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Vulcan Week

The Avro Vulcan is one of the true icons of historic aviation. Starting out as a key part of Britain's nuclear deterrent in the Cold War era, the Vulcan is an aircraft that almost everyone has a soft spot for - and that's largely thanks to XH558. Its incredible restoration, thanks to the work of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, thrilled airshow crowds up until 2015, but it still has a role to play in inspiring the next generation of aviation engineers.

 

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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

Quiz: How well do you know your airliners?

In this week's Commercial Aviation quiz we turn our attention to identifying the aircraft instead of the airline. Do you know your Boeing 777 from 767 and Airbus A310 from A300? Let us know what score you get!

FlyPast Podcast Episode 15

This week on the FlyPast podcast, assistant editor Tara chats to three of the men who make up the team restoring English Electric Lightnings over at the Lightning Association...

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What’s the latest on the Korean Air-Asiana Airlines merger?

Following the announcement in November, the flag carrier’s president has shed some light on the progress and its plans for the highly anticipated acquisition

Japan Coast Guard orders two more H225s

Airbus Helicopters announced on March 30 that the Japan Coast Guard had placed an order for an additional pair of H225 helicopters

Navigraph acquires SimBrief

Charts and navigational data provider, Navigraph has announced the acquisition of SimBrief, the virtual flight planning service designed for Flight Simulation.

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The couple who spent eight years restoring a Nimrod simulator, part 3!

Having spent years tracking down parts, Sarah Thorpe and Geremy Britton now had just seven weeks to put it all together…

US Army awards FLRAA demo and risk reduction contracts

US Army contracts have been awarded to the two companies competing in the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition for Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR) Phase 2

Bali for MSFS Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Bali for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available as a download.

Airbus flies 200th C295

Airbus Defence and Space has reached an important milestone with its C295 tactical transport family, following the maiden flight of its 200th example on March 29

Ten things we miss about flying (and few we don’t)

It’s been so long since many of us have stepped on board an aircraft that we’ve all probably forgotten what we even liked about travelling in the first place. Here are ten things that we think help to make flying so much fun

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Sand 'Phrogs': An interview with a former USMC CH-46 pilot

The revered CH-46 helicopter proved to be an invaluable asset during the Iraq War. Former US Marine Corps pilot, Major Kurt ‘Buzzard’ Miller, speaks with Key.Aero about his experience of the venerable ‘Phrog’ and the challenges of desert flying

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Team Cyborg: Exploring DARPA's ALIAS program

Combat aircraft teaming is to become a combination of human and hardware, as Key.Aero explores...

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The low-down of operating an RAF Hercules tactical transport

The RAF has more than 60 years of experience flying the Hercules, but as No 47 Squadron Flt Lt Peter Marshall explains, the key to effective, safe operations is constant practice

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Have Glass: Making the F-16 less observable

You can’t turn an F-16 into a stealth fighter, it will always show up on enemy radar, but by reducing its radar signature, you can make it a lot less visible. We explain how the USAF has set about doing just that

Historic Aviation Quiz

Here’s this week’s historic aviation quiz!

Saudi Arabian National Guard orders additional UH-60Ms

Sikorsky has been awarded a US$99.89m contract modification to produce and deliver 25 additional modified UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters to the Saudi Arabian National Guard

Berlin Brandenburg Open for Business

The latest German destination to be released by Aerosoft is Airport Berlin Brandenburg for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Ilyushin’s Il-112V transport resumes flight testing

Russia’s Ilyushin Il-112V light military transport has resumed flight testing after the first prototype took to the air again from the VASO Aviation Plant airfield in Voronezh on March 30

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The only remaining division of the original Pan Am still operating today

Since its bankruptcy in 1991, the iconic American carrier has been missed by many. But there is one last remaining division that survived and is still operating to this day, as Key.Aero details

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Aeroplane May 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Lockheed 12A UK-bound

Lockheed 12A Electra Junior NC25628, seen at Oshkosh in 2016,...

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Slingsby SE5a to fly soon

PROJECT UPDATE At Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire,...

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How the end came for the Junkers Ju 52

The Junkers Ju 52/3m had formed the backbone of the Deutsche Lufthansa fleet since 1932. When war broke out, the German flag-carrier had to put itself at the disposal of the Reich, but despite the loss of many aircraft it still operated a reduced network with the tri-motors at its core — until, in 1945, the end became inevitable...

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The Marvellous Moynet Jupiter

Fighter and test pilot, member of parliament, government minister, racing driver… André Moynet was a man of many talents. No wonder that when he came up with a light executive aircraft, it was decidedly out-of-the ordinary. Thanks to an outstanding restoration effort, one of the two flying examples is now back in the air...

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Delving under the skin of Wsiewołod Jakimiuk’s masterpiece...

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