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Boeing Gives Sneak Preview of T-X Advanced Trainer Design
BOEING DEFENCE and Space has given a sneak preview of its clean-sheet design, developed in conjunction with Saab, for the US Air Force’s T-X advanced pilot trainer competition. On August 22, the US manufacturer launched a Boeing T-X promotional website, which includes artist’s concepts and related videos.
Russian Tu-22M3s Bomb Syria from Base in Iran for First Time
RUSSIA’S DEFENCE Ministry has confirmed that Russian Air Force Tu-22M3 Backfire-C long-range bombers and Su-34 Fullback strike/bomber aircraft carried out air strikes against terrorist targets in Syria on August 16, operating for the first time from a forward-deployed base at Hamedan in Iran.
Spitfire PR.XIX PS915 at RAF Coningsby today: VIDEO
Here’s some more video footage of Spitfire PR.XIX PS915 of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby today. Flight Lieutenant Antony ‘Parky’ Parkinson MBE was at the Spitfire’s controls. The Rolls-Royce Griffon-engined Spitfire had returned to Coningsby on August 18 after a major overhaul.
Spitfire PR.XIX PS915 back at the BBMF after major overhaul
Officer Commanding BBMF Squadron Leader Andy 'Milli' Millikin flew Spitfire PR Mk XIX PS915 back to RAF Coningsby from Duxford on August 18. The aircraft, which has undergone a major overhaul, will now be displayed by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at shows and events around the UK. Read about the Spitfire’s return to flight in the next issue of FlyPast – on sale September 1...
Duxford's Meet The Fighters Airshow - September 10 and 11
The latest info on Duxford's September Airshow can be seen via the link below, plus details on how to save 15% on ticket prices if you book before the end of this month. The event is advance ticket only...
Exclusive interview with Spitfire PS915's pilot: VIDEO
Flight Lieutenant Antony ‘Parky’ Parkinson MBE of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight talks exclusively to FlyPast about flying Spitfire PR Mk XIX PS915, which returned to RAF Coningsby on August 18 after a major overhaul. Filmed on the morning of August 19, just after Parky had performed ground runs in the Spitfire. Read about the Spitfire’s return to flight in the next issue of FlyPast – on sale September 1.
Third Zephyr-S UAV Ordered by the UK Ministry of Defence
AN ORDER for a third Zephyr-S unmanned air vehicle has been placed by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). The new deal, as part of a £13-million contract with Airbus Defence and Space (ADS), was announced by the MOD on August 17.
Meteor progress at Elvington
Graham Buckle and his team are making good progress on their restoration of Armstrong Whitworth-built Meteor NF.14 WS788 at Elvington, Yorkshire. The wings have now been refitted to the fuselage as the pictures - kindly supplied by Graham - show...
First Ever JASSM Release from B-52’s Internal Weapons Bay
A first for the US Air Force’s veteran B-52 Stratofortress was achieved recently when the Joint Attack Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) from the type’s internal weapons bay.
Hill F-16s to Be Transferred to New Training Units
Interim training units for F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots are to be set up by the US Air Force in order to increase fighter pilot production as part of the service’s efforts to address its fighter pilot shortage.
Classic Fighters airshow theme announced for 2017
The highly anticipated theme for next year’s Yealands Classic Fighters airshow at Omaka, New Zealand, is ‘RACING THROUGH TIME’. Leading the charge will be SteadFast, a Yak 3U-R2000, which first started its racing career at Reno in 2006 and holds nine world records. These include the under 3000 kg World Speed Record at 416 MPH (669 KPH) along with several ‘time to climb’ records...
Vulcan XL426 open day - Sunday August 21
XL426, the Avro Vulcan at London Southend Airport, will be welcoming visitors again on Sunday 21st August. Gates open at 10.00 am and last admission will be at 4.00 pm...
Tangmere to celebrate ATC 75th anniversary
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum will be welcoming about 30 Air Training Corps cadets of No 461 ATC (Chichester) Squadron on Friday 19th August 2016 to mark the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps...
KC-46A Pegasus Approved for Production
MILESTONE C approval for the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus programme has been granted by Frank Kendall, the Under-secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. The decision, announced on August 12, confirms that the aircraft is ready to enter into production.
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