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EasyJet unveils its first airport lounge

Low-cost airline easyJet has announced plans for its first-ever dedicated airport lounge

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Behind the scenes of a BOAC Boeing 707 delivery

In its December 9, 1960 issue ‘The Aeroplane and Astronautics’ described the process of testing and certification of a new Boeing 707 for BOAC. The author was also onboard the delivery flight from Seattle to London

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Texas MD-87 crash: What do we know so far?

A private McDonnell Douglas MD-87 overran the runway and burst into flames at Houston Executive Airport yesterday (October 19). Key.Aero collates what is known about the aircraft and incident so far.

RAF Typhoons prove ACE concept capability during Op Shader

Eurofighter Typhoon FRG4s from the 903 Expeditionary Air Wing at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, have forward deployed to an undisclosed location in the Middle East for Operation Blue Dragon

Reno Air Races Release Date Announced

Asobo Studio has announced Reno Air Races will be available for purchase in the Microsoft Flight Simulator marketplace on November 18.

VSKYLABS’ CT/4E Airtrainer for X-Plane Review Premium

VSKYLABS’ CT/4E Airtrainer

VSKYLABS is no ordinary developer; it has a vast history of real-life aviation and aerospace experience. One of its more recent flight simulation releases is the Pacific Aerospace Corporation CT/4E Airtrainer for X-Plane 11.

Historic Aviation Quiz: Bomber Command (Part 3)

Try your Bomber Command knowledge out in this penultimate themed quiz!

Australian MH-60R crash leads to fleet-wide grounding

An MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime helicopter belonging to the Royal Australian Navy crashed into the Philippine Sea during routine night flying operations on October 14, leading to a fleet-wide grounding of the remaining examples in Australian service

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Watch this space: Australia monitors the final frontier

The Australian government is seeking to develop sovereign military space domain awareness capabilities, as focus on the final frontier appears more important than ever before

Komodo Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Komodo is available now as a download for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Rare indication of competition for UK Puma replacement

A rare official indication the UK will open up a competition to replace its ageing Puma HC2 fleet has been made public in what will likely be a tightly contested effort between defence industry heavyweights

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 23

Episode 23 of The Air Warrior Podcast brings you analysis of the recently published RAND report that outlines the upcoming threats to the UK's airlift capabilities. Meanwhile, the Modern Military Team discusses ongoing exercises, Exosonic's low-boom supersonic 'Red Air' UAV and the maiden flights of the first two Kuwaiti Eurofighters

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WATCH: Lufthansa Cargo retires final MD-11F

The tri-jet era at Lufthansa Cargo came to an end last weekend when the airline’s final McDonnell Douglas MD-11F landed at Frankfurt for the final time

Orbx’s EU Great Britain Central Review Premium

Orbx’s EU Great Britain Central

We take a look at Orbx EU Great Britain Central, a landmark package, which coverage area spans two countries (England and Wales) in both rural and urban locations.

This is not a game - what is flight simulation? Feature Premium

This is not a game - what is flight simulation?

In this instalment of our two-part series, we again get a cross-section of opinions from people representing different parts of the industry to discuss that ongoing question: what is flight simulation? We have expert views from Emanuel Hagen, a current Boeing 737 pilot, Lockheed Martin and Jorg Neumann, head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, plus more comments from our PC Pilot readers.

NZA Simulations’ Nelson Airport Review Premium

NZA Simulations’ Nelson Airport

NZA Simulations is a relative newcomer to flight simulation but has certainly arrived on the scene with a bang. The core developer group is made up of four collaborating members, spread across New Zealand and Australia, who combine their 3D modelling expertise and love of aviation to produce airport scenery add-ons for the Microsoft Flight Simulator platform.

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Controllers and peripherals

If you’re completely new to flight simulation, particularly with Microsoft Flight Simulator, it’s easy to become swamped with the complexity of the interface. In this tutorial, we explain how to configure the controls for your aircraft to get the maximum level of immersion and enjoyment.

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Microsoft’s World Update VI

This latest world update to the world of Microsoft Flight Simulator encompasses Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

TCA Captain Pack Airbus Edition Out Now

Thrustmaster has announced the TCA Captain Pack Airbus Edition is released.

USAF contracts Exosonic to develop ‘Red Air’ supersonic UAV

Exosonic has been awarded a Direct to Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract by the USAF to develop a low boom supersonic UAV demonstrator that could be used to support adversary air training operations

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Aegean Vipers: An overview of Greece's major F-16 upgrade

Greece’s F-16 fleet is undergoing a major upgrade backed up by a robust investment. What will it mean for its air force capability? We look at the the details

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IN PICTURES: Rare colour photos of propliners at London airports in 1949

A selection of colour photos of airliners visiting London airports was published in the May 27, 1949 issue of ‘The Aeroplane’

India's third MH-60R completes pre-delivery testing

Lockheed Martin India announced on October 13 that the third Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk for the Indian Navy - serial IN753 - has completed pre-delivery testing ahead of schedule

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 65

Welcome to the 65th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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The simple mistake that caused Etihad 787 to be 300ft low on approach

Investigators in the UAE have identified what caused an Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to be 300ft below the correct vertical profile while on approach to Abu Dhabi in 2020

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