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DAKOTA WARRIORS

In World War Two and the Berlin Airlift, these two Douglas C-47s played their part. Now, owned by leading flight experiences operator Aero Legends, these fine veterans are embarking on the next phase of their careers — and passenger flights might be back on the agenda, too

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GAME, SET AND MATCH

The Royal Navy’s concept of the Manned Torpedo- Carrying Helicopter...

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THE FLYING FILM STUDIO

With a much-modified B-25 Mitchell, one innovative Hollywood aviation film company looked to the past to meet the demands of the future

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DOG DAYS - Beagle 206 at 60

CLASSICS Beagle 206 at 60Some loved it, others loathed it. But...

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Behind the scenes of the film Lancaster

The producers and directors of next year’s Lancaster talk about the creative process behind their ambitious, powerful new feature documentary work

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HIDDEN HISTORY ‘Football War’ Part 2

HIDDEN HISTORY ‘Football War’Concluding our two-part series...

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When Boeing bought Airbus

Key.Aero explores the bizarre negotiation which involved Boeing buying aircraft made by its arch-rival and explains what happened to those airframes in the years that followed

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 12

In Episode 12 of the Air Warrior Podcast Alan Warnes speaks with Gary Waterfall, senior defence advisor for September’s DSEI exhibition and conference, on what visitors can expect as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions continue to ease

First flight for multi-intelligence configured MQ-4C Triton

A Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance UAV has been flown for the first time in the platform’s new, highly upgraded multi-intelligence configuration

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Airliner World September 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Air India Express 737 hit wall on take-off after captain’s seat reclines

The jet took out the airport’s localiser and a portion of its boundary wall after a botched take-off

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Revealed – the precision engineering of the Sea Vixen

A revealing report on the production of the Sea Vixen from the April 4, 1958 issue of The Aeroplane

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 54

Welcome to the 54th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

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Texas ANG receives its first C-130J-30

The Texas ANG’s 136th Airlift Wing at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth has become the latest USAF unit to start transitioning to the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules

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Mali’s second C295W ready for delivery

A second Airbus C295W is being prepared for delivery to the Malian Air Force to supplement its growing tactical transport fleet

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EU Great Britain Central for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Great Britain Central is Orbx's first landmark region pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, designed especially for "low-and-slow" pilots for exploring and discovering new regions.

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Afghan MD530F makes emergency landing in Helmand

An MDHI MD530F Cayuse Warrior light attack/scout helicopter assigned to the Afghan Air Force was forced to make an emergency landing near Lashkar Gar Square in Helmand province on July 29

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Japan Airlines at 70: the complete story

On the day the Japanese flag carrier turns 70, Key.Aero recounts the airline’s long and complex history to find out how it became the airline we know today

FlyPast Podcast Episode 32

For Episode 32 we’re joined by photographer Darren Harbar, specialist in classic aviation photography and familiar name with Flypast readers and fans of his air to air photography...

Quiz: How well do you know Japan Airlines?

Ahead of Japan Airlines' 70th anniversary tomorrow, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz will test how well you really know the Japanese flag carrier

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How the First World War gave birth to British carrier aviation

28th July marked the anniversary of the beginning of World War One. Key.Aero explores how the First World War gave birth to British carrier aviation

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Early Days of the Fleet Air Arm’s Scimitar

A report on the trials unit and technical developments incorporated in the Royal Navy’s new Scimitar multi-role fighter from the April 4, 1958 edition of The Aeroplane

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Why NASA used the Tupolev Tu-144

Key.Aero reveals why in the late 1990s the Soviet supersonic relic was used by the Americans

Fw189 needs new project custodian

The Restoration Hangar has been home to a secret project for the past few years… and now the project needs a new custodian

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LOM conducts test flight of Mi-35 3362

After 20 months undergoing rework with LOM Praha, Czech Air Force Mi-35 Hind 3362 has conducted its first flight from Kbely air base on July 29

 

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