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DCS: Mi-24P Hind Enters Early Access

After more than 50,000 man-hours of dedicated work, the Mi-24P Hind team has introduced the iconic DCS: Mi-24P Hind attack helicopter into Early Access.

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Boeing awarded production contract for new RAF Chinooks

Boeing has received a Foreign Military Sales contract to provide 14 new H-47 Extended Range (ER) Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters for the RAF

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United Caravelles with 227 Changes!

A fascinating report from the February 15, 1962 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics on the introduction into service of the Sud Aviation Caravelle with the US airline United.

IndiaFoxtEcho and MilViz Goshawk T-45C Review Premium

IndiaFoxtEcho and MilViz's Goshawk T-45C

March 2021 saw Italian developer IndiaFoxtEcho publish its second combat jet for Microsoft Flight Simulator in the form of the T-45C Goshawk. The release follows hot on the heels of its highly popular Aermacchi MB-339 that landed in the marketplace back in October 2020...

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Nemeth Design’s Aero-works Aerolite 103

One of the attractions of Microsoft Flight Simulator is the potentially stunning visual scenery that creates a rich and interesting landscape to explore. Nemeth Designs has released the perfect machine for exploring ‘low and slow’ to take it all in.

Which airlines have ordered the Boeing 737 MAX 10?

After the type’s maiden flight last weekend, Key.Aero looks at some of its major customers

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PMDG's 777-200ER

After eight years of ploughing the virtual airways, PMDG has released an updated version of the legendary Boeing 777 exclusively for Prepar3D version 4 and 5.

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Orbx’s Landmarks: Brisbane City Pack

The product under review here was developed by the team responsible for Landmarks Singapore and London. This time their talents have been focused on one of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane.

Free Icelandic Mesh

Orbx has released Iceland Mesh for Microsoft Flight Simulator for free.

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 6

Bringing you all the latest news from the military aerospace sector over the past week, the Air Warrior Podcast team chats through the UK’s Chinook presence in Mali, analysis of the US FY22 budget, and details of the latest from the B-21 Raider next-generation bomber programme

Van Nuys Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

The latest US destination to be released by Orbx is KVNY Van Nuys Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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The Human Element – IndiaFoxtEcho Interview

In the second instalment of our Human Element series, PC Pilot meets Dino Cattaneo, the mastermind behind military aircraft add-on company IndiaFoxtEcho. In this interview, we find out how he became involved in aviation and what his flight simulation interests are, as well as his thoughts on developing add-ons for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

USAF seeks new tankers through KC-Y programme

The USAF has formally launched its KC-Y programme, which seeks to source a new commercial derivative tanker aircraft from a qualified, interested manufacturer to supplement its Boeing KC-46A Pegasus fleet from 2029

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A guide to Microsoft Flight Simulator: How to Design Scenery, Part 2

Last time, we explained how to set up the Software Development Kit (SDK), prepare the folder structures and add a single building to a small airport in South Wales. In this instalment, we continue to make improvements to our little airport.

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60 years of the Aviation Traders Carvair

It’s been six decades since the ATL-98 Carvair took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero recounts the type’s history and reveals which airlines flew the unique propliner

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An in-depth look at Bulgaria's modernised Frogfoot fleet

We look at the recently refurbished and upgraded Su-25 attack aircraft that are earmarked to continue in Bulgarian service through to at least 2028

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 48

Welcome to the 48th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Poland’s F-16 fleet surpasses 100,000 flight hours

After 15 years of operation, Poland’s 48-strong Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52+ Fighting Falcon fleet has surpassed 100,000 flight hours – marking a key historic milestone for the multi-role fighter in Polish service

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Aero Legends Battle of Britain Show is back this week!

It's only a few days until Aero Legends host their annual Battle of Britain air show and we've got the low down of this year's line up! Are you as excited as we are?

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USAF seeks to arm C-17s, C-130s through Rapid Dragon programme

The USAF is moving to quickly arm its cargo aircraft with long-range cruise missiles. The motivation is fairly clear: in a war with China, the air arm will need all the firepower it can get

Insitu awarded Blackjack and ScanEagle contract

Insitu has received an order for RQ-21A Blackjack and ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems for the US Navy and Foreign Military Sales customers

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Boundless Simulations’ Stansted Airport (EGSS)

We visit Stansted Airport, developed by Digital Design for X-Plane 11.

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How did the Soviet’s first jetliner compare to the Comet?

The Tupolev Tu-104 was the USSR’s first jet-powered airliner. But how did it stack up against its western competition? Key.Aero reviews the history of the type and compares its capabilities to the Comet

US Army orders more AH-64Es from Boeing

The US Army Contracting Command has contracted Boeing to remanufacture an additional 12 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters into the AH-64E Apache Guardian configuration

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Back to Basics - Series 3, Lesson 5

Having thoroughly explored the spatial and visual illusions that night pilots are subjected to, we can turn to more practical skills using flight simulators and start to learn some flying techniques that the professionals use when they venture out after dark.

 

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