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Historic

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Witness to ‘Winkle’

‘Winkle' Brown and the first jet carrier landing

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Night Birds

WW2 History: P-70s in the Pacific

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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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Military

WIN 1 of 3 copies of the book ‘TOPGUN – The Legacy’

We have 3 copies of the book ‘TOPGUN – The Legacy’ signed by the author to give away, in this exclusive Key Aero competition. At 688 pages long with 95 colour and black and white photos, this book normally priced at £45.99, is the ultimate guide to TOPGUN

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The USAF's new air to air missile, the AIM-260 JATM

David Axe reports on the USAF's new air-to-air missile, the AIM-260 Joint Advanced Tactical Missile (JATM)

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UK calls for aircraft provision to Ukraine

The UK Foreign Secretary has called for the delivery of heavier weapons to Ukraine, including apparent references to combat air capabilities, in a keynote speech at Mansion House, London

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Commercial

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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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From Dubai to the World

Airliner World’s Gordon Smith speaks with Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president of cargo...

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From Bus Station to Aviation

Long before Southwest Airlines, Ryanair and AirAsia, there was Skyways Coach-Air...

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The Spoils of War (and What the War Spoiled)

An unusual event in the history of a Boeing 727-200 in Air Salvage International's care...

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Maintaining the Edge

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Qatar Airways' network has been more resolute than most...

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Flight Simulation

Carenado XL560 Citation new Version Out Now

Chilean developer, Carenado has announced the XL560 Citation for FSX and Prepar3D has been upgraded to version 1.2.

Zagreb Now Available for FSX and P3DV3

Aerosoft has announced Zagreb professional is now available for FSX, FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D version 3.

X-Plane Touches Down in Florida

The latest airport by Rim&Co is an accurate rendition of Tallahassee International Airport (KTLH), a few miles southwest of downtown Tallahassee, the capital of Florida.

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Upcoming Events

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."