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After returning to the UK In August last year, RAF Chinooks from No 18(B) Squadron at RAF Odiham have returned to Amari Air Base in Estonia for operation PELEDA. During the first week they were tasked with transporting defence ministers to a meeting in support of Ukraine.
With the RAF now suffering a crisis in its advanced jet training capability following the grounding of its Hawk T2 fleet due to engine woes, Alan Warnes asks why the UK MOD appears to be in disarray and whether or not this will be exacerbated in the upcoming Integrated Defence Review Refresh
Airbus Defence and Space has said the RAF’s fleet of A400M Atlas C1 tactical transports are outperforming the Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules C4/C5 airlifters they are replacing, increasing the effectiveness of UK Special Forces operations
Only two RAF fast-jet student pilots graduated in the first half of the current financial year because the number of flying hours on the Hawk T2 training aircraft at RAF Valley has been significantly curtailed due to a fault with its Rolls-Royce turbofan engine, an influential group of MPs has been told
Lead pilot David Nils Larson talks to Mark Broadbent about NASA’s latest X-plane, the X-59 Quesst
What’s it like for a private owner who’s never operated an historic aeroplane before to take on custodianship of a rotary classic?
The golden livery on its jets wasn’t Channel Airways’ own invention, but a low-fare, maximum-utilisation concept was. Sadly, as the late Bruce Hales-Dutton found out, it wasn’t enough to save this brave British independent carrier
Success in the aviation business has allowed this Vietnam veteran and serial record-setter to make a huge contribution to the US warbird scene
The Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has announced Aircraft and Avionics Update I is now available to download.