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Historic

Remembering artist Robert Taylor

Legendary aviation artist Robert Taylor passed away recently following a short illness – Aces High Gallery has announced a special Remembrance Weekend

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Three key men behind the Avro Vulcan’s design

Steve Beebee remembered three of the key men behind the Avro Vulcan’s design in the September 2011 issue of FlyPast

The primary aircraft for the Black Buck 1 mission was Vulcan B.2 XM598 (shown here shortly after it first arrived at Wideawake Airfield), however a cockpit window wouldn’t seal properly and so the aircraft couldn’t be pressurised. This led to the back-up aircraft carrying out the attack. Bob Shackleton/VTST Feature Premium

Planning the Vulcan raids on the Falklands

Dr Kevin Wright interviewed Sqn Ldr Andy Marson (Ret), at the time Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s navigator on XH558, who helped plan the Black Buck raids during the Falklands War. He provided his insight into these complex missions in the August 2015 issue of Aviation News

Avro Vulcan origins and career

Glenn Sands described the Vulcan’s pedigree in the September 2011 issue of FlyPast

Caribou and CASA on display near Madrid

A pair of former Spanish military aircraft have been prepared for public display in their homeland

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Military

Italian Air Force marks end of HH-212A ops with final flight

The Italian Air Force’s (ItAF’s) 9° Stormo (Wing) held a celebratory event at Grazzanise Air Base on February 22 to mark the final flight of the HH-212A combat search-and-rescue (CSAR) helicopter fleet

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Maryland ANG to lose flying mission after upcoming A-10C departure

When its 21-strong fleet of A-10C Thunderbolt II close air support/ground attack aircraft are retired from use, the Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Wing will transition to a new cyber-based mission. Announced on March 7, the move will leave the Maryland ANG without a flying mission

T-7A Red Hawk endures month-long climatic testing at Eglin AFB

The USAF has marked a significant milestone in the operational development of its new advanced jet trainer, the T-7A Red Hawk, after a Boeing-operated test aircraft (21-7003) completed a month-long extreme weather trial inside the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin AFB, Florida, on February 23

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Commercial

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Boeing given green light to begin MAX 10 flight testing

Boeing has announced that its 737 MAX 10 has been cleared by the FAA to begin certification flight testing

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Incredible Aboriginal A220 Qantas scheme uncovered

An eye-catching Aboriginal-inspired paint scheme adorns QantasLink’s first Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

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US airlines welcome Amsterdam Schiphol verdict

JetBlue and trade group Airlines for America (A4A) have welcomed the news that the Dutch government has temporarily abandoned plans to cut the number of flights at Amsterdam/Schiphol airport next year.

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British Airways launches new African route from Gatwick

British Airways (BA) has celebrated its inaugural service on a new route to Africa from London/Gatwick.

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Russia's stretched Il-96-400M makes maiden flight

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) carried out the maiden flight of the prototype Ilyushin Il-96-400M, RA-96115, on November 1.

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Flight Simulation

Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport V2 out now

Orbx has announced LIEO Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport V2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Local Legends 12:Dornier Do X review

In 1932, the Dornier company built the most ambitious, heaviest and luxurious flying boat to date, the Dornier Do X. In this review, we take Microsoft’s rendition of this iconic aircraft for a spin.

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NZA Simulations’ Milford Sound Region review

We travel to the Fiordland National Park at the southern end of New Zealand’s South Island and explore NZA Simulation’s rendition of the Milford Sound Region.

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