The F-35A Lightning IIs of the 495th Fighter Squadron (FS) at RAF Lakenheath have each been given the name of a Valkyrie from Norse mythology
Air Belgium has announced that it is to close its passenger business and concentrate on cargo services and leasing aircraft to other carriers for cargo and passenger flights on an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) basis.
Maple leaves are taking to the air now we are in autumn, however other ‘maple leaves’ are being seen airborne in the UK – namely those worn by Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188A Hornets and a CC-150T Polaris taking part in Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-2
The Airbus A321XLR is currently being put through its paces over ten days on functionality and reliability testing (FnR), more commonly known as route proving.
McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornets of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) while deployed to the UK for Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-2 have also taken advantage of low flying areas for additional training
The mainstream media has jumped on a story about the possible housing of nuclear weapons at RAF Lakenheath, home of the US Air Force’s 48th Fighter Wing (FW), and these reports have featured a number of inaccuracies.
In an era where squadron markings on aircraft are often toned down or not worn at all, a notable exception is the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s 333 Squadron. The unit flies the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, which on the tail have a large stick figure with a halo to highlight its nickname of ‘The Saints’
We speak to Wg Cdr Mike Sutton (ret’d) about his time flying the Typhoon, which started in the early days of the aircraft’s RAF service and culminated by leading 1 (Fighter) Squadron into combat against ISIS in the skies of Iraq and Syria
The January 2018 issue of Aviation News featured the special schemes worn by RAF Typhoons up to that point.