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Historic

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How to get your Historic Aviation fix this festive period!

Of course, Key.Aero will be here for you with fresh content over Christmas. But how else can you get your historic aviation fix over the festive period?

BUMPER HISTORIC CHRISTMAS QUIZ!

It's almost Christmas! To celebrate, here's a bumper edition of the weekly historic quiz!

Key.Aero's Top 5 Historic Stories From 2020!

We're certain that everybody will be welcoming 2021 with open arms... but until then, here are 5 of Key.Aero's most popular features from the year of Lockdown!

Which Aviation Museums Are Open This Christmas Period?

You may not know which aviation museums are open during the festive season, what tier they're in, or what restrictions are in place. Not to worry - we're here to help!

FlyPast Podcast Episode 2

In the second episode, the team discuss the legendary Chuck Yeager, their earliest historic aviation memories... and how this podcast nearly got a slightly unfortunate name...

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Military

Hungary orders 12 L-39NG jet trainers

Czech aerospace company, Aero Vodochody has just announced a contract with the Hungarian MOD to supply 12 L-39NGs to the Hungarian Air Force, with the first aircraft expected to be delivered in 2024

US $800m Ukraine military aid package includes 11 more Mi-17s

As part of $800m-worth of additional security assistance, the US is to supply an additional 11 Mi-17 helicopters to Ukraine along with a range of other military equipment. This supplementary military aid was announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on April 13.

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Reflecting on CSG21 with the USMC's F-35B-equipped VMFA-211

Equipped with British and American F-35Bs, HMS Queen Elizabeth successfully completed her first operational deployment in December 2021. US Navy Lt Cdr Rick Burgess (Ret) details the mission through the eyes of VMFA-211 – the USMC F-35B unit that embarked on the carrier – and how it further strengthened the UK-US alliance

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Commercial

Airport Rescue

American airports are receiving US$10 billion to help them survive...

Duty OF CARE

‘Care, but no scare’ is the mantra needed for the post-pandemic...

New UVC light kits for security checkpoints

New light kits that are said to be capable of destroying up to...

Stobart readies Southend for post-COVID era

London Southend Airport (SEN) owner, the Stobart Group, has announced...

Brisbane’s new runway is complete

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and Skyway, a joint venture...

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Flight Simulation

DCS: Supercarrier Available on Pre-Order

Eagle Dynamics has announced the DCS: Supercarrier is now available on pre- order.

Lukla - Mount Everest Extreme for FSX Released

Aerosoft has announced that Lukla for Microsoft Flight Simulator X is now available as download in the Aerosoft Online Shop.

Microsoft Flight Simulator - Soundscape

The Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has released a new Feature Discovery Series, Episode 5 – Soundscape over on the Insider website.

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Upcoming Events

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".

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

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."

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."