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GROUND TRIALS AND PRESERVATION

DATAFILE XD145 was released to the Rocket Propulsion Establishment...

HELICOPTER MUSEUM EXPANSION GATHERS PACE

The nearly complete, smart new entrance building at The Helicopter...

First Hawk arrives at Old Sarum

Forty years after its first flight, Hawk XX154 settles into its...

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TUPOLEV Tu-134

Given the NATO reporting name ‘Crusty’, the twin-jet Tu-134...

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DOWN IN THE WEEDS

The received wisdom is that the world’s air forces went to...

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Military

A UK Merlin Mk4 in flight News Premium

Bundle of surplus UK Merlin kit offered for sale

The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment & Support is selling more than 1,000 pieces of equipment previously utilised by the country’s Merlin rotary fleet, valued at more than £45m in total

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Combat Aircraft Journal January 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Moving with the times: AESA radar on the rise

The advent of AESA radar technology has been one of the most significant steps in military aviation in a generation. Although airborne AESA radars have been around since the 1990s, ongoing technological developments are set to increase their capabilities

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Commercial

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A JOURNEY OF WONDER

In August, Embraer celebrates its 50th anniversary. Bernie Baldwin...

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Trip Report: TAP Air Portugal A330neo

TAP Air Portugal has distinguished itself from the competition...

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Turkish Delivery

An initial Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Turkish Airlines’ March...

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Armenian Start-up

News Review • CIS (Photo Armenia Airways) ARMENIA...

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Flynas Upsizes to A321XLR

News Review • Africa/Middle East SAUDI ARABIAN low-cost...

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Flight Simulation

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Just Flight’s PA-28R Arrow III

Fsx/Prepare 3d And X-Plane Variants Compared S o, here at...

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Pilot2ATC

More than just an ATC program UTILITY ADD-ON FOR FSX, PREPAR3D...

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Back to Basics - Stage 1, Lesson 8

We are now getting to the business...

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The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

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The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."