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Historic

Amazing Access in 1941 to a New Variant of Me 109 Feature Premium

Amazing Access in 1941 to a New Variant of Me 109

A revealing insight into a new version of Me 109, from the August 1, 1941 issue of The Aeroplane, which had force-landed in Kent at the height of World War Two

FlyPast Podcast Episode 30

For this episode, we’re talking to Sam Worthington-Lees, project director of the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group and catching up on the progress of RB396 and the fund raising efforts so far....

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The SR-71 that outpaced a missile over Libya

The aircraft had been photographing Libyan targets in the aftermath of Operation El Derado Canyon in 1986

East Midlands Airport runway reopens after Harvard mishap

Photos suggest the aircraft’s undercarriage collapsed during landing

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Birth of a Legend – B-17 World War Two Debut with the RAF

A revealing report from the August 22, 1941, issue of The Aeroplane into this new bomber, with the author clearly impressed by its design and capabilities

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Military

US to donate eight H-1 helicopters to the Czech Republic

Eight H-1 helicopters are to be donated free-of-charge to the Czech Republic by the US

A C-5M Super Galaxy lifts off from Dover AFB. US Air Force photo/Roland Balik Feature Premium

C-5M Super Galaxy: Upgrading the USAF's Giant

Clive Bennett visited Dover AFB to hear about C-5 Galaxy operations as examples of the latest C-5M Super Galaxy variant entered service with the USAF. This article first appeared in the July 2013 issue of Aviation News

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Why Greece selected the F-35A as a F-4E replacement

Combat Aircraft Journal looks into a historic deal seeing Greece opt for the Lightning II as a replacement for its ageing F-4E fleet

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Commercial

The Commercial Aviation Review of the Year

It's been a hugely tough year for the commercial aviation industry but here have still been some great stories. Hans and Tom from Key.Aero's content and editorial team take a look back at some of the best bits from 2020's video features

The big Boxing Day airline livery quiz

As you possibly continue to recover from yesterday's Christmas lunch, stimulate your brain with this big Boxing Day airline livery quiz!

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AIR International January 2021

The full issue in page-turning format

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Teruel Airport photo snapshot

Before the dramatic events of 2020, Spain’s Teruel Airport handled the usual storage and scrappage of aircraft. However, with the aviation industry facing its biggest-ever challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic, unwanted airliners have been arriving for disposal at the site on an unprecedented scale, as Javier Rodríguez shows

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Winter is coming

The vagaries of winter weather can play havoc with airport operations, but Norway’s Avinor has got it well covered, finds Tara Craig

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Flight Simulation

Salzburg for Microsoft Flight Simulator

New Orbx partner, Digital Design, has released LOWS Salzburg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Dundee for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Orbx has announced EGPN Dundee Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI in Development

Eagle Dynamics (ED) has released new screenshots of its upcoming DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI currently in development.

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