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Falcon Strike: Italy works to enhance fifth-gen fighter combat tactics
As the Italian Air Force prepares to mark its centenary on March 28, 2023, it hosted a training exercise focused on fifth-generation fighter tactics, Combat Aircraft Journal visited Amendola Air Base in Northern Italy for Exercise Falcon Strike 22 and spoke to those involved
US Air National Guard updates 148th FW F-16s with new radar pods
Subject matter experts from across the USAF gathered at Duluth ANGB in Minnesota to exercise the end-to-end employment of the AN/ASQ-236 Dragon’s Eye radar pod – which was recently fielded on the resident Fighting Falcons of the 148th FW – and to establish a plan to operationalise the pod for all ANG-operated F-16C/Ds
USAF E-3s deployed to Europe
For the first time since Russia launched its large scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, two US Air Force Boeing E-3G Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft deployed to Europe
USAF B-1Bs integrate with ROKAF F-35As as bombers return to Guam
For the first time this year, the USAF has deployed an undisclosed number of B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers to Andersen AFB in Guam as part of the latest Bomber Task Force mission to the highly tense Indo-Pacific region
RNLAF prepares to upgrade 28 AH-64Ds to the Echo-model Apache
As the Royal Netherlands Air Force prepares to upgrade its 28 AH-64D Apache to the Echo-model, No 302 Squadron at Robert Gray Army Field, Texas, is playing a vital role in the transition process. Frank Visser spoke with the unit commander
The secrets to good in-flight meals
It may be plane food, but it’s certainly not plain food, as Tom Batchelor discovers in Delhi, learning about the culinary expertise behind in-flight meals
Norwegian signs for even more Boeing 737 MAX
Low-cost carrier Norwegian has agreed provisional terms to acquire more Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. On February 6, the Oslo-based company said it had signed a Letter of Intent with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) in relation to six MAX 8s.
Quieter supersonic flight: NASA X-59 chief pilot's insights
Lead pilot David Nils Larson talks to Mark Broadbent about NASA’s latest X-plane, the X-59 Quesst
Historic Aviation Quiz: Fighters of the 1920s
Not even a worldwide economic depression could derail the "Golden age of flight" during the 'Roaring Twenties' – especially when it came to the development of fighters. How good is your aircraft recognition? Can you recognise these fighters from across the 1920s?
Flying Legends show moves to Leeds East
Famed warbird display finds new venue at former RAF Church Fenton
Want to fly in a Chipmunk?
Want to fly in a Chipmunk in aid of returning a Supermarine S.5 racer to the skies? Then look no further!
Honeycomb Charlie Rudder Pedals now available on pre-order
Honeycomb Aeronautical has announced the launch of pre-orders for the Charlie Rudder Pedals, the latest addition to its line of high-performance flight simulation equipment.
Hogsback Ranch for Microsoft Flight Simulator
Hogsback Ranch is a private airstrip in the North California backcountry with breathtaking views and the perfect location for virtual bush trip adventures.
Helipads LA Police for MSFS now available
Orbx has introduced a new Police Activities Expansion Pack that offers a unique and realistic look into the daily operations of Police forces in the LA metropolitan area.