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Bangladesh’s PT-6 Props in Force

Thomas Newdick

AFM contributor Mario Flores recently captured this impressive footage of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) PT-6 piston-engine trainers in rehearsal for the flying display that will mark 100 years since the birth of the Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country’s first president.

Thomas Newdick

Spain selects PC-21 to fulfil training requirements

Khalem Chapman

Spain has opted to replace its ageing fleet of CASA C-101 Aviojet jet trainers with the Pilatus PC-21 single-engined turboprop.

Khalem Chapman

ICYMI: The final days of Tucano

Jamie Hunter

In a new, exclusive video, Combat Aircraft Editor, Jamie Hunter, spends time with No 72 Squadron during the final days of the Tucano T1.

Jamie Hunter

Last batch of Australian PC-21s en-route

Khalem Chapman

THE FINAL THREE Pilatus PC-21s destined for service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have departed Stans, Switzerland, on a ferry flight to the country.

Khalem Chapman

One final salute as Tucano bows out

Rich Cooper

The Royal Air Force retired the Shorts Tucano T1 today at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, with the graduation of the students of Basic Fast Jet Training (BFJT) course 274.

Rich Cooper

First Basic Flying Training course on Texan T1

Dave Allport

THE FIRST Basic Flying Training (BFT) course using the new T-6C Texan T1 has begun at RAF Valley, Wales. The beginning of the syllabus was announced by the base on September 19, which said that it had started that week.

Dave Allport
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Tucano Farewell Part II - Last days of the Tucano

Jamie Hunter

For the Royal Air Force, 2019 has seen the retirement of the Tornado GR4 in March and now the Tucano T1 – a stalwart of pilot training – is bowing out.

Jamie Hunter
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Tucano Farewell Part I - Calling time on the ‘Tin Can’

Derek Bower

For the Royal Air Force, 2019 sees the retirement of two very different but equally important aircraft types. The Tornado GR4 bowed out in March, while the Shorts Tucano T1 is now into its last months of operation. Derek Bower charts the history of the aircraft that helped to train most of today’s RAF frontline fast jet pilots.

Derek Bower