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Learning to fly the Lightning

Learning to fly the Mach 2 fighter fulfilled a boyhood dream for former RAF pilot Ian Black. He relates a wealth of vivid memories, coupled with a learning curve “as steep as Ben Nevis”, to Aviation News.

Cutbacks hit Vulcan to the Sky

Avro Vulcan B2 XH558 was due to be towed out of its home in Hangar...

Hangar Talk

Our monthly comment column on the historic aircraft scene ...

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AEROPLANE MEETS PETER TEICHMAN

He is one of the most prolific warbird owner-pilots on the UK...

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DATABASE: AIRSPEED ENVOY, OXFORD AND CONSUL

AIRSPEED ENVOY, OXFORD AND CONSUL Aneat formation of...

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Military

Leonardo wins US Navy next-gen training helicopter contract

The US Navy has selected Leonardo Helicopters’ TH-119 – now TH-73A – as the winner of its Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) contest – replacing its ageing fleet of Bell TH-57B/C Sea Rangers as the service’s next-generation training helicopters.

Northrop Grumman contracted for Joint STARS sustainment work

The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted Northrop Grumman to continue sustainment and modification work for its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet.

US approves F-35B sale to Singapore

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of up to 12 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) multi-role stealth fighters to Singapore.

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Air India Withdraws ‘Double-Bogie’ A320s

Air India’s double-bogie A320s are to be phased out. Illustrated...

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Germany to Buy Six New Hercules

The US State Department has approved the possible sale of six...

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RAF Trainer Retirements

Amid the high-profile arrivals of the Lockheed Martin F-35 and...

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Anniversary Lanc Flight for Last British Dambuster

Sqn Ldr George ‘Johnny’ Johnson MBE DFM, the last British...

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LONDON

Where ships once docked, aircraft now land and take off. This...

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