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USAF’s second WC-135R Constant Phoenix arrives at Offutt AFB
The USAF’s 55th Wing formally welcomed the second of three Boeing WC-135R Constant Phoenix atmospheric testing aircraft to its fleet on May 11, when the recently converted platform arrived at Offutt AFB in Nebraska
Where will Ukraine's F-16s come from and how will pilots be trained?
Kyiv’s quest for Western-made fighters was handed a major boost of May 19, when US President Joe Biden backed international plans for Ukrainian Air Force pilots to be trained to fly the long-desired F-16 Fighting Falcon and for European operators of the multi-role fighter to transfer their ‘Vipers’ to Ukraine
Sweden receives first Grob G120TP basic trainers
Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration revealed on April 4 that it has delivered the first of ten new Grob 120TP basic trainers to the Swedish Air Force – marking the first time in 11 years that the FMV has handed over a new aircraft to the air arm
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 146: Fighter Frenzy
Welcome to the 146th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military fighter aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
How does the US Navy qualify its F-35C pilots for carrier ops?
Preparing pilots for deployment is a critical aspect of the US Navy’s mission. Soren Nielsen examines how VFA-97 ‘Warhawks’ gained their carrier qualifications after transitioning to the Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II strike fighter
KLM 777 makes emergency landing in Dubai
A Boeing 777-206(ER) of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flying from Bangkok to Amsterdam has diverted into Dubai.
Asiana A321 door opened IN FLIGHT, passenger arrested
An Asiana Airlines passenger has reportedly been arrested after opening the emergency door of an Airbus A321 while in flight.
Virgin Orbit sells 747: full transaction details revealed
Virgin Orbit will sell its assets – including its converted Boeing 747 – to a trio of winning bidders and cease operations.
Swiss Ju 52 retired to German museum
Just one ‘Tante Ju’ left in airworthy condition in Europe
When Eagle dared: the British Eagle story
Beginning 75 years ago, the story of British Eagle is typical of many a British independent airline. In one of the final features he completed before his death, Bruce Hales-Dutton looked back to a 2009 interview with Eagle’s founder Harold Bamberg to chart this much-loved carrier’s rise and fall
Nighthawk ‘lands’ at US museum
A museum in the American state of Georgia has received Lockheed F-117A 81-10794
Just Flight 146 Professional for MSFS upgraded
Just Flight has released a major update for the 146 Professional, adding failures simulation, pushback controls, HF aerials, improved performance and various enhancements.
Navigraph releases Avionics Plugin for MSFS
The Avionics Plugin seamlessly integrates Navigraph airport charts and SimBrief flight plans into the G3000 and G5000 avionics used in the default TBM 930 and Cessna Citation Longitude in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Embraer EMB 121 Xingu takes flight in MSFS
BRsimDesigns has announced the Embraer EMB 121 Xingu for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.