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RAF Jaguar pilot recounts operations over Iraq and Bosnia
Key.Aero’s Dino Carrara interviewed Air Vice-Marshal Bob Judson (ret.) about his time flying the SEPECAT Jaguar. In this extract, he talks about his time on operations over Iraq and Bosnia.
ROCAF begins operational testing of F-16V JHMCS
For the first time, Taiwan’s F-16V Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System has been employed by the 17th Tactical Fighter Group – a part of the Republic of China Air Force’s 5th Tactical Composite Wing – as operational test and evaluation (OT&E) efforts begin at Hualien Air Base
USAF steps closer to retiring E-8C Joint STARS fleet
The 16th Airborne Command and Control Squadron was inactivated at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, on February 16, marking another major step in the drawdown of the USAF’s E-8C Joint STARS fleet
The little-known story of Ecuador’s SEPECAT Jaguars
In the January 2005 issue of Aviation News, Peter R Foster looked at the career of the Jaguar in the Ecuadorian Air Force
F-22 Raptors arrive in Europe
US Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptors have once more deployed to Europe.
The Ultimate Buffalo Airways Quiz (part one)
Buffalo Airways are an icon of the industry, but how well do you know them? Here’s a handful of Buffalo based brain-testers for you to savour and enjoy.
CPK outlines passenger experience plans
Centralny Port Komunikacyjny is set to build a state-of-the-art airport hub from scratch, promising a seamless, enjoyable passenger experience
Firing fireworks from aircraft: inside the Firebirds aerobatic team
Mark Broadbent talks to the Firebirds aerobatic team, who perform with pyrotechnics and LEDs
Blackbird backseater on missions, sensors and more
In a remarkable career spanning more than three decades, Col Don Emmons (ret’d) gained a special insight into the top-secret Lockheed SR-71. In the December 2020 issue of Aviation News he revealed to Dr Kevin Wright how he became involved in the programme and recounts his experiences flying in the Blackbird and managing its return to flight in the 1990s
SR-71 pilot: a hurricane, MiG-31 and other amazing tales
Key.Aero’s Dino Carrara interviewed pilot Ed Yeilding to hear about his time assigned to the SR-71 Blackbird. He describes here his most memorable operational missions, including the time he encountered a hurricane and another that involved a MiG-31
The aircraft used to fly the Royal Family over the decades
Charles Woodley detailed in the January 2018 issue of Aviation News the different aircraft that have flown the Royal Family around the globe through the decades
PC Pilot Issue 145
The full issue in page-turning format
Flying Circus – Volume II released
1C Game Studio, in partnership with Ugra Media, has announced Flying Circus - Volume II is now available.
Rebuilding An-225: How Microsoft is helping resurrect Mriya
Work is well underway to revive the iconic An-225 following its destruction in the opening days of the war in Ukraine.