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Military

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'Black Knights' - Back in the Game!

Combat Aircraft Journal reports from MCAS Miramar as VMFA-314 becomes the first F-35 unit at the San Diego base.

Russian Candids assist in Italy

Russian military specialists and equipment were transported to Italy to assist in the fight against the coronavirus on March 22-23.

Bell, Sikorsky progress in FARA competition

The US Army has selected Bell’s 360 Invictus and Sikorsky’s Raider X to progress through to the second phase of its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme.

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Qatar - An Air Force Reborn!

The Qatar Emiri Air Force is undergoing one of the most impressive expansion efforts of recent times to cement its position as a leading air arm in the Middle East. Combat Aircraft Journal updates the story of this unprecedented modernization effort.

'Black Knights' gain Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification

The USMC’s first Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II squadron, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) ‘Black Knights’, has received its Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification (SFFOC).

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Commercial

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Aviation News January 2021

Welcome to Aviation News January 2021

Which airline accepted ATR’s first factory-built freighter?

With more than 130 converted freighters in service, ATR has finally handed over a purpose-built variant

Why Jet2 Boeing 737 rejected take-off after V1

The aircraft came to a stop around 600 metres from the end of the runway

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Historic

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

A selection of great images from yesteryear for your weekend enjoyment!

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

On this day in 1934 the Fairey TSR.II took to the air for the first time and would serve with distinction in World War Two, by which time it was known as the Swordfish...

Read a rare report on the Vulcan from 1952!

We’ve unearthed a 69-year-old review from The Aeroplane of 698’s second-ever flight – it was described as both ‘extra-terrestrial’ and like ‘a giant stingray…’

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Flight Simulation

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DCS Normandy 1944 Map and WWII Assets Pack

We review DCS Normandy 1944 Map and WWII Assets Pack

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X-Plane 11

Is this the future of flight simulation? Laminar Research...

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Prepar3D v4

Winds of change EXCULUSIVE INTERVIEW LOCKHEED MARTIN PREPAR3D...

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