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UK MoD plots Red Arrows move to RAF Waddington
Plans to relocate the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) world-renowned aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, to RAF Waddington – following the closure of its current home, RAF Scampton – have been announced by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).
US military officials open up about sixth X-37B mission
Air Force Secretary, Barbara M Barrett, and US Space Force (USSF) Gen John W Raymond opened up about the sixth mission of Boeing’s X-37B reusable space plane – a platform that has been shrouded in secrecy since its first launch.
Taiwanese OH-58D suffers hard landing
A Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior operated by the Republic of China Army Aviation & Special Forces Command suffered a hard landing in Gueiren, Taiwan (Republic of China) during a training flight.
Boeing rolls out first Loyal Wingman prototype
An industry team – led by Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) – have rolled out the first of three Airpower Teaming System (ATS) prototypes.
F-22 Raptor crashes near Eglin AFB
A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor, operated by the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Hornets’ – a part of the 325th Fighter Wing (FW) – crashed near Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida, on May 15.
FAA reveals stricter unruly passenger policy
After a string of recent incidents, the agency has decided to strengthen its response to troublesome travellers
The ultimate guide to the Airbus A318
On the 19th anniversary of its first flight, Key Aero examines what happened to the select number produced and where they all are today
Norwegian ditches long-haul flying and axes 1,000 jobs
Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air has revealed it will permanently end all long-haul flights after citing the operation as “not viable”.
VIDEO: Blackbird pilot recalls most memorable mission
Colonel Richard Graham (ret’d) was an SR-71 Blackbird pilot, Squadron Commander and Wing Commander. Watch as he recalls one particular flight out of RAF Mildenhall…
Historic Aviation Quiz
Can you identify the tail sections of these historic aircraft?
Read a Meteor flight test from 1951
The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and saw action during World War Two. The design was developed, including the F.8 variant which was flight tested by The Aeroplane 70 years ago…
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