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Clash of the Titans!
A pair of heavyweight champions are vying to replace the Luftwaffe’s ageing Sikorsky CH-53s. Khalem Chapman details the contenders in Germany’s heavy-lift transport helicopter replacement programme.
Flottille 11F: 100 Years of Fury!
The French Navy’s oldest fighter squadron, Flottille 11F, turned 100 last year. Bastien Otelli takes the opportunity to look back at its glorious past and to examine the latest evolution of the Rafale, as the unit becomes the first to receive the F3-R standard.
Bandits of the Last Frontier!
Eielson Air Force Base in the wilds of Alaska is home to one of just two USAF aggressor squadrons. Kedar Karmarkar ventured to Fairbanks to see what goes on for the 18th Aggressor Squadron during its main event: Red Flag – Alaska.
COVID-19 and the Military: A Discussion
Despite some inevitable changes to normal operations, the military is still very much carrying on - and playing its part in helping out with the current crisis. Watch Jamie Hunter and Thomas Newdick discuss the details...
Japan Coast Guard orders two additional H225s
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has placed an order for two additional Airbus Helicopters H225s.
QUIZ: How well do you know your airlines? - Part 3
This week we're testing your airline recognition skills! Can you identify these carriers based upon these small cropped livery segments? Let us know what score you get!
How technology led to the demise of the flight engineer
The navigator was the first to receive the chop and then there were three. Key.Aero recounts how the improvements in automation and system redundancy brought about the departure of another crew member from cockpits all over the world
Boeing landed with $2.5bn fine following 737 MAX fraud charges
The criminal proceedings focus on the “fraudulent and deceptive conduct” of two former employees
SOLDIER OF MISFORTUNE
WW2 HISTORY Piaggio P108The only strategic bomber to see service...
BEHIND THE LENS
DATAFILE The great Charles Sims, that most outstanding...
LAST CALL TO ARMS
MOSQUITO SALUTE Last Israeli opsHaving acquired more than 90...
Upgrading Your PC
Jessica Bannister-Pearce describes her new custom-built PC ...
Prepar3D Version 4
Preparing for the future Ever since Lockheed Martin...
Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 6
This issue we start a discussion on landing techniques…