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Vickers VC10 at 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Vickers VC10's first flight, Key.Aero has collated a special collection of articles which tell the story of the quadjet's design and development whilst also examining its airliner origins and its later success as a military platform.

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A June 1941, and thus pre-delivery, image of Mosquito PRI W4051. The first such production example, this was the aircraft flown by Fg Off Victor Ricketts with observer Sgt Boris Lukhmanoff on post-strike reconnaissance following the attack on the Billancourt factory. VIA ANDREW THOMAS Feature Premium

Bomber Command raid on Renault plant

Bomber Command’s raid against the Renault works at Billancourt on 3 March 1942 was a pivotal one for several reasons. Not only did it see the first application of new operational techniques under Arthur Harris, but post-strike reconnaissance brought to the fore the outstanding qualities of the new de Havilland Mosquito

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Props and Jets - Interview with Eagle Dynamics

To accompany our review of the groundbreaking DCS: AH-64D, we invited Eagle Dynamics’ Senior Producer, Matt Wagner along with Project Manager and Team Leader for World War Two projects, Sergey Gerasev, to give us an update on their current projects.

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Sixth-gen horizons: Europe's simmering fighter race

While the last three decades have seen Europe support three combat jet fighters of the fourth/fourth-plus generation by 2018 the continent was embarking on two distinct efforts to build a sixth-generation fighter

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Jetstar Asia A320 took off from unlit runway at night

A Jetstar Asia Airbus A320 performed a take-off in darkness from an unlit runway at Singapore/Changi Airport, a report by the country’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) has found.

iniBuilds announces partnership with Microsoft

iniBuilds has partnered with the Microsoft Flight Simulator team to develop the Airbus A310, which will be available for free for owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Maiden African destination for airBaltic unveiled

Latvian-based firm, airBaltic, has made an eye-catching announcement after it revealed today (June 14) plans for its first-ever scheduled connection to Africa.

Newark Air Museum gears up for Cockpit-Fest

Preparations for the 2022 Cockpit-Fest are well under way at Newark Air Museum in Nottinghamshire. 

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Eagle Dynamics' DCS: AH-64D Review

After more than four years in development, Eagle Dynamics (ED) has finally released the highly anticipated AH-64D in Early Access.

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Australia Discovery Tour - Part 2

We pick up where we left off in the last issue, showcasing some of our favourite VFR scenic flight routes around the Great Southern Land of Australia. The three tours in this article showcase diverse geographical areas and are best flown low and slow in a single-engine piston aircraft.

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A2A Simulations Interview

We reached out to Scott Gentile from A2A Simulations to find out what the company has been working on recently, as well as discuss future projects in the pipeline. In part 1, we focus on A2A's flight simulation work in the commercial world of aviation.

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MilViz C310R Review

This time, we take the MilViz 310R, developed for Microsoft Flight Simulator, for a spin and see how it measures up.

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PC Pilot - Meet the Author

Welcome to the second instalment of our new series in which we introduce you to the individual members of the PC Pilot team. For this issue, we meet our only female writer, Jessica Bannister-Pearce. Jess is a multi-talented writer and over the years has built up knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the hobby.

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The complex process of converting passenger airliners to freighters

More airliners are starting second lives as freighters in response to increased demand for cargo aircraft. What aircraft are being repurposed and who is converting them? Mark Broadbent reports

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In photos: Legacy Hornets from USMC’s VMFA-323 deploy to Poland

Ten US Marine Corps (USMC)-operated F/A-18C Hornets – assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) ‘Death Rattlers’ arrived in Europe on June 8 for an operational deployment.

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Inside the UK MOD’s New Medium Helicopter Programme

The UK is preparing to divest four legacy rotorcraft fleets, replacing them with a single solution under the MOD’s New Medium Helicopter programme. AirForces Monthly details the competition so far and explore the candidates on offer

Microsoft Flight Simulator Marks 40th Anniversary

Asobo Studio has announced a special 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator to celebrate the longest-running game franchise at Microsoft.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 97

Welcome to the 97th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

65th AGRS re-form with Aggressor-schemed F-35As

During a ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on June 9, the US Air Force’s 65th Aggressor Squadron (65th AGRS) was officially reactivated with the F-35 Lightning II as part of the 57th Wing/57th Operations Group.

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'We crashed into a minefield': RAF Canberra navigator recounts crash

Former RAF Canberra navigator John Hyde recalls the time his jet suffered a double engine failure after dark in the tale of a rumble seat, a very annoyed officer, and a mine field!

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What happened to Sheffield City Airport?

Sheffield City Airport's short life lasted just 11 years beginning in 1997 and ending in 2008. What went wrong and could it reopen? Ben Lovegrove answers these questions and more

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Star Maker: Ukraine's use of private sector satellite services

As Russian forces surged into Ukraine following Moscow’s decision on February 24 to commit its military to the toppling of the Zelenskyy government, private sector satellite service providers stepped in to support Kyiv's needs

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CROYDON: London’s ‘first’ hub airport moves to a war footing

While Croydon Airport’s expansion continued apace during an era many dubbed “The Golden Age of Aviation,” the seeds of World War 2 began to take root in Europe. In the  penultimate episode  in our six part special - featuring rare archived images – the gateway is dramatically set on a very different trajectory

A walk around tour of the iconic Bell UH-1 ‘Huey’

In the second of our Huey Flight Experience videos, chief pilot Neil Airey takes us on a tour of Huey 509 ‘Miss Joe’…

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The secretive F-117 Nighthawk's post-retirement ops

Having purportedly retired in 2008, the secretive F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter is still flying – although the USAF is reticent to talk about it. Tom Kaminski explores the stealth fighter’s pedigree

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The role NATO ISR aircraft are playing in monitoring the war in Ukraine

Surveillance aircraft from Western air arms have been extremely active around Ukraine’s borders since the start of the Russian invasion. AirForces Monthly delves into the roles of allied spy planes during the conflict

 

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