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Military

First F-35A to receive TR-3 upgrades completes maiden flight

A developmental test team from the USAF’s 461st FLTS ‘Deadly Jesters’ conducted the first flight of an F-35A Lightning II in the fifth-generation fighter’s new Technology Refresh 3 (TR-3) configuration at Edwards AFB in California on January 6

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Swiss Air Force retires fleet of Pilatus PC-9 target tugs

The Swiss Air Force has withdrawn its last Pilatus PC-9. AirForces Monthly reflects on its illustrious career and the end of its aerial target-towing operations

Dutch F-35As prepare for NATO Air Policing deployment to Poland

The Royal Netherlands Air Force is due to deploy eight of its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs to Malbork Air Base in Poland to support NATO Air Policing operations in February and March

CH-53K King Stallion enters full-rate production

Following a decision made by Frederick J Stefany, the Assistant Secretary of the US Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopter formally entered full-rate production (FRP) at the end of 2022

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Spain to arm Eurofighters with Brimstone missiles

The Spanish Air and Space Force has selected MBDA’s Brimstone air-to-ground missile for its fleet of Eurofighters

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Commercial

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Why Virgin Atlantic has been fined $1m by the US government

Virgin Atlantic has been fined $1.05m by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Read the full story on Key.Aero

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Elvis Presley’s Lockheed JetStar sold at auction, here’s how much was paid

A Lockheed JetStar once owned by Elvis Presley has sold at auction in Florida. Read the full story and see high-resolution photos of the jet on Key.Aero

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Why Embraer paused its revolutionary next-gen turboprop 

Just a week after disclosing details about its Energia concepts, Embraer has put its turboprop airliner plans on ice, but regional aircraft using new technologies remain firmly in its sights. Mark Broadbent reports

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Historic

Rare Anson for sale in New Zealand

The immaculately restored Avro Anson Mk.I MH120 is in need of a new home

Corsairs being returned to flight

A Californian organisation is immersed in the process of restoring multiple Corsairs to fly…

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RCAF Sabre pilot recounts unforgettable Cold War experience

For a young Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, flying the Canadair Sabre Mk6 and tangling with other NATO fighters in the skies of Cold War Europe was something never to be forgotten

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Flight Simulation

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Hype Performance Group’s Hot Air Balloon

While we’re used to seeing most genres represented across major simulation platforms, occasionally a new area is opened up that grabs your attention. Here we review the HPG Hot Air Balloon for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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FlyingIron Simulations’ P-38L Lightning

FlyingIron Simulations has rapidly acquired a reputation for producing exceptionally high-quality add-ons for both X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator. This time we take their P-38L Lightning for a spin and see how it measures up.

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Laminar Research’s X-Plane 12 review

In this review, we take a look at X-Plane 12, arguably one of the more significant developments for the platform.

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.

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