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Everything you need to know about the Estonian Air Force

On the frontline of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing duties, Estonia is a small country that is keeping a watchful eye. AirForces Monthly details the Air Force that was created just three decades ago and has no combat aircraft

Ex-RAF chief condemns US-hosted ENJJPT pilot training programme

Training British fast-jet pilots in the US is a waste of taxpayers’ money and does not meet the needs of the RAF, a former senior commander has said

India deploys Su-30MKIs to Japan for inaugural air combat exercise

In a bid to promote bilateral air defence cooperation between the two countries, the Indian Air Force has deployed four Sukhoi Su-30MKI Flanker-H fighters to Hyakuri Air Base in Japan to participate in the inaugural joint air exercise: Veer Guardian 2023

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AIR International February 2023

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Friendly fire downs former Ukrainian Falcons MiG-29 display jet

A Ukrainian Air Force-operated MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter painted in the colours of the air arm's long-disbanded 'Ukrainian Falcons' aerobatic team has been shot down in a friendly fire incident, resulting in the death of its pilot

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Commercial

Airbus lands order with Uzbekistan Airways for A320neos

Uzbekistan Airways has placed a firm order with Airbus for 12 A320neo Family aircraft.

Qantas Boeing 737 declares MAYDAY with engine problem

A Qantas Boeing 737 flying between Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney on January 18, 2023 experienced an engine issue in-flight which is being investigated.

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Why the Shorts Skyvan ‘Flying Shoebox’ proved so popular

Short Brothers transformed Miles’ modest twin-engined freighter into a rugged, dependable, go anywhere, do anything aircraft loved by civilian and military operators alike. Stephen Skinner details the metamorphosis from Aerovan to Skyvan

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Historic

Historic Aviation Quiz: Sports aircraft of the 1930s

Can you identify these sports aircraft from across the 1930s?

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Lone Star Spitfire – what’s it like to fly a British classic in Texas?

Among the dazzling array of US warbirds flying from Lewis Air Legends’ Texas base is a British icon – a Spitfire Mk.V. Steve Beebee chats to owner Rod Lewis about this remarkable machine and its many stablemates

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Superb classic aircraft at Southampton Airport captured in colour

Working as an air traffic controller at Southampton Airport from 1958, Ian James was able to photograph some true classics that were either based or passed through — here’s a second helping from his archives

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator arrives at Solent Airport

Solent Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been faithfully recreated by Burning Blue Design, based on a 2022 ground layout with accurate runways, taxiways and custom signage.

DCS: Black Shark 3 released

Eagle Dynamics has released the Early Access version of Black Shark for DCS.

Bolzano Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest Italian destination from Burning Blue Design is LIPB Bolzano Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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