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ROCAF begins operational testing of F-16V JHMCS

For the first time, Taiwan’s F-16V Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System has been employed by the 17th Tactical Fighter Group – a part of the Republic of China Air Force’s 5th Tactical Composite Wing – as operational test and evaluation (OT&E) efforts begin at Hualien Air Base

USAF steps closer to retiring E-8C Joint STARS fleet

The 16th Airborne Command and Control Squadron was inactivated at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, on February 16, marking another major step in the drawdown of the USAF’s E-8C Joint STARS fleet

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The little-known story of Ecuador’s SEPECAT Jaguars

In the January 2005 issue of Aviation News, Peter R Foster looked at the career of the Jaguar in the Ecuadorian Air Force

F-22 Raptors arrive in Europe

US Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptors have once more deployed to Europe.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 140

Welcome to the 140th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Airliner World June 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

The Ultimate Buffalo Airways Quiz (part one)

Buffalo Airways are an icon of the industry, but how well do you know them? Here’s a handful of Buffalo based brain-testers for you to savour and enjoy.

CPK outlines passenger experience plans

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny is set to build a state-of-the-art airport hub from scratch, promising a seamless, enjoyable passenger experience

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‘The Lady in black’ - Blackbird Survivors

Of the 32 Lockheed SR-71s built, 20 airframes survive today – as Jamie Ewan details…

Manston museum gets interactive ‘Lanc’ nose

Replica Lancaster cockpit section made as accurate as possible by reference to IWM exhibit

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How to display the Canberra — by Roland Beamont

As soon as it took its public bow, the English Electric Canberra stunned onlookers with its turn of agility. Roland Beamont, later a regular Aeroplane Monthly author, was the man who forged the legend… but not without some opposition

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Flight Simulation

New York John F Kennedy out now

iniBuilds has announced New York John F Kennedy for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XII: New Zealand

In this review, we travel to New Zealand and discover what the latest World Update from Microsoft has to offer.

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PC Pilot Issue 145

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Upcoming Events



Bicester, United Kingdom

The company organising the event states Flywheel is "two jam-packed days of action celebrating all things wings, wheels and motion...Flywheel will see a host of classic motoring marques join the displays along the tree-lined avenues of the historic site. Fans of vintage flight can expect an equally spectacular showcase, with a broad range of historic aircraft set to grace the site’s grass airfield – winding back the years and commemorating the site’s heritage as an RAF Blenheim Bomber training station."

Wings and Wheels Henstridge


Henstridge, United Kingdom

The organisers' say: "With up to 130 classic aircraft and over 150 classic cars on show, plus a few traders and some great food this is a great day out for the family and enthusiast alike."

Midland Air Museum (Coventry) Aviation Fair


Baginton, United Kingdom

Aircraft enthusiasts fair

Ladies Day Fly-in


Bodmin, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "A great day to experience the joys of flying by all, but it is especially a celebration of all ladies in aviation.
Ladies day fly in
Visiting Aircraft – all are welcome
Vintage and classic vehicles"

Vulcan Aircrew Experience


Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

The Vulcan Restoration Trust website describes this event as: "New for 2023, the Vulcan Aircrew Experience is your chance to be a Vulcan crew member kitted out in authentic equipment as worn in the Falklands conflict.
This event is organised by UP AN’ AT ‘EM! HISTORY and admittance is by advance ticket-only."

English Riviera Airshow


Paignton, United Kingdom

Seafront airshow