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Military

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Israel's Workhorse at 50!

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the CH-53 Yas’ur, which marked a half-century of service with the Israeli Air Force last October.

The Nighthawk Returns!

Last February, Combat Aircraft Journal brought you the incredible story of the still-active F-117A Nighthawks that were photographed and filmed flying at low level in the Mojave Desert. Aircraft continued to be seen throughout 2019, but of recent their appearances had dropped off. However, now the F-117 is back!

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RAF Rivet Joints: Out of the Shadows

The RAF has been highly secretive over the years about the electronic intelligence role of 51 Sqn. With this in mind, Aviation News Editor Dino Carrara was intrigued to hear what would be revealed at a recent press event held at RAF Waddington.

Bangladesh’s PT-6 Props in Force

AFM contributor Mario Flores recently captured this impressive footage of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) PT-6 piston-engine trainers in rehearsal for the flying display that will mark 100 years since the birth of the Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country’s first president.

EA-18G Growler: 21st Century Electronic Attack

Air International details the Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft and its Next-Gen Jammer, as Mark Ayton considers what lies ahead for this sophisticated node in the modern battlespace.

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Commercial

How one airline changed the way all airliners take-off

In a bid to find cost savings, bosses at one carrier in the 1970s stumbled upon a revolutionary idea that would alter the way most future commercial jet aircraft would take to the sky

BA reveals Southampton summer schedule

Holiday destinations include Spain, Italy and Portugal and will begin from next May

Ten airlines we really miss

Whether it’s the livery, passenger experience or the aircraft types used, everyone has a soft spot for an airline that didn’t stand the test of time…

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Historic

A guided tour of the Vulcan cockpit

Taff Stone, the Chief Engineer at the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, shows you around the controls...

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

On this day 69 years, ago a prototype of the B-52 performed the bomber’s maiden flight. Still in service today, we present five photos from the early days of the Stratofortress...

Vulcan XH558: What is Operation Safeguard?

How a fundraising campaign for one of Britain’s most cherished aeroplanes is aiming to inspire the next generation of engineers...

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Flight Simulation

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A Beginner’s Guide to Airliners

An introduction to airliner simulation The Saab 340 is...

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Orbx San Diego (KSAN)

Enjoy the Californian sunshine in San Diego SCENERY ADD-ON...

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VIRTUAL AIRLINES

Multey’s Hangar Easter Bunny Air Rally VIRTUAL AIRLINES...

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