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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.

Target drone launches BriteCloud decoy for the first time

Leonardo’s BriteCloud 218 decoy has completed its first live launch from an Airbus-developed remotely-piloted air target system (RPATS) during a recent trial in Germany, which was heralded as a success by the nation’s armed forces

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A Guide to Microsoft Flight Simulator

In part one of this brand new series on Microsoft Flight Simulator, we provide an overview of the new platform, discuss the world updates and how to install third-party add-ons.

USAF’s first T-7A Red Hawk enters production

Boeing announced on February 23 that it has commenced production of the first T-7A Red Hawk advanced jet trainer for the USAF at its facility in St Louis, Missouri

AeroVironment completes acquisition of Arcturus UAV

AeroVironment, a world-leading unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufacturer, has expanded its overall portfolio after completing the US$405m acquisition of Arcturus UAV on February 19

Qantas changes its international flights restart plan

The Australian flag carrier has pushed back the restart to better align with the country’s vaccine programme

Brisbane City Pack Out Now

Orbx has announced Landmarks Brisbane City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Heatblur Simulation’s DCS:F-14A

In mid-November 2020, Heatblur released its late-model F-14A Tomcat into the wild. At the risk of maximum corniness – let’s ride into the danger zone!

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The RAF Recce Spitfires of WWII

At low level or higher altitudes, reconnaissance Supermarine Spitfires were vital to Britain’s war effort. Malcolm V Lowe examines this oft-forgotten aspect of the type’s illustrious career

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SUB-HUNTING CATALINAS

Tom Spencer explains how US Navy PBY Catalinas employed a novel device to successfully track submerged U-boats transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, during spring 1944...

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One man's love for the CAP 10B, a Mexican dream...

It might have needed a good clean, but Stu Goldspink knew it was love at first sight when he laid eyes on this former Mexican Air Force CAP 10B...

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DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL FRED FRAY

Graham Pitchfork relates the flying exploits of ex-Halton apprentice Fred Fray...

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FlyPast's Top Picks!

FlyPast reviews our pick of the things to spend your money on...

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The nocturnal Kiwi ace

Andrew Thomas uncovers the night-fighting career of Flt Lt Ken ‘Chunky’ Stewart RNZAF

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The incredible exploits of Oscar Garden

Having detailed her father Oscar’s groundbreaking journey from England to Australia in the March 2020 issue of FlyPast, Mary Garden describes the aviator’s flying exploits across Africa and the Middle East

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One Spitfire's illustrious life story

The number of surviving Spitfire Mk.Vs is minute. Allan Vogel explores the history of one example, BL688, while Mark Parnall, CEO of the Parnall Group, reveals how his firm is striving to make this same aircraft airworthy

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The many faces of the Mustang

Mustangs with Allison powerplants were far more successful and widely used than their current reputation suggests, as Malcolm V Lowe reveals...

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The first flight off a ship deck

American pilot Eugene Ely made aviation history by becoming the first man to land on and take off from the deck of a ship. He later received the distinguished flying cross...

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FlyPost

Reader comment, events and more FlyPost, PO Box 100,...

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News from the World of Aviation Heritage

Steve Beebee and Jamie Ewan bring readers this month's aviation heritage news...

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National Aviation Museum of Korea's centenary debut

The first museum dedicated to aviation in Korea opened its doors on July 5, 2020 – 100 years to the day of the nation’s first military aviators taking to the air. Andre Lavigne reports from the newly opened National Aviation Museum of Korea...

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An in-depth look at the Irish Air Corps’ aircraft fleet

We provide an overview of the fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft fleets that are currently employed by the Irish Air Corps, detailing serial numbers, operational squadrons and the missions that these individual platforms carry out

Historic Aviation Quiz

Try your hand at this week’s historic aviation quiz!

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Back to Basics - Series 3, Lesson 3

One of the biggest challenges that pilots face when transitioning to night visual flying is identifying visual and spatial illusions that may lead to disaster. In this tutorial, we learn that the key to flying well at night is to understand and anticipate these illusions and react accordingly.

The new financial tool that could save airlines billions

As carriers continue to pile on debt, an Airbus subsidiary has launched a revolutionary new tool that promises to make their revenues more predictable. Key.Aero speaks to the firm’s co-founders to find out how it works

NTSB reveals preliminary findings on the UA 777 engine failure

While the investigation progresses at pace, the agency announced why it thinks the engine failed

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