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The worst landing ever? Everything that went wrong in THAT viral video

Landings are often said to be the hardest part of flying an aircraft - and one viral video doing the rounds this week illustrates just how not to do it…

BREAKING: Qatar Airways grounds 13 A350s citing “significant condition”

The Middle Eastern carrier said it will not take delivery of any more examples until the issue is resolved

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US Army’s first UH-60V Black Hawks enter service

Sikorsky UH-60V Black Hawk deliveries to the US Army are now getting under way, following the recent handover of at least two examples to the service

USAF proves ability to update F-16C software in-flight

For the first time, an Electronic Warfare System belonging to a USAF-operated Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 50 Fighting Falcon received an in-flight software update during a recent test sortie from Nellis AFB, Nevada

“He flew so low we were actually looking up at the control tower!”

John Preece recalls the point in filming for the Battle of Britain when the Spanish pilots turned up…

3rd MAW trains for modern island hopping campaign

Aircraft and personnel from the USMC’s 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing have participated in an island hopping campaign as part of advanced naval base training, which was conducted during Exercise Summer Fury 21

WIN! LANDOR 747 Nightshoot tickets

We’ve 4 tickets (worth £40 each) to give away for Threshold.aero’s Landor 747 Nightshoot.
Closing Date: 17 September 2021

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic aviation quiz is here and you'll need to rack your brains for a good score on this one!

New Brazilian Destination for X-Plane

Scenery developer, Global Art has released SBSP - Congonhas Airport in Brazil for X-Plane 11.

“… the cleanliness of the design which makes such a performance possible.” The Elizabethan, née Ambassador, is seen here in cruising trim. Feature Premium

From the cockpit – on board a BEA Elizabethan

A superbly detailed account of the intricacies of operating and flying this propeller-driven airliner from a different era, which first appeared in the pages of the November 14, 1952 issue of The Aeroplane

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RAF slowly returns Tutor fleet to operations after six months

Following an enforced six-month grounding order due to technical issues, the RAF is slowly returning its fleet of Grob G115E Tutor T1 basic trainers to the skies

Aviat Aircraft Husky for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Asobo Studio has announced the Aviat Aircraft Husky A-1C is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Portuguese Navy receives first upgraded Lynx Mk95A

The Portuguese Navy has received its first modernised AgustaWestland (now Leonardo Helicopters) Lynx Mk95A maritime utility helicopter, more than a year after the newly upgraded type completed its first flight

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Aeroplane September 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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What happened to World War Two’s female fighter aces?

Previously, we brought you the stories of Yekaterina Budanova and Lydia Litvyak, World War Two’s only female fighter aces. Their lives would soon become interwoven…

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When Boeing bought Airbus

Key.Aero explores the bizarre negotiation which involved Boeing buying aircraft made by its arch-rival and explains what happened to those airframes in the years that followed

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 12

In Episode 12 of the Air Warrior Podcast Alan Warnes speaks with Gary Waterfall, senior defence advisor for September’s DSEI exhibition and conference, on what visitors can expect as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions continue to ease

First flight for multi-intelligence configured MQ-4C Triton

A Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance UAV has been flown for the first time in the platform’s new, highly upgraded multi-intelligence configuration

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Airliner World September 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Air India Express 737 hit wall on take-off after captain’s seat reclines

The jet took out the airport’s localiser and a portion of its boundary wall after a botched take-off

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Revealed – the precision engineering of the Sea Vixen

A revealing report on the production of the Sea Vixen from the April 4, 1958 issue of The Aeroplane

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 54

Welcome to the 54th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

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Texas ANG receives its first C-130J-30

The Texas ANG’s 136th Airlift Wing at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth has become the latest USAF unit to start transitioning to the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules

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Mali’s second C295W ready for delivery

A second Airbus C295W is being prepared for delivery to the Malian Air Force to supplement its growing tactical transport fleet

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EU Great Britain Central for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Great Britain Central is Orbx's first landmark region pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, designed especially for "low-and-slow" pilots for exploring and discovering new regions.

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