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Jolly Green II, AH-64D complete first combined test mission
Sikorsky’s HH-60W Jolly Green II – the USAF’s newest combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter – has completed its first combined test mission with a US Army Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow.
Montenegro to acquire two Bell 505s
The Montenegro Air Force has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X light helicopters, becoming the first military operator to procure the type.
UK deploys first operational F-35Bs aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth
For the first time, the UK has deployed operational Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters aboard the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) aircraft carrier.
19th AW, AMC receives final C-130J
Lockheed Martin handed over its final C-130J Super Hercules to the USAF’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) on May 27.
'Vipers' on Patrol!
The Belgian Air Component completed the latest Baltic Air Policing detachment in April, the latter portion of which was conducted under new regulations bought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
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
Delta’s long-lasting DC-8s
It was the first airline to operate the Douglas DC-8 and kept the type for almost 30 years, flying all the major passenger models, from early turbojets to stretched examples with high-bypass turbofans. Barry Lloyd recalls the aircraft that launched Delta Air Lines into the jet age
BREAKING NEWS: RAF COSFORD AIR SHOW 2021
The RAF Cosford Air Show team have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 guidance and, after much consideration, have taken the very difficult decision not to hold an Air Show event over the weekend of the 11th and 12th September 2021
Historic Aviation Quiz
Test your knowledge in this week's historic quiz!
Inside Dassault’s Fighter Factory in 1962
A snapshot of Dassault’s fighter production lines and details of a supersonic VTOL Mirage from the pages of The Aeroplane and Astronautics issue of February 8, 1962
MilViz DHC-3 Otter
A new ride for bush pilots ADD-ON FOR FSX, FSX: STEAM EDITION...
Chillblast Fusion Hurricane 6
A force to be reckoned with… The build quality is to...
Flight Sim World update
Flight Sim World is now out of ‘Early Access’