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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
USAF’s second WC-135R Constant Phoenix arrives at Offutt AFB
The USAF’s 55th Wing formally welcomed the second of three Boeing WC-135R Constant Phoenix atmospheric testing aircraft to its fleet on May 11, when the recently converted platform arrived at Offutt AFB in Nebraska
Where will Ukraine's F-16s come from and how will pilots be trained?
Kyiv’s quest for Western-made fighters was handed a major boost of May 19, when US President Joe Biden backed international plans for Ukrainian Air Force pilots to be trained to fly the long-desired F-16 Fighting Falcon and for European operators of the multi-role fighter to transfer their ‘Vipers’ to Ukraine
Sweden receives first Grob G120TP basic trainers
Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration revealed on April 4 that it has delivered the first of ten new Grob 120TP basic trainers to the Swedish Air Force – marking the first time in 11 years that the FMV has handed over a new aircraft to the air arm
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!
Reflecting on the British Aerospace ATP after European ops end
It is no more, it has ceased to be, it is bereft of life, it rests in peace… This is an ex-parrot. Well, in Europe at least... Stephen Skinner looks back at the the budgie’s big brother – the British Aerospace ATP
KLM 777 makes emergency landing in Dubai
A Boeing 777-206(ER) of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flying from Bangkok to Amsterdam has diverted into Dubai.
Flying Hurricane ‘boat busters’ in India
In an extract from her new book on the Hurricane, Jacky Hyams tells the story of Canadian pilot Jim Ashworth and his time flying Hurricane IID ‘boat busters’ in India.
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Historic Aviation Quiz: de Havilland Edition
How much do you know about de Havilland? Try our specially-themed quiz to find out!
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.
Navigraph releases Avionics Plugin for MSFS
The Avionics Plugin seamlessly integrates Navigraph airport charts and SimBrief flight plans into the G3000 and G5000 avionics used in the default TBM 930 and Cessna Citation Longitude in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Embraer EMB 121 Xingu takes flight in MSFS
BRsimDesigns has announced the Embraer EMB 121 Xingu for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.