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Historic

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Celebrating two legendary brothers

With December 17, 2023 marking the 120th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first controlled and sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft across the dunes of Kitty Hawk in North Carolina, we share images of the two brothers from Ohio that changed the world...

From the cockpit: the inside story of an SR-71 record-breaking flight

Key.Aero’s Dino Carrara interviewed pilot Ed Yeilding to hear about his time assigned to the SR-71 Blackbird. In this video he describes setting the US coast-to-coast speed record and the problems in-flight that almost thwarted the attempt

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FlyPast February 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

RAF Museum boost for Halifax project

Outer wing section from Hastings donated to Canadian rebuild effort

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Saluting a Bomber Command hero: Rusty Waughman 1923-2023

Bomber Command veteran Rusty Waughman has died, aged 100. In a memorable Aeroplane feature from 2018, Graham Finch interviewed him about his tour flying Lancasters on No 101 Squadron

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Military

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USAF to replace Kadena's outgoing legacy Eagles with F-15EXs?

The USAF is reportedly considering a plan to permanently replace the legacy F-15C/D Eagle fighters assigned to the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, with a smaller number of new F-15EX Eagle IIs

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 177

Welcome to the 177th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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US, Singapore plotting to base F-15SG Strike Eagles on Guam?

The USAF is assessing proposed infrastructure improvements at Andersen AFB, which would permit the basing of up to 12 Republic of Singapore Air Force-operated F-15SG Strike Eagle multi-role fighters and their relevant mission support infrastructure in Guam – a US island territory in the western Pacific Ocean

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Commercial

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Incredible air-to-air planespotting with flights in and out of Tokyo/Haneda

Christian Winter takes us on an airborne tour of Tokyo, following aircraft on their tracks in and out of Tokyo/Haneda

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Why Brymon Airways was Britain's boldest regional airline

Lee Cross takes a look at the history of one of the UK’s most pioneering airlines

Taiwan’s EVA Air places $10bn Airbus order

Taiwanese airline EVA Air has announced a deal with Airbus for the purchase of 18 A350-1000s and 15 A321neo aircraft.

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AAIB reveals why Titan Airways A321neo lost windows in flight

The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released a rare Special Bulletin after a Titan Airways Airbus A321neo lost several cabin windows in flight.

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BOAC Lockheed Constellations – Workhorses of the Sky

In the September 2016 issue of Aviation News, Scott Henderson traced the career of the different variants of Lockheed Constellation flown by British Airways predecessor BOAC.

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics – Series 4, Lesson 11

In the previous lesson, we saw how Standard Instrument Departures can alleviate congestion at busy airports. This time, we look at how Standard Terminal Arrivals route inbound flights before landing.

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iniBuilds' Honolulu International review

In this review, we explore iniBuilds rendition of Honolulu International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. So, let's dive in and see if this monolith of an airport has been well-represented.

X-Plane lands in Jackson Hole 

Scenery developer Axonos, has announced KJAC Jackson Hole Airport for X-Plane 12 is now available.

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Upcoming Events

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."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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."