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Historic

Vulcan Vs Victor

Key.Aero compares two of the three airborne nuclear deterrents of the Cold War.

Spitfire Vs. Hurricane

They went down in history as two of the most innovative and loved British aeroplanes of World War II. But how do they compare to one another?

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How to get your Historic Aviation fix this festive period!

Of course, Key.Aero will be here for you with fresh content over Christmas. But how else can you get your historic aviation fix over the festive period?

BUMPER HISTORIC CHRISTMAS QUIZ!

It's almost Christmas! To celebrate, here's a bumper edition of the weekly historic quiz!

Key.Aero's Top 5 Historic Stories From 2020!

We're certain that everybody will be welcoming 2021 with open arms... but until then, here are 5 of Key.Aero's most popular features from the year of Lockdown!

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Military

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Brazil’s 1st GDA: maintaining the F-5EM and preparing for the Gripen

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on Brazil’s 1st Air defense group, its fleet of F-5EMs and its preparation for the F-39E Gripen

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Ireland’s PC-9M fleet close to gaining new weapons capability

The Irish Air Corps (IAC) are close to signing a contract with Austrian company Airborne Technologies (ABT) for three Self Contained Aerial Reconnaissance (SCAR) Pod systems to attach to its PC-9M fleet

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USAF opts for E-7 as E-3 AWACS replacement

The US Air Force has decided to replace a portion of its E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System fleet with the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft, with a contract award planned in fiscal year 2023

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Commercial

Liège Airport becomes UN cargo hub

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has kick-started...

Garsite diversifies into disinfectants

Perhaps best known for its range of aviation refuelling and speciality...

Quarantine rules vary as European flights restart

As several European air carriers launch their initial post-COVID-19...

UK signs ‘Solidarity Airport’ deal with Poland

Representatives of the UK and Poland have signed a co-operation...

Perfecting Paradise

With travel brought to a halt during the current crisis, the...

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Flight Simulation

Introducing the Milviz MD 530F PBR for P3DV4

MilViz has released an upgraded version of the MD 530F equipped with PBR textures exclusively for Prepar3D version 4.

Helix Ready for Lift-Off

Nemeth Design has released the Russian-built Kamov KA-32A Helix for FSX and Prepar3D version 4.5+.

Carenado XL560 Citation new Version Out Now

Chilean developer, Carenado has announced the XL560 Citation for FSX and Prepar3D has been upgraded to version 1.2.

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Upcoming Events

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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow