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Historic

5 of the Fleet Air Arm’s best aircraft

We often talk on Key.Aero about the various successful aircraft of the Royal Air Force over the years, but what about other branches of military aviation?

Historic Aviation Quiz

Test your knowledge on historic aviation with this quiz!

A look back at the Curtiss Seamew

Some couldn’t believe the design could even be accepted during such a crucial wartime stage. But what was so wrong with the Curtiss Seamew?

VIDEO: “My afternoon chatting to John Hemingway”

Tally Ho Project founder David Duker tells the amazing story of how he and a friend visited Ireland to talk to John ‘Paddy’ Hemingway, the last survivor of Churchill’s Few

Bailing out of a flaming Lancaster

A son tells the story of his father’s World War II exploits, including his time flying with 622 Squadron...

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Military

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Sweden to acquire second-hand C-130Js from Italy

After looking at various options for modernising their six Tp84 (C-130H) Hercules, the Swedish Air Force has instead opted to acquire second-hand C-130Js from Italy

Norway terminates NH90 contract

Norway’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has decided to abandon introduction of the NH90 into Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) service and authorised the Norwegian Defence Material Agency to terminate the contract.

Bell Textron Canada to modernise RCAF’s CH-146 Griffon helicopter fleet

The Canadian government has awarded Bell Textron Canada a contract to modernise the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) 85-strong fleet of CH-146 Griffon utility helicopters – a move that aims to extend the type’s service life until at least the mid-2030s.

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Commercial

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Flying into the Unknown

As airlines around the world continue to slash jobs and review contracts...

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Airliner World September 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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All System Go

An acceptance flight is crucial for airline customers buying new aircraft...

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From Qingdao With Gloves

Ever since the COVID-19 coronavirus reached British shores...

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Flying High with Captain Chris

Since he was a boy, Chris Pohl dreamed of being a commercial pilot. Now, with 38 years of experience behind him, he’s able to reflect on a fascinating career which continues to reach new heights. Louise Rose Jones caught up with the Virgin Atlantic training captain and social media star to find out more.

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Flight Simulation

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Boeing 747 50th Anniversary Flight Adventure

This issue Peter Stark flies the ‘Queen of the Skies’

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Flying Airliners

A Beginner's Guide - Part 1

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vFlyteAir Simulations’ Cessna 150 Commuter

A real-world C150 pilot’s perspective...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."