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RAF Successfully Conducts Air-to-Air Refueling Over the South Atlantic for the First Time
RAF Successfully Conducts Air-to-Air Refueling Over the South Atlantic for the First Time

12 Aug 2022, 04:52 UTC / In a first, the Royal Air Force refueled its massive transport aircraft while flying over the South Atlantic Ocean, with the help of the Voyager tanker

 
RAF Stepping Up Its Defense Game Against Rogue Drones
RAF Stepping Up Its Defense Game Against Rogue Drones

9 Aug 2022, 03:01 UTC / UK's Royal Air Force wants to have a highly-trained unit focusing entirely on countermeasure operations against hostile drones

 
The Royal Air Force Is Taking Aircraft Refueling Capabilities to the Next Level
The Royal Air Force Is Taking Aircraft Refueling Capabilities to the Next Level

8 Aug 2022, 03:56 UTC / During challenging situations, RAF's large, multi-engine aircraft can help set up emergency refueling points for jets, a skill that will be vital in the future

 
RAF Gearing up for the Large-Scale Manufacturing of Its Eco-Friendly Fuel
RAF Gearing up for the Large-Scale Manufacturing of Its Eco-Friendly Fuel

21 Jul 2022, 02:59 UTC / UK's Royal Force set a World Record last year by conducting an innovative green flight that was neither electric or powered by SAF. Now it takes the next step

 
Discarded RAF Sea Kings Are Now Quirky Glamping Pods, Prince William’s Is a Cafe Kiosk
Discarded RAF Sea Kings Are Now Quirky Glamping Pods, Prince William’s Is a Cafe Kiosk

17 Jul 2022, 05:04 UTC / Businessman buys three scrapped search-and-rescue aircraft, restores them to the original cockpit and modifies the rest to offer glamping facilities

 
Royal Air Force’s Almighty Atlas Proves That It Can Land Anywhere
Royal Air Force’s Almighty Atlas Proves That It Can Land Anywhere

13 Jul 2022, 06:02 UTC / The rugged Atlas A400M flexed its unmatched capabilities once again, demonstrating that it doesn't need conventional runways to land

 
RAF’s Iconic Voyager Helps the Almighty C-130J Hercules Reach Even Further
RAF’s Iconic Voyager Helps the Almighty C-130J Hercules Reach Even Further

11 Jul 2022, 04:12 UTC / The UK Royal Air Force's Voyager AAR tanker successfully fueled the massive C-130J Hercules mid-air, confirming its outstanding capabilities

 
Envoy IV Is RAF’s Latest Addition, a Modern Aircraft for Royal Transportation
Envoy IV Is RAF’s Latest Addition, a Modern Aircraft for Royal Transportation

20 May 2022, 04:26 UTC / Britain's Royal Air Force welcomes two new family members, the Envoy IV aircraft that will carry out prestigious diplomatic missions

 
Boeing’s Globemaster Is Still the Best Heavy-Lift Aircraft, Takes RAF Troops at 18,000 Ft.
Boeing’s Globemaster Is Still the Best Heavy-Lift Aircraft, Takes RAF Troops at 18,000 Ft.

16 May 2022, 05:17 UTC / Despite its venerable age, the C-17 Globemaster is still the greatest heavy-lift strategic transport aircraft, and it recently showed off its skills

 
Winnie the Garden Shed Is the Cockpit of Bin Laden and Richard Burton’s Private Jet
Winnie the Garden Shed Is the Cockpit of Bin Laden and Richard Burton’s Private Jet

20 Apr 2022, 10:10 UTC / Dean Smith is passionate collector and aircraft enthusiast, and he has the cockpit of a Hawker Siddeley 125 Dominie on display in his backyard

 
Royal Air Force’s Typhoon Jets Show Off Their Quick Target Intercepting Skills
Royal Air Force’s Typhoon Jets Show Off Their Quick Target Intercepting Skills

19 Apr 2022, 05:20 UTC / RAF's powerful multi-role Typhoon fighter jets practice something called Quick Reaction Alert operations, for a fast counter-terrorist response

 
UK’s Royal Air Force Completes Successful Electric Aircraft Trials
UK’s Royal Air Force Completes Successful Electric Aircraft Trials

15 Apr 2022, 03:33 UTC / RAF is determined to integrate electric aircraft in the coming years, and the recent successful flights prove that it's on the right path

 
RAF Pumps Over $900M in Its Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft for the Following Decade
RAF Pumps Over $900M in Its Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft for the Following Decade

1 Apr 2022, 06:15 UTC / The might Hawk T1 fast jet trainer aircraft and Hawk T2 aerobatic aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce engines are getting a major boost

 
RAF’s Atlas Shows How Far It Can Reach, During Successful Resupply Mission
RAF’s Atlas Shows How Far It Can Reach, During Successful Resupply Mission

28 Mar 2022, 04:52 UTC / The mighty Atlas completed a nine-hour-long round trip from the UK to Estonia and back, demonstrating its long-range capabilities

 
The Royal Air Force’s Future Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Is Coming to Life in California
The Royal Air Force’s Future Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Is Coming to Life in California

23 Mar 2022, 06:24 UTC / GA-ASI is putting together in California the first MQ-9B Protector aircraft for the Royal Air Force, boasting a UK-made V-tail

 
100-Year-Old RAF Veteran Flies Once Again in 1947 Miles Gemini Aircraft
100-Year-Old RAF Veteran Flies Once Again in 1947 Miles Gemini Aircraft

23 Mar 2022, 03:54 UTC / RAF veteran Jack Hemmings has recently took the skies in a 1947 Miles Gemini, the same model he and his old friend, Stuart King, flew in 74 years ago

 
RAF’s Iconic Royal Jet Retires, Making Way for the New Fleet of Sustainable VIP Jets
RAF’s Iconic Royal Jet Retires, Making Way for the New Fleet of Sustainable VIP Jets

21 Mar 2022, 08:54 UTC / A 36-year old Bae146 jet that operated as a VIP Transport aircraft for the Royal Family is now being retired to a museum in Wales

 
RAF Ground Troops Practice Controlling up to Eight FA-18 Hornets at the Same Time
RAF Ground Troops Practice Controlling up to Eight FA-18 Hornets at the Same Time

14 Feb 2022, 08:22 UTC / UK Royal Air Force Controllers were deployed to the U.S. for the complex Eagle Lightning exercise, where they played with the FA-18 Hornets

 
Watch a Virgin Orbit Satellite Launch From a RAF Pilot’s Amazing Perspective
Watch a Virgin Orbit Satellite Launch From a RAF Pilot’s Amazing Perspective

2 Feb 2022, 07:12 UTC / A Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant shares his awe-inspiring experiences as part of the flight crew that launched the latest satellites form Cosmic Girl

 
Cosmic Girl Airplane Cuts Through the Clouds, Performs Mid-Air Rocket Launch
Cosmic Girl Airplane Cuts Through the Clouds, Performs Mid-Air Rocket Launch

14 Jan 2022, 21:24 UTC / Virgin Orbit's Cosmic Girl aircraft launched seven satellites onboard its LauncherOne rocket as part of its latest mission