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Historic

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Naval Runabout

The RAF wasn’t the only military operator of the Dragon Rapide...

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Hurricane Heaven at Shuttleworth Airshow

The Shuttleworth Collection’s Military Airshow cemented its place in both aviation record books and folklore with no fewer than seven Hawker Hurricanes attending. Jamie Ewan reports

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PIONEERING SPIRIT

SAUNDERS–ROE SKEETER The Saunders-Roe Skeeter was a post-war...

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Fourth Buchón flies from Sywell

Hispano Buchón C.4K-152 (G-AWHR) made its first post-restoration...

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Aircraft damaged and destroyed in Texas storm

The Fort Worth Aviation Museum’s Bell OH-58 Kiowa was damaged...

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Military

UK and US extend Airseeker support until 2035

The UK and US have moved to extend an existing support deal for the RC-135W Rivet Joint (Airseeker) electronic surveillance aircraft until 2035 in a deal worth £970m

First AH-1Z Viper built for Bahrain

Bell Textron completed the first build of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Kingdom of Bahrain last month. The US company announced the completion of the build in a press release on October 22

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Cutting the cost - Insight into counter-insurgency aircraft

Using state-of-the-art jet fighters for counterinsurgency close air support is expensive – cost-effective alternatives are needed. Samuel Beal looks at the capabilities developed and the role of more economical platforms in tomorrow’s battlespace

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Commercial

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Airport, Interrupted: Crisis Curbs Bright Start

Famed for its iconic food, music and culture, New Orleans...

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SNAPSHOT: Moscow calling

Three years on from his last visit to Moscow/Sheremetyevo...

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SNAPSHOT: Postcard from Colombia

Regular contributor Ron Mak ventured to the jungles of Colombia...

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Life After Thomas Cook

Even before COVID-19 caused chaos within the commercial aviation industry...

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New 737 Issue Arises

Boeing has informed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that certain 737 Next-Generation aircraft and 737 MAX leading-edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured. As a result, these may not meet regulatory requirements for strength and durability.

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 4

Angle of attack, balanced flight and using...

PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster

PMDG’s CEO, Robert Randazzo has announced that its upcoming PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster has progressed to the beta stage.

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Hunter F.6/FGA.9

Just Flight takes on another classic British fighter The...

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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."