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Overflying China: How converted A-12s launched supersonic drones

BRIEFING FILE: Under the skin of aviation technology and tactics...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Destroying the Destroyers

The only Messerschmitt Bf 110 unit flying with Luftflotte 5 in Norway...

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Aeroplane September 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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WORKSHOP: The Race Is On...

…to complete a replica of the 1927 Schneider Trophy-winning Supermarine S5...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Why no Whirlwind?

"I cannot carry any passengers.".That was the damning assessment of ACM Sir Hugh Dowding...

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Military

USAF F-22A suffers landing mishap at Eglin AFB

A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor assigned to the USAF’s 325th Fighter Wing (FW) has been damaged after the fifth-generation air superiority stealth fighter suffered a mishap upon landing at Eglin AFB, Florida, on March 22

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Irish Air Corps’ commander on centenary and force’s future

As the Irish Air Corps celebrates its centenary, Chris Croot spoke to Brigadier General Rory O’Connor, General Officer Commanding of the organisation for his thoughts on the milestone and what the future may hold for the force

First UK manufactured V-tail for RAF Protector fitted

A GA-ASI MQ-9B Protector destined for the RAF has been fitted with the first V-tail manufactured on the Isle of Wight by GKN Aerospace

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Finnair: Sustainable Success

Finnair CEO Topi Manner is preparing to launch an ambitious five-year plan...

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A New Gateway to Four Continents

Cabo Verde Airlines is making waves in the mid-Atlantic...

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Desert Rows

Kingman has made a major contribution to civil and military aviation for more than 90 years...

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From Start to Finnish

A pilot's insight into a training partnership between two carriers

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Project Sunrise: From Research to Reality?

Louise Jones examines the history and logistics of linking London to Sydney and beyond...

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Flight Simulation

Just Flight announces the Robin DR400

The next general aviation aircraft by Just Flight will be the...

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

The software giant is back!

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DCS: F-14 Tomcat

Is this the best module ever produced for DCS World?

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