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Historic

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Pilot Report: The CASA 2.111 - A Brief History

The CASA 2.111 story dates back as far as 1937...

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D-Day: Aerial Armada

Graham Pitchfork describes the massive airborne assault that paved the way for D-Day

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B-17 at 85: Maritime Hunter

Andrew Thomas outlines the significant role played by Boeing’s B-17 Flying Fortress
in Coastal Command’s battle...

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Glory Days: Aerial Battering Rams

Dr Alfred Price was one of the foremost aviation historians...

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Inside Stories: Bartered Bombers

João Paulo Moralez and Marcelo Ribeiro reveal the history and curiosities of the Brazilian Air Force’s first jet – the Gloster Meteor. It’s a story that entails trade deals, exploding canopies and even eradicating spiders…

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Military

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IN PICTURES: VMFA-314 'Black Knights' F-35Cs at NAS Fallon

During May 2021, the ‘Black Knights’ joined the other three fighter/attack squadrons of CVW-9, the ‘Tophatters’ of VFA-14, the ‘Black Aces’ of VFA-41 and the ‘Vigilantes’ of VFA-151 for their Strike Fighter Advanced Readiness Program (SFARP) deployment to NAS Fallon in Nevada

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Royal Australian Air Force Tigers hit the desert for training with USMC

The Australian Army’s 162 Squadron traveled half way across the world to take part in the USMC’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course – and found that some of the training conditions were more familiar than others

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Naval Airpower: China vs USA

As tensions between the East and West continue to rise, We lend our expert analysis on the rise of the Chinese naval airpower and how the US is moving to deter it

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Commercial

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BOUNCING BACK

Three hurricanes battered the island of St Maarten in 2017, damaging...

Egypt Welcomes the A380

AHEAD OF regular super jumbo operations, Dubai-based Emirates...

Further Expansion at Prague

IN THE latest stage of its ongoing modernisation programme, Prague...

Manchester Scoops Baltic Links

LATVIAN CARRIER airBaltic has announced plans to fly between...

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Gateway to Paradise

Juan Santamaría International Airport is playing an increasingly...

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Flight Simulation

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Deadstick Bush Flight Simulator

An interview with Chris Cheetham, Managing Director of REMEX Software

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TrueEarth GB North

A nice rendition of Aberdeen Airport. Plenty to see along...

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Skunkcraft's P-51D Mustang

A Big Beautiful Doll for X-Plane!

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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."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

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."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"