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Historic

Farmers’ Canso to fly soon

PBV-1A Canso C-FNJE having its Pratt & Whitney R-1830s run up...

Hangar Talk

Our monthly comment column on the historic aircraft scene ...

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ILL LUCK of the IRISH

Among the gems in the Aeroplane archive is a manuscript written...

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Insights

They might not have outweighed its drawbacks, but the Morane...

V-1A and SPAD arrive at Shannon

Following the June 2016 closure of the Virginia Aviation Museum...

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Military

France receives final KC-130J

The Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) has received its second of two Lockheed Martin KC-130J Super Hercules multi-role tanker/transport aircraft.

Luftwaffe’s first A350 breaks light

The first Airbus ACJ350-900 XWB for the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) has been rolled out of the company’s production facility in Toulouse, France.

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Raptor: 15 Years on the Frontline - Part 2

Combat Aircraft Journal looks at the F-22’s service entry and how the USAF is working to ensure the fighter remains relevant into the future.

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Commercial

Japan’s F-35As move to Misawa

All five Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35As which had been based...

International award

Canada’s Department of National Defence and Sikorsky have been...

US Navy MQ-4C Triton enters service

The first two operational US Navy MQ-4C Triton aircraft, BuNo...

Korean MPA requirement

The Airbus C295MPA variant has been sold to countries that include...

Quinta generazione Italiana

Riccardo Niccoli visited Italy’s F-35 wing at Amendola in the...

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’

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La Ferté-Alais, France

The event website states: "Every morning, the public can get closer to the planes via the static exhibition and interact with the pilots and mechanics...The afternoon is specially dedicated to flight presentations with a show lasting more than 5 hours including around a hundred aircraft flying in the skies of Essonne. The show unfolds through thematic scenes the history of aeronautics, from the time of the pioneers to the latest generation of civil and military aircraft."