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’PAINTING’ THE ENEMY

AERIAL RECCE VULCAN AND VICTOR HOW DID NATO KEEP TABS ON THE...

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Meteor NF.11 completed at Old Sarum

Meteor NF.11 WD686 after restoration at Old Sarum. HUGH TREVOR-BDAC...

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Seaplane replica taking shape in Denmark

The fuselage framework of the Tekniske Museum’s FF.49C project...

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Italian amphibian to fly in Germany

SIAI-Marchetti FN.333 Riviera N918NS is a recent arrival at Paderborn....

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IN FOR THE LONG HAUL

LAST OF THE LINE DAKOTA DAKOTAS JOINED THE RAF IN 1943 AND...

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Marshall returns first overhauled KC-130J to USMC

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has completed and redelivered the first USMC Lockheed Martin KC-130J Hercules tactical tanker-transport to undergo a planned maintenance interval at its maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Cambridge, UK

USAF approves F-22 FTU relocation to Langley-Eustis

The USAF has signed a Record of Decision, approving plans for the service’s Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor Formal Training Unit to be relocated to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, from Tyndall AFB, Florida

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 8

In Episode 8 of the Air Warrior Podcast aerospace news highlights include F-35A and P-8A selections, a drop in UK military fixed-wing routine flight hours and insight into Russia's activities in the Black and Mediterranean Seas

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SET UP TO FAIL?

In its initial guise, the Trident was a world beater set to steal Boeing’s thunder and rob the US manufacturer of 727 sales. Sent back to the drawing board by British European Airways, the world’s first trijet airliner was deprived of performance and passengers making it a financial flop. Stephen Skinner details its development and early variants in the first of two instalments

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Polynesian propliners

Commercial aviation has been a difficult nut to crack in Tonga since the first domestic flights took off in 1972. Bernd Sturm recalls a visit to the South Pacific kingdom and the brief period when Chathams Pacific connected the island nation with Convair classics

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Picking up the pieces

The domestic aviation market in the UK experienced seismic shocks in 2020. Tom Batchelor reviews the events of the last 12 months and speaks to executives of the country’s major airlines to find out how they weathered the storm created by the collapse of Flybe and the COVID-19 pandemic

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Flight Simulation

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Cockpit building

The Radio Management Panel - on the home straight… HARDWARE...

Flight Sim World Update

Dovetail Games has been busy over the past few months releasing...

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VFlyteAir Piper PA30 Twin Comanche

VFlyteAir Piper PA30 A classic aircraft for X-Plane 11 ...

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