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Historic

Insights from a 1959 Gloster Javelin flight

We found a view-from-the-cockpit report from a 1959 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics on the RAF’s latest fighter at the time

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First Flight of the North American F-100 Super Sabre

On the anniversary of the first flight of ‘The Hun’, we consider whether the pros outweighed the cons

Report on the B-47 Stratojet from 1951 Feature Premium

Fascinating report on the B-47 Stratojet from 1951

A detailed review of the massive Boeing bomber programme from The Aeroplane, 70 years ago

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The Edgar Percival story

The enigmatic Edgar Wikner Percival was a war veteran, test pilot and aircraft-maker, who designed, built and tested the sleekest of interwar light aircraft...

DE HAVILLAND CHIPMUNK TURNS 75

On 22nd May, the iconic de Havilland Chipmunk trainer turns 75. We've hand picked some of our favourite pictures of the aeroplane from our archive to celebrate the last three quarters of a century...

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Military

F-22 Raptors arrive at RAF Lakenheath for more Eastern Europe action

On July 26, six F-22A Raptors from the 90th Fighter Squadron (FS), 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, touched down at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

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Why the Egyptian Air Force has such a varied fighter fleet

The Egyptian Air Force offers an intriguing case study in procurement decisions, replete as it is with half a dozen types of fast jet, and with more diversity likely in the near future. Jim Winchester reports

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Combat Aircraft Journal September 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Commercial

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50 years of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar

Exactly half a century ago today, Lockheed flew its TriStar for the first time. Key.Aero charts the rise and fall of this technologically advanced trijet

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Qantas marks its 100th anniversary

The airline celebrates its centenary amid the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Key.Aero has collated 100 images to celebrate this important milestone

Alitalia set for South American shake-up

Alitalia is poised for a return to two destinations in South America following a nine-month suspension due to the COVID-19 crisis.

United Airlines announces JFK U-turn

Bosses at United Airlines have confirmed the carrier will resume flights from New York/John F Kennedy on February 1, 2021 following an absence of more than five years.

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Trump’s Trijet Takeover

Casinos, aftershave and even steak – Donald Trump has tried his hand at a variety of businesses...

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Flight Simulation

UJS Fairchild PT-19 Released

Uncle Jack Simulations and X-Aviation have announced the Fairchild PT-19 for X-Plane 11 is out.

DC Designs Concorde Released

Just Flight has announced Concorde for FSX and Prepar3D is now available.

Microsoft Flight Simulator - Japan World Update

The Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has announced World Update I: Japan at the Tokyo Game Show 2020.

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Upcoming Events

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

Airshow

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, United States

US Marine Corps airshow

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."