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Felon: Imposter or the Real Deal?
The Sukhoi Su-57 ‘Felon’ was originally conceived in an effort to compete against the Lockheed Martin’s F-22 and F-35. Known as the PAK-FA, its development has progressed at a relatively slow pace — but has it matured as a force to be reckoned with?
FLRAA: Modernising the Army
As part of the US Army’s large-scale recapitalisation of its aviation assets, it’s preparing to choose its next-generation medium-lift helicopter under the FLRAA programme, as Khalem Chapman reports.
AC-130Ws demonstrate ASuW role in the Middle East
In a first-of-its-kind joint exercise with the US Navy, Lockheed AC-130W Stinger IIs from the US Air Force have practiced supporting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf, demonstrating the type’s anti-surface warfare (ASuW) role.
Black Sea Fleet naval pilots begin Ka-31R flight training
The Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet has started training crews to fly its new Kamov Ka-31R airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) helicopter.
USAF purchases two AT-6C Wolverines
Textron Aviation Defense has announced that the US Air Force (USAF) has now officially purchased two AT-6C Wolverine light attack aircraft.
Ten airlines we really miss
Whether it’s the livery, passenger experience or the aircraft types used, everyone has a soft spot for an airline that didn’t stand the test of time…
Commercial aviation has been a difficult nut to crack in Tonga since the first domestic flights took off in 1972. Bernd Sturm recalls a visit to the South Pacific kingdom and the brief period when Chathams Pacific connected the island nation with Convair classics
Picking up the pieces
The domestic aviation market in the UK experienced seismic shocks in 2020. Tom Batchelor reviews the events of the last 12 months and speaks to executives of the country’s major airlines to find out how they weathered the storm created by the collapse of Flybe and the COVID-19 pandemic
Last Of The Mosquitos
FlyPast presents this long lost article by Stuart Howe, featuring the last remaining Mosquitos of the time...
The fascinating flying career of Bill Williams
Graham Pitchfork relates just some of the fascinating flying career of former photo-recce pilot Bill Williams, who will celebrate his 100th birthday in May
Spitfire’s maiden flight from Sywell
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX MH415 made its first postrestoration flight on April 8...
Carenado Cheyenne II
The aircraft prized for its performance, utility and economy...
Back to Basics - Stage 1, Lesson 5
This issue covers some more advanced skills that are essential...
Flight Sim World released!
Dovetail Games’ Flight Sim World has finally been released...