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Lockheed Martin rolls out Bahrain’s first F-16 Block 70
Lockheed Martin formally rolled out the first dual-seat F-16D Block 70 Fighting Falcon for the Royal Bahraini Air Force during a ceremony at the firm’s production facility in Greenville, South Carolina, on March 10
VIDEO: Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1 Waddington Action
Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1 is now in its third and final week with the Belgian Defence – Air Component’s F-16 Fighting Falcons having departed home on Friday, March 17.
North Macedonia confirms transfer of Su-25s to Ukraine, says Mi-24s could follow
While Poland and Slovakia have become the first NATO nations to donate fighter jets to Ukraine as it continues to defend its sovereign territory from Russian invaders, the North Macedonian government has now publicly confirmed that it transferred four Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoots to the war-torn nation last year
How the mighty B-52 will remain lethal for another 50 years: the inside story
Jeff Bolton tells the inside story of how the mother of all heavy bombers will remain deadly for another 50 years even as it heads towards 100 years of service, and what it’s like to fly her.
The secret USAF Boeing 757s that don’t exist
David Isby profiles Boeing 757s flying for the US Air Force which include the high-profile VIP C-32As and the secretive C-32Bs that undertake a range of sensitive missions.
How NASA's Boeing 757 tested lifesaving technology
David Willis details the life of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Boeing 757 and highlights some of the many research programmes it participated in during its career as a testbed.
What makes the Boeing 757 such a good freighter?
A growing number of Boeing 757 freighters serve the world’s cargo carriers. Jon Lake charts the evolutionary course of this flexible freighter.
Investigators release update on fatal China Eastern 737 crash
Chinese investigators have released an update on the investigation into the 2022 crash of a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737.
Who was ‘Mach pioneer’ John Derry?
The life and career of John Derry, believed to be the first Briton to have exceeded the speed of sound in flight, is analysed by Robin Evans
Were you at Northolt Nightshoot XXVIII?
With the number of nightshoots at RAF Northolt now sitting well into the twenties, there really is no introduction needed for the nocturnal activities that take place on the West London base’s flightline.
A Focke-Wulf Ta 152 is being built in Germany
Based in Wittenberg, near Berlin, historical aviation engineering facility Arsenal-45 is building a fuselage of a Focke-Wulf Ta 152H
Phoenix Sky Harbor out now
Scenery developers, BMWorld and AmSim have announced KPHX Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Antonov-2 International Airport for MSFS released
UKKM Antonov-2 Airport is the Ukrainian base of the Antonov Design Bureau and was home to the only operational AN-225 as well as some of the most eccentric Antonov aircraft designs.
Piper Warrior II lands in X-Plane 12
Developed by AeroSphere, the Piper Warrior II for X-Plane 11 and 12 is built from the ground up with a new 3D model and realistic flight dynamics based on the real aircraft.