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    May issue OUT NOW

    Featuring:

    F-35 OUT OF THE SHADOWS

    The Royal Netherlands Air Force has been flying a pair of F-35As from Edwards AFB since January 2015. Frank Crbas/Bluelife Aviation finds out how the journey has been to date and about how the Lightning II shapes up in dog fights

    LANCERS IN THE DEPOT

    At Tinker AFB, Michael Keaveney sees how the USAF maintains its B-1B Lancer fleet, a type that attracts one of its biggest servicing bills

    EAGLE AT FULL THROTTLE

    Jamie Hunter reviews the status of the F-15 Eagle and its many operators, and finds a program that is looking towards new orders

    THE PILOT CRISIS
    Joseph Zeman examines the US Air Forces pilot retention dilemma, and provides an opinion on what needs to be done

    BACK TO THE BALTICS
    The Aeronautica Militare has once again deployed Eurofighters to the Baltic to cover the enduring air policing mission in the region amid renewed tensions, as Giovanni Colla and Remo Guidi report

    PROS ZONE
    Often overshadowed by carrier-based aviation, land-based maritime patrol and reconnaissance is every bit as important for the US Navy. Ivan Voukadinov visits NAS Jacksonville and VP-30 Pros Nest a squadron thats been in the training business for 58 years

    FLANKERS AND TANKERS

    Dmitriy Pichugin had exclusive access to the recent air-to-air refuelling training conducted by the Russian Navy

    STINGERS IN THE BALTICS

    At the beginning of January, a dozen 112th FS F-16s deployed from Toledo to mari Air Base in Estonia as part of a Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Giovanni Colla and Remo Guidi were granted exclusive access to their deployment

    THE RED FLAG EVOLUTION
    Norman Graf attends Exercise Red Flag and finds how planners remain mindful of national strategies as this important exercise seeks to stay relevant

    NEXT-GEN TRAINING AUSTRALIAN-STYLE
    A fresh approach to training centred on the potent Pilatus PC-21 is giving the Royal Australian Air Force the edge it needs to usher in a new generation of pilots, as Michael Serenc discovers

    OHIO STINGERS
    The 112th FS has been celebrating its 100th anniversary while maintaining a busy schedule both at home and on the road as one of the Air National Guards premier fighter squadrons. Exclusive photos by Jim Haseltine

    GAME-CHANGING COMMAND AND CONTROL?
    Saab has flown its all-new swing-role surveillance aircraft, the impressive GlobalEye, as Jamie Hunter reports from Linkping

    RUSSIAN FIGHTERS

    In the final instalment of our review of fighter aircraft in Russian service, we turn to the Su-33, Su-35 and Su-57

    CUTTING EDGE
    Combat Aircrafts monthly column reporting from the front line of aerospace technology, by David Axe

    FLASHBACK

    Our regular feature looking at squadrons and types that are gone but not forgotten this month its the turn of VF-1 Wolfpack and the F-14A Tomcat

    and much more!

    Pick up your copy now, direct from www.combataircraft.net or in leading newsagents. Alternatively, you can download a digital edition here

 

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