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The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 146: Fighter Frenzy
Welcome to the 146th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military fighter aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here
How does the US Navy qualify its F-35C pilots for carrier ops?
Preparing pilots for deployment is a critical aspect of the US Navy’s mission. Soren Nielsen examines how VFA-97 ‘Warhawks’ gained their carrier qualifications after transitioning to the Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II strike fighter
First nine Croatian Mi-8 Hip helicopters head to Ukraine
With no official announcement or ceremony, nine ex-Croatian Air Force Mi-8 Hip tactical transport helicopters departed Zagreb Franjo Tudjman Airport at approximately 0600hrs (local time) on May 5, with various social media channels noting that the rotorcraft were heading to an unknown destination ahead of their final delivery to Ukraine
The Dambusters Today
Based at RAF Marham in Norfolk, 617 Squadron will remain as the UK’s frontline F-35B Lightning unit until 809 Naval Air Squadron stands up later this year. Officer Commanding 617 Sqn, Wing Commander Stew Campbell has a unique perspective on the 80th anniversary year, having been involved in the 70th anniversary commemorations in 2013.
Is the US starting to catch China and Russia in the hypersonic missile race?
Three years after the Pentagon confirmed that China had deployed its first operational hypersonic land-attack missile to its frontline forces, the US military is finally beginning to catch up with its rivals in the race to develop munitions capable of traveling five times the speed of sound, as David Axe reports
Virgin Orbit sells 747: full transaction details revealed
Virgin Orbit will sell its assets – including its converted Boeing 747 – to a trio of winning bidders and cease operations.
Another Cargolux 747 suffers landing gear emergency
For the second time is less than a week, another Cargolux Boeing 747 experienced problems with its landing gear while making an approach to Luxembourg Airport on May 20.
Ryanair CEO reveals impact of 737 MAX delivery delays
Ryanair expects to be short of up to ten Boeing 737-8s during the peak months of this year’s summer season as a result of aircraft delivery disruptions.
Flying Hurricane ‘boat busters’ in India
In an extract from her new book on the Hurricane, Jacky Hyams tells the story of Canadian pilot Jim Ashworth and his time flying Hurricane IID ‘boat busters’ in India.
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Historic Aviation Quiz: de Havilland Edition
How much do you know about de Havilland? Try our specially-themed quiz to find out!
Alice Springs Airport for MSFS out now
Developed by Impulse Simulations, Alice Springs Airport in the centre of Australia has been meticulously crafted with true-to-life details, from the red dirt runways to the surrounding landscape.
Singapore for Prepar3D released
Scenery developer, imaginesim has announced WSSS Singapore V2023 for Prepar3D v5 is now available.
Marseille Airport for X-Plane released
Aerosoft has announced Marseille Airport XP for X-Plane 12 is out now.