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Historic

The 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

After six years of fighting, with three of those against Japan, VJ Day would finally mark the end of World War II

Allied Aces and their aircraft

One flew for four different air forces, another flew so low he blew a lady’s washing off her line. Here are three of the most distinguished flying aces of World War 2...

F-117A stealth fighter joins Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum in Utah took delivery of a retired US Air Force Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter on August 5

Aviation records that are still incredible

When Wilbur Wright reached a speed of 37mph back in 1905, little did he know what he’d started. Since then, humankind has pushed the limits of bravery, engineering and physics to go faster, higher and further.

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Military

In-cockpit 360° video: Low-level in IAC PC-9M

Key.Aero gained privileged access to the Irish Air Corps and flew with its Flight Training School in the Pilatus PC-9M. Here, we present a spectacular sortie involving aerobatics and low-level flying and speak to the squadron's members to explore the crucial role that the FTS plays

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman designated MQ-28A Ghost Bat

AUSTRALIA’s MINISTER for Defence, Peter Dutton, announced on March 20 during a ceremony at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley, Queensland, that the Australian-built Boeing Air Power Teaming System/Loyal Wingman uncrewed combat air vehicle has been officially designated the MQ-28A Ghost Bat. Dutton also said that it had successfully completed its three test flight series.

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AIR International April 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Commercial

New dawn for the Dash

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada purchased the Dash 8 in mid-2019....

Only Connect?

Martin Needham considers the future of Flybe...

Police Hawks at 50

By the time it gained its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, North Macedonia already had a rich aviation heritage...

Diversity is key to pilot recruitment

Aviation experts are embracing a variety of approaches to source potential pilots...

Pilot Shortages – myth or reality?

According to statistics, more than 800,000 new airline pilots will be needed in the next 20 years...

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Flight Simulation

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Baron’s Combat Corner: Part Two

Falcon – A history of a classic combat flight simulation ...

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Colimata’s Concorde

The Supersonic icon for X-Plane 11

C152 for Aerofly FS 2

Following on from the Turbo Arrow III/ IV collection, Just Flight...

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