Aviation Features

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Flying the A380: A Pilot’s Perspective

In the August 2011 issue of Aviation News Editor Dino Carrara spoke to Emirates Airbus A380 pilot, Captain Francis Carr to find out what it is like to fly and operate this massive airliner.

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The Airbus A380 – how it all began

In a special publication on the Airbus A380 in 2020, Mark Ayton detailed how Europe's largest aerospace programme come into being. Mark Ayton goes back to where it all began.

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ZOË ASHFORD: the new face of space

Cranfield University student Zoë Ashford tells Tara Craig why space matters

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Hell on high ground - what happened to RB-29A 44-61999 'Over Exposed'?

Jamie Ewan trekked across Bleaklow Moor in  Derbyshire’s High Peaks to visit the final resting place of a Boeing RB-29A Superfortress. But what happened on a fateful day in 1948?

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Eurofighter in Focus: Inside Italy's annual Typhoon Flag exercise

As Italy gathers its Typhoons together, we consider how the annual exercise sharpens the fast jet fighting force

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What's life without a Bird Dog?

Emerging from restoration in late 2021, a stunning Cessna Bird Dog joined the UK circuit and has already picked up a prestigious award at Goodwood. Darren Harbar goes air-to-air with the Vietnam war specialist aircraft...

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FlyPast November 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Whatever happened to the US Army's proposed Aerial Common Sensor aircraft?

The US Army’s Aerial Common Sensor was conceived to combine the RC-12 Guardrail Common Sensor and the RC-7 Airborne Reconnaissance Low into a single aircraft. We explain how the proposed system was scuppered by its own ambitions

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How is French Naval Aviation being modernised to meet emerging threats?

The Aéronautique Navale (French Naval Aviation) carries out a wide range of missions from land bases, the FS Charles de Gaulle (R91) aircraft carrier and many support ships. We assess its strengths and how the service is being modernised to meet new and emerging threats

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How the German Army’s Tiger gunships support the NATO Response Force

We spoke with the commander of the Heeresflieger’s (German Army Aviation’s) Regiment 36 about his unit’s attack helicopters and their role within the NATO Response Force