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A Valiant start to the V-Force

The Valiant nuclear bomber was the first aircraft used by the RAF as an in-flight refuelling tanker. The details of this and other developments with this V-bomber were detailed in the July 29, 1960 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Astronautics’

Munich creates a ‘climate forest’

Bavaria’s Munich Airport has launched its latest carbon-offset project, 1,900 hectares of forest in the east of the German state

Italian Air Force Tornado IDS, MM7036/6-06, touching down at RAF Coningsby to undertake trials work. All images Jamie Ewan News Premium

IN PICTURES: Italian Tornados whip up storm at Coningsby

Aviation enthusiasts flocked to RAF Coningsby this week to see two Italian Air Force Tornados that were operating from the Lincolnshire base on trials using the RAF Donna Nook air weapons range

Sheltair and Avfuel to offer scholarships

Sheltair Aviation and Avfuel Corporation have launched a scholarship programme, ‘Future Takes Flight’

US bizjet activity tops pre-pandemic levels

In the first ten days of October, global business jet and turboprop activity was 7% higher than in the same period in 2019, and 35% higher than October 2020

Frontier opts for Skywise Health Monitoring

Frontier Airlines has become the latest North American operator to adopt Skywise Health Monitoring as its key future fleet performance tool

UK RAF C-17 strategic transport aircraft News Premium

RAND report warns of threat to UK air mobility

A report written by the RAND think tank has revealed that the UK’s military mobility could “have to do more with less” as tactical and strategic platforms are gradually retired over the next two decades

Sculpture memorialises Stirling crews

A new sculpture has been unveiled during a memorial service for the crews of Short Stirling bombers BK710 and BK716

FlyPast Podcast Episode 43

For this episode, we're joined by Dave Gibson for a fascinating chat about World War Two airfields of Lincolnshire.