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Military

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.

Ivory Coast takes delivery of two Mi-8Ps

The Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has taken delivery of a pair of second-hand Mil Mi-8P Hip medium-lift transport helicopters.

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Felon: Imposter or the Real Deal?

The Sukhoi Su-57 ‘Felon’ was originally conceived in an effort to compete against the Lockheed Martin’s F-22 and F-35. Known as the PAK-FA, its development has progressed at a relatively slow pace — but has it matured as a force to be reckoned with?

FLRAA: Modernising the Army

As part of the US Army’s large-scale recapitalisation of its aviation assets, it’s preparing to choose its next-generation medium-lift helicopter under the FLRAA programme, as Khalem Chapman reports.

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Commercial

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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The ‘other’ low-cost airlines

Charles Woodley recounts some of the upstarts that tried to squeeze in on the low-cost revolution that swept through the UK in the mid-1990s and early 2000s

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Historic

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...

Inside the Vulcan’s bomb bay

Watch as Taff Stone, Chief Engineer at the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, discusses the deadly weaponry that XH558 could be equipped with...

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

Nicknamed ‘The Flying Pencil’, the Bristol 188 performed its maiden flight on April 14, 1962. Here are five stunning photos of it from our archive

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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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