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Boeing 747

As Boeing prepares to hand over the last ever 747, check out our collection of more than 70 jumbo articles including an interview with its designer, and the world's most experienced 747 captain.

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What you need to know about the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber

After a relatively short seven-year development period, the USAF is poised to begin testing the first new long-range bomber developed since the Northrop Grumman B-2A entered service more than 30 years ago. Tom Kaminski reports

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Everything you need to know about India’s new Light Combat Helicopter

India’s Light Combat Helicopter entered service in October 2022 after a lengthy development campaign. AirForces Monthly has followed the programme since the prototype’s maiden flight and provides details of this unique attack helicopter

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Combat Aircraft Journal March 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Dutch hold major multinational helicopter exercise

Falcon Autumn proved to be one of the most complex multinational rotary-wing airborne assault exercises witnessed in Europe in recent years. Joris van Boven and Alex van Noije report from the Netherlands

Ukraine calls on Germany to donate 93-strong Tornado fleet

Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Andrij Melnyk has made a direct plea to Germany to donate its entire ageing fleet of Panavia Tornado IDS/ECR ground attack/strike jets to help in the war with Russia

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Commercial

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Jumbo testing: Boeing's chief 747 pilot on developing the -8

Back in 2017 and long before the COVID-19 pandemic had dealt a cruel blow to the Jumbo, Airliner World spoke to Mark Feuerstein who was then Boeing’s chief pilot, 747 Programs, about his role in the development of the -8 variant. Feuerstein retired from the company in 2021.

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Boeing 747 vs Airbus A380: how do they compare?

The four-engine 747 and A380 are the Hercules of the skies. Michael Doran looks at how these two aircraft match up.

“I was lucky”: BA pilot on becoming the world’s most experienced 747 captain

Joining British Airways in 1987, Nick Eades went on to fly the jumbo continuously for the next 34 years, becoming the world’s most experienced pilot in terms of time-served and hours flown on the type. Thomas Haynes sits down with him to learn more about his record-breaking career

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Historic

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Carden-Baynes Bee: the complete story

As it turned out, a pusher twin using modified car engines, with its undercarriage almost entirely within the fuselage and a wing that rotated for storage, wasn’t a viable light aeroplane — but there was method in the Baynes Bee’s apparent madness

Aero Legends Dakota at Coningsby

Aero Legends’ Douglas DC-3 Dakota KP220 is lodging with the BBMF at Coningsby, Lincolnshire this winter

Successful relocation for US museum

The Spirit of Flight Foundation museum opened its new facility at Nampa Municipal Airport in Idaho late last year

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Flight Simulation

New Icelandic destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest Icelandic destination from ST Simulations is Egilsstaðir Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Landmarks Brisbane City Pack for X-Plane released

Orbx has announced its first Landmarks product for X-Plane 11 and 12 is out now.

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A beginner’s guide to the FMS

In this tutorial, we walk you through the process of programming the Flight Management Computer on one of the more popular flight simulation airliners, the PMDG 737. A video is available at the end of the article highlighting each step.

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