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What is the current state of Taiwan's ageing F-5 Tiger II fleet?

After almost 60 years of service, the Republic of China Air Force’s F-5s are due to be phased out. Air Forces Monthly examines the impact the jet has had in ensuring the defence of the island nation

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Why Embraer paused its revolutionary next-gen turboprop 

Just a week after disclosing details about its Energia concepts, Embraer has put its turboprop airliner plans on ice, but regional aircraft using new technologies remain firmly in its sights. Mark Broadbent reports

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RCAF Sabre pilot recounts unforgettable Cold War experience

For a young Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, flying the Canadair Sabre Mk6 and tangling with other NATO fighters in the skies of Cold War Europe was something never to be forgotten

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Blackburn Kangaroo: development, technical details, complete history

Designed and built as a torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, as Pete London discovers, Blackburn’s first series-production aircraft found its main niche on the civil scene. 

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FlyPast March 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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A beginner’s guide to the FMS

In this tutorial, we walk you through the process of programming the Flight Management Computer on one of the more popular flight simulation airliners, the PMDG 737. A video is available at the end of the article highlighting each step.

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AIR International February 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Aeroplane meets… Doug Rozendaal

It’s not just flying different aircraft that means a lot to this top US warbird pilot, but the people involved, too

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Russia’s disruptive air power in Ukraine

Russia has taken the use of disruptive airpower to new heights in Ukraine. Fahad ibne Masood assesses the impact of technological warfare

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The ultimate Spitfire? Supermarine Spiteful and Seafang examined

Were these two Spitfire developments a step too far? In this month’s Aeroplane Database, Tony Buttler investigates