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Nimrod arrival leads changes at Manston

The Buzz News from the World of Aviation Heritage

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Remembering the Canberra ‘pub bombing’

At a recent social evening I was chatting with...

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New colours for Doncaster Varsity cockpit

Volunteers at the Doncaster-based South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum have recently completed the refurbishment of Vickers Varsity T.1 WJ903’s cockpit section...

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The Sea Shall Not Have Them

Andrew Thomas describes a frantic wartime rescue in the English Channel...

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FlyPast

Historic Aircraft Collection’s immaculate Hawker Fury K5674...

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Atomic Delta

Dassault’s Mirage IVA made its nuclear alert debut with the French Air Force 56 years ago. Former pilot Claude Michel tells the story to FlyPast contributor Frédéric Lert...

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A ‘Thank You Liberators 1945’ Medal of Remembrance

A ‘Thank You Liberators 1945’ Medal of Remembrance has been awarded to Frederick Jennings at the Ulster Aviation Society’s base on the former RAF Long Kesh airfield near Lisburn...

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American Zero project approaches completion

“News and narrative on the latest heritage aircraft rejuvenation”

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Aspiring aeronautical engineer tackles Buccaneer project

The cockpit section of former Royal Navy (RN) Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 XN979 has recently been taken on by the mother and son team of Carolyn and Marcus Cordran for restoration at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (SYAM) in Doncaster...

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The failed Vickers Windsor

The Vickers Windsor was the company's last wartime effort to get back on equal terms with the likes of Avro and Handley Page. Ultimately, though, it failed… why?

EASA green-lights Boeing 737 MAX return

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has today (January 27), given its seal of approval to the Boeing 737 MAX, ending a nearly two-year grounding period by allowing the jet to return to the skies in the region.

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's Historic Aviation Quiz is here! What can you score out of 10?

GA-ASI demos new self-protection pod on MQ-9

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has successfully completed the flight testing of a newly developed self-protection pod (SPP) on an MQ-9 remotely-piloted aircraft (RPA)

Is this the third runway plan that could ‘rescue’ Heathrow?

Born out of his own experience operating from the London hub, Jock Lowe explains to Key.Aero why his plan is now the only viable option left for expanding the airport

Greece officially orders Rafales, associated support services and munitions

Greece’s acquisition of 18 Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters from France marked a major milestone on January 25 after the nation’s government signed three contracts covering the aircraft order, associated support services and munitions

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The smallest jet ever?

It was five metres long, made of wood and only took a month to build. Key.Aero celebrates the tiny but mighty Pa 49 Katy

Clipper Takes Flight in Prepar3D

Software publishers, PILOT'S have released the Boeing B314 Clipper for Prepar3D version 4 and 5.

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VIDEO: Alaska Airlines accepts maiden 737 MAX

Watch our video of the Seattle-based carrier taking delivery of the newly recertified next-generation Boeing narrowbody

Unnamed Asian nation to receive Heron Mk.II drones

Israel Aerospace Industries announced on January 25 that it has signed two deals to supply its Heron Mk.II medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft system to an undisclosed country in central Asia

A Coruña Airport now Available from Aerosoft

TDM Scenery Design has announced Airport A Coruña for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on Aerosoft’s online shop.

Northrop Grumman awarded US$3.6bn BACN support contract

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a US$3.6bn contract by the US Air Force to continue to provide operational, sustainment and support services for the air arm’s Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) platforms

Spirit AeroSystems selected to build UK’s first LANCA prototype

Northern Ireland-based Spirit AeroSystems has been awarded a £30m contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to design and manufacture a prototype for the Royal Air Force’s Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA) programme

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Boeing 777X first flight one year on – what’s the latest?

A year ago today, the latest version of the world’s most successful widebody airliner took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero reviews the happenings since the event and assesses the programme’s current status

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 27

Welcome to the 27th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

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The female pilot who refused to be beaten

She planned to be in the air for a month and even celebrated her 25th birthday in the sky. This is the story of Evelyn ‘Bobbi’ Trout…

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