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Historic

Caravelle destined for Finland display

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III SE-DAF at its current home,...

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Phantom at Scampton

FlyPost Phantom XT596 at Scampton in 1985. It’s now...

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Dutch museum set to restore unique Catalina

The sole remaining Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina to have served...

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Wild Horse Salute

Living History AUSTRALIAN MUSTANG AND SABREWarbird virtuoso,...

Completed Hellcat flies home to Minnesota

After more than two years of restoration at Chino, California’s...

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 101

Welcome to the 101st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Behind the Scenes of Top Gun: Maverick – Filming the aerial sequences

Some of the cast and crew from Top Gun: Maverick describe how the stunning flying scenes were captured on film

Final Ohio ANG C-130H departs

Operations with the C-130H Hercules by the US Air Force/Ohio Air National Guard’s (ANG’s) 179th Airlift Wing/164th Airlift Squadron at Mansfield Lahm ANGB, Ohio, have finally drawn to a close

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Commercial

Boeing vs Airbus: how do their product lines compare?

The scale of these two manufacturers is impressive, but how do their product portfolios compare. Key.Aero investigates…

Commercial Aviation General Knowledge Quiz - Part 3

For the third week in a row, here's part three of Key.Aero's Commercial Aviation General Knowledge Quiz!

The complete guide to commercial aeroplanes in movies

“I wonder how many films planes have been in?” said someone on a Key.Aero work call the other week. So we started digging. And then we kept going and going. Here are the very geeky results!

Mitsubishi to “temporarily pause” SpaceJet development

After reports earlier this week in Japanese media, the firm revealed today that it would temporarily stop the development of its regional jet programme

Where are all British Airways’ Boeing 747s now?

With this month’s announcements that two ex-BA jumbos are due to be saved from the scrapheap, Key Aero wanted to find out what happened to the rest of the flag carrier’s near 100-strong fleet

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio have released the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

FS-FlightControl Announces Support for Microsoft Flight Simulator

FS-FlightControl has released an update to support the new Microsoft Flight Simulator platform.

Microsoft Flight Simulator - JFK Landing Challenge with Bravo 747 Configuration

Testing the upcoming Bravo Throttle Quadrant in Boeing 747 configuration on Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator, together with the Alpha Yoke.

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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."