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Vickers VC10 at 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Vickers VC10's first flight, Key.Aero has collated a special collection of articles which tell the story of the quadjet's design and development whilst also examining its airliner origins and its later success as a military platform.

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The pre-war luxury aircraft that no one wanted

Advanced for its time, the 1935 Heston Phoenix carried five people in luxury on only 205hp, and had a retractable undercarriage. Mike Hooks discovers why the Phoenix failed to rise

Lockheed Martin awarded ROKAF F-16 upgrade contract

Lockheed Martin has received a further contract to upgrade the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (ROKAF’s) fleet of F-16C/D Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters

New Australian destination for X-Plane

Orbx has announced Brisbane International Airport for X-Plane 11 is out now.

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Norwegian MiG-15 repainted in surprising scheme

The Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron has repainted its two-seat MiG-15UTI — more precisely, a Polish-built SB Lim-2 — from its former Soviet colours into a surprising US Air Force scheme.

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Coastal Command Bristol Blenheims in World War Two

Blenheims saw considerable service on long-range shipping protection sorties, as Andrew Thomas outlines

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Belgium's 1st Fighter Squadron 'Stingers' celebrates 105 years of service

As the Belgian Air Force ‘Stingers’ Squadron celebrates 105 years of service, Combat Aircraft Journal reports on its role and how it is preparing for the arrival of the fifth-generation F-35A Lightning II

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Bayraktar Akıncı B makes debut at Anatolian Eagle 22

This year's edition of Exercise Anatolian Eagle saw multiple international participants, but one visitor certainly drew a lot of attention, the Bayraktar Akıncı B UCAV

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Anatolian Eagle 2022: Turkey's premier multinational exercise in focus

AirForces Monthly reports from Turkey’s Exercise Anatolian Eagle, a multinational exercise which took place at Konya Air Base from June 16-30

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 100

Welcome to the 100th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Zimbabwe revives Hawk fleet in face of EU sanctions

The Air Force of Zimbabwe has recommissioned four Hawk Mk.60/60A ground attack/jet trainer aircraft in spite of EU sanctions that led to the air arm’s entire Hawk fleet being grounded in 2011

Papua New Guinea regains fixed-wing capability with PAC-750XL

Showing PNGDF-operated Pacific Aerospace PAC-750XL XSTOL utility aircraft (serial P2-701), an image released on June 23 by the Australian Department of Defence has revealed the aircraft was made airworthy again last year after being grounded for four years

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Could Saturday flight ban at London City be scrapped?

Are flight-free Saturday afternoons at London/City Airport (LCY) about to become a thing of the past? The move forms part of wider proposals which management at the Docklands site say will help meet passenger demand over the coming decade.

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“Game-changer” Class E cargo conversion on A330-300

Thanks to a Class E conversion on the Airbus A330-300, this freighter solution would see aircraft loading undertaken by a conveyor inside the cargo hold (pictured) instead of pallets or containers.

Twentynine Palms Released

Aerosoft has released a highly detailed rendition of Twentynine Palms Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Inside photo-recce Phantom missions over Vietnam

Bill Cahill profiles the vital work of photo-recce Phantoms in the high-threat skies of Vietnam

Can you help with this Vickers Viking recovery?

Plans are being drawn up to move Vickers Viking 1B G-AGRW from Bad Vöslau Airport in north-eastern Austria to Blackbushe Airport, Surrey, where it will undergo restoration.

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Waterbird replica flies from Windermere

Eight years after construction began at Wickenby, Lincolnshire, a replica of the 1911 Lakes Waterbird seaplane made its maiden flight from Windermere on 13 June with well-known display and test pilot Pete Kynsey at the controls.

The two VC10s on the final air-to-air refuelling mission perform a flypast at their home base of RAF Brize Norton.  Mark Kwiatkowski Feature Premium

Last days of the VC10

After 47 years of service the RAF retired the Vickers/BAC VC10 from service, as reported in the November 2013 issue of Aviation News

UK ‘swats’ Project Mosquito ahead of planned first flight

The UK MOD has revealed that Project Mosquito – a future uncrewed combat aircraft technology demonstration – will “not proceed beyond the design phase”, following a ‘detailed review' of the technical demonstrator by the RAF Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO)

G-ASGD was one of 17 Vickers Type 1151 Super VC10s built for BOAC.  It became a British Airways jet in 1974, when BOAC and British European Airways merged to form the new national carrier.  AirTeamImages.com/Wolfgang Mendorf Feature Premium

Why the VC10 was loved by passengers and crew

Endowed with levels of performance in some respects still unmatched, the VC10 was loved by pilots and passengers alike, as Bruce Hales-Dutton explained in the August 2013 issue of Aviation News

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass to undergo major restoration

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass 129685 is to be the subject of a major restoration project at the Military Aircraft Preservation Society (MAPS) Air Museum at Akron Canton Regional Airport, Ohio.

The Ultimate Rolls-Royce Quiz

A meeting at the Midland Hotel in Manchester 116 years ago led to the creation of one of the world's biggest aero engine manufacturers, but how much do you know about Rolls-Royce?

313 Squadron is reborn as first RNLAF F-35As arrive at Volkel Air Base

The first four Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs arrived at Volkel Air Base (AB) in the south of the Netherlands on June 30.

India’s DRDO flies Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out the maiden flight of its Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator on July 1. The sortie took place from the Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga, Karnataka

Hawker Hurricane IIc LF363, pictured during the mid-1980s, when it was wearing the distinctive 85 Squadron all-black night-fighter colours and markings. Key Collection Feature Premium

How a crashed BBMF Hurricane was rebuilt

In the January 1996 issue of ‘FlyPast’ Robert Rudhall provided an overview of the meticulous work being done by Historic Flying Ltd to get BBMF Hurricane LF363 back in the air after a crash

 

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