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Report cites pilot error as cause of fatal USAF T-38C crash

A US Air Force Air Education and Training Command Accident Investigation Board Report has found that pilot error was to blame for a fatal crash involving a T-38C Talon near Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama, on February 19, 2021

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Designer Tupolev’s first-hand insights into supersonic Tu-144

In an article published in the Aeroflot magazine ‘Grazhdanskaya Aviatsiya’ famous aircraft designer, A N Tupolev detailed the aeronautical engineering knowledge which led to the design adopted for the Tu-144 supersonic airliner.

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On this day: First flight of the Hawker Hurricane

Exactly 86 years ago today, one of Britain's most revered and successful fighters of World War Two completed its first flight

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BEA Heralds herald new dawn on Scottish routes

The November 15, 1962 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’ reported on the introduction of the Handley Page Herald on the challenging Scottish Highlands and Islands routes operated by BEA at the time

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Why West Wind ATR 42 crashed just 17 seconds after take-off

A fatal 2017 crash of a West Wind ATR 42 has exposed systemic issues involving aircraft taking off with icing contaminated surfaces in Canada, investigators from the country’s Transportation Safety Board have concluded.

An Ariana DC-6A/B at Kabul airport nearly 6,000ft above sea level. The airline carried 39,285 passengers in the Moslem year ended March 21, an increase of 3 per cent over the previous year. Feature Premium

1966 Afghanistan civil aviation flashback

A fascinating snapshot of the growing part aviation was playing in Afghanistan, as told in the July 28, 1966 ‘Aeroplane’

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How Gatwick plans to use northern runway for expansion

Could using an existing runway at Gatwick help ease London’s air capacity problems? Gordon Smith visited the West Sussex site to find out more

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Inside SFO's new $2.4bn Harvey Milk Terminal 1

San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has hit a new milestone with the launch of its latest phase as Kirstie Pickering reports

1 Sqn officers with their S.E.5a biplanes at Clairmarais aerodrome, near Ypres, in July 1918. Feature Premium

In all things first: The history of No. 1 Squadron

From the birth of military flight to operations over the South Atlantic during 1982, the Royal Air Force’s premier fighter unit, 1 Squadron, has always remained at the forefront of British aviation. Immersed in rich history, it has served as a capable strike force for more than a century, operating some of Britain’s most infamous aircraft during that time...

First One-Eleven 500 series for BEA photographed before its first flight, scheduled for today (Feb. 7), BEA is marketing the aircraft as the “Super one-eleven” and will put it into service on intra-German routes in November. Feature Premium

BEA’s first BAC One-Eleven Series 500

The BAC One-Eleven had achieved enough orders and sufficient potential for the stretched 500 series to be offered. BEA was the launch customer with details of the development of the variant explained in the February 7, 1968 issue of ‘Aeroplane’