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Boeing 757

This week on Key.Aero we’re celebrating the venerable Boeing 757 as it marks its 40th year of commercial service. In a series of special features, we highlight some of the type’s more unusual roles and explore what has made it such a capable and hard to replace airliner.

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Why was a USAF ‘Nuke Sniffer’ flying close to the Brazilian Coast

Was there any reason for intelligence-gathering flights to hide behind an aircraft on an already highly unusual mission? Combat Aircraft Journal examines the possible reasons for a WC-135R flight close to the Brazilian coast

What we know so far about Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1

On Monday March 6, the latest iteration of the biannual Exercise Cobra Warrior (CW23-1) will take place over the skies of the United Kingdom.  

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AirForces Monthly April 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Aviation News April 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Aero Vodochody delivers last L-159T1 ALCA to Iraq

Having completed an overhaul as part of an after-sales support contract, Aero Vodochody has delivered the last L-159T1 ALCA to Iraq, where it will join 11 other examples that were delivered to the Iraqi Air Force between 2015 and 2018

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Aviation News April 2023

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Behind the scenes at the final Boeing 747 delivery ceremony

After months of speculation, the last new-build Boeing 747 was delivered at the end of January. Chris Sloan travelled to Seattle to join industry legends, retired employees – and a very special celebrity guest – to mark the occasion

First Boeing 787s to be retired and stripped for spares

A pair of early-build Boeing 787s are to be retired from commercial service and dismantled for spare parts.

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Gloster's Meteor F.8 - the last of its kind?

Tom Spencer outlines the service of the final Meteor day fighter – the incredibly elegant F.8...

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How the Luftwaffe's deadly Condors roamed the Arctic and Polar regions

The four-engined Focke-Wulf Fw 200s were most often active over the Atlantic, to the west of France. However, the type’s long range allowed it to go much further afield

Flying Fortress makes road journey

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 44-85740 (N5017N) Aluminium Overcast has returned to its Wittman, Oshkosh home in Wisconsin by road

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Flight Simulation

Nashville for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

FeelThere has announced KBNA Nashville International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Oslo Gardermoen for MSFS now available

The latest Norwegian destination from Orbx is ENGM Oslo Gardermoen Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

F-15E Strike Eagle incoming

Eagle Dynamics has announced the DCS: F-15E Strike Eagle is now available on pre-order.

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Upcoming Events

Henstridge Airfield 80th Anniversary Fly-in


Henstridge, United Kingdom


Fundacion Infante de Orleans flying day


Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport, Spain

There are monthly exhibitions (except in January and August, because of the adverse weather conditions typical of those months), in which around 20 aircraft take to the air.

Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair


Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.

Microlight Trade Show


Winchester, United Kingdom

The event webpage page says: "The Microlight Trade Fair has been running at Popham Airfield for over 20 years. We are delighted to welcome manufacturers and suppliers from across the UK & Europe for this two day event."

Vintage Aircraft Club Fly-in Weekend


Bodmin, United Kingdom

Cornwall Flying Club is hosting a fly-In for the Vintage Aircraft Club (VAC)

Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka


Blenheim, New Zealand

Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka is an action-packed family-friendly event and in 2023 it will be held over Easter Weekend, 7th - 9th of April.