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REVEALED: RCAF Hornet demo scheme which will be seen at RIAT

This year the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) celebrates the centennial of its formation as an independent military service and to mark the occasion its CF-18 demo jet will appear in a commemorative paint scheme.

US Air Force museum receives KC-10 Extender

The National Museum of the US Air Force has added a McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender to its collection.

US Marine Corps Hornets deploy to Norway

Hornets from the US Marine Corps’ VMFA-312 ‘Checkerboards’ have touched down at Andøya Air Station in Norway.

ULTIMATE MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-11 QUIZ!

This week marked the 34th anniversary of the maiden flight of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11. The trijet was launched in 1986 after commitments for 52 firm orders plus 40 options on three variants. So, let’s test your knowledge of the iconic airliner!

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst bids fond farewell to KC-10A fleet

The departure of McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender (serial 84-0188) from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on June 22 marked not only the end of KC-10 operations for the USAF’s 305th and 514th Air Mobility Wings, but also the type’s 33-year mission at the New Jersey base

Final USMC TAV-8B to complete overhaul returns to VMA-223

Another major milestone in the drawing down of the USMC’s McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II programme has been passed by the US Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) after it recently completed the final overhaul of the last dual-seat TAV-8B fighter-trainer at MCAS Cherry Point in North Carolina

Rotate upgrades the MD-80 Pro to X-Plane 12

Aircraft developer, Rotate has released a Beta version of the MD-80 Pro for X-Plane 12.

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IN PICTURES: Classic airliners of the 1990s in Caracas

Ian Allan Aviation tour manager Gerry Manning delves into his archives to revisit a trip to Caracas in 1992 full of Mad Dogs (the McDonnell Douglas kind) and Englishmen

‘Flying Tigers’ set up to become USMC’s first East Coast F-35B unit

MCAS Cherry Point in North Carolina will soon be added to the ever-growing list of operational F-35B Lightning II locations after Marine Attack Squadron 542 (VMA-542) ‘Flying Tigers’ formally started the transition process from the AV-8B Harrier II to the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter

US Navy resumes T-45C Goshawk flight ops after safety pause

The US Navy’s Chief of Naval Air Training authorised the resumption of flight operations for the McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk jet trainer on October 31, after both the Navy’s and USMC’s fleets were grounded more than two weeks earlier due to rising safety concerns