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Historic

German Corsair sold to new owner

Combat veteran F4U changes hands — but will stay in Germany

How the world’s only airworthy Lockheed Super Constellation was brought back to life

President and Chief Pilot of HARS Aviation Museum, Bob De La Hunty, spoke to Key Aero’s Dino Carrara about the huge effort to obtain its Super Constellation and get it flying again

Taranto - A turning point for naval aviation

Until 1940, the debate continued to rage over the true power of the carrier aircraft. That November, 21 dated biplanes proved the point. This article is taken from a new special magazine from Key Publishing called 'Carrier Aircraft of the Propeller Era'

Watch the first trailer for war epic ‘Masters Of The Air’

Apple TV+ has unveiled the first teaser for its highly anticipated, nine-episode series

Historic Aviation Quiz: The Lockheed Constellation

With Key.Aero celebrating Lockheed's world changing Constellation, we dedicate this week’s quiz to what is perhaps one of – if not the – most elegant propliners to ever grace the skies…

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Military

Canada formalises MQ-9B SkyGuardian purchase

Canada became the latest customer to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian UCAV from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) on December 19, when it agreed to purchase 11 MQ-9Bs, six ground control stations and related support equipment and services for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at a cost of $1.87bn

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Croatia’s Cold War-era MiG-21 fighter fleet enters twilight months of service

As originally planned, the Croatian Air Force is set to begin retiring its aging fleet of Cold War-era MiG-21 Fishbed fighters in the coming months, with the type being replaced by a fleet of second-hand Dassault Rafale B/Cs

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AirForces Monthly February 2024

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Commercial

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When the first Bombardier CS300 entered service with airBaltic

In the February 2017 issue of Aviation News, Barry Woods-Turner reported from the handover ceremony of the first CS300 to be delivered to an airline, while John Pagni experienced a flight on the new jetliner.

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Wooden and iron mock-ups: Testing the Airbus A220 revealed

In the September 2012 issue of Airliner World, Craig West visited Montreal to report on the progress of Bombardier’s CSeries. Now called the Airbus A220, this feature explored how the manufacturer developed and tested the jet  

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AIR International October 2023

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GALLERY: Iconic and colourful airliners at Palma de Majorca in the 1990s

Renowned for its favourable weather, glorious beaches, stunning scenery and rich culture, the Balearic island of Majorca has long been a popular leisure hotspot, attracting tourists from across Europe and beyond. Javier Rodriguez presents some of the iconic and colourful airliners to visit Palma de Majorca during the 1990s

Air Belgium to halt all passenger services: what next?

Air Belgium has announced that it is to close its passenger business and concentrate on cargo services and leasing aircraft to other carriers for cargo and passenger flights on an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) basis.

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Flight Simulation

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Keeping Microsoft Flight Simulator in check

Over the last three years, Microsoft Flight Simulator has grown in size to the extent that it often taxes our drive space. We share a few tips and tricks learned through trial and error to minimise its size.

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Flight Adventure: The Chance-Vought F4U Corsair

In this flight adventure, we explore one of the more cleverly designed and spectacular-looking American fighter-bomber aircraft of World War Two, the Chance-Vought F4U Corsair.

F-14 Tomcat for MSFS released

Heatblur Simulations and IndiaFoxtEcho have released the F-14 Tomcat for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Royal Canadian Air Force - Cold Lake Air Show

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Cold Lake, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

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."

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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Anchorage, United States

US military airshow

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Airshow London, Canada

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Major airshow