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ILA Berlin 2022

After a four-year hiatus, ILA Berlin is back between June 22 and 26. Key.Aero is reporting from the show on the major appearances, orders and developments.

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Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Inside the Air War over Donbas

After more than three months of war in Ukraine, Moscow turned its attention to securing the Donbas region, where Russian troops have been facing off against Ukrainian defenders in a vicious ground war. AirForces Monthly looks at the role of airpower in this pivotal battle

FlightSimExpo 2023 Announced

Flight Simulation Association (FSA) has announced the date and location of the next FlightSimExpo event.

New Greek Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

MXI Design has released LGTS Thessaloniki Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Five killed in USMC MV-22B crash

A US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey crashed in the southern California desert on June 8, killing all personnel on board

Stick & Rudder Studios Releases X-KeyPad 1.5

X-KeyPad enables you to create virtual keyboards with configurable keys and labels that can interact with and display data from X-Plane 11 and 12.

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Most experienced FB-111 pilot stories

Outright speed and outstanding low-level capabilities were what the General Dynamics FB-111A brought to US Air Force Strategic Air Command, during a somewhat unsung 20-plus years of service

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PC Pilot Issue 140

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Birmingham dates added to Spitfire tour

A Spitfire from the Royal Air Force Museum Midlands is heading to Birmingham in July, as five new dates are added to the Spitfire’s tour of the Midlands

Boeing teams with Canadian industry to offer P-8A Poseidon

Boeing and several Canadian industry partners have announced their intent to collaborate to provide the P-8A Poseidon platform for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) requirement

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New MH-139 Grey Wolves will go to Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews (JBA), Maryland, has been selected as the fourth base to host the US Air Force’s MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopter.

Berlin trumps Paris for new Norse flights

In a surprise move, Norse Atlantic Airways has confirmed it will make Berlin its third European destination.

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The secret Cold War RAF missions to test Soviet radars

Radio Proving Flights: the innocuous name given to top-secret electronic intelligence-gathering sorties, approved at the highest level, probing the performance of Soviet radar systems. In a lesser-known facet of its brief RAF service, the Boeing Washington was among the platforms that undertook this crucial Cold War role.

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Qantas and its milestone Airbus order: A new chapter for Australian aviation

A historic deal between the Australian flag carrier and European OEM heralds a bold new chapter in Antipodean aviation, says Gordon Smith

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AirForces Monthly July 2022

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INTERVIEW: The day-to-day A-10C ops of the Maryland ANG's 104th FS

Like several other USAF units, the Maryland Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Squadron has returned to Europe to support deterrence operations on NATO’s eastern flank following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Air Forces Monthly visited the A-10C unit just weeks before this current deployment

Toronto switches to time-based approach 

The Canadian hub is the first North American airport to use the technique

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Raytheon bags Tomahawk contracts on either side of the Atlantic

Raytheon Missile Systems picked up two major contracts for its Block V Tomahawk cruise missile in the last week of May

sim-wings Anchorage Now Available

Scenery developer, sim-wings has announced Anchorage for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Could Wizz Air have a hydrogen future?

Two of the biggest names in European aviation have inked a deal to examine the practical potential of hydrogen-powered aircraft.

Boise Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has announced KBOI Boise Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been released.

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Pilot recalls flying the challenging MiG-23BN 'Flogger'

What was life like as a ground attack pilot on the other side of the Iron Curtain, flying the challenging MiG-23BN attack aircraft with East Germany’s air arm? Some of the tactics may have been familiar in the West, but certain underlying doctrines weren’t

Pilot killed in US Navy Super Hornet crash

The pilot of a US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet was killed when it crashed at around 1430hrs PST in the Mojave Desert near Trona, San Bernardino County, California, during a routine training mission

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 96

Welcome to the 96th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

German Tornado operations return to Nörvenich after more than a decade

Luftwaffe Panavia Tornado IDS ground attack/strike aircraft operations will return to Nörvenich Air Base for the first time in 12 years, as examples from Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 33 prepare to relocate to the base as urgent renovation work takes place at Büchel

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Boeing 747 back on UK register

There’s a jumbo back on the ‘G-DASH’ after a break of little more than two months

 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

For decades, the Farnborough International Airshow has been the global platform for the aerospace and defence industry. This year, its role will carry even greater significance with FIA2022 serving as the first major event to reconnect colleagues from around the world, enabling business growth and recovery.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

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As one of the largest air shows in the world, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is back for another year. The show offers seven straight days of world-class aerobatics and history coming alive through aircraft of all eras.

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After a few years off the calendar, the Fly Navy air show returns to the skies above Old Warden Aerodrome with a blend of the best piston and rotary-wing examples of naval aircraft.

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A relaxing evening at Shuttleworth awaits for the July evening drive-in air show, celebrating the 90th birthday of Old Warden Aerodrome