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Great ace 'Bud' Anderson and his original 'Old Crow'

‘Bud’ Anderson will forever be associated with the P-51 Mustangs he named Old Crow. But the first fighter to which ‘Bud’ had that moniker applied was a Bell P-39 Airacobra, and to mark his 100th birthday, a special salute was planned

Historic Aviation Quiz - English Electric Lightning

On par with the Spitfire, Phantom and Vulcan, English Electric’s incredible Lightning is still as popular today as it was half a century ago but how much do you know about it?

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English Electric Lighting vs MiG-21 and F-104: Cold War Warriors compared

How did the English Electric Lightning compare with other fast jets in service at the time? The July 2014 issue of FlyPast provided this comparison

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‘Pure adrenalin’: what it was like to fly the English Electric Lightning

In the March 2014 issue of FlyPast Ian Black reflected on flying the ‘Ferrari of fighters’ – the English Electric Lightning 

Dunsfold 747 in Kuwaiti scheme for hijack drama

Ex-BA ‘Jumbo’ transformed for film role

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 117

Welcome to the 117th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Poland receives initial batch of Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs

The first batch of Turkish-made Baykar Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs was delivered to the Polish Air Force on October 28

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Baltic Gripens: Inside recent Czech and Hungarian Air Policing ops

For two months, Saab Gripen-Cs from both the Hungarian and Czech air forces stood armed at Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania. The first time ever in nearly 20 years of Baltic Air Policing. And as Combat Aircraft Journal  reports, it should never have happened

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Commercial

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Alaska Airlines announces its BIGGEST Boeing order yet

The US-based carrier is exercising options for the Boeing 737 MAX. Find out all the detail here…

Flying on one of the world's last Douglas DC-8s

Almost 55 years since its Douglas DC-8 rolled off the production line, Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse continues to fly this first-generation airliner. Felix Reim steps on board to learn more

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What’s the future fleet outlook for Air Astana?

Discover what the future fleet outlook is for the Kazakh flag carrier, regarding both narrow- and widebody types, by reading here on Key.Aero…

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Flight Simulation

Vans RV-8 takes flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Terrainy Studios has announced the Vans RV-8 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update X released

Asobo Studio has announced Sim Update X for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available, adding a host of fixes and new features across the platform.

NVIDIA announces the RTX 4000 series of graphics cards

NVIDIA has unveiled the next-generation family of graphics cards, the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090.

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.