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Historic

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Pioneering through the decades: 1900-1970

In 1903, man managed to stay airborne for a few seconds. By 1970, we were able to fly to the moon. What important pioneers played a part in assisting toward this incredible achievement? We look at key moments over the decades…

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Supersonic Legend

Chuck Yeager, wartime fighter pilot and the first aviator to break the sound barrier, died in December 2020. Kathleen Hanser explores his fascinating career...

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The Sea Shall Not Have Them

Andrew Thomas describes a frantic wartime rescue in the English Channel...

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Silver Period Stunner

The Hawker Fury was a classic RAF biplane fighter of the 1930s. Malcolm V Lowe tells the story of this notable pre-war design and its operational service...

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The Kenley Revival Project is nearing completion.

The £1m investment has taken over four years...

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Military

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What changes are being made to US Navy adversary air squadrons?

Air Forces Monthly reports on the developments taking place within the US Navy adversary squadrons

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Schiebel says reports on S-100 use by Russian military are incorrect

Rotary uncrewed aircraft systems manufacturer Schiebel has moved to refute suggestions one of its S-100 platforms, operated by Russian forces, was shot down by the Ukrainian military in mid-April

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Canada's CC-295 programme suffers as IOC delayed by up to four years

The initial operational capability date for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s growing fleet of new Airbus CC-295 Kingfisher fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft has been delayed from this summer to the 2025-2026 timeframe

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Commercial

How Air Traffic Control Works

It's an incredibly important cog in the aviation machine, but how does air traffic control work?

Qantas’ Final Boeing 747 Flight

On July 22, Qantas flew the much-loved jumbo for the final time. But not before one final incredible manoeuvre…

World’s First Hybrid Electric 70-Seater Airliner Unveiled

Bristol-based engineering and development firm Electric Aviation Group (EAG) has unveiled the world’s first hybrid electric regional aircraft capable of carrying 70 passengers.

The 5 Reasons Why The Airbus A380 Is On The Way Out 

It was technical masterpiece that both pilot and passenger loved, but it didn’t do what any commercial venture needs to: make money. Thomas Haynes details why one of Airbus’ largest gambles hasn’t paid off.

Icelandair 'Unsacks' All Its Cabin Crew

Reykjavik-based Icelandair has reversed a decision which would have seen it fire all its cabin crew and make pilots look after the passengers.

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Flight Simulation

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Aerosoft’s A330 professional

Great Expectations...

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

Developer's Diary

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Orbx’s TrueEarth US Northern California HD

Orbx continues its redefining of the US landscape

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Upcoming Events

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."

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."