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Historic

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Witness to ‘Winkle’

‘Winkle' Brown and the first jet carrier landing

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Night Birds

WW2 History: P-70s in the Pacific

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FlightLine

CommentRecollections and reflections — a seasoned historian’s...

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BRIEFING FILE

Under the skin of aviation technology and tacticsIn all respects,...

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When enemies became friends

In 1941, the then German Navy had nearly killed Eric Brown when it torpedoed HMS Audacity. Come 1958, things were very different...

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Military

F-15C arrival alleviates training burden on Seymour Johnson F-15Es

The USAF’s 4th FW – based at Seymour Johnson AFB in North Carolina – has received a single F-15C Eagle from Nellis AFB, Nevada, to help alleviate the training burden on its fleet of F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighters

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Weather defeats Russia’s Victory Day flypast

A planned flypast of Russia’s combat air assets due to participate in Moscow’s Victory Day parade commemorations on May 9, held to mark the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War, was cancelled at late notice

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 92

Welcome to the 92nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

Third Airbus Beluga XL Breaks Cover

The third example of Airbus’ Beluga XL transport aircraft has been rolled out the paint shop in Toulouse for the first time.

Coronavirus: Could this Machine Make Flying Safer?

Leading aerospace firm, Honeywell has revealed a new type of aircraft cleaning technology that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect cabins.

Boeing Delivered Just Four Jets in May, What Were They?

Seattle-based manufacturer, Boeing delivered only four airframes last month, against the backdrop of low demand for aircraft amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A View Worth a Thousand Words...

When competition among inter-island flights is fierce, it takes a stand-out competitor to break the mould...

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British Airways Concorde

The British Airways Concorde fleet operated with 22 captains...

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Flight Simulation

Prepar3D Touches Down in Slovakia

Aerosoft has released the Slovakia destination, Kosice-Barca Airport for Prepar3D version 4.

Turkish Delight

Scenery developer, SceneryTR Design has released LTAC Ankara Esenboga Esenboğa Airport for FSX and Prepar3D.

Tenerife V2 Released

MK-Studios has announced – Tenerife Vol.2 for Prepar3D is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."