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Combat Aircraft Journal July 2020
Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal July 2020
‘Black Knights’ accept seventh F-35C
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) “Black Knights” welcomed its seventh Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California, on May 18.
Poland's New Look!
AIR International provides an overview of Poland’s ongoing drive to modernise its military aviation assets and looks ahead to the nation’s future endeavours.
Boeing grows RAF Wedgetail industry team
Leonardo, STS Aviation Services and Thales have been selected by Boeing to join a UK-based industry team that will deliver five E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Royal Air Force (RAF).
Swedish Road Trip!
Sweden has taken a very different stance when it comes to the global coronavirus pandemic and in April the Swedish Air Force participated in a road operations exercise to demonstrate how it can maintain readiness even in times of great stress.
Back in the game - Embraer CCO interview
Following the dramatic collapse of talks with Boeing, Embraer has dusted itself off with renewed vision and vigour. Gordon Smith caught up with Martyn Holmes, the new CCO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, to learn more about the firm’s bold new strategy
Vaccines: A shot in the arm for airlines?
As octogenarians across the UK were issued their first helping of a COVID-19 vaccine, logistical efforts were already well underway for a mass rollout, as Tom Batchelor explains in the second half of his special report
Return to business - American Airlines 737 MAX service re-entry
Almost two years since the FAA’s grounding order, the MAX is back in revenue service. Chris Sloan was on board the first US flight with fare-paying passengers since 2019
Britain’s youngest PPL holder shows you round a Piper L4 Cub
Ellie Carter became Britain's youngest PPL holder just hours into her 17th birthday. Here, she gives us a whistlestop tour of the aircraft she flies - a Piper L-4 Cub
10 facts about the F-4 Phantom II
The Royal Air Force retired their final F-4 Phantom II on July 6, 1992. The United States followed in 1996, although they still had their uses for the jet…
The Avro York: an Unsung Hero
Its design was derived from the much-loved Lancaster bomber and it became the hero of the Berlin airlift, even serving as Winston Churchill’s personal transport. The Avro York first flew on July 5, 1942
OctopusG’s Antonov AN-2
ADD-ON FOR FSX, FSX: STEAM EDITION & PREPAR3D At rest there...
Warrior II for X-Plane 11
Just Flight has informed us that its in-house development team has produced a new Warrior II for X-Plane 11.