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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

USAF seeks new tankers through KC-Y programme

The USAF has formally launched its KC-Y programme, which seeks to source a new commercial derivative tanker aircraft from a qualified, interested manufacturer to supplement its Boeing KC-46A Pegasus fleet from 2029

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A guide to Microsoft Flight Simulator: How to Design Scenery, Part 2

Last time, we explained how to set up the Software Development Kit (SDK), prepare the folder structures and add a single building to a small airport in South Wales. In this instalment, we continue to make improvements to our little airport.

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60 years of the Aviation Traders Carvair

It’s been six decades since the ATL-98 Carvair took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero recounts the type’s history and reveals which airlines flew the unique propliner

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An in-depth look at Bulgaria's modernised Frogfoot fleet

We look at the recently refurbished and upgraded Su-25 attack aircraft that are earmarked to continue in Bulgarian service through to at least 2028

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 48

Welcome to the 48th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Poland’s F-16 fleet surpasses 100,000 flight hours

After 15 years of operation, Poland’s 48-strong Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52+ Fighting Falcon fleet has surpassed 100,000 flight hours – marking a key historic milestone for the multi-role fighter in Polish service

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Aero Legends Battle of Britain Show is back this week!

It's only a few days until Aero Legends host their annual Battle of Britain air show and we've got the low down of this year's line up! Are you as excited as we are?

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USAF seeks to arm C-17s, C-130s through Rapid Dragon programme

The USAF is moving to quickly arm its cargo aircraft with long-range cruise missiles. The motivation is fairly clear: in a war with China, the air arm will need all the firepower it can get

Insitu awarded Blackjack and ScanEagle contract

Insitu has received an order for RQ-21A Blackjack and ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems for the US Navy and Foreign Military Sales customers

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Boundless Simulations’ Stansted Airport (EGSS)

We visit Stansted Airport, developed by Digital Design for X-Plane 11.

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How did the Soviet’s first jetliner compare to the Comet?

The Tupolev Tu-104 was the USSR’s first jet-powered airliner. But how did it stack up against its western competition? Key.Aero reviews the history of the type and compares its capabilities to the Comet

US Army orders more AH-64Es from Boeing

The US Army Contracting Command has contracted Boeing to remanufacture an additional 12 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters into the AH-64E Apache Guardian configuration

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Back to Basics - Series 3, Lesson 5

Having thoroughly explored the spatial and visual illusions that night pilots are subjected to, we can turn to more practical skills using flight simulators and start to learn some flying techniques that the professionals use when they venture out after dark.

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DCS: MI-24P Hind Interview

In late March, the developers of Digital Combat Simulator opened up preorders for their next exciting release: the iconic Mi-24P Hind attack helicopter. Alex Podvoisky, lead developer on this project, was kind enough to take time out of his hectic schedule (as the Mi-24 nears Early Access release), to answer some of our questions.

Quiz: How well do you know your Soviet and Russian airliners?

Can you identify these Russian and Soviet-built airliners? Let us know what score you get!

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Combat Aircraft Journal August 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

BA 787 damaged in nose gear incident on stand at Heathrow

Images of the damaged Dreamliner began surfacing online earlier today

WATCH: Restoring an F-111 infested by wasps!

When Darren Priday joined the RAF Museum, his first job was to restore an F-111. But it wasn’t completely straightforward…

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Which US military aircraft supported the President's recent UK visit?

We examine the logistics required for the success of Joe Biden's first visit to the UK as the US President for the G7 Summit, which - as expected - required a lot of airlift support

US Navy takes delivery of first TH-73A

The first operational TH-73A training helicopter was formally handed over to the US Navy on June 10 during a ceremony, held at the AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation (Leonardo) facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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UK Discovery Tour, Part 2

Picking up from where we left off in our previous issue, the second leg of our United Kingdom discovery tour starts at Shoreham on England’s south coast and zig-zags up the home counties, through the capital of London to the River Humber in the northeast, before cutting across the Peak District to the city of Manchester.

Australian F-35As participate in Arnhem Thunder 21

Royal Australian Air Force-operated Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs have been deployed to RAAF Base Darwin, Northern Territory, to participate in Exercise Arnhem Thunder for the first time

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update V: Nordics Released

The virtual world in Microsoft’s Flight Simulator latest major update focuses on Europe’s Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

FlyPast Podcast Episode 26

Flypast talks to author Robert Forsyth about his latest book, Luftwaffe Special Weapons 1942-45...

Fabio Merlo Flight Control Replay Review Premium

Fabio Merlo’s Flight Control Replay

In flight simulation, most of the in-built replay functions are limited in the features they provide. Flight Control Replay is a way of bridging that gap. What’s more, it offers many other advanced features, particularly when compared with replay functions natively provided by some of the other platforms.

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