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Boeing confirms delay to 777X service entry

As it reported its largest full-year loss in its more than 100-year history, the Chicago-based giant outlined an updated plan for its next-generation widebody

Lockheed Martin receives C-5M logistics support contract

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$129.3m contract by the USAF to provide contractor logistics support services for the air arm’s C-5M Super Galaxy heavy-lift strategic transport fleet

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Su-57 in Focus: 'Felon' on the Loose!

Russia’s next-gen fighter, the Sukhoi Su-57, looks as dangerous as its nickname would suggest. We chart the long gestation period preceding its unveiling in December 2020

Sikorsky-Boeing team unveils Defiant X for US Army’s FLRAA campaign

The Sikorsky-Boeing team behind the SB>1 Defiant technology demonstrator has released the first details of the Defiant X coaxial compound helicopter as its offering for the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) campaign

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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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LONE STAR

Sture Friedner describes his meeting with decorated American aviator the late Connie Edwards...

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Harvard destined to fly in Canada this year

The Buzz News from the World of Aviation Heritage

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‘The CO’s Query’

It was with great interest that I began to read...

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De Havilland museum Mosquito is rolled out

Mosquito FB.VI TA122 emerged from...

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The exciting story of a Caribou pilot

“The Caribou isn’t a stable aeroplane, flying it was like balancing on top of a pin and you couldn’t take your hands off the stick..."

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Pearl Harbor Warhawk arrives at new home

The last fully restored and airworthy fighter that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, has arrived at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, Massachusetts, and is now on display...

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Airliners flown into retirement

The Buzz News from the World of Aviation Heritage

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Short flying boats ‘down under’

I was pleased to see the photos of Short Sunderland G-BJHS at Tower Bridge in the January issue...

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Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ fuselage split for restoration

Personnel at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre in East Kirkby successfully split the fuselage of Avro Lancaster B.VII NX611 on December 4...

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The Big Show

Pierre Clostermann was one of the most high-profile...

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The greatest victory

The battle in the Southwest Pacific was arguably one of the most significant of World War Two. Prompted by a discovery in his parents’ attic, John E Happ examines the campaign, brought to life by his pilot father's words...

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Stinson to fly with Navy Wings charity

The Buzz News from the World of Aviation Heritage...

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A drive along the North Kent coast

Ken Ellis follows the Thames Estuary to discover this south eastern county’s pioneering heritage...

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The Kenley Revival Project is nearing completion.

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

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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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Focus on rare Vildebeest survivor in New Zealand

The rebuild of Vickers Vildebeest...

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Scandinavian synchronicity

Two Swedish Air Force aerobatic teams, ACRO Hunters and ACRO Deltas, delighted airshow spectators across the country during the 1950s and 1960s, as Jan Forsgren recounts...

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The pilot twice awarded the DFC

Graham Pitchfork recounts the experiences of ground attack pilot John Younie

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Nimrod arrival leads changes at Manston

The Buzz News from the World of Aviation Heritage

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Remembering the Canberra ‘pub bombing’

At a recent social evening I was chatting with...

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