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Norway receives first P-8A Poseidon
The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) accepted the first of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft on November 18
The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 26
The UK is the focus of attention in Episode 26 of the Air Warrior Podcast following the loss on November 17 of an F-35B stealth fighter from No 617 Squadron.
Bundle of surplus UK Merlin kit offered for sale
The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment & Support is selling more than 1,000 pieces of equipment previously utilised by the country’s Merlin rotary fleet, valued at more than £45m in total
Combat Aircraft Journal January 2022
The full issue in page-turning format
Moving with the times: AESA radar on the rise
The advent of AESA radar technology has been one of the most significant steps in military aviation in a generation. Although airborne AESA radars have been around since the 1990s, ongoing technological developments are set to increase their capabilities
Storm Eunice: The wildest diversions and go-arounds so far
As Storm Eunice brings record-breaking wind and torrential rain to southern parts of the UK, we round-up some of the most epic go-arounds and diversions from British airports
Exclusive: Wizz Air UK boss sets out summer strategy
The head of one of the UK’s fastest-growing airlines has revealed her market forecast for the all-important summer season.
Planespotting time at Tokyo's Haneda Airport!
Benoît Denet heads to the Land of the Rising Sun to share images from Haneda, the Japanese capital’s downtown airport at the heart of Tokyo Bay.
In-depth profile of the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
The ‘Beast’, to give one of the Helldiver’s unflattering nicknames, had a troubled gestation, as Matthew Willis reports
Stunning photos of the RAeS Garden Party 1956
A delightful day’s flying, courtesy the Royal Aeronautical Society — and one that could almost be repeated in the present
TOPGUN - The early years
Marcelo Ribeiro marked the 50th anniversary of the US Navy’s iconic dissimilar air combat training squadron – TOPGUN – in 2019 by exploring its formative years
Gaya Simulation's Zell am See Airport
Gaya Simulations released the first ever Microsoft Flight Simulator exclusive airport, Zell am See. Published via Orbx, Zell am See became the first DLC available for the new sim and ushered in a brave new virtual world.
Thranda's Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter + PC-6 Adventure Pack
Thranda Design has finally released its awesome Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter. Load up your most challenging airport and come along for a look at one of the most fully-featured add-ons ever made for X-Plane.
Orbx's Cityscape Sydney
This is the first Australian product from Orbx for Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator (MFS). It’s a product that in some ways is a return to their roots depicting the whole City of Sydney and the surrounding area.