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Historic

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The 'Lanc' effect

Despite the hopes of the bomber advocates and the fears of many others, the start of World War Two did not see one or two knock-out blows by bomber aircraft pulverising key elements of any combatant nation. No cities were flattened, and even into the May 1940 German advance bombing attacks were crucial only when combined with the threat or use of ground forces.

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THE AEROPLANE News from March 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered momentous events of 1940...

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Silver machine

Mainland Europe’s sole example of the Spartan 7W Executive...

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Hawker Hurricane: The Great Monoplane Gamble

The project that became the Hurricane represented quite a risk for Hawker...

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Ferrarin's Flying Feats

Arturo Ferrarin was born in Thiene, Vicenza on 13 February 1895,...

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Military

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Behind-the-scenes with Dutch F-16s at Exercise Gioia Falcon 21

For two weeks in November, Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16AMs deployed to Gioia del Colle Air Base in southern Italy to train with the Italian Air Force. We went behind-the-scenes to catch some of the action

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E-4B Nightwatch: Inside America's 'Doomsday' Plane

Chris Croot takes a look into the somewhat secretive world of the USAF's ‘doomsday plane’, the Boeing E-4B Nightwatch

First operational carrier deployment for USMC F-35Cs

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron-314 (VMFA-314) made history as the first USMC unit to deploy the F-35C Lightning II aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier, as it departed with Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on January 3

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Commercial

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More C-130Js for Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Air Force has recently signed a contract with...

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First Flight for RAF Poseidon

The RAF’s first Poseidon MRA1, ZP101, lifts off from Renton...

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Greenwood Bolingbroke Comes Together

Greenwood’s Bolingbroke, 9997, will soon wear 404 Sqn colours....

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Air Base Movements

AIR BASE MOVEMENTS FROM MAR WWW.MILITARYAVIATIONREVIEW.COM ...

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Boeing 727 Oil Spill Responders

Passenger and cargo Boeing 727s have criss-crossed the globe for decades, however the type is also ideally suited to a more challenging low-level role. Craig West reports on how 2Excel Aviation maintains two of the tri-jets for oil spill response worldwide.

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Flight Simulation

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Orbx - A return to roots

CityScene Gold Coast and Gold Coast Airport.

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Aerosoft A318/A319 professional

An interview with Winfried Diekmann

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! HINTS...

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

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."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."