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German Navy accepts first Sea Lion
The Marineflieger (the German naval air arm) has taken delivery of its first NHIndustries NH90 Sea Lion maritime multi-purpose utility helicopter.
US Navy Blue Angels receives first Super Hornet test jet
Boeing has handed over its first F/A-18E Super Hornet test aircraft to the US Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron.
French Army brings forward H160M delivery date
The Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre (ALAT, French Army Air Corps) has announced that deliveries of its first Airbus Helicopters H160M Guépard (Cheetah) helicopters will take place in 2026, two years earlier than planned.
48th Fighter Wing F-15C crashes in the North Sea
A Boeing F-15C Eagle – assigned to the US Air Forces Europe’s (USAFE’s) 48th Fighter Wing (FW) at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk – has crashed into the North Sea.
IAI inks deal for special mission aircraft with European customer
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a US$350m special mission aircraft-related contract with an unnamed major European nation.
Dan-Air’s Trijet Boeings
Dan-Air was one of the few British operators of the Boeing 727, using them to modernise its fleet and its image in the early 1970s. Bob O’Brien remembers the airline’s trijet years
Delta’s long-lasting DC-8s
It was the first airline to operate the Douglas DC-8 and kept the type for almost 30 years, flying all the major passenger models, from early turbojets to stretched examples with high-bypass turbofans. Barry Lloyd recalls the aircraft that launched Delta Air Lines into the jet age
Rebirth of the Dancing Crane - Part 2
Following privatisation in the 1980s, Japan Airlines continued to grow, until it faced the threat of bankruptcy in 2010. Having emerged successfully from that crisis, it is now struggling with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, as Jozef Mols details
Aviation News August 2021
The full issue in page-turning format
Revealing Report of WW2 RAF Bomber Crew Training
A fascinating account of the ingenious techniques used to train each crewmember on Blenheims from the July 11, 1941 edition of The Aeroplane
64 years of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
On Sunday, the renowned historic display group celebrated its birthday. We’ve put together a collection of our favourite images to celebrate the milestone
IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover BLITZ
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KEGE Eagle County for Aerofly FS 2
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Orbx Simulations NZWR Whangarei Airport
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