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Boeing completes first QF-16 conversion at Arizona facility
Boeing announced that it had completed the first conversion of a QF-16 Full-Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) at its modification facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Arizona, in June 2020.
Ukrainian Su-27s used as chase planes for missiles
Incredible pictures show pair of Flankers following new R-360 anti-ship missiles at high subsonic speeds during recent tests.
Big Beasts: The World’s Four Largest Military Transports
Key.Aero explores and analyses four of the world’s largest operational military transport aircraft
Combat Aircraft Journal September 2020
Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal September 2020
Aircraft Report: Boeing E-3 Sentry
With its distinctive fuselage-mounted rotating radar dome, Boeing’s E-3 Sentry is one of the most recognisable AEW&C aircraft in operational service
How Asia-Pacific airlines can bounce back from COVID-19
Gordon Smith joined a roundtable discussion with Subhas Menon, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) to learn how the region’s carriers can bounce back from the challenges of 2020
Airliner World April 2021: Preservation news
Germany’s last two Boeing 707s – the only 707-400s still in existence – are facing an uncertain future as their resident airports have either closed or are unwilling to continue funding maintenance of the jets.
Xian MA60: Modern Ark, classic design
Improving on the tried, tested and trusted doesn’t come without trials and tribulations, as many well-known brands have discovered (New Coke, anyone?). With that in mind, Daniel Johnston travels to Laos to sample Xian’s take on a Soviet stalwart
HIDDEN HISTORY ‘Football War’ Part 2
HIDDEN HISTORY ‘Football War’Concluding our two-part series...
Behind the scenes of the film Lancaster
The producers and directors of next year’s Lancaster talk about the creative process behind their ambitious, powerful new feature documentary work
WW2 HISTORY RN ferry pilot
William Henry Cundell Blake from building his own light aeroplane, the Blake Bluetit to reservist service with the Fleet Air Arm flying 56 different aircraft types
Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 7
Descent and landing preparation
Carenado’s F33A Bonanza
Something of a ‘Bonanza’ from Carenado
Wings Over Flanders Fields
Part 2 – Pilot career, graphics, aircraft and artificial intelligence...