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Could Ukraine be given a fourth ex-Royal Navy Sea King?
Another former Royal Navy Westland Sea King could be heading to Ukraine, making it the fourth example of the type to be donated to the war-torn nation by the UK
‘Tomcats’ return as USMC’s second F-35C Lightning II squadron
The USMC activated its second Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II squadron, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 311 (VMFA-311) ‘Tomcats’ (code ‘WL-XX’), on April 14
Zambian Air Force acquires two Enstrom 480B helicopters
The US-based Enstrom Helicopter Corporation announced on April 17 that it has sold two turbine-powered 480B helicopters to the Zambian Air Force, which will employ the rotorcraft for both training and utility missions
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 143
Welcome to the 143rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
Just how powerful is Russia's strategic bomber force?
Alexander Mladenov examines the current state, operations and inventory of Russia’s long-range bomber fleet which has been undergoing upgrades while also seeing active service in Ukraine
Iran Air Airbus A310 turbulence report published
The Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) of the Iranian Civil Aviation Authority has released its final report into the events which led to the injuries of two people onboard an Iran Air jet.
Boeing 747s return to service with Emirates
Two Queens of the Sky have been leased by the operator – the first time they’ve been used by the carrier in six years
Here's what to expect at the 2023 Paris Air Show
The global aerospace industry is preparing todescend on Le Bourget for the 2023 Paris Air Show. But with so many aircraft orders already announced, is the format still relevant? Richard Schuurman predicts the key themes for this year’s gathering
FlyPast July 2023
The full issue in page-turning format
How much of Guy Gibson’s Dambuster Lancaster survives?
FlyPast’s Jamie Ewan explores how the yoke and throttle quadrant from Guy Gibson’s Lancaster still exists, 75 years after the aeroplane was scrapped
To Hell and Back - Dambusters interviewed
None of the brave men who flew on the ‘Dams Raid’ are alive today. Tom Allett met several veterans and here remembers conversations with two of them
Exploring London Heathrow
This time, we fly to London Heathrow Airport and take a closer look at iniScene’s rendition of the primary gateway to the UK.
Just Flight’s FS Traffic review
We take a look at FS Traffic from Just Flight, a package that provides high-quality replacement aircraft models for the default AI traffic in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Hong Kong for X-Plane out now
Scenery developer, TaiModels has announced Hong Kong International Airport for X-Plane 11 and 12 is now available.