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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: TEMPEST MAKES FIRST POST-RESTORATION FLIGHT

The long awaited first post restoration flight took place today in the hands of renowned warbird pilot Pete Kynsey…

Meteor set for conservation in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire’s Jet Age Museum has announced that Meteor NF.14 WS807 has been moved into its conservation and restoration workshop

Students reach milestone in Meteor project

Various year groups at a college in Argentina have progressed a Meteor restoration project

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Blackbushe Vickers Viking 'Vagabond' restoration revealed

A classic British airliner is coming back together at Blackbushe Airport, and with exciting plans surrounding its future. Ben Dunnell went to find out more

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Falklands Nimrods: a pilot's account of sub-hunting in the South Atlantic

Hunting for Argentinean naval threats to the UK’s Task Force during the Falklands War, the RAF Nimrod MR2 community largely stayed out of the limelight — but it did notch up a piece of air force history

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Military

Indian Navy uses Sea King to progress NASM-SR missile trials

In partnership with India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Indian Navy carried out guided flight trials of its indigenously developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile-Short Range (NASM-SR) on November 21, when the weapon was fired from a Sea King Mk 42B ASW/ASuW helicopter for the second time

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USMC’s legacy Hornet-equipped ‘Silver Eagles’ stand down

The USMC moved another step closer to phasing out its legacy Hornet fleet on November 9, when Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115) was deactivated at MCAS Beaufort in South Carolina

US Army awards ATHENA-S reconnaissance jet contract

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) will provide the US Army with a new airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (A-ISR) platform under the terms of a $554m contract that was awarded on September 28

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Commercial

Preservation plans dashed as BOAC 747 is dismantled

The owners of the BOAC liveried British Airways Boeing 747 have confirmed that they are in the process of dismantling the iconic jet.

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Saudi Arabia’s unbelievable aerospace ambitions revealed

Saudi Arabia is a country in a hurry when it comes to aerospace. New airlines, airports and lessors are all in the pipeline, as Alan Dron reveals

Why American Airlines chartered an Antonov An-124

Last weekend American Airlines took the unusual step of chartering an Antonov An-124 to fly between New York/JFK and Charlotte/Douglas International (CLT).

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Filipino Classics: Planespotting highlights from a trip to the Philippines

Hamburg-based photographer Dirk Grothe shares a selection of images from a recent visit to the Philippines

MIAT Mongolian Airlines accepts maiden Boeing 787 Dreamliner

State-owned flag carrier MIAT Mongolian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

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Flight Simulation

Tucson for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

FeelThere has announced Tucson International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Orbx's Sacramento Airport review

Created by Indie developer Matteo Veneziani, Sacramento Airport is a great place to visit and makes a fantastic addition to any North American pilot's arsenal. For airline pilots, this is a great airport, while lower, slower pilots will love the easy access to the Rockies and places like Lake Tahoe. We take a closer look at Orbx's rendition of this popular destination.

Nardi FN.333 lifts off in MSFS

Mario Noriega Designs releases the Nardi FN-333 Riviera for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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