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While the last three decades have seen Europe support three combat jet fighters of the fourth/fourth-plus generation by 2018 the continent was embarking on two distinct efforts to build a sixth-generation fighter
A Jetstar Asia Airbus A320 performed a take-off in darkness from an unlit runway at Singapore/Changi Airport, a report by the country’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) has found.
We pick up where we left off in the last issue, showcasing some of our favourite VFR scenic flight routes around the Great Southern Land of Australia. The three tours in this article showcase diverse geographical areas and are best flown low and slow in a single-engine piston aircraft.
Welcome to the second instalment of our new series in which we introduce you to the individual members of the PC Pilot team. For this issue, we meet our only female writer, Jessica Bannister-Pearce. Jess is a multi-talented writer and over the years has built up knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the hobby.
More airliners are starting second lives as freighters in response to increased demand for cargo aircraft. What aircraft are being repurposed and who is converting them? Mark Broadbent reports
Ten US Marine Corps (USMC)-operated F/A-18C Hornets – assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) ‘Death Rattlers’ arrived in Europe on June 8 for an operational deployment.
The UK is preparing to divest four legacy rotorcraft fleets, replacing them with a single solution under the MOD’s New Medium Helicopter programme. AirForces Monthly details the competition so far and explore the candidates on offer
Former RAF Canberra navigator John Hyde recalls the time his jet suffered a double engine failure after dark in the tale of a rumble seat, a very annoyed officer, and a mine field!
As Russian forces surged into Ukraine following Moscow’s decision on February 24 to commit its military to the toppling of the Zelenskyy government, private sector satellite service providers stepped in to support Kyiv's needs
Having purportedly retired in 2008, the secretive F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter is still flying – although the USAF is reticent to talk about it. Tom Kaminski explores the stealth fighter’s pedigree
While Croydon Airport’s expansion continued apace during an era many dubbed “The Golden Age of Aviation,” the seeds of World War 2 began to take root in Europe. In the penultimate episode in our six part special - featuring rare archived images – the gateway is dramatically set on a very different trajectory
Surveillance aircraft from Western air arms have been extremely active around Ukraine’s borders since the start of the Russian invasion. AirForces Monthly delves into the roles of allied spy planes during the conflict
Thanks to the late John Smith, a de Havilland Mosquito FBVI survived in a New Zealand shed for more than 60 years. Now returned to engine-running condition and displayed in the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, this historical ‘time capsule’ is a tribute to its former owner’s part in the preservation movement
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