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Sea Breeze: The ‘invisible’ air component

Those closely following the first and last stages of each iteration of Sea Breeze are familiar with the existence of an ‘invisible’ air component.

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VIEWING AREA GUIDE: Hamburg

Martyn Cartledge describes a viewing area which provides excellent photographic opportunities at the Airbus production facility at Finkenwerder.

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Russia’s airborne renaissance

Russian Aerospace Forces and Airborne Forces have taken part in a series of exercises to test new ideas and concepts for rapid intervention missions.

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Scanair: Rise of the SunJet

From the early 1960s, Scanair carried passengers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden to their holiday destinations.

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Operation Northern Lightning

In a first among Joi nt Strike Fighter partner nations, Italy deployed its F-35As to Iceland in October in support of NATO’s Icelandic air policing mission.

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European tankers gain momentum

Europe’s relative lack of air-to-air refuelling assets has often served to hinder NATO campaigns in the past. Now, as Alan Warnes explains, modernisation plans are starting to bear fruit.

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Bogeys, Red Eagles and Gun Dets: US Navy Topgun Instructor

It is 50 years since the founding of the worldfamous US Navy Fighter Weapons School (NFWS), better known as ‘Topgun’...

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Commander’s Update Briefing: BVR Combat

Air Power Association President, Air Marshal (ret’d) Greg Bagwell CB CBE, examines what’s required to ‘reach out and touch’ an enemy aircraft.

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Flight Simulator Guide

Jet Sim School in Peterborough gives you the chance to fly a...

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Croatia’s new Warriors

After three years of intensive training, Croatia’s Kiowa Warriors and their crews are on the brink of attaining full operational capability.

Progress for planned RAF Chinook buy

Plans to purchase additional Chinooks for the RAF appear to be moving forward.

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Airport Movements

A round-up of notable aircraft visiting UK airports.

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In the footsteps of legends

Seventy-five years after the event, Operation Market Garden is still a focal point of remembrance for today’s airborne operations specialists.

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Gatow Museum: Berlin’s Treasure Trove

Stefan Schmoll reports on the developments taking place at the museum at the former RAF Gatow airfield in western Berlin.

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Air Power between Russia and the West

In the first of a two-part feature on the little-known Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence, Patrick Roegies, Stefan Goossens and Erwin van Dijkman chart the history of the service’s formative years after the demise of the Soviet Union.

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Belgium’s Multi-Role Mirages

Gen Michel Mandl (ret’d), former Chief of Staf of the Belgian Air Force and a Mirage 5 pilot, recounts the type’s service with the air arm during the Cold War.

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NATO’S Last Fitters

While the Su-22 swing-wing strike aircraft may be obsolescent by today’s standards, 35 years ago it provided Poland with a technological leap comparable only with its subsequent purchase of F-16 fighters.

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The long arm of the Israeli Air Force

While the Israeli Air Force is well equipped with ‘smart’ standoff weapon systems, threats developing close to the country’s borders and further afield require additional, even more capable munitions.

Flight Bag

The latest products for the discerning aviation enthusiast ...

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Sea Breeze: Black Sea war games

Vladimir Trendafilovski reports on the 19th edition of the annual Sea Breeze multinational maritime exercise.

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UK Apache Force Fierce in the Fight

As the process of renewing the Army Air Corps’ attack helicopter fleet gathers pace, Tim Ripley looks at the distinguished career of the Apache AH1 in UK service.

Book Reviews

Glenn Sands reviews three publications

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Viking’s Special Mission Twin Otter

The Twin Otter is a design that has endured and continues to attract new customers.

Navigraph FlightSim Community Survey 2019 Out Now

Between November 20 and December 2, Navigraph is conducting a FlightSim Community Survey together with several major addon developers and organisations within the flight simulation community.

Lisbon Airport Upgraded

MK-Studios has updated Lisbon for Prepar3D to version 1.3.

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