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XB-70 Valkyrie

Fast, futuristic and very expensive: the XB-70 Valkyrie

Watch rare footage of the only XB-70 Valkyrie in existence – still the heaviest aircraft ever made to reach Mach 3

The ‘Dambusters’ on VE-Day

A peek inside the operations record book for the RAF's No617 Squadron on 8th May 1945...

Fly in a Sea Fury

Fly in a Sea Fury

In addition to its existing Spitfire and Mustang ride programme and the planned Lysander and Blenheim flight opportunities, the Duxford-based Aerial Collective announced in late February that flight experiences will soon be available in Hawker Sea Fury T20 WG655/G-INVN.

Messerschmitt Bf-109

The German pilot who refused to shoot down a B-17

Franz Stigler could easily have killed Lt. Charlie Brown. Instead, a moment of compassion amidst the horrors of World War 2 spawned an incredible friendship – 44 years after the end of the conflict.

All female flight crew

How a female Soviet pilot changed the history of women in aviation

From beneath the blanket of darkness, an all-female regiment would glide through the night and strike fear into the hearts of the Germans. This is the story of the ‘Night Witches’

Aviation history quiz

Test your knowledge of aviation history

VE Day: The Road to Victory

Our experts discuss the key turning points of World War II, and pay tribute to its heroes

Celebrating the Spitfire

The Spitfire is synonymous with World War 2. Here's a brief video about its incredible history.

Zero Hour

Ravaged by strategic bombing and a bloody final battle in its streets, Berlin 75 years ago lay in ruins. Its main airfields, however, had survived — useful for the victorious Allies that occupied the soon-to-be-divided city

Celebrating Victory

In both 1945 and 1946 were held a number of aerial events with remembrance of the recently ended Second World War as their aim. We look back at how Allied success in the air was commemorated

D-Day: Aerial Armada

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

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE 1918-2020

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE, one of the last surviving veterans of the Battle of Britain, has died at the age of 101.

Ilyushin Il-2

Ilyushin Il-2: the aircraft that outnumbered the Spitfire and Hurricane

Joseph Stalin called it the aircraft “as essential to the Red Army as air and bread” and a formation of them once took out 70 tanks in 20 minutes. So why does it feel like the world has forgotten the Ilyushin Il-2?

The Spitfire in action

Celebrating the Spitfire and Hurricane

After Colonel Tom Moore received a flypast from these iconic aircraft to mark his 100th birthday and incredible fundraising achievements, here are some things you may not know about them…

Qantas museum completes ‘Super Connie’ cockpit

Qantas museum completes ‘Super Connie’ cockpit

The Qantas Founders Museum’s Super Constellation project is a step closer to being display-ready with the completion of the airliner’s cockpit. Volunteers Ray Boak, John Booth, Bob Sidgwick and Garry Murphy have worked tirelessly to finish this part of the project, which is supported by the Queensland government.