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Convair 990 at 60: Why the world’s fast subsonic airliner failed

On the anniversary of its first flight, Key.Aero sits down with Shea Oakley, a commercial aviation historian to find out why the jet with big ambitions never lived up to its promised specifications

One man’s untold World War II story

Walter Henry Layne volunteered for duty as Aircrew with the RAF the moment Neville Chamberlain announced a state of war on September 3, 1949. His son David tells his incredible story in this first instalment of a three-part story for MyPast…

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines - winglet edition

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses on just the winglets of airliners. Can you identify the airline based purely on this very focused angle? Let us know what score you get!

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Desert Storm 30: The U-2's Olympic Flare missions

The U-2 spy plane, nicknamed the Dragon Lady, flew 544 reconnaissance sorties during Operation Desert Storm, gathering priceless intelligence for allied forces involved in the Gulf War

Microsoft Flight Simulator, Episode 10 – Aerodynamics

In the latest feature discover series, Sebastian Wloch from Asobo Studio discussed the recent aerodynamic improvements in Microsoft Flight Simulator, the development tools and future improvements.

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From Spads to Spirits: Inside the 13th Bomb Squadron

Affectionately known as ‘The Devil’s Own Grim Reapers’, the 13th Bomb Squadron has engaged in almost every major US conflict since World War One. Key.Aero provides a behind-the-scenes look at what is now the USAF's sole stealth bomber training unit

New Norwegian Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has announced ENTO Sandefjord Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

VIDEO: WestJet resumes 737 MAX services

Watch our video as the Calgary-based operator becomes the fifth to reintroduce the type to service

India’s Hawk-i test fires smart anti-airfield weapon

Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) successfully test fired a Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from a Hawk Mk.132 jet trainer on January 21 – marking a major milestone for India’s indigenous Hawk-i programme

Airbus adjusts A320 production rates

The European giant has made the changes in response to the current market environment

FlyPast Podcast Episode 5

The team talk Vulcans, aviation characters... and the one airshow they'd love to have back this summer.

Russian MiG-31BMs take up combat duty in the Arctic

An undisclosed number of Mikoyan MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors from the Naval Aviation of the Russian Federation’s Northern Fleet have taken up combat duties at Rogachevo airfield in Russia’s Novaya Zemlya archipelago

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Desert Storm 30: Eyes of the Storm

Thirty years after the brutally swift and successful aerial assault of Operation Desert Storm in the war against Iraq, Key.Aero explores the vital reconnaissance role played by the Air National Guard's RF-4C Phantoms

Historic Aviation homeschooling help!

Are you trying to teach your children maths in the kitchen while juggling work? Well for the second week, we've put together a few little historic aviation tasks featuring maths and literacy, to keep Key Stage 2 kids occupied while you try to get some stuff done...

USAF awards Boeing $2.12bn for Lot 7 production KC-46s

Boeing has been awarded a US$2.12bn contract modification by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture and deliver an additional 15 KC-46A Pegasus tankers for the USAF under a seventh production lot

Eagle Takes Flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

DC Designs have announced the F-15 Eagle pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out, featuring four detailed models: the F-15C, D, E and I 'Ra'am' Eagles.

Norwegian’s new rescue strategy wins govt support

After altering its business plan, the embattled carrier has finally been thrown a lifeline

Salzburg for Prepar3D Released

The latest destination by Digital Design is LOWS Salzburg Airport for Prepar3D v4 and above.

Greater Moncton for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Aerosoft has announced Greater Moncton Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is released.

MQ-9B SeaGuardian to receive Seaspray AESA radar

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) revealed on January 18 that it is working with Leonardo to integrate the Seaspray 7500 V2 maritime radar onto its MQ-9B SeaGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS)

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Thracian Viper: Bulgaria prepares for the Bear

For six weeks, Bulgaria’s skies witnessed intense NATO activity last autumn, beginning with ‘Thracian Viper 20’ and culminating with American F-16s flying enhanced Air Policing missions

VIDEO: Former BA captain Jock Lowe talks Concorde

On the 45th anniversary of Concorde’s first scheduled flight, Key.Aero caught up with Jock Lowe, the longest-serving pilot of the supersonic airliner and British Airways’ former director of flight operations

Orbx Releases Two Freeware Airports

Orbx has launched two freeware airports on OrbxDirect, Skopje International Airport for Prepar3D and Fishburn Airfield for X-Plane 11.

India approves purchase of 83 Tejas LCA platforms

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security approved the INR₹457bn (US$6.4bn) purchase of 83 Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for the Indian Air Force on January 13

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Phantom to Warthog

Col Steven K Ladd (ret’d) flew F-4 Phantoms in combat over Vietnam and sat on nuclear alert in Europe. When his then unit transitioned to the A-10 Warthog, he reluctantly switched to the subsonic ‘tank buster’, but became one of its most enthusiastic proponents

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