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Historic

Lady of the Lake

In a workshop in western Sweden, one of the country’s most ambitious aircraft restoration projects, a Heinkel He 111H-3, is gradually taking shape.

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LIFE WITH A LEGEND

Recollections of Mosquito RR299 may fade, but are never totally forgotten.

NEWS IN BRIEF

Former Belgian Air Force Stampe SV-4B V-27/D-EIHD arrives home

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Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view of aviation history

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“I am awaiting the final order”

Words from a kamikaze pilot who met his death in June 1945 are among the powerful, and sobering, exhibits in two museums dedicated to the Japanese suicide missions

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Military

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Everything you need to know about the B-21 Raider ahead of its roll-out

The USAF's new long-range strategic stealth bomber, the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, is set to reshape the service's global strike force later this decade. We reveal what is known so far about this next-generation bomber ahead of its formal roll-out next year

USAF activates 418th TES at Davis-Monthan

A NEW US Air Force trials unit, the 418th Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), has been activated at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

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COVID-19 forces Swiss Cougars to depart Leeming early

The detachment of three Schweizer Luftwaffe (Swiss Air Force) Eurocopter AS532UL Cougars at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, have packed up much earlier than expected and head back home to Switzerland due to the latest variant of COVID-19 crisis ongoing in Europe

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Commercial

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CIVIL NEWS

Paris Air Show 2019 As always, Paris attracted a range of...

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‘Square D’ B-17s

US BOMBER SPECIAL Of all the 8th Air Force Bomb Groups to...

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AIRSHOW NEWS

Czech Tribute at Cosford At the RAF Cosford Air Show on June...

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Pilot and Commander Buck’s BUFFs

EXCLUSIVE From flying nuclear alert missions during the Cuban...

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Duxford’s D-Day Dakotas

Imperial War Museum Duxford recently hosted a large number of...

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Flight Simulation

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Running old flight sims

Dear PC Pilot Over time I have collected several flight simulators....

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DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

An interview with Eagle Dynamics EAGLE DYNAMICS In this...

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PilotEdge

Professional air traffic control for flight simmers VIRTUAL...

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