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A Tormented Soul

Kathleen Hanser cuts through the mental health issues and eccentricities of billionaire Howard Hughes...

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN AT 80: Eagles' Nests

Edging closer to their ultimate goal of invading Britain...

The man who restored a MiG

American Jon Blanchette was looking for something “a bit more interesting than a car” as a project. Then a crate turned up from Poland with the contents of an old MiG 17…

Dame Vera Lynn: 1917 – 2020

Dame Vera Lynn was a true symbol of hope in Britain’s darkest hour...

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The Original Globemaster

The name Globemaster has been used for three USAF transport aircraft...

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 81

Welcome to the 81st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Portugal prepares for the arrival of KC-390 at Beja Air Base

As the Portuguese Air Force prepares for the scheduled arrival of its first Embraer KC-390 in March 2023, work is underway on the infrastructure at Base Aérea 11/Beja Air Base, the selected home of the new transport aircraft

USAF retires first E-8C JSTARS

RETIREMENT OF the US Air Force’s fleet of 16 E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft officially got underway on February 10, when the first of these aircraft departed from its home at Robins Air Force, Base, Georgia, for the final time.

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Commercial

The unmistakeable 747

Although the Jumbo still plays a role in air transport, its presence continues to diminish. Mark Broadbent reports

LAX Upgrades Continue

AS PART of its expansion and renovation, Los Angeles International...

Dublin Debuts Premier Lounge

DUBLIN AIRPORT has opened a new premium lounge for business and...

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Dade County Delights

Snapshot Earlier this year regular contributor Tom Singfield...

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UK Visitors

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports...

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Flight Simulation

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Agusta Bell 412 Flight Adventure

The Flight Adventure this issue continues to examine classic aircraft as well as fly routes and missions that reflect how they are typically used around the world.

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xEnviro

An environmental game-changer

London City Airport for X-Plane 11

The latest UK destination to be released by Orbx is EGLC London...

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The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

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The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."