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AFSOC becomes latest MQ-9B SkyGuardian customer
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc announced on March 6 that it will provide three MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPAS to US Air Force Special Operations Command, making it the first US customer to acquire the type
RAF Hawk T2s to fly rare weekend sorties
RAF Valley has recently announced there will be Hawk T2 sorties flown on a number of Saturdays
USAF orders first E-7A AEW&C aircraft from Boeing
Having selected Boeing’s E-7A to replace its ageing fleet of E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft last year, the USAF has awarded the US-based aircraft manufacturing giant a contract to begin working on the first two aircraft using a rapid prototyping acquisition pathway
IN PICTURES: Exercise Cobra Warrior - Action from Day One
Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1 kicked off in typically cold northern English weather, but the action certainly provided such much-needed heat. Check out some of the action shots from the first day of the exercise here
India green lights mass HTT-40 basic trainer acquisition
India’s Union Cabinet has approved the procurement of 70 new-build, turboprop-driven HTT-40s from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd in a bid to mitigate the shortage of basic training aircraft in the Indian Air Force’s fleet
Pilot training – what does it take to become a pilot?
It’s a career many seek, and many others have previously cherished. But how do you go about becoming a pilot? Airliner World turns to training organisations for advice
Why is all-A220 operator airBaltic wet leasing four A320s?
Latvian flag carrier airBaltic has announced it will wet lease four Airbus A320s during the summer season this year.
UK planespotting highlights for February 2023
We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.
Stearmans commemorate pioneering floatplane flight
On the morning of Sunday, March 12 a special commemorative flight was due to be undertaken in New Zealand
Martin-Baker Meteors – How first-generation jets test ejection seats for 5th-gen fighters
For almost 80 years Martin-Baker has operated Meteors as ejection seat test-beds. In the January 2017 issue of Flypast Darren Harbar discovered the twin jet still had much to offer
Meteors vs Vampires: When British fighter jets clashed over Middle East
Shlomo Aloni describes the combat career of Israel’s first jet fighter
Caribou touches down in Microsoft Flight Simulator
The Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has released the eighth aircraft in the Local Legends Series, the de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou.
World Update XII: New Zealand released
Asobo Studio has announced World Update XII: New Zealand for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available, adding seven detailed cities, several points of interest and nine handcrafted airports along with discovery flights, challenges and bush trips.
Oklahoma City Airport released
iniBuilds has announced Oklahoma City Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.