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US Navy F-35 chase flight contract awarded

The US Navy has awarded a five-year chase flight contract in support of its F-35 programme.

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Meet the RNZAF C-130 crew helping Ukraine

Despite being on the other side of the world the Royal New Zealand Air Force has flown in to help boost the beleaguered European nation, Air Forces Monthly chats to the crew

X-Plane touches down in the Philippines

Airwil Sceneries has released RPSP - Bohol Panglao International Airport for X-Plane 11.

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Latest passenger numbers at Manchester and Stansted revealed 

One of the UK’s biggest airport groups has posted its passenger figures for July – with mixed results across its three gateways. Key Aero has all the details!

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How America’s oldest flying fighter took to the skies again

The Nieuport 28C-1 was the first fighter aircraft used in anger by a US military aviation unit. Now, following a magnificent restoration, an original example of this potent machine is flying again

New Czech Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aerosoft has announced Airport Brno Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Historic Aviation Quiz - Aviation firsts

Test your knowledge in our historic aviation quiz - Aviation firsts edition

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Flight Adventure - The Boeing 737

This time, we focus our Flight Adventure on what has become one of the most enduring airliner families of all time, the Boeing 737.

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Why London dominates the world's busiest airline markets

In this special insight, Mike Malik, Cirium’s chief marketing officer drills into the latest data to discover which city comes out on top in the battle for global air supremacy

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SNAPSHOT: Retro planespotting in Rotterdam

Long-time contributor Ron Mak shares a selection of images from Rotterdam The Hague Airport, taken between 1970 and the late 1990s

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The RAF's Eurofighter Typhoon enhancement programme

The Eurofighter Typhoon enhancement programme is at the heart of the plan to ensure the RAF's fighter jet capability remains at the cutting-edge of tactical ops. Air Forces Monthly examines the state of play and talks to the key personnel involved

Wizz Air to close Cardiff base over winter

Low-cost airline Wizz Air has announced its intention to suspend base operations and dramatically reduce its flight schedule at Cardiff Airport this winter.

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PMDG’s 737-700 Review

When PMDG released the 737NG in 2003, it quickly gained massive popularity, becoming the go-to airliner for many simulator pilots. After 20 years of ploughing the virtual airways, the company has released an updated version of the legendary aircraft simulation for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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DCS: F4U-1D Corsair Interview

We invited the Magnitude 3 team to discuss their work on the upcoming F4U-1D Corsair and Essex-Class aircraft carrier module for DCS World.

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Examining Airbus' game-changing A321XLR

Flying narrowbodies on far-flung missions of up to 11 hours is truly game-changing. Andreas Spaeth travels to Hamburg to learn more about the pioneering Airbus A321XLR

New Zealand and US sign space deal

The New Zealand and United States governments have signed a framework agreement that they hope will drive further opportunities in space and enable closer collaboration with NASA

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Leonardo Software’s Fly the Maddog X

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 built up a reputation as a dependable, rugged, easy to maintain and enjoyable aircraft to fly. We take a closer look at Leonardo Software's rendition of this popular jetliner for the Microsoft Flight Simulator platform.

San Francisco for X-Plane Out Now

Scenery developer, ShortFinal Design has released KSFO - San Francisco International Definitive for X-Plane 11.

Paphos Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

MXI Design has announced LCPH Paphos International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Bringing the RAF’s P-8 Poseidon fleet to full operational capability

The RAF’s P-8 Poseidon fleet is now complete, but despite this landmark moment, the hard work to bring it to full operational capacity is only beginning. Jim Winchester reports from RAF Lossiemouth

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Hard landing injures Southwest Airlines cabin crew

A Southwest Airlines cabin crew member suffered a serious spinal injury requiring medical attention after the aircraft in which they were flying landed heavily, according to a report published by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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Fulcrum One Yoke Review

In this review, we take a look at a yoke designed by UK-based Fulcrum Simulator Controls, a relative newcomer to the flight simulation market.

India’s newest airline in first flight delight

The competitive Indian aviation market has a brand-new entrant following a first fare-paying flight by a fledgling airline…

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Hawker Hurricane returns to British skies

Britain’s population of airworthy Hawker Hurricanes has risen in number to 12. On July 18, Hurricane Mk.II P3351 flew from France to a new home in the UK.

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How Avro's Tudor regained its reputation

The Avro Tudor is best-known for tragedies. But, on the Berlin Airlift, it demonstrated a more positive side

 

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