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USAF retires first A-10C to the boneyard, with more set to follow

After the US Congress relented in its stance on blocking the USAF’s long-standing desire to axe its fleet of A-10C Thunderbolt II close air support aircraft last year, the air arm retired the first of 21 ‘Warthogs’ that it was authorised to divest under the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act on April 5

USAF deploys more F-35As and F-15Es to Kadena Air Base

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 355th Fighter Squadron (FS) 'Fightin' Falcons' at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, and F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 336th FS 'Rocketeers' at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, have arrived at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, to further ensure the USAF's continued fighter presence in the region while the base's resident F-15C/D Eagles are returned to the continental US.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 141

Welcome to the 141st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

USAF retires first active-duty E-3B Sentry from service

Tinker Air Force Base (AFB) in Oklahoma bid farewell to its first Boeing E-3B Sentry on March 31 as the airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft was flown to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, where it will be placed into long-term storage with the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG).

What it was like to be an RAF Jaguar squadron boss

Key Aero’s Dino Carrara interviewed Air Vice-Marshal Bob Judson (ret.) about his involvement with the SEPECAT Jaguar. In this final part he reflects on his time as the officer commanding (OC) of a frontline Jaguar squadron

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How leaky lavatories caused control difficulties for Delta 767

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has concluded an investigation into an incident involving a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER that suffered flight control problems following a water leak on board.

Emirates and Stansted Double Up

The Middle Eastern titan has increased its capacity from the Essex airport

Georgian Expansion for Wizz

The European low-cost carrier says it is “[solidifying] its market leader position in the country”

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Preservation nation: 50 years on the UK aviation heritage scene

Aeroplane’s 50 years have coincided with the most extraordinary developments in UK aviation heritage. For our news editor, its first issue triggered an interest that’s never waned

No 8 Squadron veterans salute lost Shackleton crew

Loss of WR965 commemorated at International Bomber Command Centre

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Those Stratocruiser days… and nights

Flying the British Overseas Airways Corporation’s Boeing Stratocruisers was an experience like no other in the commercial aviation world. For one of BOAC’s distinguished captains, writing in Aeroplane during 1991, the recollections flowed thick and fast

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Flight Simulation

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Grumman F-14 Tomcat Flight Adventure

In this flight adventure, we take a closer look at what became the primary maritime air superiority fighter of the United States Navy for over 30 years, the versatile and powerful Grumman F-14 Tomcat.

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Orbx’s Memphis International Airport review

In this review, we travel to Memphis, the home of rhythm & blues and the birthplace of rock 'n' roll.

PC Pilot - Issue 145 Downloads

Online content for the May/June 2023 issue of PC Pilot.

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Upcoming Events



Bicester, United Kingdom

The company organising the event states Flywheel is "two jam-packed days of action celebrating all things wings, wheels and motion...Flywheel will see a host of classic motoring marques join the displays along the tree-lined avenues of the historic site. Fans of vintage flight can expect an equally spectacular showcase, with a broad range of historic aircraft set to grace the site’s grass airfield – winding back the years and commemorating the site’s heritage as an RAF Blenheim Bomber training station."

Wings and Wheels Henstridge


Henstridge, United Kingdom

The organisers' say: "With up to 130 classic aircraft and over 150 classic cars on show, plus a few traders and some great food this is a great day out for the family and enthusiast alike."

Midland Air Museum (Coventry) Aviation Fair


Baginton, United Kingdom

Aircraft enthusiasts fair

Ladies Day Fly-in


Bodmin, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "A great day to experience the joys of flying by all, but it is especially a celebration of all ladies in aviation.
Ladies day fly in
Visiting Aircraft – all are welcome
Vintage and classic vehicles"

Vulcan Aircrew Experience


Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

The Vulcan Restoration Trust website describes this event as: "New for 2023, the Vulcan Aircrew Experience is your chance to be a Vulcan crew member kitted out in authentic equipment as worn in the Falklands conflict.
This event is organised by UP AN’ AT ‘EM! HISTORY and admittance is by advance ticket-only."

English Riviera Airshow


Paignton, United Kingdom

Seafront airshow