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Pentagon Leaks: what do they tell us about the air war in Ukraine?
In April, the internet was awash with confidential US military documents about the war in Ukraine. A US Air National Guardsman was subsequently charged with posting the cache of classified material in an online gaming chatroom. Tim Ripley investigates the insights they offer into the air war between Russia and Ukraine
First batch of T-6C Texan IIs head to Tunisia
Four Beechcraft T-6C Texan II turboprop-driven training aircraft passed through Glasgow Prestwick Airport in South Ayrshire, Scotland, while on their delivery flight to Tunisia on May 13
USAF’s second WC-135R Constant Phoenix arrives at Offutt AFB
The USAF’s 55th Wing formally welcomed the second of three Boeing WC-135R Constant Phoenix atmospheric testing aircraft to its fleet on May 11, when the recently converted platform arrived at Offutt AFB in Nebraska
Where will Ukraine's F-16s come from and how will pilots be trained?
Kyiv’s quest for Western-made fighters was handed a major boost of May 19, when US President Joe Biden backed international plans for Ukrainian Air Force pilots to be trained to fly the long-desired F-16 Fighting Falcon and for European operators of the multi-role fighter to transfer their ‘Vipers’ to Ukraine
Sweden receives first Grob G120TP basic trainers
Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration revealed on April 4 that it has delivered the first of ten new Grob 120TP basic trainers to the Swedish Air Force – marking the first time in 11 years that the FMV has handed over a new aircraft to the air arm
Asiana A321 door opened IN FLIGHT, passenger arrested
An Asiana Airlines passenger has reportedly been arrested after opening the emergency door of an Airbus A321 while in flight.
Virgin Orbit sells 747: full transaction details revealed
Virgin Orbit will sell its assets – including its converted Boeing 747 – to a trio of winning bidders and cease operations.
Another Cargolux 747 suffers landing gear emergency
For the second time is less than a week, another Cargolux Boeing 747 experienced problems with its landing gear while making an approach to Luxembourg Airport on May 20.
Luck or judgment? How RAF Mosquitos hit the Gestapo in Aarhus
The Aarhus raid by No 140 Wing’s Mosquitos — targeting Gestapo facilities in the Danish city — was a notable strategic success and a fine feat of airmanship. But its achievements owed something to good fortune as well
Czech Mate - Biggin Hill Spitfire flies!
Following years of restoration in the expert hands of Biggin Hill’s Spitfire Factory, Czech-marked Spitfire TE517 recently flew a sortie from Duxford
How the Newark Air Museum's Monospar came home
As the Newark Air Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary, one exhibit stands out as a feat of restoration: the General Aircraft Monospar. The story of how it came back to the UK is an epic, too
Austin Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released
FeelThere has announced Austin Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.
Orbx releases London City Airport v2
Scenery developer Orbx has announced EGLC London City Airport v2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
Alice Springs Airport for MSFS out now
Developed by Impulse Simulations, Alice Springs Airport in the centre of Australia has been meticulously crafted with true-to-life details, from the red dirt runways to the surrounding landscape.