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Historic

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Warbird Alchemy

Torrential rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of FlyPast’s Chris Clifford during his visit to Vintage Aero Ltd...

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From Architect to Aviator

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Air Transport Auxiliary and the debut of its women pilots...

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ARABIAN GOLD

Colin Cove details the history of Saudi Arabia’s Dhahran Airport...

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SUNDOWNER OF THE SKIES

Oscar Garden made an epic solo flight from England to Australia in 1930...

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LIGHTS, CAMERA ACTION!

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

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Military

UAE to equip A330 MRTT fleet with Israeli self-protection systems

Elbit Systems has announced that its UAE-based subsidiary, Elbit Systems Emirates, will supply Israeli-developed airborne self-protection systems for the UAE Air Force and Air Defence’s five-strong Airbus A330-243MRTT fleet

South Korea grounds F-35A fleet following belly landing

The Republic of Korea Air Force has grounded its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fleet after one example was forced to perform an emergency belly landing following an avionic system issue on January 4

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Is retiring the RAF's Tranche 1 Typhoons the right move?

In March 2021, the UK announced plans to retire the RAF's fleet of Tranche 1 Eurofighters by 2025. We explore the decision to prematurely withdraw roughly one quarter of the air arm's Typhoon force and the ramifications this will bring

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Commercial

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Boeing 737 MAX Update

The Boeing 737 MAX saga rumbles on – with still no end in sight to the grounding that has been in place since March 13.

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China Southern Welcomes Initial A350

China Southern Airlines has received its first Airbus A350-900...

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Rapid Forge Sees Forward Deployments

MILITARY NEWS F-35As from Hill AFB and F-15Es from Seymour...

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Hornets in Two-Phase Upgrade

Under a two-phase programme beginning this summer, Canada plans...

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D-Day Skytrain Back in the Air

Douglas C-47A-5-DK Skytrain 42-92451, C-FDTD, taking to the air...

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Flight Simulation

Thrustmaster TPR System

Based on Thrustmaster’s new proprietary suspended...

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Carenado’s Beech F33A Bonanza Reality Expansion

A whole new level of simulation!

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ProjectFLY

Fly any aircraft and any route VIRTUAL AIRLINES There are...

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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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

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...
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