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Exercise Volfa 2022: Inside one of France’s largest ever combat air drills

Nine air powers gathered for the French Air and Space Force-hosted Exercise Volfa 2022. AirForces Monthly reports on the high intensity operations that were carried out during the latest edition of the event

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Air Force One: The Flying Fortress

It is possibly the world’s most famous plane, but little is known about it. A new documentary with rare access to the inner workings of Air Force One changes that. Tom Batchelor spoke to professional pilot and filmmaker Scott Bateman to learn more

Jordanian F-16 Block 70 acquisition gets green light

In a bid to modernise its ageing fleet of fixed-wing combat aircraft, representatives from the Royal Jordanian Air Force Command have inked a deal to buy at least 12 Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70 Fighting Falcons from the US

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The ultimate guide to everything happening at RAF Lakenheath

AirForces Monthly looks at RAF Lakenheath, where the 48th Fighter Wing is continuing to transition from an all Eagle force to welcome the new fifth-generation capabilities offered by the F-35A Lightning II

Argentina receives final modernised C-130H

The modernisation of five Argentine Air Force-operated C-130H Hercules tactical transports has now come to an successful end after the Fábrica Argentina de Aviones recently redelivered the fifth and final example to the operator

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Commercial

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How drones are being used to save lives in disaster zones

Tom Batchelor looks at how drones are fast becoming a key part of the disaster toolkit, from delivering medication to providing invaluable data

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Lufthansa to ramp up A340-600 operations

German flag carrier Lufthansa is reported to be returning five more parked Airbus A340-600s to regular service in time for its summer schedule.

British Airways A320 makes emergency landing at Manchester

A British Airways Airbus A320 made an emergency landing at Manchester Airport this afternoon.

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Historic

Historic Aviation Quiz: US F-104 Edition

With January 28, 2023 marking the 65th anniversary of the first production Lockheed F-104A Starfighter being delivered to the United States Air Force (USAF), we dedicate this week’s Historic Aviation Quiz to Lockheed’s ‘missile with a man in it’…

Hopes to keep Arthur Scarf VC medal in UK

The RAF Museum is calling on the public’s support to help keep Squadron Leader Arthur Scarf’s Victoria Cross medal in the UK

Airworthy Spitfire bound for Turkey

Flying museum at Sivrihisar to receive combat veteran MkIX after restoration

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Flight Simulation

Orbx releases Launceston Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Developed by Ken Hall, YMLT Launceston Airport was designed using hundreds of on-site photographs to create realistic textures with Physically Based Rendering effects throughout.

Swansea Airport for MSFS out now

Scenery developer, Pilot Plus has released EGFH Swansea Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Scheibe SF-25C Falke takes flight in X-Plane 12

VSKYLABS has announced the Scheibe SF-25C Falke has been upgraded to version 5, adding X-Plane 12 compatibility.

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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.