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Military

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Inside rare French Rafale C Baltic Air-Policing deployment

As the Rafale Cs of French Air and Space Force take on Baltic Air-Policing duties, Babak Taghvaee examines how they are protecting NATO territory

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US Navy pilot carrier ops training: behind the scenes

Patrick Roegies and Jurgen van Toor were onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) to discover what it takes for US Navy pilots to gain their vital carrier qualifications

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Saudi F-15 Eagles exercise with Hellenic Air Force

The Royal Saudi Air Force deployed six F-15 fighters to Souda Air Base on the Greek island of Crete to take part in Falcon Eye-3, a joint exercise with the Hellenic Air Force. George Karavantos reports.

US Navy selects Textron to deliver new T-54A multi-engine trainers

US-based aircraft manufacturer, Textron Aviation, has been awarded a single, firm-fixed-price contract to develop the T-54A multi-engine training system (METS) aircraft for the US Navy, with the service seeking to procure up to 64 examples of the type to replace its ageing Beechcraft T-44C Pegasus fleet

RAF grounds entire Hawk T2 fleet after engine fault

The RAF has grounded its BAE Systems Hawk T2 fast-jet training aircraft as a precaution after one aircraft suffered an engine failure on the runway at RAF Valley in Anglesey, North Wales

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Commercial

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How new technology is helping to stop runway overruns

Runway overruns account for several incidents every year. Paul E Eden reports on how advanced technologies are helping airline and business jet pilots avoid trouble during complex landings

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Why a new airport is being built near the Arctic Circle

Avinor Group is to build a new airport south of the Arctic Circle in Norway. Project director Bjarte Nesse told Tara Craig why it is necessary and what’s involved

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UK planespotting highlights for January 2023

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK.

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Historic

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Want to buy a Gnat in Red Arrows colours?

A Folland Gnat and a full size replica Hawk, plus a range of aircraft parts are being offered for sale in an online auction.

Devotion: have you seen it?

FlyPast’s Jamie Ewan reviews one of the most anticipated war films of recent years – Devotion

Experimental jets get an airing at Cosford

TSR2 among test airframes to come outside — briefly — during hangar reshuffle

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Flight Simulation

Venom takes flight in MSFS

Aircraft developer, SwissMilSim has released the de Havilland Venom DH-112 MK 4 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

St Barts for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Airworthy Designs has announced St Barts for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Buffalo Niagara Airport for X-Plane released

Scenery developer, iniScene has announced KBUF Buffalo Niagara Airport for X-Plane 11 and 12 is now available.

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