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ICBM missileer to B-52 pilot on Gulf War missions – an extraodinary career

The October 2017 issue of Aviation News featured Tom Kaminski’s article on how a USAF officer who initially undertook nuclear alert underground on ICBMs went on to pilot B-52s and command the type’s weapons school

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Why the A330 is Airbus' most delivered widebody

Mark Broadbent and Mark Ayton detail the popularity of the legacy Airbus A330 family, reflected by a large operator base and continued investments to keep them fresh.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 106

Welcome to the 106th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

South Korean F-4E crashes into the Yellow Sea

A McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II belonging to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has been written off after the fighter/ground attack aircraft crashed into the Yellow Sea during a mission on August 12

iniBuilds announces new partnership with iBlueYonder

iniBuilds and iBlueYonder have announced a partnership for the development of Dallas Love Field for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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How the Italian Air Force is integrating its fourth- and fifth-gen combat forces

AirForces Monthly gained exclusive access to the Italian Air Force's frontline squadrons as they join forces with their latest fighters, as Giovanni Colla, Daniele Faccioli and Remo Guidi report

Introducing DCS: Sinai

Eagle Dynamics has announced the development of the upcoming DCS: Sinai map by third-party developer OnReTech.

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Legendary test pilot Alex Henshaw on flying the Lancaster

The Vickers-Armstrongs plant at Castle Bromwich turned out 305 Lancasters during World War Two. In a feature first published in Aeroplane’s September 1983 issue,  test pilot Alex Henshaw recalled flying the first of them — and the machinations leading up to it

Avro Vulcan XH558 set to leave Doncaster - UPDATED

A one-off, final flight is among the options being considered 

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Boeing 747 vs Airbus A380: how do they compare?

The four-engine 747 and A380 are the Hercules of the skies. Michael Doran looks at how these two aircraft match up.

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The story behind the massive Antonov An-124

Named Ruslan by the Russians and Ukrainians and Condor by NATO, the Antonov An-124 is the world’s heaviest series-made military transport aircraft as well as being used by a number of civilian companies.  In the March 2016 issue of Aviation News, Piotr Butowski profiled this giant heavy hauler

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Fenix Simulations’ A320 review

When industry newcomer Fenix Simulations announced a sub £50 A320 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the anticipation was high. The burning question is though, can a brand-new team really pull off a fully realised A320 for such a low price? Let's find out.

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PC Pilot - Meet the Author

We meet our man from the 'Land Down Under': Peter Stark. Peter has been writing for PC Pilot since Issue 45 and has extensive experience as a pilot, in the real as well as the virtual world and is best known for his popular and long-running ‘Back to Basics’ and ‘Flight Adventure’ series.

Hurricane in fatal crash at Czech show

Czech-owned Hawker Hurricane IV OO-HUR and its pilot were lost in an accident on 14 August

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A2A Simulations Interview

In part two of our interview with A2A Simulations' CEO, Scott Gentile, we focus on the hobby side of their business. Scott kindly agreed to talk to us about their upcoming Piper Comanche 250 and we also get his thoughts on the latest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Rotate Simulations MD-11 Review Premium

Rotate Simulations’ MD-11

In this review, we take Rotate Simulation's MD-11 for X-Plane for a spin and see how it measures up.

T-6C Texan II order for FMS customer

A contract was awarded to Textron Aviation Defense LLC of Wichita, Kansas, on August 12 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Legacy Training Aircraft Division, International Branch, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, for three T-6C Texan II aircraft

Indonesia's first C-130J-30 Super Hercules rolled out

Lockheed Martin has completed production of the first Indonesian Air Force C-130J-30 Super Hercules

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Back to Basics - Series 4, Lesson 3

For this issue, we continue our in-depth look at the humble NDB and discover some useful techniques that breathe life into this often overlooked navigation aid.

Four B-2A Spirits deploy to Australia for Bomber Task Force mission

Four USAF B-2A Spirit stealth bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, have been operating out of RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland, for the past few weeks to support a Pacific Air Forces Bomber Task Force deployment

USMC Hornets deploy to Aviano

Four US Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornets were forward deployed on August 1 to Aviano Air Base, Italy, from where they were expected to operate for several weeks.

Microsoft’s World Update IX: Italy & Malta Review Premium

Microsoft’s World Update IX: Italy & Malta Review

We explore World Update IX for Microsoft Flight Simulator, which encompasses Italy and the island of Malta. The package adds the usual smattering of hand-built airports, photogrammetry cities, landscape improvements and new challenges to pique your interest.

The Great British Holiday Airline Quiz!

As millions of us jet off for our annual break, what better time to celebrate some of the famous airlines which were once holiday favourites? From first flights to forgotten liveries, this week's quiz will certainly make you sweat!

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iniBuild's Airbus A300-600 Tutorial - Part 4

After what seems like an age, we're almost ready to seal up the Airbus A300 and push back from the gate. The passengers are all on board, the breakfast beers have been flowing in the terminal and there's a party atmosphere on board. So, let's push on, finish up our prep and get moving.

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Rapier Defence System revealed at Newark

Newark Air Museum has put on display what’s believed to be the only complete example of MBDA’s Rapier Field Standard C ground-based air defence system…

 

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