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Historic

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On this day: First flight of the Hawker Hurricane

Exactly 86 years ago today, one of Britain's most revered and successful fighters of World War Two completed its first flight

International Bomber Command Centre awarded VisitEngland gold accolade

The International Bomber Command Centre has been awarded Gold standard in the VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Accolades for 2020/21 which recognises outstanding visitor experiences.

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BEA Heralds herald new dawn on Scottish routes

The November 15, 1962 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’ reported on the introduction of the Handley Page Herald on the challenging Scottish Highlands and Islands routes operated by BEA at the time

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was taken by Duncan Monk

FlyPast Podcast Episode 46

For this episode, former leader of the Red Arrows Simon Meade drops in for a chat with FlyPast editor John Sootheran.

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Military

Iowa ARNG Chinook delivers historic fighter to Sioux City

A Boeing CH-47F Chinook assigned to the Iowa ARNG’s Company B, 171st Aviation Regiment recently delivered a historic Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star fighter from its static display at the Iowa state headquarters in Des Moines to the ANG paint facility in Sioux City, where it will be repainted

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 111

Welcome to the 111th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Future aircraft of the USAF

This article emanates from a special publication to mark the 75th anniversary of the USAF and details some of the aircraft that will equip tomorrow’s air force

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Commercial

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UK Visitors: Airports of the World May/June 2021

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK.

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Airports of the World Issue 95 - May-June 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

The inside story of easyJet’s European expansion

After successfully launching flights linking Luton with Glasgow and Edinburgh in 1995, easyJet quickly began its expansion into Europe the following year. Tony Anderson, the firm’s first marketing director, reveals how it went about doing this

You’ll never guess the simple mistake that caused underpowered TUI 737 take-off

A case of ‘Miss' identification which caused a ‘serious incident’ at Birmingham Airport last year

What easyJet’s founder Stelios was really like to work for

The Greek-Cypriot entrepreneur is almost as famous as the low-cost airline brand he created. Tony Anderson, the firm’s third employee, tells Key.Aero what he was like as a boss…

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Flight Simulation

CRJ 550/700 Ready for Take-Off

Aerosoft has announced the CRJ 550/700 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Chania Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Chania for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

PA-28R Arrow III for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Just Flight has announced the PA-28R Arrow III for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."