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Pierre Clostermann: The Big Show

Continuing our look at WW2 biographies, Le Grande Circue, or The Big Show as we Limeys would say, is an all-time classic and yet another must-read memoir for anyone with a passion for WW2 aviation…

F-16 Fighting Falcon Takes Flight

SC Designs has announced the F-16 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Calidus unveils B-350 combat ISR turboprop

UAE-based aircraft manufacturer Calidus has finally unveiled at the recent Dubai Airshow a mock-up of its B-350 border patrol aircraft (BPA) after years of keeping it under wraps

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Pearl Harbor anniversary marked in California

On December 4, 2021, the Planes of Fame museum hosted a 'Special Hangar Talk Event' that commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Belgium replaces Italy in Estonia for NATO Air Policing

Italy handed the Baltic Air Policing (BAP) baton at the start of December to Belgium, after a record-breaking detachment period

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PC Pilot Issue 137

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Cross Channel Car Ferries of the Air

For a few decades it was possible to cross the English Channel by booking onto an aircraft which could carry a car and its occupants. The development of this service was covered in the history of British United Air Ferries, which was featured in a supplement on Air Holdings (that owned a number of carriers) in the January 21, 1965 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’

PC Pilot - Issue 137 Downloads

Downloadable content for the January/February 2021 issue of PC Pilot.

USMC one step closer to deploying the F-35C aboard carriers

VMFA-314 complete final integrated training cycle with CSG 3 and are now one step closer to being the first USMC unit to deploy aboard a carrier with the F-35C

UK MOD announces recovery of crashed F-35B

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has officially announced that the British F-35B which crashed on take-off from HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) on November 17 has been recovered from the Mediterranean Sea

Indian defence chief killed in helicopter crash

India's Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, has been killed after an Indian Air Force Mi-17V5 helicopter in which he was travelling crashed on the morning of December 8

Historic Aviation Quiz

Friend or foe? Test your aircraft identification skills with this week's historic quiz…

Answers! Historic Aviation Quiz

Spoiler alert! If you want to know what aircraft are in this month's historic aviation quiz, look here. If you haven't done the quiz, turn back now...

Challenging Airports - Alert, Nunavut, Canada (CYLT) Feature Premium

Challenging Airports - Alert, Nunavut, Canada (CYLT)

In this instalment of our Challenging Airports series, we travel to the uniquely situated, northernmost permanently inhabited place on the planet: Alert, Canada.

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Challenging Airports - Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW)

Whether you are flying scheduled airline routes to Narsarsuaq or utilising it as a mid-trip fuel stop on a longer journey, operating to the airport requires careful consideration and preparation due to the extremes of distance, weather and geography.

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Aviation News January 2022

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AirForces Monthly January 2022

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KC-46A Pegasus receives more approvals

The KC-46A Pegasus reached its fourth Interim Capability Release (ICR) following approval from Gen Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command on December 6, marking the latest milestone in the US Air Force's ongoing tanker programme

Halifax for Prepar3D Released

CYHZ Halifax Stanfield International Airport for Prepar3D v4+ now available on OrbxDirect.

Who's placed four 737 MAX orders in nine months?

Which company has placed FOUR separate Boeing 737 MAX orders since March? Find out here

Fightertown for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

The latest destination from LatinVFR is Miramar KNKX for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 27

Coming up in Episode 27 of The Air Warrior Podcast, Modern Military Group Editor-at-Large Alan Warnes is in Spain to discuss the country’s Typhoon upgrade and acquisition plans, while other news sees updates on key Airbus programmes such as the Eurodrone and A400M transporter.

RAF C-17 takes part in exercise Clockwork for the first time

RAF Air Mobility Force (AMF) assets from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, have started deploying personnel from all three UK MOD services to Northern Norway for an annual cold weather training exercise

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UK assumes risk of F-35B loss every 30,000 hours

The crash of a UK F-35B Lightning II fighter during take-off from the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) in the Mediterranean Sea recently came only one-third of the way into the planned for risk of loss of an airframe, based on fleet flight hours conducted

St. Louis Airport for X-Plane Released

Scenery developer, StarSim has released KSTL - St. Louis Lambert International Airport for X-Plane 11.

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