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Historic

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French and German rarities join Paderborn collection

Nord NC.856A F-PGCD is a new arrival at Paderborn. RAAB...

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Funding boost for Qantas Founders Museum

Inside the Qantas Hangar. Australia’s Department of Environment...

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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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Military

USAF accepts its first F-15EX

The USAF formally accepted its first F-15EX at Boeing’s facility in St Louis, Missouri, on March 10 – just over a month after the multi-role fighter graced the skies for the first time

Spirits arrive in Portugal for historic bomber deployment

Three Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit strategic stealth bombers from the USAF’s 509th Bomb Wing have deployed to Lajes Field on Terceira Island in the Azores, Portugal, as part of a Bomber Task Force mission in Europe

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Dutch C-130Hs: A Tactical Transition

In recent years, 336 Squadron of the Royal Netherlands Air Force has transitioned its four C-130 Hercules from regular transport duties to tactical operations. We spoke with the unit’s new commander about his plans for this unique squadron

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Commercial

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Gatwick’s Passenger Milestone

GATWICK AIRPORT welcomed 46 million passengers in the 12 months...

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Bromma Beating The Odds

Stockholm is one of the most environmentally conscious cities...

Point Blank

Ian Harding reports on the latest UK-based exercise that’s...

E-2D’s digital upgrade

US Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes will receive a digital upgrade...

Juno and Jupiter: all systems go

A number of Defence Helicopter Flying School Juno HT1s were active...

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Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

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."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."