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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 128

Welcome to the 128th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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More Typhoons in testing ahead of delivery to Kuwait

Two more Eurofighter Typhoons that are destined to join the ranks of the Kuwait Air Force were recently seen carrying out pre-delivery flight testing from Leonardo’s production and test facility at Turin-Caselle Airport in northern Italy

Iranian official claims country will soon receive first Su-35s

An Iranian lawmaker has told local media that Russia will deliver the first Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E multi-role fighters to the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force in the coming months

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Everything you need to know about the Estonian Air Force

On the frontline of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing duties, Estonia is a small country that is keeping a watchful eye. AirForces Monthly details the Air Force that was created just three decades ago and has no combat aircraft

Ex-RAF chief condemns US-hosted ENJJPT pilot training programme

Training British fast-jet pilots in the US is a waste of taxpayers’ money and does not meet the needs of the RAF, a former senior commander has said

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Commercial

QUIZ: The ultimate IATA code quiz! (Part Two)

We had a fantastic response to last week’s IATA code quiz, so we’re treating you to a second batch of global guesswork. Be warned – there are a few extra tricky questions in here to sort the expert codebreakers from the aviation mess makers. Good luck!

Airbus lands order with Uzbekistan Airways for A320neos

Uzbekistan Airways has placed a firm order with Airbus for 12 A320neo Family aircraft.

Qantas Boeing 737 declares MAYDAY with engine problem

A Qantas Boeing 737 flying between Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney on January 18, 2023 experienced an engine issue in-flight which is being investigated.

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Historic

Former NASA Boeing 747SP goes ‘undercover’

NASA’s retired Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft has been moved under cover at Tucson, Arizona’s Pima Air & Space Museum

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Stunning restored 'Staggerwing’ returns to the air after 20 years

A beautiful pairing of Beech ‘Staggerwings’ in British skies celebrates thereturn of a long-lost example after nearly 40 years away from the scene.

Historic Aviation Quiz: Sports aircraft of the 1930s

Can you identify these sports aircraft from across the 1930s?

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Flight Simulation

Bolzano Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest Italian destination from Burning Blue Design is LIPB Bolzano Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

X-Plane 12 now in full release

Laminar Research has announced the full release of X-Plane 12 is now available.

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Flight sim airports - Part 3

This time, we travel to the UK for our first look at a British airport. EGKK Gatwick is a 'port,' meaning that Origami Studios based this design on an earlier edition of its work. Let's get on the ground and see how it compares with other airports in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.

NZ National Aerobatics Championships

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Masterton, New Zealand

This is the opportunity for New Zealand’s top aerobatic pilots to battle it out in the Wairarapa skies for the honour and glory (if not huge prize money!) of being the “Champion of Champions”.