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Luftwaffe aircraft on display at Farnborough

The January 1996 issue of ‘Flypast’ recounted a visit to Farnborough by Mike Bowyer after the end of World War Two, where he gives his personal take on Luftwaffe aircraft and equipment put on display in October 1945

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North Macedonia donates Su-25 ground attack jets to Ukraine

North Macedonia has donated its fleet of four Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot twin-engine ground attack/strike jets to Ukraine, according to local media reports on August 4

US Navy delivers first maritime patrol-configured CN-235 to Malaysia

The US Navy announced on August 3 that it has delivered the first of three upgraded Airbus CN-235M-220 maritime patrol aircraft to the Royal Malaysian Air Force, following the type’s conversion from a medium-lift tactical transport

IndiGo implements aircraft deboarding system via THREE doors

Indian low-cost giant IndiGo has introduced a new system allowing its passengers to disembark their Airbus A320 Family jets via three doors…

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Hawkinge museum unveils new Battle of Britain sculpture

The Kent Battle of Britain Museum has re-created a famous photograph from the summer of 1940

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Combat veteran Spitfire flies in UK

Supermarine Spitfire FRXIVe RM927 has made its first flight for 70 years

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It’s the best glider museum in the world — and it’s in Britain

The superb Gliding Heritage Centre at Lasham traces the story of silent flight in the UK and beyond

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Aviation News September 2022

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Poland's first C-130H is being readied for operational service

Poland’s first C-130H Hercules is currently being prepared for service at Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze No 2 (WZL-2, Military Aircraft Works No 2) in Bydgoszcz

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Recharging airborne drones using laser equipped tankers

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) has asked industry to propose methods of recharging drones in mid-air using a laser strapped to a USAF tanker. Combat Aircraft Journal reports...

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An investigation into the US military's close encounters with UFOs

A Congressional hearing has been told that military pilots have had several close encounters with unidentified flying objects. Combat Aircraft Journal investigates these ‘near misses’

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UK MOD releases report into last year’s Royal Navy Hawk T1A crash

A UK Ministry of Defence Service Inquiry report into the loss of Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm-operated Hawk T1A (serial XX189) – assigned to 736 Naval Air Squadron – on March 25, 2021, was released on July 28

Historic Aviation Quiz - Eighth Air Force edition

Test your knowledge in our historic aviation quiz - Eighth Air Force edition

Cessna 208 Caravan Free Expansion Pack Released

Thranda Design has released a free expansion pack added for the C208 Caravan.

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How Condor's bold new branding took shape

Condor’s striking new livery has stirred the airline world. Andreas Spaeth speaks to Remo Masala about the mixed reaction to his bold designs

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PC Pilot Issue 141

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Boeing Insitu’s ScanEagle UAV enters Brazilian Navy service

The Brazilian Navy’s Boeing Insitu ScanEagle UAV has entered service to increase surveillance capability over its territorial waters. AirForces Monthly explains its role

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Behind-the-scenes on Italy's third F-35A rotation in Iceland

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the Aeronautic Militare’s deployment of four F-35As Lightnings to Keflavik Air Base in Iceland for the third time

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US State Department approves German F-35A purchase

In a further step towards Germany’s purchase of the F-35A, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on July 28 that US State Department approval had been granted for the proposed Foreign Military Sale to the German government of F-35 aircraft, munitions and related equipment for an estimated cost of $8.4bn.

USSOCOM orders up to 75 AT-802U Sky Wardens for Armed Overwatch duty

US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has awarded a contract worth up to $3bn to L3 Communications Integrated Systems for procurement of up to 75 Air Tractor AT-802U Sky Warden aircraft, in support of the Armed Overwatch programme

Etihad Airways firms its Airbus A350F order

In a move to “upgrade” its freight capacity, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has firmed its order for the Airbus A350F freighter.

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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CMV-22B Osprey: The US Navy's New Carrier Onboard Delivery Aircraft

It is only two years since the US Navy received its first new carrier onboard delivery aircraft. Combat Aircraft Journal reports on its progress

Dubai for X-Plane Released

Scenery developer, TaiModels has released Dubai International Airport (OMDB) for X-Plane 11.

RAF's new Envoy IV fleet reaches full-service capability

Two months after receiving its first aircraft, the Royal Air Force (RAF) declared full-service capability on its newly acquired fleet of two Envoy IV transport aircraft on August 1.

 

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