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Back to Barksdale: USAF B-52Hs return from Indo-Pacific
Having operated from Andersen AFB in Guam since March, four B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 190 personnel from the USAF’s 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron have returned home to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana; marking the end of another Bomber Task Force deployment to the Indo-Pacific region
US Air National Guard's 'Badger Air Militia' receive first F-35A Lightning IIs
The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing welcomed an initial batch of three F-35A Lightning IIs on April 25. The fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters arrived at Truax Field ANGB in Madison, Wisconsin, following a ferry flight from Luke AFB, Arizona
The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 144
Welcome to the 144th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
CONFIRMED: King's Coronation flypast aircraft list
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed the line-up for today’s flypast to mark the coronation of King Charles III.
US in Africa: The Secret Wars You've Never Heard About
Attacks by Islamists terrorists on US bases have largely gone unreported. Al J Venter looks at the secret war raging in Africa
Inside FlySafair: a Herculean journey
Now officially South Africa’s biggest domestic airline by the number of seats offered, FlySafair has proud roots as a ‘can do’ operator of Hercules freighters, as Andreas Spaeth reports from Johannesburg
The Ultimate Ryanair Quiz (part two)
In celebration of Ryanair’s largest Boeing order to date being announced on Tuesday, we present to you ten questions on the Irish low-cost carrier’s fleet to get stuck in to. Enjoy, and good luck!
Will TAAG return to Europe? Airline CEO reveals overhaul plans
As an experienced pilot and long-time airline executive, there’s very little Eduardo Fairen Soria hasn’t done in the aviation industry. Today, he is at the helm of TAAG Angola Airlines and is charged with the challenging task of overhauling and modernising the Luanda-based flag carrier ahead of a potential privatisation. Matteo Legnani caught up with TAAG’s CEO to find out more...
‘Razorback’ P-47 flies
Superb restoration of combat-veteran fighter completed by AirCorps Aviation
Memphis Belle: sorting fact from legend
On the same day as the Ruhr dams raid ended, the captain of B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle completed his 25th mission. The famous bomber itself did so two days later. How did the two reach those milestones — and did any other 8th Air Force ‘heavies’ get there first?
Berlin Airlift – the British contribution
Avoiding World War Three, or the first victory of the Cold War? Helena P Schrader re-evaluates Britain’s contribution to Operation Plainfare, the UK’s designation for the Berlin Airlift
San Francisco upgraded to X-Plane 12
ShortFinal Design has announced KSFO - San Francisco International Definitive for X-Plane 12 is now available.
Pensacola Airport out now
Scenery developer, FSDesigns has released KPNS - Pensacola International Airport for X-Plane 12.
Philadelphia for Microsoft Flight Simulator released
Developed by MK-Studios, the package for Microsoft Flight Simulator is a high-fidelity rendition of Philadelphia Airport built from the ground up.