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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 ultimate ‘barn find’? – restored Mosquito comes to life 

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

Melbourne City Pack Released

Orbx has announced Landmarks Melbourne City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Grasshopper Takes Flight in MSFS

Flight Replicas has released the L-4 Grasshopper for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Sweden to acquire second-hand C-130Js from Italy

After looking at various options for modernising their six Tp84 (C-130H) Hercules, the Swedish Air Force has instead opted to acquire second-hand C-130Js from Italy

Norway terminates NH90 contract

Norway’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has decided to abandon introduction of the NH90 into Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) service and authorised the Norwegian Defence Material Agency to terminate the contract.

Bell Textron Canada to modernise RCAF’s CH-146 Griffon helicopter fleet

The Canadian government has awarded Bell Textron Canada a contract to modernise the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) 85-strong fleet of CH-146 Griffon utility helicopters – a move that aims to extend the type’s service life until at least the mid-2030s.

Fulcrum One Throttle Kickstarter Campaign Launched

Fulcrum Simulator Controls has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Fulcrum One Throttle Quadrant.

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Was the Vickers Vanguard terribly timed?

The February 24, 1961 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Astronautics’ published a fascinating article on the Vanguard amid its entry into service with BEA. Even then, just three months after it began flying for the airline, it was clear that the type’s longevity was in doubt

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Is Aeroflot poised to order 300 Russian-built aircraft?

Aeroflot could be about to place an order for several hundred domestic-built aircraft.

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Your guide to the tails of British Airways' 'World Images' rebranding

With it being a quarter of a century since British Airways unveiled the first of a planned 50 ‘World Images’ across the tailfins of its fleet, Martin Needham compiles a snapshot of 34 different designs to grace an aircraft.

Historic Aviation Quiz

It's Friday, so take a break from the end-of-the-week rush with our quiz on all things historic aviation...

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AIR International June-July 2022

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DCS: South Atlantic Map Enters Early Access

Razbam has announced South Atlantic Map is now available in Early Access.

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First private Lynx completes testing

Suffolk-based businessman Graham Hinkley’s Westland Lynx AH7 XZ179/G-NCKS received its permit to fly on 29 April following restoration by North Weald Heritage Aviation.

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Czech Hinds being prepped for Ukraine transfer

With the Czech Air Force expected to withdraw its Mi-24/35 fleet from service at the end of the year, it has been revealed that they are set to be donated to Ukraine

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100 Squadron: The final year of RAF ADAIR Hawk ops

No 100 Squadron laid down its sword as an operational RAF unit on March 24. AirForces Monthly reports on the final year of the unit’s Hawk T1 adversary air operations

Local Legends IV: Savoia-Marchetti S.55 Takes Flight

Asobo Studios has released the fourth aircraft in the Microsoft Flight Simulator “Local Legends” series, the Savoia-Marchetti S.55.

Vulcan XM594 repaint starts at Newark Air Museum

Now that a bespoke scaffolding system has been installed around Avro Vulcan XM594 at Newark Air Museum, teams of volunteers have begun a restoration and repainting project.

BREAKING: British Airways’ South African partner Comair collapses

One of the best-known names in African aviation looks destined for the history books.

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Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Inside the Air War over Donbas

After more than three months of war in Ukraine, Moscow turned its attention to securing the Donbas region, where Russian troops have been facing off against Ukrainian defenders in a vicious ground war. AirForces Monthly looks at the role of airpower in this pivotal battle

FlightSimExpo 2023 Announced

Flight Simulation Association (FSA) has announced the date and location of the next FlightSimExpo event.

New Greek Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

MXI Design has released LGTS Thessaloniki Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Five killed in USMC MV-22B crash

A US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey crashed in the southern California desert on June 8, killing all personnel on board

Stick & Rudder Studios Releases X-KeyPad 1.5

X-KeyPad enables you to create virtual keyboards with configurable keys and labels that can interact with and display data from X-Plane 11 and 12.

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Most experienced FB-111 pilot stories

Outright speed and outstanding low-level capabilities were what the General Dynamics FB-111A brought to US Air Force Strategic Air Command, during a somewhat unsung 20-plus years of service

 

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