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NASA readies ex-USMC F/A-18D for chase mission ahead of X-59 testing
A former USMC-operated F/A-18D Hornet that was acquired by NASA from the US Navy in 2021 has been rolled out at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center – a part of Edwards AFB in California – after being rejuvenated and repainted ahead of its planned use in supporting the testing of the administration’s X-59 QueSST technology demonstrator
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 147
Welcome to the 147th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
Argentine Navy scraps plan to reactivate ex-French Super Étendards
The Argentine Navy has abandoned plans to reactivate the five former French Fleet Air Arm-operated Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard IVM naval strike fighters that were purchased in 2019, as the nation is unable to return the aircraft to operational service
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
Planespotting highlights from the King's coronation
Earlier this month, hundreds of world leaders descended on London for the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. We bring you a some of the more interesting aircraft movements from the weekend…
How are sanctions against Russia impacting the aviation industry?
Legal experts Daniel Powell and Leigh Crestohl assess the ongoing impact of sanctions against Russia on the aviation industry including lessors, manufacturers and insurers
The Ultimate Airline Logo Quiz (Part Two)
Welcome to part two of our Ultimate Airline Logos quiz!
After last week's 'airlines of yesteryear' theme, this time we bring you a mixture of (potentially) lesser known, unusual, and downright obscure passenger and cargo carriers plying their trade somewhere in the world today.
Best of luck!
'Jenny' restoration complete at USAF museum
Historic biplane to go back on show at Wright-Patterson this summer
Swiss Ju 52 retired to German museum
Just one ‘Tante Ju’ left in airworthy condition in Europe
When Eagle dared: the British Eagle story
Beginning 75 years ago, the story of British Eagle is typical of many a British independent airline. In one of the final features he completed before his death, Bruce Hales-Dutton looked back to a 2009 interview with Eagle’s founder Harold Bamberg to chart this much-loved carrier’s rise and fall
Bell 222B ready for take-off
CowanSim has announced the Bell 222B for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
Orlando for MSFS released
Taxi2Gate has announced Orlando International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
Just Flight 146 Professional for MSFS upgraded
Just Flight has released a major update for the 146 Professional, adding failures simulation, pushback controls, HF aerials, improved performance and various enhancements.