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Historic

Fast, futuristic and very expensive: the XB-70 Valkyrie

Watch rare footage of the only XB-70 Valkyrie in existence – still the heaviest aircraft ever made to reach Mach 3

Decommissioned RAF bases: photographer captures the remains of RAF bases that have been left in the past

A photographer has travelled to the sites of old RAF bases, hoping to capture their intriguing histories from behind the camera

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RAF Museum Lancaster Bomber Adopted by Chelsea FC

Premier League club gets involved in historic aviation as part of the RAF’s ‘Adopt an Artefact Programme’

Hawker Sea Fury in Duxford crash

Pilot and passenger injured as vintage Sea Fury T.20 comes down shortly after take-off.

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Military

Japan’s first Global Hawk arrives at Misawa Air Base

Northrop Grumman announced on March 14 that it had successfully ferried the first of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s three RQ-4B Global Hawk HALE UAVs to Misawa Air Base in Japan

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RAF Typhoons on Op Ellamy

Following AFM's tenth anniversary review of Operation Ellamy in Jan 22 issue – the UK’s contribution to the UN-approved intervention over Libya in 2011, Jon Lake describes the RAF Typhoon Force’s baptism of fire in the multi-role domain during the conflict

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Germany to buy F-35A stealth fighters in astonishing switch

Germany’s astonishing about-face in defence matters has continued, just weeks after pumping €100bn into the country’s defence budget, with the announced intention to acquire the US-manufactured F-35A fifth generation stealth fighter

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Commercial

The Year for Boeing’s Big Twin?

Delays are blighting introduction of the Boeing 777X...

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From Washington to Watford: NATO at 70

The NATO Leaders' Meeting had added significance in 2019...

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Chantilly Cream of the Crop

Dulles International Airport promised much but initially struggled to lure passengers from its downtown Washington DC rival...

‘Longreach’ for the Skies

It was the world’s longest passenger flight in distance and duration...

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Now that’s an Airport Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport has a little more to offer the aviation enthusiast than your average hotel...

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Flight Simulation

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

The software giant is back!

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DCS: F-14 Tomcat

Is this the best module ever produced for DCS World?

Falcon 50 touches down in X-Plane

Carenado has announced that the FA50 Ex for X-Plane 11 has been...

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