Personally I had figured the Hellblade would make it, (that is in the picture above), but what do I know?
These are rumors, so please take with a little extra salt on this one. It seems viable and credible with the sources, but as we can see, the timeline seems a little bit in question.
Well there will be something involving flyers for 6th Edition, and it will be a big deal apparently, but I don't think it will be this year (of course I could be wrong), possibly next Summer?
There apparently will be a new Marine Flyer, similar size but different load out to the Storm Raven.
Chaos should get a Locust equivalent, and if Tau do come out next year they should also get something.
I hadn't heard about an Ork flyer, but I really wouldn't be surprised, although if that was coming this year I am assuming it would have White Dwarf rules?
The Locust is a small, fast single seater Chaos Flyer which features heavily in the Sabbat World's Crusade, think of it like the Chaos equivalent of an Imperial Lightning.
The info about Tau I have is very old, so the flyer I thought they were getting is now very unlikely, but I would imagine it will be smething similar.
I do believe this has been in the pipeline for a while though, it can't be a coincidence that all of the recent Codices (except Space Wolves) have had a flyer of some sort in them.
IG: Valkyrie / Vendetta
Dark Eldar; Razorwing / Void Raven
GK: Storm Raven
BA: Storm Raven
Necrons: Night Scythe
And there has to be a reason the Hydra has been held back, as it is one of the best things in the IG Codex (admittedly that doesn't mean much I know) and shoud be a simple kit to produce.
I also had it from a good source (not one of my usual sources, and not as directly involved, but a good source none the less) that there is a big change coming to the hobby regarding flyers.
I don't honestly know if that means rules in the core rule book, or a supplement, but they will apparently be getting a lot of attention.
For everyone hoping for a Thunderbolt, Barracuda, Remora etc though I think that's very doubtful as Forge World produce them and the guys I've spoken to at GW are quite adamant that it isn't in their interests to tread on their toes
Stormbird is a super heavy transport.
Storm Hawk is a gunship ... a fast skimmer.
Its the difference between a CH 47 Chinook and Huey..
I know about lots of stuff that is done but have no idea of the order. Thats the tricky bit.
So Stickmonkey can be forgiven for getting ahead of himself.
I did contact him when he first started to urge caution about assuming things he had seen were happening....
... and again when the 'summer of flyers, didn't happen to reassure him that he was, essentially, correct but had just shot his bolt a bit early.
it is entirely possible I am doing exactly the same thing!