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Historic

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DH DRAGON RAPIDE

HOOKS’ TOURS A further helping of beautiful DH89s from our...

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THE ARCHERFIELD IGLOO

WW2 HISTORY Qantas B-24 turrets When, spurred by Charles Lindbergh,...

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Shooting Star from the Skunk Works

LOCKHEED P-80 America was slow to grasp the advantages of...

Lockheed 12 to Germany

Lockheed 12 Electra Junior N18130 was recently acquired by Paderbornbased...

Two-seat Hurricanes

1 2 3 4 1.Believed to have been the first two-seat...

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Military

Behind the scenes of a 100 squadron hot bombing mission

Recently Key.Aero joined 100 Squadron for Operation Flash Strike at both RAF Leeming, Yorkshire, and the Ministry of Defence’s Donna Nook Weapons Range in Lincolnshire. Operation Flash Strike saw a total of 16 3kg practice bombs dropped from the Hawk T1 at Donna Nook range against fictitious adversary threats provided by the JTACS throughout two sorties

USAF replaces legacy C-130H with Super Hercules in Kuwait

USAF's 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) was redesignated as the 61st EAS of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing last week, utilising the new C-130J Super Hercules to replace the C-130H model that has operated out of Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait for the past two decades

RAF Typhoons head to Oman for live fire exercise

Earlier this week RAF Typhoon FGR4s arrived at Thumrait Air Base in Dhofar Governorate, Oman, for the annual bilateral exercise Magic Carpet 21 with the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO)

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Commercial

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‘Iraqi’ Hunter on Display

Visitors to an office complex near Basingstoke are now welcomed...

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French Trio for Yeovilton

AIRSHOW NEWS Breguet Alizé 59 is one of three vintage...

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Upgraded Backfires Soldier On

Russia is upgrading the Tupolev Tu-22M3 bomber to remain in service...

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New Electric Air Racing Series

Air Race 1 has announced that it is organising the first-ever...

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New Livery for Cabo Verde

A TACV Cabo Verde Airlines Boeing 757-200 wearing the carrier’s...

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Flight Simulation

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Back To Basics - Stage 1, Lesson 2

Understanding Trim Controls

JARDesign A330

The Airbus A330 is something of a dark horse in commercial aviation – incredibly popular but somewhat overlooked in the world of the Boeing 777 and the 787.

iFly Service Pack 3.2.1 for FSX/FS9/P3D

The developers over at iFly have released a new service pack for iFly 737NG FSX, FS9 and P3D v2.2 versions.

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Upcoming Events

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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

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Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

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."