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New groundbreaking mental health policy for USAF aircrew

The US Air Force has revised its mental health policy to allow aviators more flexibility and earlier access to treatment without compromising their flight status.

 Tecnam’s P-Mentor receives FAA certification

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded full Type Certificate to the Tecnam P-Mentor IFR trainer.

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More than 100 Letters of Intent for hydrogen-powered Islander

Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAS), the British company that is developing a hydrogen-powered Britten-Norman Islander, has revealed that it has more than 100 Letters of Intent (LOI) and Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) signed for the aircraft, which is expected to make its first flight in Spring 2025.

RAF pilot killed in BBMF Spitfire crash

A Royal Air Force pilot who died after a Spitfire crashed in a field in Lincolnshire has been identified as Sqn Ldr Mark Long.

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B-52s arrive at Fairford for BTF 24-3

Two US Air Force Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bombers landed at RAF Fairford on May 20, 2024, for a bomber task force (BTF) deployment.

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Boeing 727 to fly at Sywell 2024 airshow

The Sywell Airshow 2024 on June 22 and 23, will see the participation of a Boeing 727-200.

New RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre opens

On May 5 the new RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre held its opening ceremony in an event attended by around 1,000 people including members of the USAF’s 95th Reconnaissance Squadron.

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North East Land, Sea and Air Museums receive 100 Sqn Hawk

On May 13, 2024, a ceremony was held at the North East Land, Sea and Air Museums (NELSAM) to unveil a former 100 Sqn RAF Hawk T1 as a new exhibit.

Tiger Meet participants announced

This year’s NATO Tiger Meet will be hosted by Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 51 at Schleswig Air Base in northern Germany from June 3 to June 13.

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First UK airport gaming site opened at Manchester

Manchester has become the first UK airport to introduce a Gaming Point.