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Step Back in Time to the Early Days of RAF Hercules

Aeroplane magazine was invited to a press event in 1967 to hear how the RAF was introducing the Lockheed Hercules into service.

Historic Aviation Quiz

What will you score in this week's historic aviation quiz?

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PC Pilot Issue 134

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Aviation News July 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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AirForces Monthly July 2021

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USAF conducts large-scale fighter drills in Poland

As Russian troops were massing on Ukraine borders, joint USAF and Polish Air Force drills were taking place in Baltic airspace, as we report

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ANALYSIS: Russia's military escalation at the Ukrainian border

As Russian troops amassed at the Ukrainian border earlier this year, the question of whether an invasion was imminent was left hanging in the air. We explain how the situation unfolded

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Saab ponders used fighter market in wake of Croatia decision

With Croatia recently opting for used Rafale F3-R’s in its fighter replacement programme, Saab officials have highlighted the difficulty in competing against second-hand offers

Italian MQ-9A fleet to receive mid-life update

The Italian Air Force has partnered with the US government and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to provide a mid-life update for its fleet of MQ-9A remotely piloted aircraft and associated ground control stations

USAF releases report into C-130H3 accident in Iraq

An executive summary of the US Air Force Accident Investigation Board report into the accident involving a C-130H3 Hercules at Al Taji Army Airfield, Iraq, on June 8, 2020, has been released by Air Mobility Command

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US Army's 1st CAB returns to Europe

The US Army's 1st Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) is on its second deployment to Europe for Operation Atlantic Resolve. We report on the arrival of more than 80 helicopters to the continent

USMC completes first Link 16-configured AH-1Z flight

The USMC has successfully completed the first flight of a Bell AH-1Z Viper configured with Link 16 hardware and software, demonstrating a two-way connection capability between the attack helicopter and a ground station

Honeycomb Airbus Throttle Pack Update

The Honeycomb Aeronautical Throttle Pack for the Airbus A319 - A380 is now available on Aerosoft’s online shop.

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Duty done

Raytheon Sentinel R1RAF Sentinel stands downSmall in number but...

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The rise and fall of Trans Mediterranean Airways

Lebanon’s pioneering Trans Mediterranean Airways was one of the Middle East’s biggest success stories, until years of conflict took its toll. Barry Lloyd tells the inside story of its meteoric rise and tragic fall

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Italy’s heaven-sent lifesavers

Agusta Westland HH-101A & HH-139AAeronautica Militare Italiana’s...

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Unbreakable From the Western Front to ASTOR

V (AC) SquadronFaithful to its motto ‘Thou mayst break, but...

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Supersonic fast track

Will commercial supersonic air travel ever return to our skies? Start-up Boom Supersonic thinks so. Mark Broadbent profiles its ambitions to slash global flight times onboard the fastest-ever airliner

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Three in Twenty

Old Warden, Bedfordshire No Old Warden Season Premiere...

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Turbulent Skies

Boeing OC-135 & WC-135USAF 55th WingPeter R Foster offers a timely...

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Welcome

Flt Lt James Sainty launches out of RAF Coningsby during the...

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Y viva España: Madrid Airport in the 1960s

Javier Rodríguez presents photographs from Pablo Peraita of operations at Madrid-Barajas Airport between 1965-1969

Stampe Formation Team talk favourite manoeuvres

We speak to one part of the incredible line-up at Midlands Air Festival over the weekend, the Stampe Formation Team.

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The story of how airliner jet engines evolved

The turbine powerplants for the commercial airliners of today are worlds apart from those of the 1950s. But what has changed since the start of the Jet Age? Key.Aero recounts the main milestones of jetliner propulsion to explain how we got to where we are

New Hawaiian Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Terrapearl Studios has released Molokai Airport Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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