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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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Most experienced FB-111 pilot stories

Outright speed and outstanding low-level capabilities were what the General Dynamics FB-111A brought to US Air Force Strategic Air Command, during a somewhat unsung 20-plus years of service

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PC Pilot Issue 140

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Birmingham dates added to Spitfire tour

A Spitfire from the Royal Air Force Museum Midlands is heading to Birmingham in July, as five new dates are added to the Spitfire’s tour of the Midlands

Boeing teams with Canadian industry to offer P-8A Poseidon

Boeing and several Canadian industry partners have announced their intent to collaborate to provide the P-8A Poseidon platform for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) requirement

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New MH-139 Grey Wolves will go to Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews (JBA), Maryland, has been selected as the fourth base to host the US Air Force’s MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopter.

Berlin trumps Paris for new Norse flights

In a surprise move, Norse Atlantic Airways has confirmed it will make Berlin its third European destination.

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The secret Cold War RAF missions to test Soviet radars

Radio Proving Flights: the innocuous name given to top-secret electronic intelligence-gathering sorties, approved at the highest level, probing the performance of Soviet radar systems. In a lesser-known facet of its brief RAF service, the Boeing Washington was among the platforms that undertook this crucial Cold War role.

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Qantas and its milestone Airbus order: A new chapter for Australian aviation

A historic deal between the Australian flag carrier and European OEM heralds a bold new chapter in Antipodean aviation, says Gordon Smith

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AirForces Monthly July 2022

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INTERVIEW: The day-to-day A-10C ops of the Maryland ANG's 104th FS

Like several other USAF units, the Maryland Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Squadron has returned to Europe to support deterrence operations on NATO’s eastern flank following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Air Forces Monthly visited the A-10C unit just weeks before this current deployment

Toronto switches to time-based approach 

The Canadian hub is the first North American airport to use the technique

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Raytheon bags Tomahawk contracts on either side of the Atlantic

Raytheon Missile Systems picked up two major contracts for its Block V Tomahawk cruise missile in the last week of May

sim-wings Anchorage Now Available

Scenery developer, sim-wings has announced Anchorage for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Could Wizz Air have a hydrogen future?

Two of the biggest names in European aviation have inked a deal to examine the practical potential of hydrogen-powered aircraft.

Boise Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has announced KBOI Boise Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been released.

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Pilot recalls flying the challenging MiG-23BN 'Flogger'

What was life like as a ground attack pilot on the other side of the Iron Curtain, flying the challenging MiG-23BN attack aircraft with East Germany’s air arm? Some of the tactics may have been familiar in the West, but certain underlying doctrines weren’t

Pilot killed in US Navy Super Hornet crash

The pilot of a US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet was killed when it crashed at around 1430hrs PST in the Mojave Desert near Trona, San Bernardino County, California, during a routine training mission

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 96

Welcome to the 96th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

German Tornado operations return to Nörvenich after more than a decade

Luftwaffe Panavia Tornado IDS ground attack/strike aircraft operations will return to Nörvenich Air Base for the first time in 12 years, as examples from Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 33 prepare to relocate to the base as urgent renovation work takes place at Büchel

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Boeing 747 back on UK register

There’s a jumbo back on the ‘G-DASH’ after a break of little more than two months

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Vickers Valiant co-pilot on flying the ‘forgotten’ V-bomber

The Vickers Valiant: first of the ‘V-bombers’, and the one now most forgotten, despite how it paved the way for those that followed. A former co-pilot takes us into the Valiant’s cockpit, first in training with No 232 Operational Conversion Unit and then operationally on reconnaissance missions with No 543 Squadron, and reveals a capable but sometimes challenging aeroplane

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Royal Jordanian Airlines' post-pandemic strategy

Tom Batchelor catches up with Samer Majali, chief executive of Royal Jordanian Airlines, to learn more about the carrier’s post-pandemic strategy

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Embraer's 20 years of continued success with the E-Jet

It is 20 years since the Embraer E-Jet’s first flight. Bernie Baldwin discovers what getting the aircraft aloft felt like and learns more about the family’s importance to air transport

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SR-71 pilot and RSO recall operating iconic Blackbird

Flying the Lockheed SR-71A was a team effort like no other in the US Air Force. In a unique joint interview, a pilot and reconnaissance systems officer who formed just such a partnership recall operating to the very edges of the envelope

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CROYDON: Rivalry at London’s ‘first’ hub airport

Competition, comfort and co-operation became bywords for Croydon-connected carriers as they vied for speed records, new standards in flight experiences and even teamed up on popular routes as we discover in the fourth of our six weekly forays into the hub’s history


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