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Historic

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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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Installing an English Electric Lightning for display

Max Waldron details the installation of a restored English Electric Lightning at a company facility in Bristol

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Globe-Shrinking Pioneer

Boeing’s 707 was the world’s third jetliner type to enter service...

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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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A350-1000 Arrives for BA

The maiden example of the A350-1000 for British Airways (BA),...

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A Trip Down Sesame Street

Aeromexico’s 50-year celebration livery displayed on a Boeing...

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Boeing’s Sixth ecoDemonstrator

N772ET with the ecoDemonstrator livery. Boeing As part of...

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Special Tail Marks 40 Years of Dutch F-16s

The Royal Netherlands Air Force unveiled F-16AM, J-642, with...

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Skyvans Arrive in Guyana

Skyvan 3M-100 8R-GBW at Air Station London, Timehri, following...

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Flight Simulation

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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D: The story so far

An inside look at the simulation’s development

Kai Tak Version 2 for Prepar3D v4

FlyTampa has recompiled Hong Kong Kai Tak using the P3Dv4 SDK...

FlightSimExpo 2018

Viva Las Vegas!

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Upcoming Events

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

Airshow

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, United States

US Marine Corps airshow

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."