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Military

USAF B-1Bs integrate with ROKAF F-35As as bombers return to Guam

For the first time this year, the USAF has deployed an undisclosed number of B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers to Andersen AFB in Guam as part of the latest Bomber Task Force mission to the highly tense Indo-Pacific region

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RNLAF prepares to upgrade 28 AH-64Ds to the Echo-model Apache

As the Royal Netherlands Air Force prepares to upgrade its 28 AH-64D Apache to the Echo-model, No 302 Squadron at Robert Gray Army Field, Texas, is playing a vital role in the transition process. Frank Visser spoke with the unit commander

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 131

Welcome to the 131st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

RAF Chinooks return to Estonia and NATO nations announce support for Ukraine

After returning to the UK In August last year, RAF Chinooks from No 18(B) Squadron at RAF Odiham have returned to Amari Air Base in Estonia for operation PELEDA. During the first week they were tasked with transporting defence ministers to a meeting in support of Ukraine.

British Typhoons train with Royal Saudi Air Force 

RAF personnel currently deployed in the Middle East performed a land away and integration with the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) in Saudi Arabia.

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Commercial

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The secrets to good in-flight meals

It may be plane food, but it’s certainly not plain food, as Tom Batchelor discovers in Delhi, learning about the culinary expertise behind in-flight meals

Norwegian signs for even more Boeing 737 MAX

Low-cost carrier Norwegian has agreed provisional terms to acquire more Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. On February 6, the Oslo-based company said it had signed a Letter of Intent with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) in relation to six MAX 8s.

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Quieter supersonic flight: NASA X-59 chief pilot's insights

Lead pilot David Nils Larson talks to Mark Broadbent about NASA’s latest X-plane, the X-59 Quesst

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Historic

De Havilland Mosquito coming to Biggin Hill!

As 'FlyPast' was closing for press, news broke that a restored de Havilland Mosquito will be based at and flying from Biggin Hill!

Lockheed Orion on its way to museum

Following the final flights of the RNZAF’s Lockheed P-3K2 Orion fleet in January, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand has confirmed that an example will join its collection

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How the Westland Wasp makes a practical private-owner helicopter

What’s it like for a private owner who’s never operated an historic aeroplane before to take on custodianship of a rotary classic?

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Flight Simulation

Vulcan for Microsoft Flight Simulator incoming

Just Flight has revealed that the Avro Vulcan for Microsoft Flights Simulator (MSFS) is in development.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Aircraft and Avionics Update 1 released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has announced Aircraft and Avionics Update I is now available to download.

Palm Beach for X-Plane out now

Orbx has announced KPBI Palm Beach International Airport for X-Plane 11 & 12 is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.

NZ National Aerobatics Championships

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Masterton, New Zealand

This is the opportunity for New Zealand’s top aerobatic pilots to battle it out in the Wairarapa skies for the honour and glory (if not huge prize money!) of being the “Champion of Champions”.