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Warton's Tornado target Lightnings

In its twilight years the Lightning turned from hunter to hunted, as Ken Ellis explains

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Armed and Deadly

Comparatively small and underpowered, Henschel’s Hs 129 was still an effective ground attack and anti-armour aircraft...

Historic Aircraft Belong in the Air

Air International’s new columnist Dave Unwin explains why he believes the skies are the ultimate domain for historic aircraft...

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Aviation News January 2020

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Jamming Kings - Sembach’s Compass Call EC-130Hs

From 1987 to 1991 the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron operated from Sembach Air Base in Germany. Its EC-130H ‘Compass Call’ aircraft delivered a formidable electronic jamming capability. Dr Kevin Wright examines their operations in Europe and the Middle East in the late Cold War

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Military

Another three F-35As arrive in Norway

A further three Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters have arrived in Norway, increasing the Royal Norwegian Air Force fleet to a total of 34 aircraft

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Combat Aircraft Journal February 2022

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RAF Typhoon marks first air-to-air kill over Syria

A Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon has shot down an uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) while operating over Syria, marking the first operational air-to-air engagement conducted by the type in UK service

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Commercial

Shenzhen Eastern orders ACH160

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS announced on June 20, 2019, that it has sold...

China Southern A350-900

CHINA SOUTHERN Airlines has taken delivery of its initial A350-...

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Boeing 737 MAX: The grounding continues

The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX continues, with the return to commercial operations for the aircraft looking highly unlikely for some time yet. Mark Broadbent reports

Argentina receives Super Etendards

One of five former French Super Étendards being lifted off the...

One more H225M

The additional H225M will be delivered in a configuration compatible...

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Flight Simulation

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FlyTampa’s Corfu for X-Plane

One of the first Greek islands to embrace tourism.

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Flight Sim Q&A

You have fgot the questions? We’ve got the answers! ...

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Eagle Dynamics’ DCS World 2.5

A new phase

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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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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."