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Hosting the Testers

Naval Base Ventura County has the sound of afterburners again while they play host to two squadrons from NAWS China Lake. All images copyright of the author.

29-Jan-2014

Military Master!

AFM’s Alan Kenny had the opportunity to briefly chat with the BBC’s history expert, Dan Snow, about aviation

13-Dec-2013

48th Fighter Wing in action

USAFE aircraft based at RAF Lakenheath train all year round in all weathers. Alan Kenny was there on December 3rd.

5-Dec-2013

Flygirlpainter

Shayne Meder has been painting military aircraft for 14 years. Alan Kenny travelled to March Air Reserve Base in Southern California to see her latest work

22-Nov-2013

Nellis Air Force Base - A Hive of Activity

Nellis Air Force Base, just north of Las Vegas is one of the biggest and noisiest bases in the United States Air Force. Alan Kenny was there to photograph the busy base in action.

14-Nov-2013

Somerset's Finest

Lewis Gaylard attended Somerset's RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2013. Images by Mike Kerr and Bob Franklin.

6-Aug-2013

Avalon airshow 2013

Norman Long attended the Australian International Airshow at Avalon Airport in Victoria to capture the action for AirForces Monthly and Key.aero.

15-Mar-2013

Duxford’s Autumn Airshow tops key.aero poll

Mick Britton evaluates why Duxford's end-of-season airshow is the favourite amongst key.aero readers.

9-Nov-2012

Over and out!

After three years on the display circuit, Belgian F-16 pilot Commandant Aviator Michel ‘Mitch’ Beulen is moving on to pastures new. Mick Britton caught up with him at his final display at Duxford in October.

8-Nov-2011

Shoreham Shines!

Alan Key reviews Shoreham Airport’s 2011 event. Images by Gary Parsons

23-Aug-2011

A Grand Day Out!

Mick Britton reports on another American Air Day at IWM Duxford

22-Aug-2011

Talking point: RIAT 2011 – how was it for you?

Tell us what you thought of this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo, held at RAF Fairford over the weekend of July 16/17.

18-Jul-2011

Postcard from Italy

The Italian Air Force’s Frecce Tricolori aerobatic display team celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 11/12 with a major airshow at Rivolto, near Udine.

23-Sep-2010

Jersey fends off the wind

key.aero was in Jersey for the Channel Island’s annual airshow, held each year to raise funds for the Royal Air Forces Association.

13-Sep-2010

Duxford’s American Air Day

key.aero paid a visit to Duxford for its recent American Air Day, held on August 20.

25-Aug-2010

Elvington’s Wings & Wheels

Despite the Great Yorkshire Airshow’s demise, Elvington Airfield still hosts some flying events. key.aero visited the ‘Wings & Wheels’ event held over July 31/August 1.

2-Aug-2010

Talking point: Farnborough - how was it for you?

Tell us what you thought of this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, held over the week of July 19 to 25.

26-Jul-2010

Talking point: RIAT – how was it for you?

Tell us what you thought of this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo, held at RAF Fairford over the weekend of July 17/18.

23-Jul-2010

June at Newark Air Museum? It must be Cockpit-Fest!

Howard Heeley/Down to Earth Promotions previews this year’s Cockpit-Fest at the Newark Air Museum in Nottinghamshire.

14-Jun-2010

Duxford can ‘spring’ a surprise

key.aero takes a quick review of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford’s season-opening spring airshow, about to celebrate its tenth year.

9-Apr-2010

Talking point: Airshows – ask the CAA!

key.aero will be talking to the UK’s Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) in the run-up to this year’s airshow season – only you’ll be asking the questions!

1-Mar-2010

Modelling in Somerset

In the first of an occasional series on aero modelling, key.aero visits the Fleet Air Arm Museum's Model Show, held on February 13 at Yeovilton in Somerset.

23-Feb-2010

Getting the gig!

The 2010 Royal Air Force Hawk display pilot, Flt Lt Tom Saunders, writes for key.aero about the start of his pre-season display activities.

18-Feb-2010

Talking point: Red Arrows: Time to go?

key.aero poses the question: should the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows be disbanded, given the state of the defence budget?

10-Feb-2010

Wonderful Westhampnett

key.aero was at the Goodwood Revival, held over the weekend of September 19/20, 2009. Goodwood’s motor racing heritage is well known, but few realise it started life as a retreat for Hurricanes from nearby RAF Tangmere.

22-Jan-2010

RAFA Airshows – East Kirkby

key.aero takes a quick look at the Royal Air Force Association’s first airshow to be staged at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire.

7-Jan-2010

Best job in the world!

key.aero talks to Squadron Leader Ian Smith, who has just taken over as the ‘Boss’ of the Royal Air Force’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

27-Nov-2009

Right to reply: the CAA speaks

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority generally gets a ‘bad press’ on the Internet – key.aero thought it deserved the chance to answer some current burning issues.

18-Nov-2009

RAFA Airshows: Jewel of Jersey

Jersey’s annual free air display has been a feature of the post-war years in the Channel Islands – key.aero thinks it should be considered as one of the UK’s premier events.

3-Nov-2009

RAFA Airshows: Shoreham’s 20 years

key.aero talks to Don Bean MBE, organiser of the Shoreham-by-Sea Airshow, one of a handful staged to raise money for the Royal Air Force Association.

29-Oct-2009

Night shooting at Newark

Newark Air Museum’s fourth ‘Day Night Photo Shoot’ took place on October 17, 2009

22-Oct-2009

Solo to Red in one easy move

Flt Lt Dave ‘Horse’ Davies has gone straight from solo Hawk display pilot to the Red Arrows in consecutive seasons. key.aero spoke with him at RAF Waddington about his jet-set life.

3-Sep-2009

Flight of the Butcher Bird

key.aero reports on the highlight of Flying Legends 2009, held over July 11/12.

11-Aug-2009

King of the airshow

Just before the 2009 Royal International Air Tattoo, key.aero spoke to Tim Prince, one of the founding fathers of the Air Tattoo about its troubled 2008 and plans for the future.

29-Jul-2009

Bring back ‘Air Fete’!

Mildenhall’s 75th Anniversary event in May brought back memories of the much-missed annual ‘Air Fete’.

23-Jul-2009

Fortress fortitude

key.aero looks at the B-17 Preservation Society's trying time over the last two years.

17-Jul-2009

London's Naval inspection

key.aero was aboard HMS Illustrious for the Fly Navy 100 flypast over London.

14-Jul-2009

Waddington evolves

key.aero looks at the recent changes behind the scenes at one of the UK’s largest military airshows. All images are from the 2009 event, held over the weekend of July 4/5.

9-Jul-2009

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