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Approval given for Jordan’s F-16 acquisition

The US State Department approved on February 3 the possible Foreign Military Sale to Jordan of F-16 C/D Block 70 fighter and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.21bn

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ANALYSIS: The Russian air assets that would prove vital in a conflict with Ukraine

Ukraine would face a massive task confronting the well-trained and technologically advanced assets of the Russian Aerospace Forces, as we explain

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Can the Ukrainian Air Force defend itself in a conflict with Russia?

Does the Ukrainian Air Force have the assets to defend itself against Russia? We crunch the numbers

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‘Black Knights’:First USMC F-35C unit to deploy aboard an aircraft carrier

We report on the USMC’s ‘Black Knights’ making history as the first USMC F-35C unit to deploy aboard an aircraft carrier

Russian 'Bear' cockpit video shows RAF Typhoon intercept

Incredible in-cockpit footage released by Russia's MOD shows RAF Typhoons shadowing Russian 'Bears'.

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Historic

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The incredible impact of the Sea Harrier on naval aviation

Devoid of conventional aircraft carriers and relying on land-based RAF assets for protection, in the late 1970s the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm found itself without a fixed-wing fighter for the first time in its history. Bertie Simmonds discovers that, thankfully, it wasn’t for long

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was taken by Rob Feeley

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B-25s in unusual Pacific Theatre clash

Lou Fulgaro, one of the four ‘Weary Warriors’ who restored B-25 ‘Barbie III’, recounts an unusual Pacific Theatre clash

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Commercial

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REX Saab 340 almost stalls after icing issues

A report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has revealed that a REX Saab 340 almost stalled while returning to Perth after one of its de-icing boots failed.

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Aussie-based Bonza unveils HUGE launch plans

The Australian low-cost sector looks set for a major shake-up after independent, low-cost entrant, Bonza, recently revealed the blueprints for its initial route map, consisting of an impressive 16 destinations across 25 routes – all domestic – as part of what it claims to be “the largest launch announcement in Australian aviation history”.

Leeds Bradford scraps new terminal plans

Leeds Bradford Airport is withdrawing plans to replace its terminal building – blaming “excessive delays” in UK government decision-making.

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Flight Simulation

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A guide to Microsoft Flight Simulator: How to Design Scenery, Part 2

Last time, we explained how to set up the Software Development Kit (SDK), prepare the folder structures and add a single building to a small airport in South Wales. In this instalment, we continue to make improvements to our little airport.

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Boundless Simulations’ Stansted Airport (EGSS)

We visit Stansted Airport, developed by Digital Design for X-Plane 11.

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Back to Basics - Series 3, Lesson 5

Having thoroughly explored the spatial and visual illusions that night pilots are subjected to, we can turn to more practical skills using flight simulators and start to learn some flying techniques that the professionals use when they venture out after dark.

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