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‘Monty’s’ personal Dakota

The Dakota KN628 was used for much of its career in uniform by the famous British military leader Bernard Montgomery. In its August 17, 1956 issue ‘The Aeroplane’ looked back over its service after it sold by the Air Ministry

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was taken by Rob Feeley

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Tailwind Air: the Concorde of regional travel?

Less than a decade old, seaplane operator and commuter airline Tailwind Air has lofty ambitions, reports Tom Batchelor

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The incredible impact of the Sea Harrier on naval aviation

Devoid of conventional aircraft carriers and relying on land-based RAF assets for protection, in the late 1970s the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm found itself without a fixed-wing fighter for the first time in its history. Bertie Simmonds discovers that, thankfully, it wasn’t for long

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II: US operators

Dave Allport details the units and bases operating the F-35 (and its variants) across three pillars of the United States Armed Forces

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Airliner World May 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Blue Air Training and Top Aces combine forces

Blue Air Training and Top Aces announced a business combination on March 30

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F-22 Raptor loss is F-15EX gain in latest US budget request

The US military looks set to be delivered a mix blessing in the US President’s 2023 financial year defence budget request, with cuts to existing platform numbers while new platforms are brought online

One dead, two injured in US Navy E-2D Hawkeye crash

A US Navy E-2D Hawkeye crashed in the area of Wallops Island and Chincoteague in the State of Virginia on March 30, resulting in one fatality

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Etihad Airways A350: All you need to know

Three years after the carrier received its first A350-1000, Etihad Airways has placed the jet into service

Etihad A350-1000 enters service

Etihad Airways' A350-1000 has made its much anticipated debut

Two more Typhoons delivered to Kuwait

LEONARDO HAS delivered a further two Kuwait Air Force (KAF) Eurofighter Typhoons. The aircraft landed in Kuwait on March 29 after a ferry flight from the factory at Turin-Caselle.

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The father and son keeping a Harrier GR.3 ‘alive’ on their farm

The withdrawal of the ever-popular Hawker Siddeley Harrier from British skies was a sad day for aviation enthusiasts – but it hasn’t stopped one Shropshire-based family keeping a GR.3 ‘alive’ on its farm. Darren Harbar chats to a father and son who possess their very own ‘jump jet’

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B-25s in unusual Pacific Theatre clash

Lou Fulgaro, one of the four ‘Weary Warriors’ who restored B-25 ‘Barbie III’, recounts an unusual Pacific Theatre clash

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What's different about the upgraded Dassault Mirage 2000D RMV?

French Mirage 2000B and 2000D aircraft have recently been testing upgraded IR sensor systems and chaff/flare dispensers fitted into the new Damocles pod. Babak Taghvaee investigates

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Exercise Report: RNLAF carry out Ex High Blaze

To maintain mountain qualifications within the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s helicopter force, Exercise High Blaze was executed last September. We spoke to the commander of the exercise

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Greece kicks off multinational Exercise Iniochos 2022

Exercise Iniochos is currently underway at Andravida Air Base in southern Greece, with multiple air forces present

UK MOD to invest £695m into the RAF's Hawk fleet

Over the next 11 years, £695m will be invested by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to support the RAF’s fleet of Hawk T2s and the Hawk T1s operated by the Red Arrows

Historic Aviation Quiz

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Makanna at Wanaka: Stunning air-to-air photo collection

The world’s best aviation photographer at the world’s most picturesque air show. Does it get any better?

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USAF F-22 Raptors guarding the UAE

Loitering drone strikes by Houthi and PMU rebels in the United Arab Emirates have led to a new role for US Air Force Raptors and other American assets in the volatile region. Babak Taghvaee reports

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What next for start-up Northern Pacific Airways?

America’s newest long-haul carrier Northern Pacific Airways has been a surprise entry into the market. Tom Batchelor spoke to CEO Rob McKinney at its launch and discovers what’s next for the start-up

BA short-haul flights return to Gatwick

British Airways flights from London Gatwick Airport to European destinations are back after a two-year hiatus. Today’s international short-haul trips to Larnaca, Amsterdam, Paphos and Tenerife launched the flag carrier's return to the West Sussex, UK hub, with more flights promised in coming weeks.

Cessna 414 Chancellor for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Flysimware has released the Cessna 414AW Chancellor for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Six US Navy Growlers deployed to Germany

Six US Navy EA-18G Growlers have arrived at 1Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, on deployment. The aircraft, which are from Electronic Attack Squadron 134 (VAQ-134) ‘Garudas’ at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, arrived on March 28.

 

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