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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.

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IndiaFoxtEcho’s  MB-339 

IndiaFoxtrotEcho is one of the first developers to release a military aircraft for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator platform: the Aermacchi MB-339....

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UK Discovery Tour, Part 1

Welcome to the first of our four-part UK Discovery Tour, in which we visit some of the new hand-built airports and cities in Microsoft Flight Simulator. In the first leg of our grand tour between Land’s End and Shoreham, we explore some of the famous landmarks in the south and western part of the British Isles.

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

A selection of great aviation images from our archives!

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The Human Element

In this first instalment of our new ‘Human Element’ series, in which we talk to publishers, developers and end-users within the flight sim industry, we met up with Pere Casellas, technical director and co-founder of Virtual Fly and Oscar Mateos, sales and marketing manager of its parent company, Aircatglobal.

Jolly Green II completes developmental testing

The USAF’s new combat search and rescue helicopter, the Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II, has completed its developmental test programme at Eglin AFB in Florida

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Back to Basics - Series 3, Lesson 4

In this lesson, Peter Stark looks at sensory illusions and teaches us some piloting techniques to stay out of trouble.

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Fly Tampa’s Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport

We travel to the land down under and explore Australia's largest hub, Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.

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PILOT'S Boeing B314 Clipper

One of the most unique and perhaps romantic aircraft ever built in the golden era of aviation – the Boeing 314 Clipper Flying Boat – has a fascinating and rich history. The team at Pilot’s has spent years researching and producing a study-level sim of this remarkable aircraft and we test-fly the ‘Early Bird’ model designed for Prepar3D.

42 out of 46 former Flybe domestic routes have now been restored

As 'Flybe 2.0' gains momentum, it’s been revealed that a significant proportion of its former links have been re-established in its absence

The future of engineering

We speak to Sam Scrimshaw, the Deputy Crew Chief at the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, about getting into aviation engineering – and why it’s a great career...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 17

In the latest episode of the FlyPast Podcast, the team celebrates Vulcan Week on Key.Aero by chatting to Sam Scrimshaw, the Deputy Crew Chief on XH558...

A guided tour of the Vulcan cockpit

Taff Stone, the Chief Engineer at the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, shows you around the controls...

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Orbx Simulations' Paris City Landmarks

In this review, we visit the capital of France and take a closer look at some of the 200 new points of interest added to Microsoft Flight Simulator by the Orbx TrueEarth team.

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Microsoft’s UK Update 

For its third world update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Microsoft/Asobo team has given the UK a makeover, applying improvements such as more accurate terrain elevation, new textures as well as upgraded airports and points of interest.

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Which airlines were the original operators of the Boeing 747?

Many carriers have flown the venerable Boeing 747 since its introduction in 1970, but there are only a select few who can make the claim of being the original jumbo customers. Key.Aero examines which firms acquired brand-new examples of the iconic jet

PC Pilot Issue 133 Out Now

The new May/June issue of PC Pilot has finally touched down and as always, it is loaded with exciting reviews, features and tutorials.

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Digital Design’s Liverpool John Lennon Airport

We take a look at one of the UK’s regional airports: Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport by Digital Design.

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

On this day 69 years, ago a prototype of the B-52 performed the bomber’s maiden flight. Still in service today, we present five photos from the early days of the Stratofortress...

Meribel Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Scenery developer Orbx has announced LFKX Meribel Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Vulcan XH558: What is Operation Safeguard?

How a fundraising campaign for one of Britain’s most cherished aeroplanes is aiming to inspire the next generation of engineers...

Inside the Vulcan’s bomb bay

Watch as Taff Stone, Chief Engineer at the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, discusses the deadly weaponry that XH558 could be equipped with...

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

Nicknamed ‘The Flying Pencil’, the Bristol 188 performed its maiden flight on April 14, 1962. Here are five stunning photos of it from our archive

Bell starts production of Bahraini AH-1Zs

Bell has commenced production of the 12 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters, which have been ordered by the Kingdom of Bahrain

Samedan Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Orbx has announced LSZS Samedan Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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