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Scotland’s Strutter due to make debut flight 

The Aviation Preservation Society of Scotland has completed its potentially airworthy reproduction of a Sopwith 1½ Strutter. 

Corfu for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

FlyTampa’s latest DLC for Microsoft Flight Simulator features Corfu Island and the airport, enhanced with photorealistic PBR effects.

F-22 Raptors arrive at RAF Lakenheath for more Eastern Europe action

On July 26, six F-22A Raptors from the 90th Fighter Squadron (FS), 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, touched down at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

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IN PICTURES: Fly Navy Airshow at Old Warden

It was all about the Senior Service at Old Warden on July 3 as the Shuttleworth Collection welcomed the Fly Navy Airshow back to its calendar after a three-year hiatus. Jamie Ewan was there

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Why the Egyptian Air Force has such a varied fighter fleet

The Egyptian Air Force offers an intriguing case study in procurement decisions, replete as it is with half a dozen types of fast jet, and with more diversity likely in the near future. Jim Winchester reports

WIN! LANCASTER FILM DVD

Chance to win the outstanding documentary film Lancaster is a must for anyone with an
interest in aviation. Closing date is 4 November 2022

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Combat Aircraft Journal September 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Inside ESQ601: Portugal's P-3C CUP+ Squadron

With the aging Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion commonly being replaced by the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, Joe Campion reports on how the Portuguese Air Force and its fleet prove the maritime patrol legend is still worthy of its role

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Spitfire BS410: The complete story

Spitfire IX BS410’s remains lay buried for more than sixty years in a French marsh. Ben Dunnell recounts the aircraft’s incredible story, following its successful return to the air in April

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Commercial aviation debrief of the 2022 Farnborough Airshow

Find out what happened at this year’s Farnborough Airshow regarding commercial aviation by reading our debrief on Key.Aero…

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Final 737 to become RAF E-7 Wedgetail arrives in the UK

The last of three Boeing 737s destined to become the next generation of RAF E-7 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) touched down on UK Soil on July 14.

AT-6E Wolverine achieves USAF Military Type Certification

Textron Aviation Defense’s Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverine has achieved Military Type Certification from the US Air Force.

F-22A ready for take-off

Developed by Top Mach Studios and published by Just Flight, the F-22A Raptor tactical fighter for Microsoft Flight Simulator sports a detailed 3D model with optional drop tanks, three paint schemes and custom animations.

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First ex Belgian Hercules for Pakistan flies at Melsbroek

The first ex Belgian Air Force C-130H Hercules flew on July 25 in its new scheme of the Pakistan Air Force. CH-12 (c/n 4483), now carrying its construction number as a serial, made its first post-overhaul flight

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An in-depth look at military aircraft countermeasures

Military aircraft are facing heightened levels of danger as the proliferation of anti-air systems gathers pace. Tim Fish reports on the countermeasures put in place by manufacturers

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Inside Dutch C-130 operations in Mali

From September 2021 to May 2022, the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s legacy Hercules fleet supported the UN in Mali. Frank Visser spoke with the unit’s commander about this short-lived mission and its successes

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Zenith and the art of kitplanes

Zenith Aircraft has been manufacturing and marketing kit aircraft for 30 years. What is behind their enduring popularity?

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Norse CEO interview Pt3: Does JFK really matter?

In the third and final part of our exclusive interview series with Bjørn Tore Larsen, Key Aero’s Gordon Smith discusses premium cabins and primary airports with the Norse Atlantic Airways CEO.

DCS: Mirage F1 Enters Early Access

After more than three years of active development, Aerges Engineering has announced the DCS: Mirage F1 is now available in Early Access.

PHOTOS: ROKAF KA-1 and USAF A-10Cs Buddy Sqn air-to-airs

Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) KA-1 Woongbi aircraft and US Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs undertook a week-long training event in mid-July as part of the long-running Buddy Squadron (BS) programme, formerly known as the Buddy Wing.

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First ex-RAF E-3D Sentry AEW1 departs on delivery to Chile

Following the sale of two retired Royal Air Force E-3D Sentry AEW1s to the Chilean Air Force, the first of the two aircraft departed from their base at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, on July 25 to begin its delivery flight to Chile

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The Flug Werk FW 190 soon to take to Swedish skies

Having become a public exhibit in the Västerås Flygmuseum, a Flug Werk FW 190A-8/N is set soon to take to Swedish skies

Condor confirms BLOCKBUSTER Airbus order

German holiday carrier Condor has unveiled plans for the modernisation of its narrowbody fleet with next-generation aircraft…

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 103

Welcome to the 103rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Eco-friendly aircraft interiors

Manufacturers and airlines are going all out to make the aircraft interior more eco-friendly, trimming costs and flight times in the process

 

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