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US Navy Blue Angels receives first Super Hornet test jet
Boeing has handed over its first F/A-18E Super Hornet test aircraft to the US Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron.
French Army brings forward H160M delivery date
The Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre (ALAT, French Army Air Corps) has announced that deliveries of its first Airbus Helicopters H160M Guépard (Cheetah) helicopters will take place in 2026, two years earlier than planned.
48th Fighter Wing F-15C crashes in the North Sea
A Boeing F-15C Eagle – assigned to the US Air Forces Europe’s (USAFE’s) 48th Fighter Wing (FW) at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk – has crashed into the North Sea.
IAI inks deal for special mission aircraft with European customer
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a US$350m special mission aircraft-related contract with an unnamed major European nation.
First KC-130J for VMGR-452
Lockheed Martin has handed over its first KC-130J Super Hercules multi-role tanker/transport to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 (VMGR-452) ‘Yankees' – a US Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) unit.
Rebirth of the Dancing Crane - Part 2
Following privatisation in the 1980s, Japan Airlines continued to grow, until it faced the threat of bankruptcy in 2010. Having emerged successfully from that crisis, it is now struggling with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, as Jozef Mols details
From Jodel to Jumbo A Life of Flying
As a boy, he was told he was “stupid” to think he could ever become a pilot, but Scott Birrell FRAeS enjoyed a distinguished career in aviation as an airline captain, head of pilot training and a senior examiner
Dan-Air’s Trijet Boeings
Dan-Air was one of the few British operators of the Boeing 727, using them to modernise its fleet and its image in the early 1970s. Bob O’Brien remembers the airline’s trijet years
Britain’s youngest PPL holder shows you round a Piper L4 Cub
Ellie Carter became Britain's youngest PPL holder just hours into her 17th birthday. Here, she gives us a whistlestop tour of the aircraft she flies - a Piper L-4 Cub
10 facts about the F-4 Phantom II
The Royal Air Force retired their final F-4 Phantom II on July 6, 1992. The United States followed in 1996, although they still had their uses for the jet…
The Avro York: an Unsung Hero
Its design was derived from the much-loved Lancaster bomber and it became the hero of the Berlin airlift, even serving as Winston Churchill’s personal transport. The Avro York first flew on July 5, 1942
Bush Pilot's Flight Adventure
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AV-8B RAZBAM NIght Atteck V/STOL
The iconic Harrier Jump Jet takes flight in DCS World.
MilViz DHC-3 Otter
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