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Going to war in the F-117: a pilot’s perspective

In the December 2017 issue of Aviation News, in the first of a two part feature, Major General Greg Feest (Ret) described joining the secret F-117A programme and the mission on which he dropped the first bomb of the Gulf War

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Hercules Gunships: Fearsome firepower from above

Tom Kaminski detailed all variants of the AC-130 series of gunships in a 2021 article

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Hurel-Dubois aircraft and their pioneering long wings

Commonly dubbed the 'flying letter-opener', Hurel-Dubois aircraft designs were best known for their high-aspect ratio wings. Jean-Christophe Carbonel takes an in-depth look at this short-lived French airframer

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Embraer exclusive: Fit for growth

Jorge Penalba reflects on Francisco Gomes Neto’s turbulent first years with Embraer, and how the CEO and his team intend to steer the company into calmer waters

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Maeve Aerospace: Leading the charge

Dutch developer Maeve Aerospace is working on a zero-emissions electric passenger aircraft. Mark Broadbent heard more from its CEO, Jan Willem Heinen

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Digital twinning - how can it help aerospace?

What does the digital twin have to offer aerospace manufacturers and their customers? Mark Broadbent finds out

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What it takes to restore a de Havilland Dragon Rapide

There’s been the odd setback along the way, but the de Havilland Aircraft Museum’s Dragon Rapide is approaching the day when it will become a prized exhibit.

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When the Queen first reviewed her air force

In 1953, the new monarch inspected the RAF at its early post-war height

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GALLERY: Elizabeth II - the real Queen of the Skies

During her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II flew further, faster and more often than any other British monarch. Key.Aero presents a selection of images depicting her relationship with aviation over the decades

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AIR International October 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format