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Great ace 'Bud' Anderson and his original 'Old Crow'

‘Bud’ Anderson will forever be associated with the P-51 Mustangs he named Old Crow. But the first fighter to which ‘Bud’ had that moniker applied was a Bell P-39 Airacobra, and to mark his 100th birthday, a special salute was planned

Historic Aviation Quiz - English Electric Lightning

On par with the Spitfire, Phantom and Vulcan, English Electric’s incredible Lightning is still as popular today as it was half a century ago but how much do you know about it?

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English Electric Lighting vs MiG-21 and F-104: Cold War Warriors compared

How did the English Electric Lightning compare with other fast jets in service at the time? The July 2014 issue of FlyPast provided this comparison

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‘Pure adrenalin’: what it was like to fly the English Electric Lightning

In the March 2014 issue of FlyPast Ian Black reflected on flying the ‘Ferrari of fighters’ – the English Electric Lightning 

Dunsfold 747 in Kuwaiti scheme for hijack drama

Ex-BA ‘Jumbo’ transformed for film role

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New F/A-18E CAG-bird for the US Navy’s ‘Stingers’

The new CAG-bird for the US Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113) ‘Stingers’ – a unit assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2 – has been spotted during a deployment to NAS Fallon in Nevada

USAF plots withdrawal of F-15s from Kadena

According to a report released on October 27, the USAF is planning to remove all of its Boeing F-15C/D Eagle fighters from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, in 2023

CPK awards contract for a Master Civil Engineer

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) finalized one of the four key tenders related to the construction of the CPK Airport project in Poland

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Commercial

Flying on one of the world's last Douglas DC-8s

Almost 55 years since its Douglas DC-8 rolled off the production line, Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse continues to fly this first-generation airliner. Felix Reim steps on board to learn more

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What’s the future fleet outlook for Air Astana?

Discover what the future fleet outlook is for the Kazakh flag carrier, regarding both narrow- and widebody types, by reading here on Key.Aero…

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Cyprus Airways reveals updated livery

The Cypriot carrier has given its aircraft branding a refreshed look. See here for pictures and more...

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Flight Simulation

NVIDIA announces the RTX 4000 series of graphics cards

NVIDIA has unveiled the next-generation family of graphics cards, the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090.

Orbx releases Orbs, a new in-game currency

Orbx has introduced a new in-game currency dubbed Orbs, which can be earned by purchasing from OrbxDirect and subscribing to Volanta Premium.

Cessna Stationair DGS series released

Thranda Design has announced the next aircraft in the Dynamic Generation Series, the Cessna U206G Stationair, is now available for X-Plane.

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