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Italian Air Force Air Chief reveals his top priorities
In March, the Aeronautica Militare celebrated 100 years of operations. Joe Campion recently visited Italy to explore the air force’s current structure and its future aspirations
NATO aircraft descend on Lossiemouth for major exercise
RAF Lossiemouth is playing a major role in NATO’s Exercise Formidable Shield, which started on May 8 and runs until May 26.
Back to Barksdale: USAF B-52Hs return from Indo-Pacific
Having operated from Andersen AFB in Guam since March, four B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 190 personnel from the USAF’s 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron have returned home to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana; marking the end of another Bomber Task Force deployment to the Indo-Pacific region
US Air National Guard's 'Badger Air Militia' receive first F-35A Lightning IIs
The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing welcomed an initial batch of three F-35A Lightning IIs on April 25. The fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters arrived at Truax Field ANGB in Madison, Wisconsin, following a ferry flight from Luke AFB, Arizona
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 144
Welcome to the 144th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
Will the recent business jet sales boom continue?
Over the last few years, business jet manufacturers have seen their order books grow. This year will determine whether the upswing continues or if the industry’s challenges limit growth. David Willis reviews the current state of the business jet sector and looks at some of the aircraft under development
Cargolux 747 shears undercarriage after emergency landing
The aircraft was in the process of making an emergency landing at the time
BREAKING: Flights diverted after Gatwick suspends operations
Flights to and from Gatwick Airport were disrupted this afternoon after operations at the London hub were temporarily suspended.
D-Day Squadron hopes to undertake 2024 tour
The proposed return follows a historic North Atlantic crossing in 2019 and it’s seeking funding to make it happen
Dambusters in depth: The history of 617 Squadron
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters famous raid, in the May 2013 issue of FlyPast, Andrew Thomas examined the heritage of 617 Squadron – arguably the most famous RAF unit of them all
EXCLUSIVE! How the last of 'the Few's' Hurricane will fly again
Hawker Restorations is known for its Hurricanes, with eight projects completed and a ninth now well under way — no less than the aeroplane last flown by the man who is the sole remaining member of ‘the Few’
San Francisco upgraded to X-Plane 12
ShortFinal Design has announced KSFO - San Francisco International Definitive for X-Plane 12 is now available.
Pensacola Airport out now
Scenery developer, FSDesigns has released KPNS - Pensacola International Airport for X-Plane 12.
Philadelphia for Microsoft Flight Simulator released
Developed by MK-Studios, the package for Microsoft Flight Simulator is a high-fidelity rendition of Philadelphia Airport built from the ground up.