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Vickers VC10 at 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Vickers VC10's first flight, Key.Aero has collated a special collection of articles which tell the story of the quadjet's design and development whilst also examining its airliner origins and its later success as a military platform.

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ILA Berlin 2022: Lockheed Martin drops F-16 Block 70/72 from Czech fighter race

As the Czech Air Force continues to weigh up its plans to potentially replace its 14-strong Saab JAS-39C/D Gripen multi-role fighter fleet, Lockheed Martin has revealed that it has decided to drop its F-16 Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon proposal to instead prioritise its F-35A Lightning II offering

PC Pilot - Issue 140 Downloads

Downloadable content for the July/August 2022 issue of PC Pilot.

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ILA Berlin 2022: Strong presence of Airbus H145 military derivatives at show

The extremely popular military derivative of the light, twin-engined Airbus H145 were present in force at the ILA Berlin Airshow, with three different examples on display

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The remarkable place where Rolls-Royce developed the mighty Merlin

In the first of a two-part feature, heritage photographer and curator Nigel Gibson describes the early days of Hucknall’s Flight Test Establishment, its vital relationship with Rolls-Royce and the role of his grandfather, Ted Gibson

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iniBuild's Airbus A 300-600 Tutorial - Part 3

In this article, we complete the FMC work by adding our route and sorting out the V-speeds.

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ILA Berlin 2022: Germany rushing to acquire F-35As

During the opening day of the ILA Berlin Airshow (June 22), more details emerged regarding the German Federal Ministry of Defence’s decision to acquire the F-35A Lightning II as a replacement for the Luftwaffe’s ageing Tornado fleet

Korean Air to resume more long-haul links

Amid the recovery of international travel demand, Korean Air plans to resume flights to several popular long-haul destinations.

Swiss Air Force's ADS 15 reconnaissance UAV completes first local flight

A successful first flight in Switzerland has been completed by the Swiss Air Force’s Aufklärungsdrohnensystems 15 (ADS 15, Reconnaissance Drone System 15) at Emmen Air Base

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The role of the USAF's U-2 spy plane in monitoring the war in Ukraine

The motto of the U-2 pilots is ‘In God We Trust, All Others We Monitor’. The Dragon Lady has been a key asset in many conflicts, not least the war in Ukraine. Combat Aircraft Journal reports

War Thunder Major Update - Enter the Danger Zone

The F-14A in War Thunder, developed in parallel with the new Top Gun film, is the first 4th generation fighter in-game and offers significant offensive capability.

Local Legends: Beechcraft Model 18 Released

The Beechcraft Model 18 is the fifth aircraft in the Local Legends series for Microsoft Flight Simulator, released in conjunction with World Update X: United States.

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The origins of the Mission Aviation Fellowship

Wartime inspired an alternative form of service, birthing Mission Aviation Fellowship – now more than 75 years old. Robin Evans and Darren Harbar explain all

Fokker 100 Incoming

The Just Flight development team has announced they are working on Fokker 100 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Thranda Cessna C208 Caravan DGS series Review

Thranda Design is no stranger to X-Plane pilots and has been involved in many high-quality products under its own brand as well as in cooperation with other publishers. This time we review their Cessna C208 Caravan DGS series for X-Plane 11.

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What next for Europe's airlines?

Confidence in the summer travel season set against worries by rising fuel prices – Europe’s airlines face a complex environment, finds Mark Broadbent

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Photos: ILA Berlin Air Show first glimpse

An initial glimpse of some of the aircraft on static display at the ILA Berlin Air Show on June 21, the day before the event officially opened.

Navy Wings stops Sea Vixen work and starts new project

Trustees of Yeovilton-based Navy Wings have decided to cease restoration work on Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924.

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Germany lists Ukraine weapons contribution

Germany has outlined its military equipment contribution to Ukraine to aid Kyiv in its fight against Russia following Moscow’s renewed February invasion

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High costs force Belgian F-16 helmet swap 

Due to an increase in spare parts pricing on the JHMCS, over the last two years, Belgium has decided to convert to Thales' Scorpion Head-Mounted Display (HMD) helmet on its Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons

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Egypt set for imminent Eurofighter purchase

The Egyptian government looks set to imminently sign a multi-billion dollar deal with its Italian counterparts for Eurofighter Typhoons

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JetBlue to add more UK flights

There are positive developments from JetBlue Airways regarding its transatlantic operations as more flights to the United Kingdom are planned from later this year…

Montego Bay for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Just Flight has announced that MKJS Montego Bay Sangster International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Turkey’s first Hürjet forward fuselage enters final assembly

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) has marked an important milestone in the development of Turkey’s first jet-powered trainer aircraft, the Hürjet, after the forward fuselage of the first prototype was recently moved to the company’s final assembly line

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The dramatic role of RAF Hurricanes in the Battle of El Alamein

This year marks the 80th anniversary of World War Two’s pivotal Battle of El Alamein in North Africa. Andrew Thomas reflects on the dramatic role played by Hawker Hurricane ‘tank busters’ from the RAF’s 6 Squadron

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Back to Basics - Series 4, Lesson 2

Having learnt some tips about finding a suitable IFR trainer, in this issue, we now kick off some real IFR flying by taking a look at one of the oldest radio navigation aids used in aviation, the Non-Directional Beacon.

 

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