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Historic

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DATABASE: Saab 37 Viggen Development

How neutral Sweden developed its most advanced aircraft yet...

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de Havilland 100: MacRobertson race Rapide

Think of de Havilland
aircraft in 1934’s MacRobertson International Air Race from England to Australia...

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Aeroplane meets... Ted Inman

IWM Duxford’s instrumental, influential former director...

Memories of The Blitz, 80 years on

At 4.56pm on September 7 1940, London’s air raid sirens signalled the start of a nine-month bombing offensive by the Luftwaffe. Including one lady’s recollections from the time, Key.Aero looks back at a hugely destructive campaign – for both sides

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The young black woman who changed aviation

Nearly 100 years ago, an ambitious African American woman from Chicago headed to France to become a pilot. She ended up being a trailblazer for her race and gender

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Military

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AIR International April 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

Orion-E MALE UAV in Dubai News Premium

Russian drone company in new UK sanctions list

Russian drone company Kronstadt has been included in the list of new UK sanctions targeting key industries and persons it says are supporting the regime and its war effort in Ukraine

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Inside the Irish Air Corps: CASA CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft

Comdt Donal Curran, OC 101 Squadron, talks to Key.Aero about the objectives of the unit, its use of the CN-235 and the future of procuring two more modern MPA platforms.

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Commercial

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Ilyushin Il-86: First Soviet widebody

Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev examine the Il-86’s development and servcice career...

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Room with a view: Paris

Michael Kelly reveals the photographic opportunities
from a hotel at one of the world’s busiest airports...

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Tu-154 Tupolev’s Trijet Airliner

The Tupolev Tu-154 trijet was a workhorse of Aeroflot in the 1970s and 1980s...

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Luton Airport’s expansion plans

London Luton Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in the UK....

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Yak-40: The USSR’s regional jet

The Yak-40 brought jet travel to the remoter parts of the Soviet Union...

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Flight Simulation

Tomahawk for Aerofly FS 2 in Development

Following on from the release of the PA-38 Tomahawk for FSX/Prepar3D and X-Plane, Just Flight has announced the aircraft is now in development for Aerofly FS 2.

Courchevel SP1 Due Imminently

Orbx has announced service pack 1 for Courchevel is incoming.

Edinburgh Incoming

John Venema from Orbx has announced EGPH Edinburgh Airport for both X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D is due for imminent release.

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Upcoming Events

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

Airshow

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."