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Historic

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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...

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Lightning Twilight Afterburner Runs

Assistant editor Jamie Ewan visited the Lightning Preservation Group’s hotly anticipated and ear-shattering Twilight Run - and discovers some of the organisation’s challenges

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Hawker Hurricane: The Robust Contender

Hawker’s Hurricane was pivotal to Britain’s aerial defence in the Battle of Britain. In the first of our new mini-series on BoB types in this 80th anniversary year, Malcolm V Lowe recounts the Hurricane’s importance during the summer of 1940

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Military

Eurodrone mock up unveiled at ILA 2018 in Berlin News Premium

Key year for Eurodrone RPAS development

As the early light of 2022 filters through the remains of the holiday fog, one programme expected to be the focus of attention in the first half of the year is the Eurodrone platform

‘Tailored’ F-35 variant contract announced for mystery customer

A contract by the US DOD recently revealed that Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $49m contract to design and develop a tailored variant of the F-35 Lightning II for an unspecified Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customer

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 29

In the first episode of 2022 we hear from a former Rafale fighter pilot from France’s Marine Nationale on his experiences of the aircraft and what daily life was like operating from the French Navy’s flagship, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.

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Commercial

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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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US Airports Share $477m Fund

Infrastructure grants totalling $477m will be awarded to 264...

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics - Series 2, Lesson 1

Visual Navigation

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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Upcoming Events

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