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IN PICTURES: Highlights from Exercise Cobra Warrior Week 1
As the first week of Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1 draws to a close, weather has disrupted proceedings as today’s mission (March 10) was cancelled due to snowy weather. However, when the skies cleared some of the participating air forces took the opportunity to conduct their own training sorties
KAI unveils first FA-50 for Polish Air Force
Korea Aerospace Industries has published images of the first FA-50 Fighting Eagle light combat aircraft to be rolled out sporting the colours of the Polish Air Force, which is set to receive 48 examples of the type in the near future
Joint British-Qatari Typhoon training unit to continue at RAF Coningsby
The joint British-Qatari Typhoon training unit, No 12 Squadron, is to continue operating in its current guise at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, for another two years following the extension of the current contract
British and German Typhoons to begin integrated NATO Baltic Air Policing missions
In a first for a NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission, both the RAF and Luftwaffe (German Air Force) will conduct joint, integrated Air Policing missions over the Baltic region from Ämari Air Base (AB) in Estonia
QUIZ: Failed and forgotten low-cost carriers
For every easyJet or Southwest, there are dozens of low-cost airline ventures which - for a variety of reasons - don't stand the test of time. From mergers to messy collapses, it's time to test your knowledge of these relics of no-frills flying. Good luck!
12 mind-blowing animal-inspired aircraft innovations
From shark skin-like fuselage coatings to bat-inspired wings, Tom Batchelor examines some of the latest amazing concepts which could transform how we take to the skies
Could historic Scampton be used to house migrants?
An eminent group of historians has signed a letter to the government opposing plans to house asylum seekers at RAF Scampton
How the pioneering Zodiac did actually fly
The British and Colonial Aeroplane Company's Zodiac has been written off for more than a century as ‘the aeroplane that didn't fly’. So, why did it perform well in France, when success eluded it in England?
Museum puts Hercules on static display
The MAPS Air Museum in Canton, Ohio has recently acquired Lockheed C-130H Hercules 88-4401
Bf 108 Taifun for Microsoft Flight Simulator released
iniBuilds has announced the Messerschmitt Bf 108 Typhoon for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.
Caribou touches down in Microsoft Flight Simulator
The Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has released the eighth aircraft in the Local Legends Series, the de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou.
World Update XII: New Zealand released
Asobo Studio has announced World Update XII: New Zealand for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available, adding seven detailed cities, several points of interest and nine handcrafted airports along with discovery flights, challenges and bush trips.