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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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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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Goto Get to Amakusa!

In Japan it often feels like the train can take you anywhere...

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Developing Delhi

Raghavendra Verma explains how New Delhi Airport is pushing ahead with expansion plans...

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ANA Receives Second A380

CIVIL NEWS ANA has painted Airbus A380, JA382A, in a...

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Flight Simulation

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Challenging Airports - Innsbruck (LOWI)

Stretching across eight countries, the Alps are home to many of our past (and future) Challenging Airports features.

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MilViz's T-50 Bobcat

Milviz brings the ‘Bamboo Bomber’ to FSX

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The lands of 50mph fog

Aleutian Islands flight adventure FLIGHT ADVENTURE ...

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AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

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."