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Q&A - April 2020

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question...

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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,...

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Forever young: Portuguese Chipmunks

With the type approaching its 75th anniversary, it is remarkable that Portuguese Air Force student pilots are still going solo on the DHC Chipmunk...

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Coningham’s travelling circus

Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham must be counted among the greatest architects of tactical air power...

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Hooks' Tours: Tupolev Tu-154

The Tu-154 was an important long-range addition to the Aeroflot fleet...

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Military

French Reaper launches GBU-12 for the first time in Niger

The French Air and Space Force announced on August 24 that it has for the first time launched a GBU-12 laser-guided munition from an MQ-9A Reaper Block 5 during an operational mission

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Deadly Raptor: An overview of past and present USAF F-22A ops

A trailblazer from the outset, the Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor has maintained its reputation as the world’s most capable air superiority fighter. We explore its entry into service through to current operations

USAF C-17A kicks off latest season of Op Deep Freeze

The 2021-2022 season of Operation Deep Freeze officially began after a USAF-operated Boeing C-17A Globemaster III completed the first winter fly-in (or ‘WinFly’) mission to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, earlier this month

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Commercial

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BREXIT: The airport impact

Keith Nuthall digests the 1,200-page Brexit deal to determine...

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From Montréal to the middle of nowhere

There are no roads to Salluit, so aviation is integral to everyday life. Sebastian Schmitz crosses the 55th parallel to visit the northern Québécois outpost

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Broader horizons: Munich Airport CEO interview

Munich Airport has had as rocky a year as any other major hub, but this German powerhouse is focusing on the future. CEO Jost Lammers tells Tara Craig how

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Flight Simulation

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Optimising X-Plane 11

A hints and tips guide Reducing the AA to something more...

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IL-2 Sturmovik updated

1C Game Studios (1CGS) has released a major update to IL-2 Sturmovik...

PC Pilot Issue 119 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the January-February 2019 issue.

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