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Vickers built the VC10 to BOAC’s very specific requirements for certain routes and while it met those goals, these strengths were its weaknesses in being too niche to have wider appeal to airlines like the Boeing 707 achieved. The February 10, 1961 edition of ‘The Aeroplane and Astronautics’ assessed the design features of this new jetliner
More than half a century ago, BOAC was offering a select group of invited guests from the industry, politics and the news media on Vickers VC10 route-proving flights ahead of its entry into service. Bruce Hales-Dutton speaks to a few of those involved in making the marathon operation happen in a report that is illustrated with stunning colour photos
As a Hawker Hurricane superfan, Darren Harbar never thought he’d achieve his ultimate ambition of flying in the famous fighter, let alone in formation with another. That lifetime ambition has now been achieved thanks to a new proposition from Hurricane Heritage
Stephen Skinner details British VC10 involvement, as both a tanker and transport platform, in Operations Granby and Desert Storm
Less than two years after receiving its first Airbus A400M, CT-01 in October 2020, 20 Squadron of the 15 Wing, Belgian Air Force, received its penultimate aircraft, CT-07 on May 11 2022. Maj Steven Vandervorst explains from CT-07's flightdeck what the unit has been up to since taking delivery of the A400M from Airbus.
Germany’s biennial showcase aerospace event, the Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA) Berlin Airshow, took place at Schönefeld Airfield from June 22-26. The event regards itself as the European air and trade show during the Farnborough year, but ILA Berlin 2022 – played out against the backdrop of the Ukraine War – was predominately about Germany
Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a multi-year contract by the US Army - worth $2,278,598,185 - for the acquisition of up to 255 H-60M Black Hawks
Aeroplane Heaven has announced the de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
The Romanian government has approved the draft law to purchase 32 second-hand Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons from Norway, with plans to operate the multi-role fighters – which were recently retired from Royal Norwegian Air Force service – for at least ten years
With 2022 marking the 80th anniversary of Operation Pedestal, Joseph Galea Debono details the incredible operation to resupply the Mediterranean island of Malta
Captain R E Gillman, a senior BEA captain and senior flight training captain on its Vanguard fleet provides his assessment of flying the Vickers VC10 during its airworthiness handling trials in an article originally published in 1964
Combat Aircraft Journal visits Konya Air Base in Turkey to report on the rotary-wing focused multinational exercise Anatolian Phoenix
In the latest revival of fortunes for the super jumbo, Lufthansa has confirmed it will return the A380 to service.
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