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Eglin AFB in Florida alone is bigger than Greater London: these are the incredible stats that illustrate the military aviation might of America
Nearly 13ft (4m) long, 3ft (1m) in diameter and packing 22,000lbs of afterburner enhanced jet thrust, NASA has taken delivery of the engine it will use to power its X-59 QueSST aircraft
The latest airport to be released by Orbx is Hollywood Burbank for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Orbx has released KSBA Santa Barbara Municipal Airport for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.
On August 24, 1989, an airline was founded with the aim of flying from New York City to Russia – 31 years later, USGlobal Airways still hasn’t managed to fly a single commercial flight. Key.Aero details the fascinating backstory to this unique carrier
On August 14, the US Air Force (USAF) announced plans to equip Air National Guard (ANG) bases in Florida and Oregon – which operate F-15C/D Eagle fighters – with F-35As and F-15EXs from 2022.
France’s Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) announced that an Airbus A400M tactical tanker/transport had completed the first ‘wet’ air-to-air (AAR) refuelling contact with a H225M Caracal helicopter on August 19.
There hasn’t been a flight sim platform where pilots haven’t pleaded for a mighty DC-3 to fly. Australian developer Aeroplane Heaven has met the challenge with the Prepar3D release of not only its updated ‘Dakota’ but also its military incarnation, the C-47 Skytrain.
In the previous lesson, we realised that we were not where we should be. The visual fixes we were expecting to mark our location simply didn’t appear. We wrap up Stage 2 of Back to Basics by learning how we might get ourselves out of this very fine mess.
This Challenging Airport episode takes us to the seaside airport of Reggio Calabria. Squeezed between the Strait of Messina and the mountains of the Aspromonte massif, the airport presents somewhat unorthodox approaches.
Aerial gunnery is one of the most difficult aspects of air combat to master. We discuss how attaining any level of gunnery efficiency not only requires constant and regular practice, but also an appreciation of the factors which determine whether you hit your target or not.
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