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Military

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The ultimate guide to everything happening at RAF Lakenheath

AirForces Monthly looks at RAF Lakenheath, where the 48th Fighter Wing is continuing to transition from an all Eagle force to welcome the new fifth-generation capabilities offered by the F-35A Lightning II

Argentina receives final modernised C-130H

The modernisation of five Argentine Air Force-operated C-130H Hercules tactical transports has now come to an successful end after the Fábrica Argentina de Aviones recently redelivered the fifth and final example to the operator

Austria doubles its order for AW169M light utility helicopters 

Leonardo has signed a contract with the Italian Directorate of Aeronautical Armaments and Airworthiness to supply 18 more AW169M light utility helicopters to the Austrian Ministry of Defence

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Russia moves to make the Sukhoi Su-34 deadlier amidst war in Ukraine

AirForces Monthly reviews the status of the Su-34 Fullback, the enhancement plans for the type and its controversial operations in the ongoing war in Ukraine

Czech Air Force receives final upgraded L-159 ALCA

Aero Vodochody announced on January 19 that the last of 16 single-seat L-159 ALCA to undergo the planned prescribed periodic work after 16 years of operation (PP16) overhaul has been returned to operational Czech Air Force service

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Commercial

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Lufthansa to ramp up A340-600 operations

German flag carrier Lufthansa is reported to be returning five more parked Airbus A340-600s to regular service in time for its summer schedule.

British Airways A320 makes emergency landing at Manchester

A British Airways Airbus A320 made an emergency landing at Manchester Airport this afternoon.

Last Boeing 747 delivery: everything you need to know

Boeing has revealed that the last Boeing 747 to be built will be handed over to the customer in a ceremony on January 31, 2023.

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Historic

Hopes to keep Arthur Scarf VC medal in UK

The RAF Museum is calling on the public’s support to help keep Squadron Leader Arthur Scarf’s Victoria Cross medal in the UK

Airworthy Spitfire bound for Turkey

Flying museum at Sivrihisar to receive combat veteran MkIX after restoration

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FlyPast First Edition May-June 1981

As FlyPast's 500th issue (March 2023) hits the shelves, KEY.aero are offering subscribers the chance to catch up on the very first issue of the magazine...

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Flight Simulation

Memphis for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Developed by BMWorld and AmSim, the package for Microsoft Flight Simulator is an accurate recreation of the actual airport with high-resolution ground textures and custom ground markings.

Dolomites for X-Plane 12 out now

The package for X-Plane 12 covers a large area of the Dolomites mountains in Italy and Austria with more than 64 mountain groups reconstructed in 3D with photographic 4K textures and custom mesh.

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Flight Planning for Airliners

In this tutorial, we take a look at one of the more important aspects of airliner operations, flight planning. We will also learn how to interpret a typical route and list some useful utilities for creating a realistic flight plan.

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.

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