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Does the United States need an all-stealth air force?
Is stealth really a necessity in military aviation? Charlie Clark examines the options for air arms
UK axes another C-130J, leaving just a handful in RAF service
Another RAF-operated Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules C4 tactical transport has arrived at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group’s facility at Cambridge Airport in Cambridgeshire for disposal, leaving just a handful of airframes in UK military service
Croatian Mi-8s being prepped for transfer to Ukraine at Zagreb
Following the announcement that Croatia will donate 14 Hip helicopters to Ukraine as it continues to defend itself against invading Russian forces, the Mi-8s of the Divulje-based 395th Transport Helicopter Squadron have been gathered together on the military ramp at Zagreb Franjo Tudjman Airport and adjoining Zrakoplovo-Tehnicki Centar (ZTC)
Is China's new stealth fighter a threat to Taiwan? Chengdu J-20's impact assessed
China’s latest stealth fighter could be at the vanguard of an attack on Taiwan. David Axe assesses the impact of the Chengdu J-20
Second intercept of Russian aircraft by NATO joint Air Policing
For the second time this week a pair of Eurofighter Typhoons were scrambled from Amari Air Base in Estonia to intercept Russian aircraft transiting through the Finland Straight of the Estonian coast.
How NASA's Boeing 757 tested lifesaving technology
David Willis details the life of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Boeing 757 and highlights some of the many research programmes it participated in during its career as a testbed.
What makes the Boeing 757 such a good freighter?
A growing number of Boeing 757 freighters serve the world’s cargo carriers. Jon Lake charts the evolutionary course of this flexible freighter.
Investigators release update on fatal China Eastern 737 crash
Chinese investigators have released an update on the investigation into the 2022 crash of a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737.
Spitfires.com to resume flying from Leeds East
Following the success of its 2021 detachment to Leeds East Airport (formerly known as Church Fenton, and also this year’s venue for the Flying Legends Airshow), Spitfires.com has announced that it will be returning on a semi-permanent basis during the 2023 flying season
A Focke-Wulf Ta 152 is being built in Germany
Based in Wittenberg, near Berlin, historical aviation engineering facility Arsenal-45 is building a fuselage of a Focke-Wulf Ta 152H
Who were the heroes of Tarrant Rushton?
Quiet Dorset farmland was once the base for a daring D-Day raid and the home of in-flight refuelling. Ken Ellis reflects on an airfield’s remarkable history
Airbus A320neo takes flight in X-Plane
Aircraft developer, Toliss has released the Airbus A320neo for X-Plane 11 and 12.
Bangkok for MSFS released
SamScene3D releases Bangkok Mega City for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Soldier Bar Airstrip out now
Orbx has announced 85U Soldiers Bar for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.