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BASE REPORT: French presence at Djibouti

Djibouti calls the tune for French forces in the Horn of Africa, offering a secure base in a volatile region. Combat Aircraft Journal was granted exclusive access in January 2022

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UNIT REPORT: USAF 586th Flight Test Squadron

Combat Aircraft Journal catches up with the commanding officer of the 586th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) ‘Roadrunners’ to find out more about their unique role

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 87

Welcome to the 87th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Local Legend III: Dornier Do J Wal Released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has released the third Local Legends family of historic aircraft: the Do J Wal, a twin-engine, high-wing flying boat.

Condor unveils striking new livery

The German leisure airline has revealed its new livery - a drastic departure from its past colour schemes

Microsoft Flight Simulator Arrives at Land's End

The latest UK destination from Aerosoft is Land's End Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Red Bull's Maddest Aviation Moments

What does the owner of one of the world's biggest drinks companies do with his money? Why, he buys World War Two fighters and pays people to fly aerobatic aircraft through hangars and tunnels, of course!

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What it's like to fly the Westland Wasp

Luke Bimm takes to the skies in a helicopter with a sting in its tail

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Business aviation - a pandemic success story

Business aviation has been one of the few commercial aviation sectors to ride out the pandemic and bounce back with renewed vigour. David Willis explains how

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Unit Report: Portugal's Falcões & Jaguares

As the Portuguese Air Force celebrates its 70th anniversary, Esquadra 201 and 301, operating the F-16A/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon, continues to be the tip of the spear. Key's Josef Campion visits the two units in Monte Real

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The key aircraft Argentina used in the Falklands War

The weaponry and tactics employed by Argentine forces during the 1982 Malvinas/Falklands conflict remain a source of fascination and some confusion – exacerbated, perhaps, by the relative scarcity of images. Santiago Rivas presents a revealing overview of the main Argentine aircraft used in the conflict

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Inside the RCAF's $600m fleet avionics upgrade

Safety and efficiency are at the heart of a major avionics upgrade to the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet. Dr Joetey Attariwala takes a closer look

Bravo November: An icon of British aviation retires to the RAF Museum Cosford

One of the original batch of 30 Boeing CH-47 Chinooks ordered by the RAF in 1978, ZA718, better known by her call sign, Bravo November recently joined the collection at the RAF Museum Cosford to begin the next chapter of her life as a static display piece and FlyPast were there for the unveiling

QUIZ: Giants of all sizes

Last week's quiz was about one giant, this week we've made room for a few more...

A-4B Skyhawk C-225 at Villa Reynolds just prior to the Conflict, carrying four 5" Zuni rockets and a centreline drop tank. Photos via Author Feature Premium

Argentine A-4 Skyhawk pilot’s Falklands War missions

Salvador Huertas spoke with Pablo Marcos Carballo who flew the A-4 Skyhawk during the Falklands War and gives a fascinating insight from the Argentine Air Force perspective and recounted one of his combat missions in the July 1991 issue of AirForces Monthly

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Falklands War: How the conflict began

On the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Falklands War, James Connolly details how the conflict began 

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The ten aircraft that helped Britain win the Falklands War

The nature of conflict during the Falklands campaign meant that British aircraft played an essential role – not just as combatants, but equally crucially as tankers and in re-supply and rescue roles, among others. We attempt to pick out ten of Britain’s best – from the fabled Sea Harrier and Vulcan to the less celebrated Westland Lynx and Wasp

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Aeroplane May 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Historic Aviation Puzzle Book 2022

Enjoy cunning aero challenges with our Historic Aviation Puzzle Book 2022

Italy receives first Gulfstream G550 multi-mission aircraft

The Italian Air Force announced on March 29 that its first Gulfstream G550 aircraft for the Multisensor Multi-Mission System (MMMS) programme has arrived at Pratica di Mare Air Base in Pomezia, Lazio, following a nine-hour direct flight from Dallas, Texas

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Cabin crew alert QantasLink pilots to gear down at 15,000ft

A QantasLink Dash 8 crew failed to retract the landing gear after take-off and only realised when a member of the cabin crew flagged the error, a report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found.

New nations take over NATO Baltic Air Policing missions

New NATO fighter rotations took place on March 31 via official handover ceremonies held at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, and Ämari Air Base in Estonia.

ASL orders up to 20 additional Boeing 737-800BCFs

Global aviation services company, ASL Aviation Holdings, has disclosed an order with Boeing for 20 737-800BCFs (Boeing Converted Freighters).

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Analysis: Europe's fighter fleets

Faced with competition from the US, European aerospace firms are pressing ahead with fourth- and 4.5-generation platforms such as the Gripen, Typhoon and Rafale

88th TES welcomes new HH-60Ws as operational testing kicks off

The USAF announced on March 30 that the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada, has launched the sustainment operational test process for the Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter

 

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