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Historic

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MILLIONAIRES AT WAR

Kathleen Hanser reveals how privileged Yale University students formed the first US naval aviation unit during World War One

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LET’S MAKE A MUSEUM…

Assistant editor Jamie Ewan visits the fledgling South Wales Aviation Museum...

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Above and Beyond: John 'Joe' Dalley

Graham Pitchfork recounts the experiences of a Spitfire reconnaissance pilot based in Malta...

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FlyPast reviews our pick of the things to spend your money on...

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Belgium’s Multi-Role Mirages

Gen Michel Mandl (ret’d), former Chief of Staff of the Belgian Air Force and a Mirage 5 pilot, recounts the type’s service with the air arm, which included helping British preparations for the Falklands War

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Military

UK MOD announces recovery of crashed F-35B

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has officially announced that the British F-35B which crashed on take-off from HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) on November 17 has been recovered from the Mediterranean Sea

Indian defence chief killed in helicopter crash

India's Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, has been killed after an Indian Air Force Mi-17V5 helicopter in which he was travelling crashed on the morning of December 8

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AirForces Monthly January 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Commercial

AlbatrossOne flaps its wings

Airbus engineers in Filton have developed a scale model with...

Tight schedule for Leonardo’s M-345

ITALY LEONARDO’S FLIGHT test programme for its...

Generation integration

MILITARY NATO TACTICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME The second flying...

H145 high altitude trials

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS has begun high altitude flight trials of the...

NAVBLUE for Silver

REGIONAL CARRIER Silver Airways has selected NAVBLUE to design,...

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Flight Simulation

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Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 5

The take-off

DCS World 2.5 Open Beta and F/A-18C Hornet Update

Since the third update to DCS World 2.5 Open Beta, the team over...

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IPACS’ North Eastern USA

The ‘Big Apple’ is introduced to Aerofly FS 2

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Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

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JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."