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Merlin Magic! Wearing a distinctive desert sand camouflage scheme, Supermarine Spitfire LZ842 is one of the world’s oldest Mk.IXs. Darren Harbar met up with this newly restored classic’s owner to learn more about this special survivor
A debt owed: The BAC One-Eleven was one of the brilliant successes of British aviation – but its journey into service was marred by the loss of the prototype and its crew on October 22, 1963. Stephen Skinner recounts that dark day
Another example of the Hawker fighter has been grounded — and only one other may fly again as Swiss classic jet scene dwindles
An Israeli Air Force-operated F-35I Adir (or ‘Mighty One’) has been credited with scoring the type’s first known air-to-air kill against a cruise missile on October 31, probably using an AIM-9X Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile to achieve this feat
NATO revealed on November 15 that Boeing’s E-7A Wedgetail has been selected to succeed the alliance’s ageing E-3A Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) fleet, which entered operational service with the organisation in 1982
Two U-2S Dragon Lady high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft assigned to the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron – a component of the USAF’s 9th Reconnaissance Wing – arrived at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK, on November 3 for the unit’s biannual rotation to and from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, and Beale AFB, California
Following news in August that the BOAC liveried British Airways Boeing 747 was being dismantled, parts of the aircraft have now begun to be sold online to the public.
Andreas Rohde takes us island-hopping on Air Flamenco
Christian Winter takes us on an airborne tour of Tokyo, following aircraft on their tracks in and out of Tokyo/Haneda
Lee Cross takes a look at the history of one of the UK’s most pioneering airlines
PMDG has announced the long-awaited Universal Flight Tablet for the PMDG 737-600/700/800/900 series in Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.