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AIRSHOW NEWS: Spectacular Tribute to celebrate RAF Centenary planned at RAF Cosford Air Show 2018

Today the organisers of the RAF Cosford Air Show announced plans for next year’s Air Show, on Sunday 10th June 2018, which they promised would be “the most spectacular and interactive Air Show tribute to the Royal Air Force’s centenary.” The Royal Air Force was formed in 1918, and is proud of its rich history and achievements. From battle-winning performances high above the skies of Britain in the nation’s hour of need to more recent activities that include tackling terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, securing and protecting the skies above the UK and disaster relief around the World, there is...

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RED BULL AIR RACE: Thrilling Finale for Masters and Challengers at Indy

Bergér and Astles clinch historic firsts at Indianapolis Due to unfavorable weather conditions at Indianapolis Motor Speedway early on Sunday afternoon, specifically low clouds and rain, the Race Committee was forced to cancel the final of the Challenger Cup. This meant that the Challenger Class race podium at the iconic motorsport oval was based on Saturday’s Qualifying session, with pilots awarded 50 percent of the points. The final season tally gave the repeat Challenger Cup to Bergér, at 38 points, with Sweden’s Daniel Ryfa (34 pts) taking his fourth consecutive overall podium in second place, and Luke Czepiela of...

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REVIEW: Festa al Cel, Lleida-Alguaire

2017 saw a welcome return for Festa al Cel, one of Spain’s biggest airshows of the year. The event had a new home too moving from the coast to Lleida-Alguaire Airport, some 180km west of Barcelona. The event featured a four hour flying display on both days with Saturday’s show running past Sunset and Sunday’s show taking place during the middle of the day. Paul Johnson/Flightline UK reports. All photography by the author. When we last visited Festa al Cel in 2011, it took place along the Barcelona coastline literally a short walk from the centre of the great...

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AIRSHOW NEWS: RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2018 Date Confirmed

The annual Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day in Somerset will take place on Saturday 7 July 2018. Planning is well under way for the Royal Navy’s premier public event at the spiritual home of the Fleet Air Arm where up to 40,000 visitors are expected. The Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm has a distinguished history spanning over 100 years. This is destined to continue as the Royal Navy prepares for a new era in Carrier Strike capability with HMS Queen Elizabeth currently undertaking sea trials and the imminent arrival of the first operational F-35B Lightning...

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REVIEW: 40th International Sanicole Airshow

The highlight of the aviation calendar in Belgium is the International Sanicole Airshow. It is the country’s only major civilian airshow and attracts aircraft and visitors from around the world.  This year saw the event celebrate its 40th edition with over eight hours of spectacular flying displays covering just about every facet of flight and aviation with participants from 18 different countries. Paul Johnson/Flightline UK reports. All photography by the author. Video highlights by the Sanicole Media Team.  I am only a very recent convert to the International Sanicole Airshow having found the event in 2010. I was just...

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