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Historic

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The Streetcar Line of the Virgin Islands

Beautiful flying boats serving sun-drenched Caribbean islands and a dash of Hollywood glamour - Antilles Air Boats seemed to have it all,...

Dutch DC-3 to fly passengers in the UK

DDA Classic Airlines from the Netherlands will be flying passengers from Cambridge in Douglas DC-3 PH-PBA in July.

Advanced Air Striking Force tribute to go ahead

The Conde-Vraux Aviation Museum near Reims, France, will host a ceremony on May 17 to mark the 80th anniversary of the Advanced Air Striking Force’s attempt to counter the German invasion of 1940.

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FlyPast April 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Silent wings over the Rhine

Christopher Warner details his great-uncle’s harrowing experience as a glider pilot in World War Two...

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Military

Top Aces flies F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter for the first time

Top Aces performed the first flight of its newly procured F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter (AAF) equipped with an Advanced Aggressor Mission System (AAMS) on January 19

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Forecasting Thunder: An overview of the JF-17 Block III

While the JF-17 has come of age in the combat theatre, it has yet to record any major successes in the export market. We explore the development of the light fighter and how the new Block III standard could help expand the aircraft’s customer base in the coming years

US Navy's 'future air wing' trains with USMC in the South China Sea

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group and Essex Amphibious Ready Group concluded joint expeditionary strike force training operations in the South China Sea on January 16, marking the first time an amphibious group had worked alongside the US Navy’s next-generation Carrier Air Wing

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Commercial

Airbus’ big twin

Airbus’ big twin British Airways is one of two UK carriers...

Arctic tankers

Mark Ayton tells the fascinating story of the only US Air Force...

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Mid-Field Terminal a Step Closer

News The terminal’s vast roof has a span of 1,047ft...

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Spanish Boost for Teesside

MANAGEMENT AT the recently renamed Teesside International Airport...

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Luton’s DART Hits Target

CONSTRUCTION WORK on a new £225m Luton direct air-rail transit...

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Flight Simulation

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Aerosoft’s A318/A319 Professional

A new Airbus for Prepar3D

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Challenging Airports - Bolzano, Italy (LIPB)

Challenging Airports - Bolzano, Italy (LIPB)

PMDG 747-8 released

The PMDG 747-8 Queen of the Skies II Expansion Pack for FSX and...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."