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Inside Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1
On March 6, the latest iteration of the biannual Exercise Cobra Warrior (CW23-1) commenced over the skies of the United Kingdom. Ben Stanley Hall looks at the various assets involved, support equipment and mission sets as well as a chat with some of its participants
Canada eyes P-8A Poseidon as replacement for ageing Aurora fleet
Canada has announced that it intends to join its other four Five Eyes alliance partner nations in acquiring the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, with the type set to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s ageing Lockheed CP-140M Aurora fleet
NATO orders tenth A330-243MRTT to support increasing demand
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) ordered an additional Airbus A330-243 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) on March 28, increasing the Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) to ten aircraft
Netherlands opts to sell retired CH-47Ds over Ukraine transfer
The Dutch MOD recently announced plans to sell six of its ‘obsolete’ Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters to the Billings Flying Service in Montana, after evaluating that it would be difficult to transfer these specific airlifters to the Ukrainian Armed Forces
How the 95th RS conducts RC-135 ops from RAF Mildenhall
As the USAF’s 95th Reconnaissance Squadron celebrates 105 years since its formation, Luca Chadwick looks at its operations out of RAF Mildenhall in the UK
Emirates link up with United
The Middle Eastern powerhouse has joined forces with the US titan to offer more routes.
Flair Airlines file lawsuit
The Canadian ULCC claims the seizure of its aircraft was “unlawful”.
Qatar Airways expanding in Africa
The Middle Eastern carrier has announced big expansion plans for the African continent.
Historic Aviation Quiz – The Short Stirling edition
With the re-emergence of the ‘Mickle Fell Stirling’ wreck recently at the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, we dedicate this week’s Historic Aviation Quiz to a type often considered Bomber Command’s forgotten bomber - the Short Stirling...
‘Rex’ restoration on the cards in Florida
Florida-based American Aero Services is to begin restoring former Imperial Japanese Navy Kawanishi N1K1 Kyōfū 565 to static display condition
What's it like to fly de Havilland's legendary Mosquito?
Last year, seasoned military pilot and FlyPast correspondent Luke Bimm had the opportunity to fly in the Military Aviation Museum’s immaculate de Havilland Mosquito. It proved an experience almost worth selling his soul for…
Rockhampton Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator
Developed by Rob Byrne, the package is a detailed rendition of YBRK Rockhampton Airport in Central Queensland based on photos taken on-site with crisp 15cm aerial imagery and custom ground polygons.
MSFS Baron upgraded to Steam
Black Square's Analog Baron upgrades the default G58 Baron for Microsoft Flight Simulator with a new interior, panel and systems, including winglets.
Antonov An-2 ready for take-off
The Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has announced the next aircraft in the Famous Flyer series, the Ukrainian-built An-2 is out now.