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Has France's Mirage 2000C fleet become obsolete?

Thirty-six years after the first example touched down in Dijon with the Escadron de Chasse 1/2 'Cigognes', we detail what remains of France's Dassault Mirage 2000C fleet and explore whether or not the platform is now obsolete

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A behind-the-scenes look at Exercise Baccarat 2020

We report on the French Army's Baccarat helicopter exercise, which took to the Alps for its 2020 excursion and successfully integrated air and ground forces in challenging conditions

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An in-depth look at Canada's changing air force

Few Western air arms are going through such a large and overdue modernisation of their aircraft fleet as the Royal Canadian Air Force. We report on how Canada’s fleet has changed in recent years, and what’s in the pipeline

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Cessna 140 Ready for Take-Off

Developed by NKDesign, the package is an authentic replica of the real Cessna 140, featuring an accurate 3D model and six liveries.

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FlyPast April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Italy's aircraft carrier arrives in US for F-35B sea trials

The Italian Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier, ITS Cavour (CVH-550), arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, on February 13 to conduct a series of sea trials with the F-35B Lightning II in the Western Atlantic

PA-28R Arrow Preview Video

As the release of the PA-28R Arrow III for Microsoft Flight Simulator draws closer, Just Flight has released a work-in-progress video showing off the latest build.

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No 77 Squadron RAAF: Transitioning from Legacy Hornets to the F-35A

After more than three decades of operations, the RAAF’s No 77 Squadron has bid an emotional farewell to its legacy Hornets, but looks ahead to a promising future with the F-35A Lightning II, as Key.Aero reports

Stuttgart Airport Out Now

JustSim has released Stuttgart Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Historic Aviation Quiz

Here we are, back with this week's historic aviation quiz!

NATO declares RQ-4D Phoenix fleet as mission-ready

NATO revealed on February 15 that the Alliance Ground Surveillance Force’s fleet of five Northrop Grumman RQ-4D Phoenix high-altitude, long-endurance UAVs has achieved initial operational capability

Finnair to dismantle A319 at Helsinki Airport

The narrowbody flew for the airline from October 1999 until it was withdrawn from use in September last year

Microsoft Flight Simulator – World Update 3: United Kingdom and Ireland Released

Asobo Studios has released World Update 3 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding major upgrades and visual enhancements for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Loganair boss on being the UK's largest regional airline

Last March, Loganair assumed the position of Britain’s largest regional carrier. In the third part of our exclusive interview with Jonathan Hinkles, the firm’s chief executive, Key.Aero finds out how the Scottish carrier plans to break the mould created by those who have previously held the title

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The genius pilot who reinvented photo reconnaissance

How Frederick Sidney Cotton took aviation intelligence gathering from pigeons to planes

KC-390 undergoes extreme cold weather trials in Alaska

The Brazilian Air Force and Embraer have conducted a series of extreme cold weather tests with the KC-390 Millennium tanker-transport in Fairbanks, Alaska

PA-28R Turbo Arrow in Development

Just Flight has announced it is working on a PA-28R Turbo Arrow III and IV for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Machu Picchu for X-Plane Out Now

Scenery developers, Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini have released Machu Picchu, Perù for X-Plane 11.

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What are the busiest air routes in the world this month?

As COVID-19 continues to severely impact the majority of the air travel industry, data from OAG reveals the regional differences in the recovery

PC Pilot Issue 132 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the March/April 2021 issue.

The life and times of the Fairey Barracuda

The bomber that was most well-known for its revolutionary all-metal design and its role in the bombing of the Tirpitz…this is the Fairey Barracuda

EC-27J JEDI marks 5,000 flight hours during Middle East ops

The Italian Air Force has revealed that its Leonardo EC-27J JEDI (Jamming and Electronic Defence Instrumentation) fleet had flown 5,000 flight hours in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq

New Italian Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest destination from Flightbeam Studios is LIML Milan Linate Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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