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DC-3 D-Day Squadron plans for Overlord 80th anniversary

The D-Day Squadron, a mini-US aerial armada, is returning to Europe to mark the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings. The Squadron’s Moreno Aguiari told Tom Allett about the organisation’s forthcoming transatlantic adventure

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AMX bows out of Italian Air Force service

After 35 years of service, the Italian Air Force has retired an Italian-Brazilian tactical fighter-bomber. Daniele Faccioli and Giovanni Colla were at the farewell ceremony at the Istrana Air Base

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What it’s like to fly on the COMAC ARJ21

Bored of Boeing 737s and tired of Airbus A320s, Richard Vandervord fancied a Chinese, sampling a flight aboard a COMAC ARJ21

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Aeroplane meets Rob Collings – President of the famous Collings Foundation

The president of the Collings Foundation presides over one of the world’s largest historic aircraft fleets — and flies many of them himself with great aplomb

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Spain’s Freedom Fighters of Talavera

Like many European air forces, the Spanish Air and Space Force faces training shortfalls. Patrick Roegies and Jochem Manders visit Talavera La Real, home of the mighty SF-5Ms to discover how these issues are being overcome

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AIR International June 2024

June 2024 issue of AIR International in page-turning format sees Bernie Baldwin gear up for a closer look at development of aircraft undercarriages, wheels and brakes to deliver optimum service

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French photo-mapping B-17s that flew on into the 1980s

As of 1960, aircraft belonging to France’s Institut Géographique National had reputedly performed photo-mapping of more than 60 per cent of the world. A fleet of B-17 Flying Fortresses contributed much to this impressive feat, and the IGN kept them operating until the eighties, from the North Pole to deepest Africa 

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Route 604 – Polish road ops exercise

Since the start of war in Ukraine, NATO has recognised the importance of flying from a road runway. Bartosz Głowacki reports on the latest Polish Air Force manoeuvres

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AirForces Monthly June 2024

June 2024 issue of AirForces Monthly in page-turning format puts the spotlight on Falklands' defenders - the RAF and its quick reaction alert Typhoons tasked with keeping the South Atlantic safe

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Aviation News June 2024

June 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format charts the history of the little jet that could - Italy’s AMX International A-11 Ghibli