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53WRS Hurricane Hunters conclude Hurricane Sam operations

The US Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (WRS), named Hurricane Hunters from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, completed its final flight into Hurricane Sam on October 2

Why the RAF’s latest Poseidon has a unique grey nose cone

The Royal Air Force took delivery of its sixth Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 last month, but this one is different from rest. We reveal the reason for this very noticeable ‘modification'

​PMDG’s Douglas DC-6 for Microsoft Flight Simulator Review Premium

PMDG’s Douglas DC-6

Once in a while, an add-on gets released for Flight Simulator that takes your virtual flying experience down an entirely different path. It’s usually the reward that comes with purchasing top-shelf payware products that does it, and this has certainly been the case after installing the PMDG DC-6.

FlightSafety and GE Digital unveil data deal

FlightSafety International and GE Digital have joined forces to use actual flight data to reduce flight risks through training delivery

Vantis and Thales announce BVLOS plans

Thales is to build the United States’ first statewide drone infrastructure network

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What to expect at this year's Dubai Airshow

The aerospace sector is back in event mode, as the Dubai Airshow returns this November. Richard Schuurman highlights the key trends to look out for

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PC Pilot Issue 136

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VMFA-225 become latest USMC F-35 squadron

Marine fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 225 ‘Vikings’ of Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, performed its first flight with the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma on September 25

SA 315B Lama Takes Flight in X-Plane

X-Plane developers Philip Ubben and Khamsin have released the SA 315B Lama for X-Plane 11.

RAF Typhoons fly with Egyptian Air Force after two decades

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s currently deployed as part of the 903 Expeditionary Air Wing at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus flew with Egyptian Air Force F-16 Block 52s during Exercise Bright Star 21 over Egypt

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 22

Episode 22 of The Air Warrior Podcast brings you all the latest news from the military aerospace sector, including an impact analysis to the UK of the production rebaseline of the F-35 stealth fighter. Meanwhile, the Modern Military team discusses the IDET 2021 exhibition in Brno, and the fluctuating fortunes of Italian aerospace systems supplier Piaggio.

Hammerfest for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest Norwegian destination from Orbx is ENHF Hammerfest Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Sikorsky delivers first Connecticut-built CH-53K to the USMC

The first CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopter to be built at Sikorsky's facility in Stratford, Connecticut, has been delivered to the USMC

AviaAM delivers first converted 737-800

AviaAM Leasing has delivered its first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter to the lessee, Bluebird Nordic

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Inside Embraer's new turboprop project

Could the humble turboprop’s best years be yet to come? Gordon Smith sits down with Embraer’s Martyn Holmes and Rodrigo Silva e Souza to discuss one of the industry’s hottest topics

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Together in electric hybrid dreams

Working out of Imperial War Museum Duxford, Faradair is striving to bring its 18-seat hybrid aircraft concept to market. Now, as Paul E Eden discovers, a growing band of industry heavyweights are lending their support

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AirForces Monthly November 2021

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Aviation News November 2021

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USAF B-1B bombers conduct JTACs, ACE training over Europe

Currently deployed to the UK for Bomber Task Force-Europe 22-1, two USAF-operated Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic strategic bombers integrated with allied JTACs over Lithuania and hot-pit refuelled at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany before returning to RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, on October 11

FIRST TIME IN BRITAIN. – On August 28 the first Convair-liner to be seen in this country arrived at Heathrow. It belongs to Trans-Australia Airlines, and was on delivery from San Diego, California to Melbourne. Feature Premium

Convair-liner 1948 UK debut

Heathrow Airport hosted the first visit to the UK of a CV-240 (which be the first of many variants of this family), with the event covered in the September 10, 1948 issue of ‘The Aeroplane’

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Inside the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10

It’s a race against time for the teams performing sight-saving procedures in developing nations. Joe Copalman discovers how the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital has been operating in the pandemic

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Polish Air Force receives first Boeing 737 BBJ2

The first new Boeing 737-800 BBJ2 (tactical number 0111), named “Roman Dmowski” landed at Warsaw Chopin Airport on October 7 with Polish military pilots at the controls and was welcomed with a water salute

Danish F-16s clock busy first month of Baltic Air Policing operations

Royal Danish Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16AM (MLU) Fighting Falcons have been extremely busy during the first month of a three-month Baltic Air Policing deployment in Lithuania

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 64

Welcome to the 64th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

UKCSG21 performs exercises with Singapore Defence

The UK Carrier Strike Group (UKCSG) led by flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth conducted exercises with both the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and Navy over the weekend, and will dock in Changi, Singapore, on October 11

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