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Historic

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Restoring an Lightning F.2A nose section

Hugh Trevor details the restoration of his Lightning F.2A cockpit – from ballistics target to museum piece

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IN AT THE DEEP END

SQN LDR ‘ARCHIE’ KINCH RECALLS HOW ONE PILOT LEARNED THE...

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Bowing Out

Ken Ellis explores the RAF’s last Sunderlands and how Britain...

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Restored ‘Memphis Belle’ completed for display

An archive image showing the crew of the ‘Memphis Belle’...

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Spitfire documentary set for UK cinema release

A trio of Spitfire Mk.Is flying in the new feature-length documentary....

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Military

First two Dhruv Mk IIIs delivered to Indian Coast Guard

An additional two Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALHs) have been officially delivered to the Indian Coast Guard

Germany receives final SAR-configured H145

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and final H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)

Israel set to move two F-16 units to Ramat David

Two Israeli Air Force F-16 squadrons are to relocate from Hatzor Air Base to Ramat David Air Base. The planned move, which was announced by the IAF on March 10, involves 101 ‘First Fighter’ and 105 ‘Scorpion’ Squadrons

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Commercial

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Primera Air Collapse Leaves Thousands Stranded

THOUSANDS OF passengers were left stranded overseas following...

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Cornwall Link to Heathrow

THE SECRETARY for State for Transport, Chris Grayling has approved...

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Amsterdam/Schiphol Airport

Snapshot Fokker F27- 500, OY-APA (c/n 10425) belonging...

Japanese Global Hawks

Japan signed its order for three RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30(I)...

UK MFTS fleet complete

With the arrival of the inal Beechcraft T-6C Texan at RAF Valley,...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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."