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USAF divests last of 17 B-1Bs as it prepares for B-21

US Air Force Global Strike Command has concluded the divesture of 17 Rockwell B-1B Lancer strategic supersonic bombers as the final example departed Edwards AFB, California, for the ‘Boneyard’ at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona, on September 23

Canadian UAVs and 360iSR offer up joint RPAS training environment

The creation of a NATO-standard training area in the open spaces of Canada, with a direct flight corridor to the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) range, could offer militaries an air-land training environment with unmanned aerial vehicles up to Class 2 in size

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Overheating APU caused nearly US$3m of damage to USAF F-22

A new US Air Force Aircraft Accident Investigation Board Report has revealed that an overheating auxiliary power unit (APU) caused nearly US$3m of damage to an F-22A Raptor in a previously unreported incident at Nellis AFB, Nevada, on October 30, 2020

Palma De Mallorca Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Just Flight has announced Palma de Mallorca (LEPA) Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

NATO JTACs train with allied fighters in the Baltic

Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) from NATO’s Enhanced Presence (eFP) battle group ran drills with Força Aérea Portuguesa (FAP, Portuguese Air Force) Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons and Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI, Italian Air Force) Eurofighter F-2000As from October 4-6

US Navy F/A-18E refuels RAF F-35Bs for the first time

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to the RAF’s No 617 Squadron ‘The Dambusters’ have conducted buddy-buddy air-to-air refuelling operations with a US Navy-operated Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet for the first time

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was captured by Ellie Crook

USAF F-35As complete final nuclear bomb flight test

Operating from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on September 21 two USAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II aircraft released the B61-12 joint test assemblies

Applied Aeronautics reveals latest UAV

Applied Aeronautics has revealed its latest Albatross UAV aircraft featuring Iris Automation’s advanced detect-and-avoid Casia solution

Nomadic Aviation Group takes off

Aviation veterans Robert Allen and Steve Giordano have launched the Nomadic Aviation Group, flying heavy airliners around the world on behalf of clients