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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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…

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Flight Simulation

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.

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Upcoming Events

Visit the Vulcan Day


Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

See former Royal Air Force bomber Avro Vulcan XL426 up close in its hangar at our Visit the Vulcan Day. You can walk round the Vulcan and for an additional fee you can climb inside for a guided tour of the cockpit.

Aerojumble '23


Salisbury, United Kingdom

The webpage for the events states "buy, sell or swap anything aviation or militaria".

British Gliding Association Competitions


Alton, United Kingdom

The following competitions will take place:
Standard Class Nationals 2023
Open Class Nationals 2023
15M Nationals 2023

Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair


Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

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.

Vulcan XL426 Dam Busters Twilight Taxi-Run


Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A special twilight taxi-run by Vulcan XL426 will commemorate the 80th Anniversary of 617 Squadron and its famous World War 2 'Dam Busters' raid against the Mohne, Edersee and Sorpe dams.

Oregon International Air Show - Hillsboro


Hillsboro, United States

The event's webpage says: "The Oregon International Air Show has been the State of Oregon’s largest aviation event since 1988." The organiser's started running two airshows in 2021, in Hillsboro and McMinnville,