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Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 3

Preparing at the gate

The stories behind aviation movies

We know the stories, but how true are they? Key.Aero dives into the real inspirations for four of Hollywood’s most popular aviation films...

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 16

Welcome to the 16th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

Norwegian CEO warns carrier is “facing a very uncertain future”

Jacob Schram made the stark warning as politicians in Oslo rejected calls for further funding.

USAF receives first two HH-60W combat helicopters

The first two operational Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II combat rescue helicopters were delivered to the US Air Force at Moody AFB, Georgia, on November 5

Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 2

Introduction to Flight Planning

Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 1

The Flight Deck

How many airlines still use the Sukhoi Superjet?

The Russian-made jet was billed as being the perfect regional jet but nearly a decade after it first entered service, it doesn’t appear to have lived up to expectations

Germany green lights ‘Quadriga’ Eurofighter purchase

Germany approved the EUR€5.5bn purchase of 38 new-build Tranche 4 Eurofighter EF-2000s on November 5, as the air force aims to replace its older Tranche 1 aircraft under Project Quadriga

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines?

Back by popular demand, this week we're testing your airline recognition skills! Can you identify these carriers based upon these cropped livery segments?

Could Trump Shuttle make a comeback?

With a little more time on his hands should his legal challenge to overturn the US election result fail, could the airline Donald Trump owned in the early 1990s remerge nearly 30 years since it disappeared from the skies above New York?

Don’t start training to become a pilot now, says BALPA

The union has taken the unprecedented step of warning prospective pilots to think twice before beginning training

FAA restricts airspace over Biden’s hometown

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a temporary ‘no-fly zone’ over Wilmington, Delaware – the hometown of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as he moves closer to securing the election victory

ITPS Canada to promote adversary training for KAI’s FA-50

The International Test Pilots School Canada has signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea Aerospace Industries to promote the FA-50 light combat aircraft for tactical and adversary training

San Jose for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has announced KSJC San Jose International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Boeing to build two more KC-46As for Japan

The USAF contracted Boeing to build and deliver an additional two KC-46A Pegasus tanker/transports for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force on October 29

Thai Airways to sell 34 aircraft, including its 747s

Following a first half-year loss of nearly $900m, the carrier is looking for ways to stay afloat

Jimmy DooLots!

His name certainly wasn’t reflective of his contributions to aviation. We take a brief look at the life and achievements of Jimmy DooLittle!

Australia shows off legacy Hornets in stunning photo shoot

Royal Australian Air Force-operated Boeing F/A-18A Hornets graced the skies on October 29 for a special photo shoot ahead of the multi-role fighter’s retirement next year – and the images are spectacular!

EXCLUSIVE: BA to cancel 100s of flights from Sunday

Travellers have been left in limbo after British Airways confirmed that it was making major revisions to its November flying programme.

France declares IOC of Talios pod on Rafale F3-R

The French Air and Space Force declared initial operational capability of the Talios laser designation pod on the Dassault Rafale F3-R multi-role fighter on October 29

Australia’s REX takes delivery of first jet aircraft

The world’s largest Saab 340 operator has welcomed a Boeing into the fold

East Frisian Islands for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Discover the East Frisian North Sea islands in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Combat Aircraft Journal December 2020

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal December 2020

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