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Aircraft Report: Adversarial F-5 Tigers

The Northrop Grumman F-5 Tiger II has supported naval aviation training since 1975. Tom Kaminski explains how the platform has remained a core asset for training US combat pilots

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Keeping the Iranian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fleet in service

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the project keeping the Iranian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fleet in service

USMC F/A-18C unit VMFA-312 deploy to Poland

After participating in major multinational NATO training exercise, Cold Response 22, Boeing F/A-18C Hornets from USMC VMFA-312 ‘Checkerboards’ have deployed to Lask Air Base in Poland

Bravo November now on display at RAF Museum

The sole surviving Chinook helicopter flown by the RAF during the Falklands campaign is now on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.

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Eurowings takes maiden A320neo, outlines launch timeframe

The first Airbus A320neo for Eurowings has officially been handed over after the airframe arrived at the firm’s largest base at Düsseldorf, Germany in early April.

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Stingers and UAVs part of latest US package to Ukraine

The latest round of military aid deliveries from the US to Ukraine will include Stinger man-portable air defence systems and uncrewed aerial vehicles, as potential Russian war crimes in the country are uncovered

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Scenery developer, FSimStudios has released CYTZ Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

First Russian Su-35S Flanker shot down in Ukraine

Images and videos have been circulating online of the wreckage of a Russian Su-35S that has reportedly been shot down by Ukraine defence forces on April 3

PLAY confirms second UK destination

Ultra low-cost carrier PLAY, has revealed where in the United Kingdom it will be flying from next. The Icelandic firm already links London/Stansted with its Reykjavik/Keflavík hub, offering connecting onward options to four destinations in the United States

Concorde for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Aircraft developer, DC Designs has announced the Concorde for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Commercial avionics: the latest key trends

From improving connectivity to AI and machine learning technologies, what are the latest key trends in commercial avionics? Mark Broadbent reports

The primary aircraft for the Black Buck 1 mission was Vulcan B.2 XM598 (shown here shortly after it first arrived at Wideawake Airfield), however a cockpit window wouldn’t seal properly and so the aircraft couldn’t be pressurised. This led to the back-up aircraft carrying out the attack. Bob Shackleton/VTST Feature Premium

Planning the Vulcan raids on the Falklands

Dr Kevin Wright interviewed Sqn Ldr Andy Marson (Ret), at the time Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s navigator on XH558, who helped plan the Black Buck raids during the Falklands War. He provided his insight into these complex missions in the August 2015 issue of Aviation News

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The incredible story of how Malta survived World War Two

Almost totally surrounded, outnumbered and outresourced, the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta became a byword for bravery and resilience in World War Two, and never more so than in the April of 1942. Joseph Debono explains

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The life and legacy of the Antonov An-225: What next?

Airliner World reflects on the long career of An-225 Mriya and ponders what happens next for Kyiv’s cargo-hauling colossus.

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BASE REPORT: French presence at Djibouti

Djibouti calls the tune for French forces in the Horn of Africa, offering a secure base in a volatile region. Combat Aircraft Journal was granted exclusive access in January 2022

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UNIT REPORT: USAF 586th Flight Test Squadron

Combat Aircraft Journal catches up with the commanding officer of the 586th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) ‘Roadrunners’ to find out more about their unique role

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 87

Welcome to the 87th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Local Legend III: Dornier Do J Wal Released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has released the third Local Legends family of historic aircraft: the Do J Wal, a twin-engine, high-wing flying boat.

Condor unveils striking new livery

The German leisure airline has revealed its new livery - a drastic departure from its past colour schemes

Microsoft Flight Simulator Arrives at Land's End

The latest UK destination from Aerosoft is Land's End Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Red Bull's Maddest Aviation Moments

What does the owner of one of the world's biggest drinks companies do with his money? Why, he buys World War Two fighters and pays people to fly aerobatic aircraft through hangars and tunnels, of course!

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Business aviation - a pandemic success story

Business aviation has been one of the few commercial aviation sectors to ride out the pandemic and bounce back with renewed vigour. David Willis explains how

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What it's like to fly the Westland Wasp

Luke Bimm takes to the skies in a helicopter with a sting in its tail

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Unit Report: Portugal's Falcões & Jaguares

As the Portuguese Air Force celebrates its 70th anniversary, Esquadra 201 and 301, operating the F-16A/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon, continues to be the tip of the spear. Key's Josef Campion visits the two units in Monte Real

Bravo November: An icon of British aviation retires to the RAF Museum Cosford

One of the original batch of 30 Boeing CH-47 Chinooks ordered by the RAF in 1978, ZA718, better known by her call sign, Bravo November recently joined the collection at the RAF Museum Cosford to begin the next chapter of her life as a static display piece and FlyPast were there for the unveiling

 

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