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Vickers VC10 at 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Vickers VC10's first flight, Key.Aero has collated a special collection of articles which tell the story of the quadjet's design and development whilst also examining its airliner origins and its later success as a military platform.

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First private Lynx completes testing

Suffolk-based businessman Graham Hinkley’s Westland Lynx AH7 XZ179/G-NCKS received its permit to fly on 29 April following restoration by North Weald Heritage Aviation.

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Czech Hinds being prepped for Ukraine transfer

With the Czech Air Force expected to withdraw its Mi-24/35 fleet from service at the end of the year, it has been revealed that they are set to be donated to Ukraine

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100 Squadron: The final year of RAF ADAIR Hawk ops

No 100 Squadron laid down its sword as an operational RAF unit on March 24. AirForces Monthly reports on the final year of the unit’s Hawk T1 adversary air operations

Local Legends IV: Savoia-Marchetti S.55 Takes Flight

Asobo Studios has released the fourth aircraft in the Microsoft Flight Simulator “Local Legends” series, the Savoia-Marchetti S.55.

Vulcan XM594 repaint starts at Newark Air Museum

Now that a bespoke scaffolding system has been installed around Avro Vulcan XM594 at Newark Air Museum, teams of volunteers have begun a restoration and repainting project.

BREAKING: British Airways’ South African partner Comair collapses

One of the best-known names in African aviation looks destined for the history books.

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Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Inside the Air War over Donbas

After more than three months of war in Ukraine, Moscow turned its attention to securing the Donbas region, where Russian troops have been facing off against Ukrainian defenders in a vicious ground war. AirForces Monthly looks at the role of airpower in this pivotal battle

FlightSimExpo 2023 Announced

Flight Simulation Association (FSA) has announced the date and location of the next FlightSimExpo event.

New Greek Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

MXI Design has released LGTS Thessaloniki Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Five killed in USMC MV-22B crash

A US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey crashed in the southern California desert on June 8, killing all personnel on board

Stick & Rudder Studios Releases X-KeyPad 1.5

X-KeyPad enables you to create virtual keyboards with configurable keys and labels that can interact with and display data from X-Plane 11 and 12.

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Most experienced FB-111 pilot stories

Outright speed and outstanding low-level capabilities were what the General Dynamics FB-111A brought to US Air Force Strategic Air Command, during a somewhat unsung 20-plus years of service

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PC Pilot Issue 140

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Birmingham dates added to Spitfire tour

A Spitfire from the Royal Air Force Museum Midlands is heading to Birmingham in July, as five new dates are added to the Spitfire’s tour of the Midlands

Boeing teams with Canadian industry to offer P-8A Poseidon

Boeing and several Canadian industry partners have announced their intent to collaborate to provide the P-8A Poseidon platform for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) requirement

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New MH-139 Grey Wolves will go to Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews (JBA), Maryland, has been selected as the fourth base to host the US Air Force’s MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopter.

Berlin trumps Paris for new Norse flights

In a surprise move, Norse Atlantic Airways has confirmed it will make Berlin its third European destination.

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The secret Cold War RAF missions to test Soviet radars

Radio Proving Flights: the innocuous name given to top-secret electronic intelligence-gathering sorties, approved at the highest level, probing the performance of Soviet radar systems. In a lesser-known facet of its brief RAF service, the Boeing Washington was among the platforms that undertook this crucial Cold War role.

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Qantas and its milestone Airbus order: A new chapter for Australian aviation

A historic deal between the Australian flag carrier and European OEM heralds a bold new chapter in Antipodean aviation, says Gordon Smith

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AirForces Monthly July 2022

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INTERVIEW: The day-to-day A-10C ops of the Maryland ANG's 104th FS

Like several other USAF units, the Maryland Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Squadron has returned to Europe to support deterrence operations on NATO’s eastern flank following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Air Forces Monthly visited the A-10C unit just weeks before this current deployment

Toronto switches to time-based approach 

The Canadian hub is the first North American airport to use the technique

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Raytheon bags Tomahawk contracts on either side of the Atlantic

Raytheon Missile Systems picked up two major contracts for its Block V Tomahawk cruise missile in the last week of May

sim-wings Anchorage Now Available

Scenery developer, sim-wings has announced Anchorage for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Could Wizz Air have a hydrogen future?

Two of the biggest names in European aviation have inked a deal to examine the practical potential of hydrogen-powered aircraft.

 

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