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Historic

Lancaster Anniversary Quiz

It's the 80th Anniversary of the Avro Lancaster this week - so what could be better than a quiz dedicated to the bomber?

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The history of the Avro Lancaster

Developed from the flawed Avro Manchester, the Lancaster went on to become Bomber Command’s weapon of choice. As its 80th birthday nears, Key.Aero looks back at the famous bomber’s evolution and service career

A6M Vs. P-51 Mustang

We take a look at America’s primary WWII fighter in comparison to Japan’s...

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FlyPast February 2021

The full issue in page-turning format

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Arizonan Adventure

Former RAF fast jet pilot Al Munro reveals how an exercise in Europe led to him flying A-7s in the US, escorting a Russian defector and gaining valuable insight into the hearts and minds of the so-called enemy

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Military

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A Royal Farewell: Reflecting on the BAe 146's RAF service career

Chris Croot sat down with Wg Cdr Delia Chadwick, officer commanding No 32 (The Royal) Squadron, to discuss the life of the RAF’s BAe 146 CC2/C3 fleet and its recent retirement

Angola orders three C295s for multi-role operations

Angola has become the 38th global export customer for the Airbus C295 family of medium-lift tactical airlifters, with the company announcing that the nation has placed a firm order for three aircraft to perform multi-role operations on April 21

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A look at the Dauphin IIs supporting the Royal Navy's FOST mission

A familiar sight in the skies above Cornwall and Devon but less so elsewhere, Ian Harding considers the unique and specialised operations of the Dauphin II helicopter that performs an important Flag Officer Sea Training role on behalf of the Royal Navy

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Commercial

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...

Developing DELHI

Raghavendra Verma explains how New Delhi Airport is pushing ahead...

AmSafe passes battery fire test

AmSafe Bridport has reached another milestone in its bid to produce...

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Flight Simulation

Cessna 170 Touches Down in X-Plane

Chilean aircraft developer, Alabeo has released the C170B for X-Plane 11.

Prepar3D Touches Down in Greenland

Scenery developer, FSCGAA has announced Greenland Aasiaat Airport BGAA is now available for Prepar3D version 4.

Global openLC Africa Enters Beta

Orbx has revealed the long-awaited Global openLC Africa for FSX and Prepar3D has entered beta testing.

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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".

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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 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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"