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Could Ukraine be given a fourth ex-Royal Navy Sea King?
Another former Royal Navy Westland Sea King could be heading to Ukraine, making it the fourth example of the type to be donated to the war-torn nation by the UK
‘Tomcats’ return as USMC’s second F-35C Lightning II squadron
The USMC activated its second Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II squadron, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 311 (VMFA-311) ‘Tomcats’ (code ‘WL-XX’), on April 14
Zambian Air Force acquires two Enstrom 480B helicopters
The US-based Enstrom Helicopter Corporation announced on April 17 that it has sold two turbine-powered 480B helicopters to the Zambian Air Force, which will employ the rotorcraft for both training and utility missions
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 143
Welcome to the 143rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
Just how powerful is Russia's strategic bomber force?
Alexander Mladenov examines the current state, operations and inventory of Russia’s long-range bomber fleet which has been undergoing upgrades while also seeing active service in Ukraine
AIR International June 2023
The full issue in page-turning format
Flying on a 40-year-old Boeing 737-200 in Honduras
Most aviation enthusiasts can appreciate the iconic lines of a classic jet. But there’s a small contingent that yearns for the days before carbon-fibre and glass cockpits to such a degree they’re willing to travel to the ends of the world to find them. Daniel Johnston recalls his recent expedition to Latin America in the pursuit of the increasingly rare Boeing 737-200
BREAKING: Ryanair places its biggest Boeing order to date
The deal strengthens the carrier’s relationship with Boeing, and is reportedly worth over $40 billion
British Phantom Heritage Centre starts to take shape
The British Phantom Aviation Group passed two milestones at its new Cotswold Airport home in Gloucestershire shortly before Easter
Historic Aviation Quiz: 'The Dambusters'
With Key.Aero honouring the ‘Dambusters’, we dedicate this week's quiz to the squadron, men, and machines of Operation Chastise – the audacious attack against the Great Dams of Germany’s Ruhr on May 16/17, 1943 in what was dubbed the “greatest raid” of the war…
What was it like to fly in ‘The Dam Busters’ movie?
In the middle of a 24-year RAF career Eric Quinney couldn’t believe his luck when he was chosen to fly Lancasters in ‘The Dam Busters’ film…
Eagle Dynamics DCS: Black Shark 3 review
This time, we review Eagle Dynamics' latest rendition of the Ka-50 for DCS World and see what advancements have been made over previous iterations of this formidable combat helicopter.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Normandy tutorial - part 2
In this instalment of our new series dedicated to exploring 1C Games Studios’ Battle of Normandy, we will be removing the panels and exploring the ‘Settings’ section to discover how much control and flexibility the developers have given the end-user with every aspect of this simulation.
Flight Simulator Training
This new series will test your flying skills and knowledge of the aircraft to the limit. You will have the opportunity to experience the situations that pilots face during simulator sessions in normal and emergency conditions and in all types of geographic areas. So are you ready for the challenge?