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The Netherlands Coastguard is replacing its entire fleet: here's what you need to know

After years of preparation, the Netherlands Coastguard is replacing its entire fleet. Peter Ten Berg takes a look at the force as it switches from Dorniers and Dauphins to Dash-8s and AW189s

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Inside Bristow's 1960s North Sea oil rig helicopter service

From the February 16, 1967 issue of Aeroplane, Raymond Hankin describes Bristow Helicopters’ support service for rigs drilling off the east coast of the UK for oil and natural gas

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Anatolian Phoenix: Turkey's helicopter multinational exercise

Combat Aircraft Journal visits Konya Air Base in Turkey to report on the rotary-wing focused multinational exercise Anatolian Phoenix

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Mi-8: Russia's electronic countermeasures helicopter

The Mi-8 has been a valuable electronic countermeasures asset for the Russian military for several decades. Air Forces Monthly examines the new-generation special-mission derivatives of the type

Huey 509: The iconic Bell UH-1

Did you know you can fly in Bell UH-1 Huey right here in the UK? FlyPast recently took a spin this Vietnam combat veteran and this is how they got on…

First Qatari NH90 NFH variants delivered

The first two NH90 helicopters of the naval operations NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) variant were delivered to the Qatar Emiri Air Force on March 31

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What it's like to fly the Westland Wasp

Luke Bimm takes to the skies in a helicopter with a sting in its tail

USMC and US Navy perform simultaneous manned and unmanned operations

The USMC’s Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1) and the US Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23) teamed up to conduct development in integrating manned and unmanned rotary-wing aircraft at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California, on March 10

Ukraine claims air successes as war enters fourth week

As the war in Ukraine enters its fourth week following Russia’s invasion on February 24, Ukrainian forces are still claiming to have caused significant casualties in the past 96 hours

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Hill Helicopters and its revolutionary HX50

UK start-up Hill Helicopters is taking big steps towards its goal of ‘disrupting’ the general aviation market with its revolutionary HX50. Will it succeed? Mark Broadbent investigates