aerosoft Online Shop.

Microsoft Flight Simulator - Soundscape

The Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has released a new Feature Discovery Series, Episode 5 – Soundscape over on the Insider website.

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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."