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Aviation News September 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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AirForces Monthly September 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Argentine Trackers: The world's last Grumman S-2s

The Argentine Navy is the world’s last military operator of the turbine equipped Grumman S-2 Tracker, with a single example still being used for ASW and SAR missions over the South Atlantic. We investigate

Historic aviation quiz

What will you score this week?

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The incredible life of Sarla Thakral 

August 10 marks the 107th anniversary of the birth of India’s first female pilot 

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First operational deployment for US Navy F-35Cs, CMV-22Bs

US Navy-operated Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning IIs assigned to VFA-147 ‘Argonauts’ and Bell Boeing CMV-22B Ospreys from VRM-30 ‘Titans’ have embarked on their first operational deployment as part of a Carrier Air Wing

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What new UK sanctions mean for Belarus president’s private jets

Alexander Lukashenko has access to at least five luxury aircraft all of which are affected by the new sanctions imposed by Britain. Key.Aero details the complex story of each and reveals where they all are now

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Visual Extension Package for Majestic Dash 8 Released

Majestic Software has announced the Visual Extension Package for Majestic Dash 8 Pilot and Pro editions is now available.

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 13

In episode 13 of the Air Warrior Podcast, with the upcoming 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Assistant Editor Josef Campion speaks with a former US Air Force pilot on his experiences of that fateful day and his role in policing US airspace in the days that followed.

Fenix A320 – Development Update

Fenix Simulations has released a brief status update of its upcoming A320 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

New Raptor Hotas Controllers Incoming

Contact Sales and FR-Tec have collaborated in a partnership agreement to launch a new range of Raptor Hotas controllers, aimed at flight simulation.

Global Hawk crashes near Grand Forks AFB

While returning to Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota on August 6, a USAF Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Block 40 Global Hawk crashed at approximately 0700hrs Central Standard Time in a rural field near Gilby, North Dakota

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Aviation’s start-up supremos - Part 1

As even the biggest names in the business continue to struggle, it takes guts to launch a new airline in 2021. In the first of a special two-part report, Tom Batchelor has rounded up some of the boldest new brands from across Europe

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8 challenges facing airlines as industry restarts

We highlight eight areas to keep an eye on as commercial aviation readies for a post-pandemic return to the skies

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64th FS F-35As play aggressor at Red Flag 21-3

During Red Flag 21-3, hosted at Nellis AFB, Nevada, between July 19 and August 6, Blue Air pilots of multiple US forces came across a simulated Red Air enemy that no other Blue Air pilots during Exercise Red Flag have come across before

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Flying on the ultimate Constellation in 1957

The June 14, 1957 issue of The Aeroplane featured a report of flying on a TWA L-1649A Starliner, which details what it was like to fly on this iconic propliner.

Salzburg for X-Plane Released

The latest destination from Digital Design is LOWS Salzburg for X-Plane 11.

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What makes Farnborough the aviation capital of the UK?  

From the turn of the century, all through World War I, the inter-war period, World War II and later, Farnborough has been the central hub for all things aviation in Britain for over 100 years. Read part one now

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Leeuwarden bids farewell to final 322 Squadron F-16s

We were at Leeuwarden Air Base on July 5, to witness the departure of the Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons operated by the resident 322 Squadron

Olbia Costa Smeralda for X-Plane Incoming

Orbx has announced LIEO Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport for X-Plane 11 is in development.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 55

Welcome to the 55th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Flysimware Widgeon for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The Flysimware Grumman G-44A Widgeon for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on Just Flight’s online shop.

Liepaja Airport for Prepar3D v5 Out Now

Aerosoft has announced Liepaja Airport for Prepar3D V5.2 is now available as a download.

“The cameraman had to dive out of the way of the oncoming Hurricane!”

Spitfire pilot John Preece and FlyPast contributor Peter Arnold share more memories from behind the scenes on the Battle of Britain.

Greek Dromader crashes during firefighting operations

While carrying out a fire-fighting mission on August 8, Hellenic Air Force PZL-Mielec M-18 Dromader serial number 128, crashed at Machairado on the island of Zakynthos

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