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Russian Candids assist in Italy
Russian military specialists and equipment were transported to Italy to assist in the fight against the coronavirus on March 22-23.
Bell, Sikorsky progress in FARA competition
The US Army has selected Bell’s 360 Invictus and Sikorsky’s Raider X to progress through to the second phase of its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme.
Qatar - An Air Force Reborn!
The Qatar Emiri Air Force is undergoing one of the most impressive expansion efforts of recent times to cement its position as a leading air arm in the Middle East. Combat Aircraft Journal updates the story of this unprecedented modernization effort.
'Black Knights' gain Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification
The USMC’s first Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II squadron, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) ‘Black Knights’, has received its Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification (SFFOC).
The US Navy Reserves fly some of the oldest Hornets in the US, yet they are able to provide meaningful fleet support and a valuable reserve force if the need to boost the front line arises.
New Year airline livery quiz
Ease yourself into 2021 with Key Aero's first Commercial Aviation quiz of the year!
Which airlines are still using the Boeing 757?
On this day in 1983, Eastern Air Lines began commercial services with the Boeing 757. Key.Aero recounts its introduction into service and examines which airlines are still using them
Why the Soviet Union’s supersonic airliner failed
Despite flying before and faster than Concorde, the Tupolev Tu-144 never saw the same levels of success as its European counterpart. Here are five reasons why…
DE HAVILLAND CHIPMUNK TURNS 75
On 22nd May, the iconic de Havilland Chipmunk trainer turns 75. We've hand picked some of our favourite pictures of the aeroplane from our archive to celebrate the last three quarters of a century...
Revealed: rare historic insights into the YF-12A and SR-71
“I unreservedly describe them as the most thrilling birds in the sky today,” was how legendary aviation writer Bill Gunston described the YF-12A and SR-71 in the March 1974 issue of Aeroplane Monthly. Read his article here…
FlyPast Podcast Episode 22
This week the team discuss classic historic aviation books and going to the 75th anniversary at Arnhem... and a familiar controversial subject from the world of film rears its head, too...
Carenado Cheyenne II
The aircraft prized for its performance, utility and economy...
Back to Basics - Stage 1, Lesson 5
This issue covers some more advanced skills that are essential...
Flight Sim World released!
Dovetail Games’ Flight Sim World has finally been released...