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Vickers VC10 at 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Vickers VC10's first flight, Key.Aero has collated a special collection of articles which tell the story of the quadjet's design and development whilst also examining its airliner origins and its later success as a military platform.

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Local Legends: Beechcraft Model 18 Released

The Beechcraft Model 18 is the fifth aircraft in the Local Legends series for Microsoft Flight Simulator, released in conjunction with World Update X: United States.

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The origins of the Mission Aviation Fellowship

Wartime inspired an alternative form of service, birthing Mission Aviation Fellowship – now more than 75 years old. Robin Evans and Darren Harbar explain all

Fokker 100 Incoming

The Just Flight development team has announced they are working on Fokker 100 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Thranda Cessna C208 Caravan DGS series Review Review Premium

Thranda Cessna C208 Caravan DGS series Review

Thranda Design is no stranger to X-Plane pilots and has been involved in many high-quality products under its own brand as well as in cooperation with other publishers. This time we review their Cessna C208 Caravan DGS series for X-Plane 11.

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What next for Europe's airlines?

Confidence in the summer travel season set against worries by rising fuel prices – Europe’s airlines face a complex environment, finds Mark Broadbent

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Photos: ILA Berlin Air Show first glimpse

An initial glimpse of some of the aircraft on static display at the ILA Berlin Air Show on June 21, the day before the event officially opened.

Navy Wings stops Sea Vixen work and starts new project

Trustees of Yeovilton-based Navy Wings have decided to cease restoration work on Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924.

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Germany lists Ukraine weapons contribution

Germany has outlined its military equipment contribution to Ukraine to aid Kyiv in its fight against Russia following Moscow’s renewed February invasion

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High costs force Belgian F-16 helmet swap 

Due to an increase in spare parts pricing on the JHMCS, over the last two years, Belgium has decided to convert to Thales' Scorpion Head-Mounted Display (HMD) helmet on its Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons

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Egypt set for imminent Eurofighter purchase

The Egyptian government looks set to imminently sign a multi-billion dollar deal with its Italian counterparts for Eurofighter Typhoons

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JetBlue to add more UK flights

There are positive developments from JetBlue Airways regarding its transatlantic operations as more flights to the United Kingdom are planned from later this year…

Montego Bay for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Just Flight has announced that MKJS Montego Bay Sangster International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Turkey’s first Hürjet forward fuselage enters final assembly

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) has marked an important milestone in the development of Turkey’s first jet-powered trainer aircraft, the Hürjet, after the forward fuselage of the first prototype was recently moved to the company’s final assembly line

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The dramatic role of RAF Hurricanes in the Battle of El Alamein

This year marks the 80th anniversary of World War Two’s pivotal Battle of El Alamein in North Africa. Andrew Thomas reflects on the dramatic role played by Hawker Hurricane ‘tank busters’ from the RAF’s 6 Squadron

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Back to Basics - Series 4, Lesson 2

Having learnt some tips about finding a suitable IFR trainer, in this issue, we now kick off some real IFR flying by taking a look at one of the oldest radio navigation aids used in aviation, the Non-Directional Beacon.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 98

Welcome to the 98th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

San Sebastian Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Now Available

MK-Studios has released LESO San Sebastian Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

How to pay for your shopping with a 747

Delta Air Lines has made it easy for you to squeeze the Queen of the Skies into your wallet

Twin Pioneer G-AOEO at Davos, Switzerland, where passengers were taken by horse-drawn sledge from aircraft to hotel or ski-lift. AEROPLANE Feature Premium

Twin Pioneer Demo Tours

When Scottish Aviation sent its new Twin Pioneer on demonstration tours, it really put the aircraft through its paces
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DC Designs' Concorde Review

DC Designs has been at the forefront of producing the Concorde for flight simulation. This time we take a closer look at its adaptation for the latest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator and see how it measures up.

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In-depth look at the Challenger 650 for X-Plane

X-Aviation is a well-known publisher of high-quality X-Plane add-ons and has released what it claims is the most complex, sophisticated simulation of any aircraft made for any flight simulator to date – the Hot Start Take Command! Challenger 650 business jet. Can it really live up to this claim?

Jordan finalises F-16 Block 70 order

Jordan has officially signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the purchase of eight new-production F-16 Block 70s

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Netherlands selects C-390M to replace Hercules

Five Embraer C-390M Millennium transport aircraft are to be acquired by the Netherlands to replace the four current Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) C-130H/H-30 Hercules

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X-Plane 12: by Austin Meyer – Modelling the F-4 Phantom

X-Plane's creator, Austin Meyer, discusses how he managed to create a high-fidelity F-4 Phantom in X-Plane 12 that is accurate enough to be used for actual F-4 flight instruction.

No 203 AFS at Driffield, Yorkshire, trained many National Service pilots. It put up this formation of three Meteor T7s during 1949. AEROPLANE Feature Premium

When conscripts flew RAF fighters

The days when National Service pilots flew RAF jet fighters are understandably long gone, but memories remain strong – not least amongst those who piloted Meteors

 

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