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Historic

BBMF CHIPMUNK GOES DAYGLO

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) de Havilland Canada...

Sabre replaces P-51 in France

Five years after being acquired by Avignon-based Frédéric Akary...

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Boom time

TECHNICAL DETAILS FAIRCHILD C-82 A rear boom assembly being...

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THE MEKONG MAULER

Flying low over the jungles of Vietnam, at constant risk from...

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From Dambusters to bunker-busters

A brief note dated 3 August 1943 from Air Cdre Sydney Bufton, director of bomber operations at the Air Ministry, to Bomber Command’s Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief is a pointer towards one of the more notable inventions by Barnes Wallis, a “12,000lb deep penetration bomb” that would emerge as Tallboy.

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 30

Welcome to the 30th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Jordanian F-16 air combat training centre gains US approval

The US State Department has approved Jordan’s request to establish an in-country F-16 Air Combat Training Center, along with the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of related equipment for an estimated cost of US$60m

US Navy returns first T-6A to USAF following inspection

The US Navy announced on February 11 that its Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) had completed the first aircraft condition inspection on a USAF-operated Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

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Commercial

US Air Force bombers: long-range precision strike

MILITARY B-21 RAIDER The US Air Force’s 157 operational...

Firehawk

The Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk is a specialised multimission derivative...

Skyline Aviation Group acquires Seahawks

ON NOVEMBER 5, 2018, Australian helicopter charter company Skyline...

Wing of Tomorrow

A Doumenjou/Airbus NORTHROP GRUMMAN and Airbus have signed...

EA-6B Prowler’s last deployment ends

Marines deployed with VMAQ-2 prepare to launch EA-6B Prowlers...

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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."