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Historic

LUFTHANSA STARLINER PROJECT HALTED

In mid-March the Lufthansa board of directors announced its decision...

R4118 MOVES HOME

Hurricane I R4118 arriving at Duxford on 7 March. DAVID WHITWORTH...

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Q&A

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question, or...

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BEECH HOLIDAY

Phil and Allie Dunnington have embarked on an adventure with...

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Dambusters - How Avro’s Roy Chadwick played a crucial role

Without the input of the Avro designer, the dams raid would not — as acknowledged by Barnes Wallis — have been such a success

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Military

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AirForces Monthly March 2021

The full issue in page-turning format

Russia starts development of PAK DP as MiG-31 successor

The Rostec State Corporation has confirmed that Russia has started to develop the successor to its Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor fleet under the Prospective Air Complex for Long-Range Interception (PAK DP) programme

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What we know so far about AERALIS' jet trainer family

We examine AERALIS, a UK-based start-up that seeks to revolutionise fixed-wing training across the world’s military air arms through its family of low-cost, next-generation customisable jet trainers

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Commercial

Belgian mechanic destroys F-16s

As widely reported, a mechanic working on a Belgian Air Force...

More H225Ms for the Royal Thai Air Force

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has taken delivery of two more...

Colourful 757

AIR SCENE Icelandair Boeing 757-3E7 TF-ISX (c/n 30179) wears...

Falco EVO upgrade

Leonardo has introduced a heavy-fuel engine and a new data link...

More on the UK’s Wedgetail AEW&C proposal

Nigel Pittaway UK Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."