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KAI's KF-21 fighter prototype begins taxi tests

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has begun taxi tests of its indigenously developed KF-21 Boramae multi-role fighter

San Sebastian Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

MK Studios has released LESO San Sebastian Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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The pre-war luxury aircraft that no one wanted

Advanced for its time, the 1935 Heston Phoenix carried five people in luxury on only 205hp, and had a retractable undercarriage. Mike Hooks discovers why the Phoenix failed to rise

Historic Aviation Quiz

It's that time of the week again! How will you get on with this week's quiz?

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European Air Forces Fighter Bases poster

European Air Forces Fighter Bases poster produced by the team behind AirForces Monthly and Combat Aircraft Journal

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AirForces Monthly August 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Red Flag-Alaska 22: The Pilot's Perspective

Combat Aircraft Journal visits Eielson AFB to speak to the airmen involved in the first Red Flag-Alaska of 2022

Gripen C/D and F-16V shortlisted in Philippine fighter procurement project

The Philippine Air Force revealed on July 5 that it has shortlisted the Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 50/52 Fighting Falcon and Saab JAS 39C/D+ Gripen for its Multi-Role Fighter (MRF) procurement project, adding that it is in the process of choosing between the two

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VH-71 Kestrel: The helicopter that could have been 'Marine One'

Combat Aircraft Journal reviews the troubled project of the Lockheed Martin VH-71 Kestrel helicopter created for presidential use during the VXX program

Tornado Incoming

Just Flight has announced they have started the development of the Tornado GR1 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Brazilian A-29s force down aircraft carrying 663kg of drugs

A small, twin-engined aircraft carrying roughly 663kg of cocaine base paste was successfully intercepted by two Brazilian Air Force-operated Embraer A-29A/B Super Tucano light attack aircraft after it entered Brazilian airspace without authorisation on July 3

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RAF Hawker Demons of No 64 Squadron

When during the mid-1930s trouble flared in Abyssinia, the most potent fighters the RAF could muster in potential defence of British interests were Hawker Demons. On the type No 64 Squadron re-formed to join those forces ready to tackle Italian aggression — today, this unit and its Demons are recalled by the sole airworthy example, itself a veteran of 64, and soon to take to the air again

Vulcan repaint project receives funding boost

The trustees and volunteers at the Newark Air Museum (NAM) have received a fund-raising boost thanks to the generosity of the British Aviation Research Group (BARG).

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How Airlink went from regional franchisee to major African airline

After spending three decades in South African Airways’ shadow, Airlink has emerged to become the nation’s biggest carrier and the continent’s second largest airline, as Andreas Spaeth discovers

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How does Emirates recruit its cabin crew?

Airliner World caught up with Emma Baker, a talent acquisition advisor at Emirates, who helps the Dubai-based airline find the cabin crew of tomorrow

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Oregon Eagles: The F-15s of Portland and Kingsley Field

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the two major F-15C/D Eagle bases in the US State of Oregon

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla News Freemium

EXCLUSIVE: The truth about Biden’s “two additional” UK F-35 squadrons

Key.Aero can reveal the reality of the US President's recent much-publicised announcement of additional F-35 squadrons for the UK

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Netherlands purchases second-hand Gulfstream G650

Following the decision to buy five C-390 Millenniums as a replacement for the C-130H(-30)s, six additional F-35As and four additional MQ-9s, the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu, Royal Netherlands Air Force) has purchased one more additional aircraft

Tunisia orders eight T-6C Texan IIs

Textron Aviation Defence has been awarded a Foreign Military Sales contract modification for procurement of eight T-6C aircraft for the Tunisian Air Force

Virgin adds third Florida destination

The Crawley-based carrier will boost its connections to Miami and Orlando from November

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Spectacular Longhorn project breaks cover

The reproduction of a Maurice Farman Longhorn S7 being built by Old Warden-based Flying Restorations was shown in public for the first time at the Shuttleworth Collection’s Fly Navy airshow on July 3.

US Navy orders two additional MQ-4C Tritons

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp has been awarded a contract for two additional low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 5 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems for the US Navy

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Creating connections with Iceland’s Niceair

Play isn’t the only fresh face making its mark on the Icelandic aviation scene. Gordon Smith travelled to north Iceland to meet Niceair CEO Thorvaldur Ludvik Sigurjonsson and learn more about the fledgling carrier’s game-changing connectivity

Beijing for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

WF Scenery Studio has released Beijing Capital Airport ZBAA for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

 

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