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A Typhoon pilot perspective on Spears of Victory
AFM gained an exclusive viewpoint from No 6 Sqn pilot, Flt Lt Matthews, as he returned from Saudi Arabia after taking part in the multi-national exercise, Spears of Victory.
AFSOC has retired its last MC-130H Combat Talon II
The USAF’s sole remaining Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II departed its home base at Hurlburt Field, Florida, for the last time on April 2, when it was flown to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, where it will be placed in long-term storage in the famous Boneyard with the 309th AMARG
Australia enhances Air Force, Navy integration in Tasman Shield 23
Exercise Tasman Shield – a major training event that tested the ability of the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Australian Navy to work together on integrated missions – concluded off the east coast of Australia on April 3
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 142
Welcome to the 142nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
USAF reveals next F-35A, F-15EX base locations
The USAF has revealed its preferred locations for hosting the next Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II and Boeing F-15EX Eagle II units, marking a major boost for the US Air National Guard and the air arm’s plan to modernise its fighter force
Boeing 737 air tanker crash: report reveals sequence of events
A preliminary report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has outlined the events leading up to the crash of a Boeing 737 air tanker in Western Australia’s Fitzgerald River National Park earlier this year.
Examining the commercial aero engine market (part one)
Today’s commercial aero engine market has been shaped by a small group of manufacturers whose powerplants have accumulated billions of flight hours. In the first of a two-part report, Tom Batchelor surveys the state of play within this often overlooked sector
The Ultimate King’s Coronation Aviation Quiz!
This weekend sees the coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as king and queen of the United Kingdom, so what better way to celebrate than with a rather regal aviation quiz! Let’s see how much you know…
Why was the Sorpe the forgotten Ruhr dam?
Albert Speer, Hitler’s armaments minister, believed the war could have been shortened had the RAF breached the Sorpe dam as it did the Möhne and Eder. Why didn’t No 617 Squadron do the deed during Operation ‘Chastise’?
Dambusters - the Lancasters that did not return
The Dams Raid is recognised as an incredible piece of airmanship, but there was a heavy price to pay. Tom Allett profiles the crews of the aircraft that failed to return
How does Duxford keep its shows on the road?
Following on from last month’s 50th anniversary celebration, what’s involved in planning IWM Duxford’s flying events in 2023?
Exploring Buffalo Niagara Airport
In this review, we travel to Buffalo Niagara Airport and explore iniBuilds rendition of this popular tourist hotspot in X-Plane. So, join us as we shuffle off to Buffalo.
Carenado’s Piper PA-28 Archer II review
The Piper PA-28 Archer II cuts an iconic figure when looking at the spectrum of light aircraft. In this review, we take Carendado’s rendition of this popular general aviation trainer for a spin.
MSFS touches down in Belgium
Scenery developer, MM Simulations has released EBLG Liège Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.