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Historic

Historic Aviation homeschooling help!

Are you trying to teach young children at home while juggling work? We feel your pain! That's why we've put together a few little historic aviation tasks to keep the kids occupied while you try to get some work done...

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic aviation quiz is here!

VIDEO: The incredible story of a lost Halifax

Used for the bombing raid on the Tirpitz, this Halifax crash-landed on a frozen lake in Norway. 26 years later, it was found by a team of divers…

Lancaster Vs. Flying Fortress

Rounding off our Lancaster week, we take a look at the stats of Britain's iconic WWII bomber in comparison to America's...

VIDEO: The RAF Museum's Avro Lancaster

Key.Aero speaks to Ian Thirsk of the Royal Airforce Museum about their iconic Lancaster Bomber...

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Military

Ten Maryland ANG A-10Cs deploy to Europe

Ten US Air Force (USAF)-operated Fairchild-Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II close air support/attack aircraft belonging to the Maryland Air National Guard arrived at Keflavik, Iceland, on May 5, before moving deeper into Europe.

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First AN/TPY-4 air defence radar completes production

The first AN/TPY-4 long-range air defence radar has completed production, manufacturer Lockheed Martin has announced

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How the US Navy is changing its approach to 'Red Air' operations

Air Forces Monthly explains the US Navy adversary “Red Air” mission as it alters its priorities, even though its aircraft mix and capacity are in a significant reset

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Commercial

Finnair to Introduce Premium Economy

Finnair has confirmed it will be introducing a new premium economy cabin on its long-haul services. The Helsinki-based firm says the new cabin will feature “highly customised designs” and “provide customers with increased space and comfort along with an enhanced service offering”.

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Aviation News July 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Qantas: Managing the COVID Challenge

Qantas had big plans for 2020 and it was poised to commemorate its 100th anniversary this year...

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Sikorsky Skycrane: Versatile Heavy Lifter

Originally operated by the US Army to move outsize cargo...

AIR International July 2020

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Flight Simulation

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Deka Ironwork Simulations’ DCS: JF-17 Thunder

A new lightweight, single-engine, multi-role combat
aircraft for DCS World

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PMDG’S 737 NGXu Base Package

A reboot of a classic

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UK2000 Interview with Gary Summons

In this exclusive interview, we talk to the highly respected designer Gary Summons - well known for his highly detailed and awardwinning UK2000 series of scenery add-ons.

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Upcoming Events

Royal Canadian Air Force - Cold Lake Air Show

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Cold Lake, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." 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."

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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Anchorage, United States

US military airshow

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow