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Aviation News - The Past, Present and Future of Flight

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The LanceR’s last hurrah: Romania's 60-year MiG-21 story

With F-16s from Portugal and Norway replacing the MiG-21 LanceR in Romanian service, Steven Coe reports from Bacău as the final jets fly into retirement

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A look inside the incredible Italian Air Force Museum

The Italian Air Force Museum at Vigna di Valle has undergone a major overhaul for the air arm’s centenary. Philip Stevens took a sneak peek at the reimagined museum before it reopened

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Filipino Classics: Planespotting highlights from a trip to the Philippines

Hamburg-based photographer Dirk Grothe shares a selection of images from a recent visit to the Philippines

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A look back at the 2009 Libyan Aviation Exhibition

The 2009 Libyan Aviation Exhibition was intended to demonstrate a thawing of Tripoli’s once frosty relationship with The West. It wasn’t to be. Within 18 months, Libya had descended into the first of two bloody civil wars. Ralf Kurz looks back at LAVEX 2009

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My visits to Canada's Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment is Canada’s answer to what was the UK’s Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment. Peter R Foster recounts two visits to the Cold Lake-based unit

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RAF Spitfire warpaint – Camouflaging a classic

The RAF’s Supermarine Spitfires wore a wide variety of camouflage schemes which illustrate how single-seat fighter camouflage evolved considerably between 1938 and the immediate post-war period. Paul E Eden examined the subject in the March 2013 issue of Aviation News.

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Spitfire Mk.III ­– The forgotten fighter

In the January 2012 issue of Aviation News, Barry Wheeler described the Spitfire Mk.III, which played a brief but significant part in the progressive development of Britain’s greatest fighter.

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American Spitfires – a lesser-known story

In the September 2012 issue of Aviation News Jonathan Garraway and Andrew Thomas assessed the often overlooked use of the Spitfire by the US military during World War Two.

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The European capital city with seaplane services

While common in the Maldives, Canada and Australia, there are precious few opportunities to fly in an amphibian in Europe. Ralf Kurz reports from Copenhagen

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