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As Boeing prepares to hand over the last ever 747, check out our collection of more than 70 jumbo articles including an interview with its designer, and the world's most experienced 747 captain.

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Phantom Survivors: Gone but not Forgotten

Operational F-4s have dwindled over the past decade, with some notable retirements and events.

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Phantom Survivors: Turkish Terminators

Having undergone a major re-shuffle in recent years, the Turkish Air Force has dramatically rationalized its F-4 Phantom II fleet as these warriors ultimately face retirement.

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Phantom Survivors: Rising Sun 'Rhinos'

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force operates an exotic mix of F-4s, with its reconnaissance variants now being retired and a single squadron of air defenders remaining.

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Phantom Survivors: Iranian Survivors

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) has operated F-4s since 1968, and today retains a significant number of these aircraft as the backbone of its aging fighter force.

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Phantom Survivors: Gods of War

The Hellenic Air Force is one of two European air arms that still operate the F-4. Now confined to a single squadron, it still provides a meaningful multi-role capability for the Greek military.

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Commercial

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Which airlines are still using the Airbus A340?

Following last week’s news that SAS completed its accelerated retirement programme for its A340 fleet, Key.Aero investigates how many airlines continue to operate the quadjet

Emirates takes delivery of first A380 in 12 months

The Middle Eastern carrier has accepted its 116th superjumbo after a year of no deliveries

Concorde captain on JFK departure and going supersonic

A former British Airways Concorde captain talks through the unique take-off from runway 31L at the New York hub and the transonic acceleration process

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Historic

The Vulcan and the V-Force

Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s Chief Engineer, Taff Stone, talks about XH558 and its role in Britain’s Cold War-era nuclear deterrent

OBITUARY: PRINCE PHILIP

Key.Aero pays tribute to the life, influence and military career of the Duke of Edinburgh

FlyPast Podcast Episode 16

In Episode 16 of the FlyPast Podcast, we chat to Jon Higgins and David Petters from the Vintage Pair Display Team about Chipmunks, legendary Spitfire pilot Charlie Brown, and getting back in the air after lockdown...

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Flight Simulation

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Cockpit Building

Jessica Bannister-Pearce breaks down her cockpit building marathon...

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Queen of the Skies II

The Boeing 747 started with a handshake. Following the massive success of the 707 and the rapid expansion in air travel, Pan American World Airways’ founder Juan Trippe wanted an even bigger aircraft.......

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Thrustmaster T.1600M FCS FLIGHT PACK The Thrustmaster...

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