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US Approves Sale of Two More AC-208B Combat Caravans to Iraq
US STATE Department approval has been granted for a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of two Cessna AC-208B Combat Caravan aircraft and related equipment, training, and support. The proposed order, worth an estimated $65.3 million, was announced today, October 7, by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which had notified Congress of this possible sale earlier.

Historic aircraft fly over war memorial in Estevan, Canada
An event was held on September 10 in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada to commemorate Canadian World War Two veterans with the dedication of a memorial sculpture in their honour. Over 500 people attended the event which included a parade that began at the Estevan Legion and concluded in front of City Hall at the Soldiers Tree memorial. The parade consisted of a pipe band, colour party, members of the army and air cadets, a member guard from the Princess Patricia light infantry battalion, and World War Two-era vehicles...

Airbus Helicopters Begins Flight Testing SAR H175 Variant
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS has begun the flight test campaign for the public services variant of the H175 medium twin-engine helicopter. The company announced on October 12, at Helitech in Amsterdam that an initial flight-test campaign had been successfully concluded after 12 flights. This included a demonstration carried out with launch customer Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service (GFS) which, as previously reported in AFMD, placed an order for seven of this new variant in September 2015. Flight-testing of the public services variant will resume in December, with two additional aircraft to support the certification process ahead of a planned entry into service in late 2017.

Memorial Room is opened at Middleton St George
A new memorial room was opened at Middleton St George by Gp Capt David Bradshaw MA BSc, the station commander at RAF Leeming, on October 11. The room has been established as a tribute to all those who served at the Co Durham base both during and after World War Two. It became Durham Tees Valley Airport in 2004. COURTESY GEOFF HILL

Bangladesh Army Aviation Becomes New C295W Customer
BANGLADESH HAS become the latest nation to acquire the Airbus C295W medium airlifter with an order for a single aircraft for Bangladesh Army Aviation. Airbus Defence and Space announced the contract for the aircraft on October 11.

Finnish Air Force Acquiring 28 Grob G115Es from Babcock
FINLAND’S DEFENCE Ministry announced on October 10, that Defence Minister Jussi Niinisto has authorised the acquisition of 28 second-hand Grob G115E elementary and basic flying training aircraft from Babcock International in the UK. In addition to the aircraft, the purchase will include all necessary training on the type.

Newark Air Museum's Lancaster poppy commemoration
A new commemoration has been added to the artefact display in Lancaster Corner in Hangar 1 at Newark Air Museum...

X-Plane 11 Coming Soon
Laminar Research has announced the next version of X-Plane is due to be released later this year.

FSXFollow Updated
The App FSXFollow, for FSX and Prepar3D, has received a major update.

Meteor Ready for Takeoff
The Gloster Meteor collection by Just Flight is now available for FSX and P3D.

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley radiator find
The UK-based Whitley Project has taken delivery of three rare circular radiators which they plan to use on a rebuild of an AW Whitley bomber...

Tornado to arrive at Tornado Heritage Centre on October 21 (date tbc)
Date of arrival tbc, for the latest see:

Lukla Returns, 6-Oct-2016

Active Sky 2016 Updated, 5-Oct-2016

New aircraft arrivals heading to Cosford, 5-Oct-2016

The Alaskan Pearl, 5-Oct-2016

Royal Thai Air Force Orders Two More EC725 Caracals, 5-Oct-2016

Queen of the Skies Shaping Up, 4-Oct-2016

Appeal for RAF memories, 4-Oct-2016

New Joystick Range Available, 4-Oct-2016

Vulcan parts for sale, 4-Oct-2016

X-Plane Arrives in Peru, 3-Oct-2016

Romanian Air Force’s First Six F-16A/Bs Delivered from Portugal, 2-Oct-2016

One-Eleven Rolls Out of Just Flight's Hangar, 30-Sep-2016

India Finally Signs Contract to Buy 36 Rafales from France, 30-Sep-2016

Hampden bomber gets new lease of life at Cosford, 23-Sep-2016

Thrustmaster Announces New Throttles, 22-Sep-2016

New GNS 530/430 Available, 22-Sep-2016

New team joins Worldflight 2016, 22-Sep-2016

US State Department Approves Japan’s Purchase of Four KC-46As, 22-Sep-2016


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