The hearse carrying the coffin of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II leaves RAF Northolt. (© Crown Copyright 2022)
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Queens final flight almost breaks Flightradar24

Flight tracking website of choice, Flightradar24 says that its website came under “heavy load” yesterday as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was flown from Edinburgh to RAF Northolt in London. At its peak, 4.79 million people tracked the flight on Flightradar24’s website and app with hundreds of thousands more watching on [read more]

Draken L159s (Image: Draken)
Military Aviation News

Draken Europe to provide UK ‘aggressor’ aircraft

Military aircraft contract specialist Draken Europe has been awarded a six-year contract by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide Agressor aircraft for training the Royal Air Force (RAF). Bournemouth Airport based Draken will provide a squadron of L-159E Honey Badger aircraft that will simulate airborne threats as part [read more]

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Military Aviation News

RAF takes delivery of final P-8A Poseidon

The Royal Air Force (RAF) took delivery of the last of 9 Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft at RAF Lossiemouth yesterday completing the deliveries of the type. Known in the UK as Poseidon MRA1, the submarine-hunting aircraft is based on the Boeing 737 airliner and replaces the capability previously carried out [read more]

F35B Lightning II (Image: Lockheed Martin)
Aviation Safety News

British F35 lost at sea after pilot ejects

A British F35B has crashed into the Mediterranean sea after its pilot was forced to eject from the aircraft. The pilot was safely rescued from the sea. No other aircraft or hostile action is believed to have caused the crash of the aircraft after taking off from the British aircraft [read more]