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Thrustmaster’s TCA Captains Pack Airbus Edition Review Premium

Thrustmaster’s TCA Captains Pack Airbus Edition

After more than 30 years of developing high-quality controllers for military flight simulation, Thrustmaster announced its entry into the civil flight simulation market with the Thrustmaster TCA Airbus Edition product range. The product line-up is designed to replicate the controls of Airbus airliners.

Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: Mosquito FB VI Review Premium

Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: Mosquito FB VI

Back in Issue 133, we ran an in-depth interview with Sergey Gerasev - the project manager and team leader for the Mosquito FB VI project at Eagle Dynamics. Now that the aircraft has finally landed, does this eagerly awaited DCS Mosquito live up to expectations? Let's find out!

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Pro Sim 737 - Interfacing a 737 home cockpit

We take a look at ProSim737 from ProSim Aviation Research in The Netherlands. The 737 software is suitable for home-built and commercial flight simulators, including pilot training.

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How carbon offsetting is helping general aviation to 'go green' in the UK

Aviation is under pressure to ‘go green’. Mark Broadbent reports on carbon offsetting projects in the UK involving private pilots and display team

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Eastern promise: Asia-Pacific aviation

The Asia-Pacific region has been badly impacted by the pandemic. Tom Batchelor looks at measures being taken by aviation stakeholders to ensure its recovery

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Strike action: laser attacks on aircraft

Incidents of laser strikes on aircraft are serious threats to those on board. Mark Broadbent looks at how the problem is being tackled

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Braking good: the latest in brake systems

Mark Broadbent looks at the latest in brake systems, from new technologies and materials to how specialist suppliers are positioning themselves for recovery

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Embraer's E2 makes London City debut

The launch of scheduled services by the Brazilian Embraer E190-E2...

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COOL under pressure

Even airports not historically affected by heavy snowfall are rethinking their winter processes. Tom Batchelor looks at some of the measures European facilities are taking to remain operational year-round

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Breeze and the A220

Breeze Airways has unveiled the first of its 80 Airbus A220s. Chris Sloan looks at the role the type will play for the start-up

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Pipistrel Aircraft's grand designs

Pipistrel Aircraft of Slovenia is determined to take its tech global, not least the ground-breaking Velis Electro two-seater. Tom Batchelor reports

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Duxford in a Different Light: The Spitfire Special

Following previous successful night photography events, Duxford in a Different Light returns on February 19, 2022…

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How Tim Peake's love of flying took him to space

Astronaut Tim Peake's career has taken him from cockpit to capsule. Nick Spall reveals the aircraft that brought him to space and ponders where he might be going next

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AIR International January 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Airports of the World Issue 99 - January-February 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Aircraft brakes - an in-depth look

Mark Broadbent looks at the latest in brake systems, from new technologies and materials to how specialist suppliers are positioning themselves for recovery

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IWM In the Cockpit Experiences

Sit in the cockpit of an airworthy combat veteran Mk Ia Spitfire

USMC complete testing for next-gen air-to-ground missile

The USMC recently completed joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) testing on the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida

F-35A officially wins Finland’s HX programme

On December 10 the government of Finland authorised the Finnish Defence Forces to sign a procurement contract for 64 F-35A Block 4 multi-role fighters with the US Government

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was captured by David Hull

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Imperial War Museum to exhibit largest collection of Spitfires under one roof

Imperial War Museums' exhibition to display largest collection of Spitfires under one roof

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Lufthansa’s Boeing 727 debut

The Boeing 727 proved to be a very successful design, with it being operated by many carriers around the world. The first in Europe to do so was Lufthansa, as detailed in the April 23, 1964 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’

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Neeleman's Breeze and the A220

Breeze Airways has unveiled the first of its 80 Airbus A220s. Chris Sloan looks at the role the type will play for the start-up

US hands over second C-130H Hercules to Niger

A second C-130H Hercules has been delivered by the US Government to Niger to join the Armée de l’Air du Nigér (Niger Air Force) inventory

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Pierre Clostermann: The Big Show

Continuing our look at WW2 biographies, Le Grande Circue, or The Big Show as we Limeys would say, is an all-time classic and yet another must-read memoir for anyone with a passion for WW2 aviation…

 

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