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Historic

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Armed and Deadly

Comparatively small and underpowered, Henschel’s Hs 129 was still an effective ground attack and anti-armour aircraft...

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SWEEPING THE SKY

Andrew Thomas examines the history of 40 Squadron...

What’s New?

FlyPast reviews our pick of the things to spend your money on...

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SYWELL’S SPANISH Invasion

Darren Harbar explores the UK’s blossoming Hispano Aviación Buchón population, while Gary Brown uncovers the history of the fleet

Historic Aircraft Belong in the Air

Air International’s new columnist Dave Unwin explains why he believes the skies are the ultimate domain for historic aircraft...

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Military

First four F-35As arrive at RAF Lakenheath

The arrival of four Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, UK, on December 15 marked the much-anticipated delivery of aircraft for the USAF's first F-35 squadron to be based in Europe

Russia rolls out stealthier Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik combat UAV

A modified, stealthier production version of the Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik UCAV has been unveiled. The official rollout took place on December 14 at the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant V P Chkalov

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Behind the scenes of Exercise Cormoran 2021

Exercise Cormoran-21 brought together France's navy and army in a high-intensity, large-scale, amphibious wargame, reports Babak Taghvaee

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Commercial

Bombing the Netherlands

Kees van der Mark reports on the rapid reaction test deployment...

Spooky gunships leave Central Command

AC-130U 90-0167 on final approach to RAF Mildenhall during its...

Serbian H145M

The first of nine Airbus Helicopters H145M helicopters was delivered...

A small Dragonfly, a Titan mission

Artist’s impression of the vertical take-off and landing system...

A350-1000 v 777X

COMMERCIAL HEAVIES: A350-1000 vs BOEING 777X Comparing the...

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Flight Simulation

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TUI Virtual

One of the UK’s oldest VAs This issue we’re back with...

New X-Plane destination for Orbx

Orbx has lifted the lid on its first Australian destination for...

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FlyTampa’s Corfu for X-Plane

One of the first Greek islands to embrace tourism.

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Upcoming Events

AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."