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Bell completes Bahraini AH-1Z programme
Bell Textron revealed on February 20 that it has completed the programme of record for Bahrain’s acquisition of 12 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters, adding that the last six examples are on schedule to arrive in the Kingdom later this year
How RAF Voyagers made NATO Eastern Flank patrols possible
RAF Typhoons have been a regular player in the combat air patrols over NATO’s Eastern Flank since February 24 last year, but without the RAF Voyager, the job would have been a lot more complicated, as Wg Cdr Mike Udall, Officer Commanding of 101 Sqn based at RAF Brize Norton, explains to Alan Warnes
US donates four helicopters to the Dominican Republic
The US has donated a further four utility helicopters to the Dominican Republic – comprising two Bell TH-67A Creeks for the Dominican Republic Army and a pair of Bell UH-1H Super Huey IIs for the Dominican Republic Air Force – with all four aircraft arriving in-country on February 14
Former US Army Black Hawk suddenly appears in Ukraine
Of all the rotorcraft that have been donated from Western allies to Ukraine as it continues to bare the brunt of invading Russian forces, it seems that the first US-built helicopter to be seen involved in the conflict – a UH-60A – has unexpectedly appeared in the service of the secretive Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine
Romanian MiG-21s scrambled to chase down ‘phantom’ object
A pair of Romanian Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR B/C fighters were recently scrambled to intercept a small, unidentified aerial target that had been detected within national airspace at an altitude of approximately 36,000ft over southeast Romania
Air Astana posts record profits, declares 2022 its best year ever
Almaty-based Air Astana has declared 2022 its best year ever after posting a record profit of $78.2 million after tax.
Aeroflot's bold growth plans revealed
Aeroflot expects to carry up to 65 million passengers a year by the end of the decade under ambitious growth plans recently unveiled.
How two tail strikes minutes apart brought Alaska Airlines to a halt
Two Alaska Airlines Boeing 737s suffered tail-strikes within six minutes of each other while departing Seattle/Tacoma on January 26, leading the carrier to quickly halt its entire operation nationwide.
Help to revive RAF West Raynham’s Station Headquarters
A project has big plans to breathe new life into the Station Headquarters building at the former RAF West Raynham
Which air forces flew the Gloster Meteor night-fighter?
Although by no means so prolific as single-seat Meteor exports, the night fighter was supplied in modest numbers to NATO and Middle Eastern countries
V-bomber cockpits taken on at Duxford
At the end of last year, the Essex-based Cockpit Collection donated a pair of V-bomber noses to IWM Duxford
Back to Basics – Series 4, Lesson 6
In our previous lesson, we left off overhead Mangalore VOR station. We now continue on our planned route to Albury when some unexpected ATC requirements test our understanding of VOR intercepts before we put it all together to make a simple VOR approach.
Chester Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released
The latest US destination from Orbx is KSNC Chester Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
AOA Simulations’T-6A Texan II review
Complementing its existing range of military aircraft, AOA Simulations T-6A Texan II for X-Plane 11 is arguably its most sophisticated release to date.