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Historic

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Aeroplane October 2020

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Memories of The Blitz, 80 years on

At 4.56pm on September 7 1940, London’s air raid sirens signalled the start of a nine-month bombing offensive by the Luftwaffe. Including one lady’s recollections from the time, Key.Aero looks back at a hugely destructive campaign – for both sides

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The young black woman who changed aviation

Nearly 100 years ago, an ambitious African American woman from Chicago headed to France to become a pilot. She ended up being a trailblazer for her race and gender

Amazing warbird display marks VJ Day

Watch our 8-minute video with incredible footage of historic aircraft honouring the landmark 75th anniversary of the war’s end

80 years of the North American P-64

Celebrating the P-51 Mustang’s lesser-spotted cousin, which had a production run of just 13

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Military

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USAF sets up new logistics units for high-intensity warfare

Arguably, the biggest innovation in the world’s leading air force isn’t technological, it’s organizational. The US Air Force (USAF) is setting up new logistics units that are optimized specifically for high-intensity warfare. David Axe reports

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AirForces Monthly April 2022

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Ukraine presses more Bayraktar TB2 UAVs into service

The Ukrainian military has received an additional unspecified number of Bayraktar TB2 armed unmanned aerial vehicles made by Turkish company Baykar Defence and has pressed them directly into service against invading units of the Russian military

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Commercial

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The Tinman of Toronto Pearson

Wilbur Sargunaraj travels to the Toronto area control centre to meet PJ ‘Tinman’ Scholtz...

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Aviation News March 2020

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Room with a view: Paris

Michael Kelly reveals the photographic opportunities
from a hotel at one of the world’s busiest airports...

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Tu-154 Tupolev’s Trijet Airliner

The Tupolev Tu-154 trijet was a workhorse of Aeroflot in the 1970s and 1980s...

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Luton Airport’s expansion plans

London Luton Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in the UK....

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Flight Simulation

PC Pilot Issue 124 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the November-December 2019 issue.

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A2A Simulations - T-6A Texan II

Interview with Scott Gentile from A2A Simulations on the T-6A Texan II.

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Baron’s Combat Corner

Air Combat Simulation for beginners...

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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."

IWM Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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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 Battle of Britain Air Show

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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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