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The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 134

Welcome to the 134th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Belarusian rebels attack Russian A-50U AEW&C aircraft at military base

A Belarusian rebel group has claimed it has blown up a Beriev A-50U Mainstay airborne early warning and control aircraft belonging to the Russian Aerospace Forces during a drone attack on an air base in Belarus

France receives 21st A400M Atlas from Airbus

France’s Directorate General of Armaments announced that it had accepted delivery of another Airbus A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport on February 14, increasing the number of examples delivered to the French Air and Space Force to 21 airframes

Singapore green lights additional F-35B purchase

Having concluded its evaluation of the F-35B Lightning II, the Republic of Singapore Air Force revealed it would exercise its option to acquire another eight examples of the STOVL-configured variant of the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter family on February 24

New Zealand retires first legacy C-130H(NZ) Hercules

The Royal New Zealand Air Force has withdrawn the first of its five-strong fleet of Lockheed C-130H(NZ) Hercules tactical transports from service after nearly 60 years of operations

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Why has physics lab CERN joined forces with Airbus?

Pioneering physics lab CERN is working with Airbus to research new technologies that will benefit aviation, reports Mark Broadbent

QUIZ: The Ultimate Low-Cost Carrier Quiz!

Low-cost carriers have revolutionised and continue to revolutionise how, when and where we fly. For this week's Key Aero Commercial Aviation Quiz, we're putting your knowledge of these budget operators to the test. Good luck!

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NASA’s X-57 Maxwell: the ultimate guide to the electric trailblazer

NASA’s X-57 Maxwell is intended to provide industry and regulators with the knowledge to revolutionise sustainable aviation. Mark Broadbent learns more

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How the Gloster Meteor became the RAF’s 1st jet night fighter

Tony Buttler AMRAeS details the development of the Meteor night fighter

Starfighters bound for European skies!

It has been nearly two decades since the skies of Italy were beaten into submission by the howling roar of a Lockheed Starfighter’s General Electric J79-GE-19 turbojet… 

The Reno Air Races will end in 2023 — but why?

Announcement spells end for Nevada venue as host of National Championship

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Aerosoft’s Offshore Landmarks: North Sea review

With the release of Offshore Landmarks: North Sea pack, Aerosoft found a very interesting way to bring something new and different to Microsoft Flight Simulator - it has filled the North Sea with things to see and do. We take a closer look.

Tampa for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Scenery developer, Verticalsim has announced KTPA – Tampa International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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The ultimate flight simulation experience

For many aviation enthusiasts, the term ‘flight simulator’ conjures up images of desktop PCs and joysticks but this virtual pastime is now being taken to the next level, as Airliner World’s Craig West discovered.

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Upcoming Events

Henstridge Airfield 80th Anniversary Fly-in


Henstridge, United Kingdom


Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair


Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.

Henstridge Airfield 80th Anniversary Fly-in


Henstridge, United Kingdom


Vintage Piper Aircraft Club Fly-in


Stourbridge, United Kingdom

A fly-in where the owners, pilots and other enthusiasts of vintage Piper aircraft can meet.

Jodel Fly-in


Winchester, United Kingdom

A fly-in for Jodel/CEA/SAN/Robin types.

AERO Friedrichshafen


Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "AERO Friedrichshafen is Europe's largest and most important trade show for General Aviation.