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Pupil pilots of N. 5F.T.S., Oakington, undergo dual instruction in formation flying in three Vampire T.11s. Most solo exercises are flown in single-seat Vampire F.B.5s. Feature Premium

Pioneering Jet Training in the RAF

A fascinating report from the January 7, 1955 issue of The Aeroplane on how the RAF adapted to training jet fighter pilots.

FlyPast Podcast Episode 25

This week, we chat with that.spifire.bird AKA Jo Rogers, part of the volunteer groundcrew at Aero Legends...

MQ-25 refuels F/A-18F in historic first

Boeing’s MQ-25A Stingray test asset marked a historic milestone on June 4, when the platform conducted the first-ever aerial refuelling operation between an unmanned tanker and a manned receiver aircraft

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The incredible story of BA Flight 5390

When 81 passengers and six crew boarded a British Airways BAC One-Eleven 31 years ago today, none of them could have anticipated the dramatic events that were about to unfold. Key.Aero details the remarkable story of Flight 5390

Contract issued for Philippine Hercules refurbishment

Tyonek Services Overhaul Facility has been contracted to perform Excess Defense Article regeneration work on a number of Philippine Air Force C-130 Hercules tactical transports under the US Foreign Military Sales programme

Wizz Air launches two UK domestic routes

Services are set to depart next month from a pair of British airports

WATCH: Inside 1951’s biggest air show!

Aeroplane Editor Ben Dunnell talks you through the amazing show programme from the 70-year-old Hendon event...

VIDEO: RAF discusses new 'Union Jack' livery for Typhoon display

The RAF rolled out a new ‘Union Jack’ inspired paint scheme for the display jet of the Typhoon Display Team last month. At the unveiling, we spoke with Wg Cdr Jim Calvert, the officer commanding No 29 Squadron, about the role of his unit and the fighter’s colourful new livery

IAI to provide Heron services to unnamed Asian nation

Israel Aerospace Industries has recently signed a US$200m contract with an undisclosed Asian nation, under which the firm will provide services relating to its Heron family of UAVs

DCS AH-64D Apache Development Update

Eagle Dynamics is currently preparing the AH-64D for pre-order access for later this summer.

Airbus delivers 100th A400M

Airbus Defence and Space has recently completed the 100th delivery of its A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport, with this example being handed over to the Spanish Air Force

Istanbul for X-Plane Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Istanbul XP for X-Plane 11 is now available for X-Plane 11.

Stearman Ready for Take-Off

DC Designs and Just Flight have announced the PT-17 Stearman for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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The $40,000 olive? Six ingenious ways airlines save money

In every business, strict cost management is one of the ways profit can be made or maximised. There are few industries that know this better than the airline sector. Key.Aero reveals some of the clever ways that carriers watch the pennies – you won’t believe number one!

More S-70is delivered to the Philippines

An additional five Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopters have been delivered to the Philippine Air Force, after being rolled off the Polish production line

First F-35B lands aboard HMS Prince of Wales

For the first time, a Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II has landed on the Royal Navy’s second and latest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales (R09), as the vessel conducts sea trials off England’s south coast

Brazil to cut back KC-390 order

Brazil has announced it will reduce its Embraer KC-390 Millennium order in light of new budget restrictions brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic, which have led to cutbacks on resources allocated to the defence sector

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Step Back in Time to the Early Days of RAF Hercules

Aeroplane magazine was invited to a press event in 1967 to hear how the RAF was introducing the Lockheed Hercules into service.

Historic Aviation Quiz

What will you score in this week's historic aviation quiz?

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Aviation News July 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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PC Pilot Issue 134

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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AirForces Monthly July 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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ANALYSIS: Russia's military escalation at the Ukrainian border

As Russian troops amassed at the Ukrainian border earlier this year, the question of whether an invasion was imminent was left hanging in the air. We explain how the situation unfolded

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ANALYSIS: The current structure of the Brazilian Air Force

As the Brazilian Air Force celebrates its 80th anniversary, we provide an in-depth overview, detailing the structure of South America's largest air arm

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Exercise Iniochos 21: The 'Greek Red Flag'

We report on Exercise Iniochos 2021 –a series of multinational wargames hosted by the Hellenic Air Force over Kalamata and the Mediterranean Sea, which serve as the Greek equivalent to the US-led Red Flag exercises

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