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DCS: F4U-1D Corsair Interview

We invited the Magnitude 3 team to discuss their work on the upcoming F4U-1D Corsair and Essex-Class aircraft carrier module for DCS World.

New Zealand and US sign space deal

The New Zealand and United States governments have signed a framework agreement that they hope will drive further opportunities in space and enable closer collaboration with NASA

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Leonardo Software’s Fly the Maddog X

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 built up a reputation as a dependable, rugged, easy to maintain and enjoyable aircraft to fly. We take a closer look at Leonardo Software's rendition of this popular jetliner for the Microsoft Flight Simulator platform.

San Francisco for X-Plane Out Now

Scenery developer, ShortFinal Design has released KSFO - San Francisco International Definitive for X-Plane 11.

Paphos Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

MXI Design has announced LCPH Paphos International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Bringing the RAF’s P-8 Poseidon fleet to full operational capability

The RAF’s P-8 Poseidon fleet is now complete, but despite this landmark moment, the hard work to bring it to full operational capacity is only beginning. Jim Winchester reports from RAF Lossiemouth

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Hard landing injures Southwest Airlines cabin crew

A Southwest Airlines cabin crew member suffered a serious spinal injury requiring medical attention after the aircraft in which they were flying landed heavily, according to a report published by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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Fulcrum One Yoke Review

In this review, we take a look at a yoke designed by UK-based Fulcrum Simulator Controls, a relative newcomer to the flight simulation market.

India’s newest airline in first flight delight

The competitive Indian aviation market has a brand-new entrant following a first fare-paying flight by a fledgling airline…

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Hawker Hurricane returns to British skies

Britain’s population of airworthy Hawker Hurricanes has risen in number to 12. On July 18, Hurricane Mk.II P3351 flew from France to a new home in the UK.

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How Avro's Tudor regained its reputation

The Avro Tudor is best-known for tragedies. But, on the Berlin Airlift, it demonstrated a more positive side

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What is known so far about Leonardo's AW249

Ahead of its planned first flight, Air Forces Monthly outlines what is known so far about Leonardo Helicopters’ an all-new, technologically advanced AW249 attack helicopter

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 105

Welcome to the 105th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Raytheon 727 Testbed participates in Valiant Shield

Raytheon Multi-Program Testbed (RMT) Boeing 727-223, N289MT, was one of the more unusual participants in Valiant Shield 22 (VS 22), the ninth iteration of the biennial exercise.

PC Pilot - Issue 141 Downloads

Downloadable content for the September/October 2022 issue of PC Pilot.

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Belfast Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Developed by Pyreegue Dev Co, EGAA Belfast International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is an accurate recreation of the real airport based on a 2022 layout.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sir Richard Branson's tribute to "mentor" Freddie Laker

In an exclusive tribute for Airliner World, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, describes in his own words the influence Sir Freddie has had on him and the wider industry

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Trijets in The Bahamas: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Lee Cross charts the turbulent final decades of Sir Freddie’s career, which embodied the aviation pioneer’s dogged determination and love for flying

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Transatlantic take-off with Skytrain: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Freddie Laker always regarded America as the ultimate destination for the holiday charter market and applied for a licence to operate to the US – not only from the UK, but also from other European departure points

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Laker Airways is born: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

After founding Air Charter and growing a lucrative vehicle ferry service, Sir Freddie developed ambitious plans for even further expansion of his aviation empire

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Diversifying business interests: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Leveraging his broad skillset to tap into enormous post-World War Two demand, Freddie Laker’s business interests diversified rapidly in the 1950s, albeit with mixed success

The Ultimate Sir Freddie Laker Quiz!

This weekend marks exactly 100 years since Sir Freddie Laker was born, and as part of our special Key Aero coverage, this week's commercial aviation quiz is a Laker special! From his formative years through to this final ventures, celebrate Sir Freddie's remarkable contribution to aviation in this ultimate test.

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The early years: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Born during the interwar years and coming of age in a boom time for British aviation, the early efforts of Frederick Alfred Laker helped define his career trajectory

JetBlue Airways expands transatlantic offering

JetBlue has kicked off its latest wave of Transatlantic expansion by opening a new non-stop connection between Boston and London/Gatwick.

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Ukraine-Russia War: Inside the Battle for Snake Island

The fierce fight for control of a tiny but strategic island in the Black Sea has become emblematic of the war in Ukraine, as AirForces Monthly explains

 

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