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Embraer scores big Australian eVTOL deals

Embraer’s urban air mobility off-shoot, Eve, has signed major deals with two of Australia’s smaller domestic carriers.

Glasgow Airport Out Now

Scenery developer, Pyreegue has announced EGPF Glasgow Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

USAF activates 418th TES at Davis-Monthan

A NEW US Air Force trials unit, the 418th Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), has been activated at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

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Top 5 North American Aviation Aircraft

On the anniversary of the founding of North American Aviation, we take a look back at their top 5 aircraft

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COVID-19 forces Swiss Cougars to depart Leeming early

The detachment of three Schweizer Luftwaffe (Swiss Air Force) Eurocopter AS532UL Cougars at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, have packed up much earlier than expected and head back home to Switzerland due to the latest variant of COVID-19 crisis ongoing in Europe

Multiple Huey IIs for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Multipe Bell UH-1H-II Huey IIs have been delivered to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Force and Air Defence Brigade by the US Government

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 72

Welcome to the 72nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

F-16 Fighting Falcons for Draken US

US-based adversarial support contractor Draken US has signed contracts to procure over 20 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Netherlands and Norway

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Visiting the RAF Grimsby Museum & Exhibition

Chris Frear visits RAF Grimsby Museum & Exhibition to see a commemorative display that goes beyond its local roots

Inside the prototype BAe 146, now a flying laboratory

KeyAero visits the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements at Cranfield Airport to learn more about the organisation’s unique BAe 146

Quiz: Flag carrier airline recognition

Can you identify these flag carriers from their livery and tail? Let us know what score you get!

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The Avro Vulcan Unveiled

Steve Beebee revisits the origins of the Avro Vulcan and profiles a few of the significant figures behind the legendary bomber’s design

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Seymour Johnson F-15Es to train at RAF Lakenheath

US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles of the 336th FS from the 4th FW at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, are currently at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, to undergo further training with NATO Allies and partners

Get involved with Aero Legends' new Spitfire Restoration

Aero Legends has launched an experience package enabling you to witness first hand all the great milestones throughout the restoration of their Spitfire MJ444

UAE signs mega deal to buy almost 100 aircraft from France

A record-breaking contract has been signed between France and the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence (UAEAF&AD) to acquire a record total of 80 Rafale F4s and 12 Airbus H225M Caracal helicopters

Protector passes system testing milestone

Royal Air Force Protector RG1 Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) development has passed another key milestone in the project with completion of a series of system level tests by its manufacturer, General Atomics- Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI)

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BEA Elizabethan ‘Silver Wing’ Luxury Service

‘The Aeroplane’ was invited to sample ‘Silver Wing’, a new BEA luxury service to Paris, and in its May 9, 1952 issue gave its impressions as well as that of the Elizabethan aircraft utilised

FlyPast Podcast Episode 48

For this episode of the FlyPast podcast we’re joined by Jeff Skillman the treasurer of the RAF Hornchurch Heritage Centre...

Royal Thai Air Force F-5THF Super Tigris lost in crash

A Royal Thai Air Force F-5THF Super Tigris crashed at 1100hrs local time on December 3 while performing a four-ship training flight over the Chandy Range in Lopburi

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Harry Hawker one hundred years on

It’s just over 100 years since Australian pioneer Harry Hawker lost his life in a tragic accident. Ken Ellis pays tribute to an exceptional aviator

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was captured by Joe Summerhill

Final WTD61 Transall flight

German Luftwaffe (Air Force) Transall C160D 50+86, the last of the type operated by Wehrtechnische Dienststelle 61 (WTD61, Bundeswehr Technical Center for Aircraft and Aeronautical Equipment) at Manching, has made its final flight

Canada future fighter contest now a two-horse race

The department of Public Services and Procurement (PSPC) of the Canadian Government announced on December 1, that its future fighter capability project (FFCP) is down to only two remaining bidding companies

Last TLP flying course of 2021

The last flying course of the Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) 2021 commenced on November 15 and is due to conclude on December 3

Simultaneous runway ops return

In a bid to “ensure stable flight operations”, simultaneous runway use resumed at Berlin/Brandenburg on the first day of December 2021.

 

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