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EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer in Ryanair vs government case reveals details

Tony Payne tells Key.Aero that claim will be settled on June 24 – and explains what Ryanair’s involvement really is

CONFIRMED: Ryanair and MAG to sue government

The UK's biggest airport operator and Europe's largest low-cost carrier have launched legal action against the government over the 'traffic light' travel rules

Manufacture of first two B-21 Raiders completed

Significant progress has been made with the new Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider long-range strategic stealth bomber, following the revelation that the first two prototypes have now been completed at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California

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FlyPast August 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Just Flight PA-28R Arrow III Review Premium

Just Flight’s PA-28R Arrow III

We take a look at the first GA aircraft from the Just Flight team designed for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

​Carenado WACO YMF5 Review Premium

Carenado’s WACO YMF5

The 1930s inspired general aviation biplane from Carenado

Building a 737 Home Cockpit Feature Premium

Building a 737 Home Cockpit

Joe Lavery explains how he made the centre pedestal and highlights some of the challenges, such as fitting the radio equipment and the emergency engine fire handles.

Aerosoft’s CRJ 550/700 Review Premium

Aerosoft’s CRJ 550/700

Almost seven months to the day after the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the long wait for a complex, airline category add-on came to an end in March when Aerosoft released its CRJ 550/700. Let’s take a look at this exciting release.

Microsoft France Benelux World Update Review Premium

Microsoft’s France/Benelux World Update

The Microsoft/Asobo team has presented us with yet another World Update, this time featuring France and Benelux.

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Historic Aviation Quiz

What will you score this week?

Could this electric ‘sea-glider’ spell the end of the ferry? News Premium

Could this electric ‘sea-glider’ spell the end of the ferry?

Brittany Ferries unveils radical new aircraft which would make crossing the channel six times faster than a boat

£1 million project to research the Cold War in museums News Premium

£1 million project to research the Cold War in museums

The three-year project, entitled Materialising the Cold War, will culminate in a major exhibition about Scotland and the Cold War

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What's in the 2022 US Defense Budget?

We look at the pros and cons of the recently released US Defense Budget request for the coming financial year

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100 years since first African-American Female Pilot

After learning to fly in France, Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman became a renowned stunt pilot at airshows across the United States

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F-35s from four nations take part in Falcon Strike 21

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters from four nations gathered together at Amendola Air Base in Italy’s Foggia province for Exercise Falcon Strike 21, which took place from June 7-15

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Afghan Mi-17 crashes in Jaghatu

An Afghan Air Force-operated Mil Mi-17/17V-5 'Hip-H' heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter crashed during the night of June 8-9 in the Jaghatu district of Afghanistan’s Maidan Wardak province, following a technical malfunction

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Kings of the Air

Andrew Thomas reflects on the long and gallant service of 36 Squadron, an RAF unit that literally fought to the last man

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Royal Australian Air Force turns 100

It is now officially 100 years old, but the seeds of what became the Royal Australian Air Force were sown before the Great War...

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Save The Skymaster aims to return historic aircraft to British skies

It came to Britain to star in Candy Bomber, a film that was never made, but now an ambitious project aims to return a historic Douglas C-54 Skymaster to British skies. Charles Woodley outlines the plans and details the machine’s remarkable career

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Trophy WINNER

Ninety years ago, Britain clinched the prestigious Schneider Trophy at Calshot. Ken Ellis pays homage to a unique aeronautical time capsule

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Pictures from France Field

In the late 1920s the small air service field adjacent to the Panama Canal hosted the likes of Charles Lindbergh and the Pan American Goodwill Flight. Bill Cahill shares pictures from the collection of CWO Lawrence Rush

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White Waltham to give customers a flight in a Harvard alongside Hawker Hurricane R4118

An exciting opportunity at White Waltham will give customers a flight in a Harvard alongside Hawker Hurricane R4118. Darren Harbar visited the airfield to witness the first test of this new proposition

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Fiddler on the Roof (of the world)

As the Tupolev Tu-128 ‘Fiddler’ celebrates 60 years, Sérgio Santana describes the type’s operation from a pilot’s perspective

VelocityOne Flight Simulation Control System Coming this Summer

Turtle Beach Corporation has announced its entry into gaming simulation hardware with the VelocityOne Flight Simulation Control System.

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Turkmenistan receives first C-27J Spartan

The Turkmenistan Air Force has received the first of an undisclosed number of Leonardo C-27J Spartan Next Generation (NG) tactical transports, following its arrival in-country on June 6

 

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