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Pucará over the Pampas

The Argentine Air Force’s major exercise of 2019 saw all the lessons learned so far this year put to the test. And, as Santiago Rivas reports, it was a final opportunity to see the Pucará perform in its original attack role.

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Fifty-fifty over the Baltics

Hungarian Gripens took part in 50 live scrambles during the 50th rotation of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission.

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Sea Breeze: The ‘invisible’ air component

Those closely following the first and last stages of each iteration of Sea Breeze are familiar with the existence of an ‘invisible’ air component.

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Russia’s airborne renaissance

Russian Aerospace Forces and Airborne Forces have taken part in a series of exercises to test new ideas and concepts for rapid intervention missions.

Navigraph FlightSim Community Survey 2019 Out Now

Between November 20 and December 2, Navigraph is conducting a FlightSim Community Survey together with several major addon developers and organisations within the flight simulation community.

Lisbon Airport Upgraded

MK-Studios has updated Lisbon for Prepar3D to version 1.3.

Hurricane Incoming

Aeroplane Heaven has released preview images of its upcoming Hurricane Mk1 for Prepar3D and FSX.

Stuttgart for Prepar3D Available

JustSim has announced Stuttgart Airport for Prepar3D version 4.4+ is released.

First Air Canada A220 Rolls Out Paint Shop

The Canadian flag carrier is set to take delivery of its first airframe next month with 45 on order.

New Icelandic Airline PLAY to Launch

Just over seven months after Iceland’s WOW Air collapsed, the country’s newest airline is beginning to take shape, having confirmed it will be called PLAY.

Thomas Cooks Slots Snapped Up

Two British low-cost airlines have secured landing slots at several UK airports previously held by collapsed travel operator, Thomas Cook.

Bristol 2019 Out Now

Scenery developer, Uk2000 has released Bristol 2019 HD for FSX and Prepar3D.

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Challenging Airports - Lukla

When one scans the globe for challenging airports, you would be hard pressed to find one with as many challenges as those presented by Tenzing-Hillary Airport, otherwise known as Lukla.

TrueEarth US Northern California HD for X-Plane

The latest TrueEarth scenery pack to be released by Orbx is US Northern California HD for X-Plane 11.

Challenging Airports - Saint Barthelemy

"Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect."- Captain A. G. Lamplugh

Microsoft Flight Simulator Development Update

The Microsoft team has revealed they have partnered with several aerospace manufacturers...

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Back to Basics: Stage 1, Lesson 1

The principles of flight

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Q&A December 2019

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question, or trying to trace an old aviation friend?

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The whole 9 yards

PILOT REPORT DH9 flight-testing

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“I am awaiting the final order”

Words from a kamikaze pilot who met his death in June 1945 are among the powerful, and sobering, exhibits in two museums dedicated to the Japanese suicide missions

Spitfire import for Biggin Hill

The former Irish Air Corps Supermarine Spitfire IXT TE308/IAC 163 is to be restored at Biggin Hill

RCAF Hurricane for Calgary

Hurricane XII RCAF 5389 rolls out for engine runs at Wetaskiwin, Alberta

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Ilyushin Il-18

Known to NATO as the ‘Coot’, the Il-18 gave Aeroflot its first practical four-turboprop airliner when it entered service on 20 April 1959 — and became known for its signature smoke trails

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Modern Times

For US carrier Modern Air, the unique West Berlin market offered a lucrative opening — and some special challenges

Hunter F1 moves to Montrose

Hawker Hunter F1 WT619 arrives at the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

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