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Bahrain receives Bell 505 helicopters for training purposes
Bell Textron announced on March 15 that it has delivered three 505 Jet Ranger X light helicopters to the Royal Bahraini Air Force, adding that the rotorcraft will enhance the training proficiencies of the Middle Eastern air arm
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 137
Welcome to the 137th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
Su-57 Felon: Why Russia’s first stealth fighter has yet to fully ‘take-off’
The fifth-generation stealth fighter Su-57 is among Russia’s top airpower priorities, but the ambitious project has suffered from protracted development and testing and the production effort is yet to gather speed. Alexander Mladenov reports
Poland and Slovakia to transfer MiG-29 fleets to Ukraine
In a significant move to support Kyiv’s ongoing battle against invading Russian forces, Poland and Slovakia have pledged to donate their Soviet-era Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters to Ukraine in the coming days
Flying with the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallions of the USMC HMH-772 'Hustlers'
Combat Aircraft Journal were invited to fly with the ‘Hustlers’ and report on the important task this Marine Corps Reserve unit has within the USMC
Sanction-hit Rossiya Airlines' battle to unground its 747 fleet
Babak Taghvaee looks into the history of Rossiya Airlines’ Boeing 747s and the carrier’s efforts to bring its grounded fleet back into service
How to become an aircraft engineer: your ultimate guide
The maintenance of aircraft is a huge industry in its own right and offers careers that can lead to the top levels of airlines. Here, some of those involved provide key guidance on how to proceed
Inside Harbour Air’s challenging fleet electrification project
In this picturesque corner of British Columbia, a quiet revolution is taking place. Lee Cross reports on the ups and downs of Harbour Air Seaplanes’ long-running ambition to electrify its fleet
Spitfire mid-air collision prevented by ‘providence’, report finds
“It is hard to judge after an intense moment, but it seemed very close, between 50 and 100ft above, but I believe closer to 50ft”. This was how the pilot of an EV97 light aircraft described a near miss with a Spitfire IX close to the Isle of Wight last year.
Metheringham – in the footsteps of heroes
James Peene headed to Lincolnshire to pay a visit to the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre and discovered a former bomber base steeped in history but with a healthy future
What's happening with the UK's next flying Seafire?
The next Supermarine Seafire to fly in the UK will be a MkXV — and, through the application of advanced manufacturing techniques, it’s a project with potentially wider importance for other restorations, too
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.
Boeing B-314 Clipper for MSFS released
Software developers and publishers, PILOT'S have released the Boeing B-314 Clipper for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
737 MAX 8-200 takes flight in Prepar3D
The iFly development team, in partnership with Flight One Software, has released the 737 MAX 8-200 for Prepar3D v5.