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JetBlue accepts maiden A321neo with new Mint suites

The US carrier plans to use the aircraft on transcontinental services between New York and Los Angeles

Norwegian reveals record annual loss for 2020

The embattled carrier’s operations were heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions

VIDEO: “My afternoon chatting to John Hemingway”

Tally Ho Project founder David Duker tells the amazing story of how he and a friend visited Ireland to talk to John ‘Paddy’ Hemingway, the last survivor of Churchill’s Few

Like father, like son

A son tells the story of his father’s World War II exploits, including his time flying with 622 Squadron...

Quiz: How well do you know your defunct airlines - US edition

The list of defunct airlines is extremely long, but how well do you know extinct United States-based examples? This is a quiz dedicated entirely to carriers that didn't stand the test of time

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Airliner World April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

The complete guide to aircraft values in 2021: widebodies

Without a doubt, widebody aircraft have been worst affected by the current conditions. Key.Aero speaks to Mike Yeomans from aviation consultancy IBA about the state of this end of the market

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B-1B retirement begins as USAF prepares for the B-21

The USAF has launched the retirement process for its famed Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic strategic bomber fleet, as the air arm prepares to induct the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider into service later this decade

Bratislava for Prepar3D

Aerosoft has announced Bratislava M. R. Stefanik Airport for Prepar3D is out now.

Hawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator Incoming

Just Flight has revealed the Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer is currently being made for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Challenging Airports: Samedan, Switzerland

We return to the deep mountain valleys of Switzerland to visit the fly-in ski resort of Samedan. Known as a playground for sports enthusiasts, a privileged few access the region via private and chartered corporate jets. While most of us might not be able to afford a single night in one of the exclusive mountainside resorts, we can take a crack at the journey to get there.

FlyPast Podcast Episode 10

This week, the podcasters discuss the good, the bad and the indifferent of historic aviation in films. As you'd expect, there are some 'conflicting' opinions...

The complete guide to aircraft values in 2021: narrowbodies

The slump in air travel over the last year has understandably caused the values of commercial aircraft to take a hit. Key.Aero speaks with Mike Yeomans from aviation consultancy IBA about the state of the narrowbody market

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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