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The airline that only existed for 24 hours

The commercial aviation business is notoriously difficult to succeed at. There’s no better example of how not to do it than the Florida-based carrier Sunair which lasted only 24 hours and flew just a single flight.

Microsoft Flight Simulator - JFK Landing Challenge with Bravo 747 Configuration

Testing the upcoming Bravo Throttle Quadrant in Boeing 747 configuration on Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator, together with the Alpha Yoke.

Next Generation Jammer takes flight on Growler

The US Navy completed the first mission systems flight of its Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band pod aboard a Boeing EA-18G Growler from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, on August 7.

PC Pilot Issue 129 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the September/October 2020 issue.

Saturday Quiz: Can you identify these airports?

They come in all shapes and sizes and none are ever the same. But how well do you know your airports? Let us know what score you got!

An in-depth look at Icarus’ Tactical Air Vehicle

Canadian-based start-up, Icarus Aerospace, recently introduced the world to its Tactical Air Vehicle. Key.Aero takes an in-depth look at this new multi-mission concept

France accepts first King Air 350 ISR aircraft

The General Directorate of Armaments – France’s military procurement agency – accepted the first intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)-configured Beechcraft King Air 350ER on behalf of the French Air Force on July 31.

Guess the Historic Cockpit

Why not test yourself on your cockpit knowledge with our quiz?

The 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

After six years of fighting, with three of those against Japan, VJ Day would finally mark the end of World War II

Allied Aces and their aircraft

One flew for four different air forces, another flew so low he blew a lady’s washing off her line. Here are three of the most distinguished flying aces of World War 2...

F-117A stealth fighter joins Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum in Utah took delivery of a retired US Air Force Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter on August 5

Wizz Air unveils second UK base

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air has announced the location of the second base for its Wizz Air UK subsidiary, the group’s British-registered and based carrier.

Huge aircraft gets even huger

Bearing a striking resemblance to the aquatic mammal of the same name, the Airbus Beluga just got larger after the ‘XL’ variant joined the fleet earlier this year. Key.Aero examines its origins and details the type’s impressive features

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An Emerald Green Griffin?

Ireland has previously had to rely on French, Norwegian and British fast jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers. Now the country is thinking about its own air combat interceptors

Orbx Products Announced for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has released details on its initial launch plans for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Aerosoft Touches Down in Italy

The latest Italian destination by Aerosoft is Reggio Calabria XP for XPlane 11.

USAF completes final hypersonic weapon captive-carry test

On August 8, the US Air Force (USAF) completed the final captive-carry test of its AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) aboard a B-52H Stratofortress off the southern California coast.

Aviation records that are still incredible

When Wilbur Wright reached a speed of 37mph back in 1905, little did he know what he’d started. Since then, humankind has pushed the limits of bravery, engineering and physics to go faster, higher and further.

Virgin Atlantic Announces India Return

Crawley-based Virgin Atlantic is set to return to India after a break from flying to the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated travel restrictions.

New images released of Su-57 production

New images of an in production United Aircraft Corporation Sukhoi Su-57 (NATO reporting name Felon) were revealed by the manufacturer after a visit by the Russian Federation defence minister.

The unknown aviation economy worth £14m

Ever wondered why some airlines can operate cheap flights to obscure destinations and still make a profit? It’s because there’s a relatively unknown aspect of the aviation industry helping them do it…

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PIONEERS: Richard Shuttleworth

“He was the best and dearest son”...

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Aeroplane News from September 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered the momentous events of 1940...

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Irreplaceable? Almost.

Britten-Norman built on the success of its ruggedly reliable Islander...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Ninety Seconds of Carnage

The only mission the Boulton Paul Defiants of No 141 Squadron flew...

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