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Historic

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LIGHTS, CAMERA ACTION!

A Switzerland-based Beech 18 has gained its own measure of fame...

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Above and Beyond: Gil Graham

Graham Pitchfork outlines the exploits of air gunner Gil Graham...

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Pacific Perdition

In the first of a two-part feature, Lee Cook uses personal accounts to tell the story of US Navy pilot Harry ‘Dirty Eddie’ March...

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BRIEF CANDLES

When Germany invaded the Netherlands during May 1940, pilots of the country’s tiny Fokker D.XXI force fought ferociously to defend its homeland...

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE 1918-2020

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE, one of the last surviving veterans of the Battle of Britain, has died at the age of 101.

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Military

Netherlands reaches IOC with F-35

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence and Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) declared initial operational capability (IOC) for its F-35A fleet on December 27

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Coming of age: Maturing the MiG-29K/KUB fighter

How India helped the MiG-29K/KUB shipborne fighter programme become Russia’s most important tactical aircraft development effort in the 2000s

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 75

Welcome to the 75th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

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Planes, Names and Noses: KC-135s of the 100th ARW

The link between the wartime 100th Bomb Group and its current successor, the 100th Air Refueling Wing has been reinforced by the adoption of wartime nose art. Bob Archer describes how the current KC-135 tankers pay tribute to the B-17s of the ‘Bloody Hundredth.’

South African to Lease A350s from Air Mauritius

When, in a June 30 press release, South African Airways (SAA) confirmed it would lease a pair of Airbus A350-900s, very little was detailed about the carrier’s acquisition. Airliner World has since learned that the two jets will be handed over to the airline as part of Air Mauritius’ order for six examples, placed at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow.

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Entering the Charter Zone

Warsaw-based Enter Air has become a force to reckon with in the...

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Aviation Training

The latest training aids available for the aviation professional...

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Singaporean Stamina

The revolutionary A350-900ULR is enabling Singapore Airlines...

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Flight Simulation

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REX Simulations: A force to be reckoned with

REX has been influential in changing the way your simulator...

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Aerosoft’s Douglas DC-8

A DC-8 with mid-level complexity

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Torres Strait Islands

Peter Stark explores the tropics of northern Australia ...

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Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

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."

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."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow