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Military

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Warthogs of Crow Mountain

As the US Department of Defense looks to prune the A-10C Thunderbolt II fleet, Combat Aircraft Journal highlights the work of the 25th Fighter Squadron ‘Assam Draggins’, the only forward-deployed A-10 unit.

Second RAF Poseidon arrives in the UK

The second Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft for the Royal Air Force (RAF) has arrived in the UK.

USAF B-2s return to Europe

Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit stealth bombers have arrived in Europe as part of a Bomber Task Force deployment.

Exercises Frisian Flag, Cold Response cancelled due to COVID-19

The Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) has cancelled Exercise Frisian Flag – which was due to be hosted at Leeuwarden Air Base from March 23 to April 3 – in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Mildenhall Latest

Since Aviation News last reported on plans for RAF Mildenhall on February 14, the previously announced closure programme has been paused.

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Commercial

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The Baron’s 2021 predictions

We’ve enlisted our good friend Baron Felix von Tempelhof to highlight some topics to keep on your radar for the year ahead…

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Testing times

Gordon Smith catches up with Peter Foster, CEO of Air Astana...

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A pilgrimage to the Pyrenees

The French town of Lourdes is renowned globally as a destination of religious pilgrimage. However, in the aviation industry, its airport is synonymous with aircraft storage and scrap. In the second instalment of this series, Sebastian Thoma provides a remarkable snapshot of Tarbes–Lourdes Airport from both the air and the ground

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Historic

The restoration of XH558

In 2004, over 20 years after its final RAF flight, permission was granted to restore the XH558 back to flying condition. This is how it was done…

Huge grant awarded to Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre at Newquay Airport has received a grant of £40,300 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

A commercial passenger-carrying development of the famous Vickers Vimy flew for the first time on April 13 in 1919. Check out these photos from our archive of some of the Vimy family of aircraft

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Flight Simulation

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Orbx San Diego (KSAN)

Enjoy the Californian sunshine in San Diego SCENERY ADD-ON...

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VIRTUAL AIRLINES

Multey’s Hangar Easter Bunny Air Rally VIRTUAL AIRLINES...

Flight simulator: welcome to a new era

After months of discussion, Orbx has announced its first venture...

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