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Military

USS Tripoli returns after successful first Indo-Pacific deployment

The US Navy's second America-class amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA-7), returned to Naval Base San Diego in California - the vessel's home port - with its complement of Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs on November 29, after completing its first operational deployment to the Indo-Pacific.

Japan orders two more KC-46As

Boeing has been awarded a Foreign Military Sales contract to deliver two additional KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tankers to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, bringing the total now on contract for Japan to six

First USAF F-15s leave Kadena as phased withdrawal effort begins

The phased withdrawal of USAF-operated Boeing F-15C/D Eagles from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, commenced on December 1, when the first eight 18th Wing aircraft departed from the base

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How the US Navy is enhancing TOPGUN training

With the spotlight on the silver screen for Top Gun: Maverick earlier this year, Nate Leong details ongoing changes to enhance training for the US Navy’s own Top Guns at NAS Fallon

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Highway Hornets: How does Finland train its F/A-18 pilots for dispersed ops?

AirForces Monthly hit the road to join the Finnish Air Force as it practised its long tradition of flying its F/A-18s from the country’s main dual carriageways

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Commercial

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How these stunning air-to-air photos of Lufthansa's first 787 were taken

The arrival of Lufthansa’s first Dreamliner in Bremen presented a unique opportunity for pilot, air traffic controller and aviation photographer Sebastian Thoma. Here, in his own words, he shares some of the logistical preparations behind an incredible air-to-air helicopter shoot.

Why a one-week-old airBaltic A220 flew to Africa

AirBaltic’s newest Airbus A220 has had a very busy first week.

What is the outlook of ultra-long-haul flying?

In our monthly check-in with the Cirium team, we explore the recent growth of ultra-long-haul flying and consider the headwinds that could impact its expansion.

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Historic

Ulster gets ejection trials Meteor

RAF Museum gifts ex-Martin-Baker trials aircraft and Sycamore helicopter

Big BA boost for Blackbushe Viking project

UK flag-carrier donates £20,000 towards classic airliner’s repatriation

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How close can you can get to a fire breathing English Electric Lightning? This close!

FlyPast associate editor Jamie Ewan caught up with the Lightning Preservation Group during its eagerly anticipated, ear-shattering, ground shaking return to the UK event calendar

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Flight Simulation

Little Gransden for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Burning Blue Design has announced that Little Gransden Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Analog King Air pack released

Black Square's Steam Gauge overhaul for the default MSFS King Air 350i provides a new interior and panel with 3D' steam' gauges and swappable radio configurations.

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INTERVIEW: Flight Control Replay v5

Flight Control Replay looks to allow us to take back control of the replay functionality in Microsoft Flight Simulator. With the announcement of the new version 5 of the software, we spoke to its creator, Fabio Merlo, to find out how the programme is adapting and evolving as time goes by.

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