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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

Super Sabres, Short Seamews… here are more aircraft from our capacious vaults!

Chasing Chuck Yeager and tea-pouring barrel rolls!

As if escaping from a German prisoner of war camp wasn't enough, Bob Hoover took things to the next level when he befriended none other than record-setting test pilot Chuck Yeager. So did his life ever get less exciting...?

Boeing to provide support services for Israeli Apache fleet

Israel has contracted Boeing to provide integrated logistics support services for the Israeli Air Force’s fleet of AH-64A/D Apache attack helicopters

Saab delivers first T-7A airframe section to Boeing

Saab has shipped its first aft airframe section for the T-7A Red Hawk advanced jet trainer to Boeing, marking a key milestone in the platform’s engineering and manufacturing development programme

SIA 777 suffered EGPWS incident after levelling at 500ft on take-off

A single missing letter in the aircraft’s computer caused it to stop climbing and led to multiple activations of its ground proximity warning system

Airbus announces major European aerostructures shake-up

The company plans to consolidate some of its manufacturing activities in a bid to become “leaner and more agile”

Indian Navy MH-60R completes first flight

The first production Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk for the Indian Navy has completed its maiden flight

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FlyPast 40th Anniversary First Edition

Flypast has re-released its first edition to mark the magazine's 40th anniversary

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FlyPast June 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

Another helping of brilliant aircraft shots!

Three more Rafales delivered to India

A fifth batch of Dassault Rafale EH multi-role fighters have been delivered to India, bringing the Indian Air Force’s fleet to 17 aircraft

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10 years of the Sukhoi Superjet 100

It has been a decade since the first jet entered service. To mark the occasion, Key.Aero charts the events of its development and sometimes-turbulent career so far

Santiago for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

LatinVFR has announced Santiago Chile SCEL for Microsoft Flight Simulator is released.

Lockheed Martin targets Lot 16 F-35 production as key landmark of 2021

Lockheed Martin is eyeing its Lot 16 production run of the F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter – due to begin in Q4 – as a key landmark of its aeronautics business for 2021

Romanian MiG-21 LanceR-C crashes in Dedrad

A Romanian Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR-C fighter-interceptor crashed during a local training mission on April 20

Second F-15EX Eagle II arrives at Eglin

The second Boeing F-15EX Eagle II multi-role fighter for the USAF has been delivered to the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB in Florida

Historic Aviation Quiz

Welcome to the Historic Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your historic aviation? Test your knowledge here!

Airbus contracted to support Egyptian C295 fleet

Airbus has recently signed a five-year services contract with the Egyptian Air Force to provide performance-based support for the air arm’s 24-strong fleet of C295M medium-lift tactical transports

The US pilot who escaped a German prison… then fled the country in the same plane that had shot him down!

He taught himself aerobatics and used his knowledge as a pilot to escape a prisoner of war camp: was there anything this American pilot couldn’t do?

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KLM: The UK’s second flag carrier?

The airline flies to more airports in Britain than any other country in its network. Key.Aero recounts how its long and complex relationship with the country shaped its current large footprint

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

A selection of photos from decades past sourced from our huge archive

Madrid for X-Plane Out Now

Aerosoft and sim-wings have released Airport Madrid XP for X-Plane 11.

Paris Charles De Gaulle for Prepar3D Released

Taxi2Gate has announced Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG) for Prepar3D version 4 and 5 is now available.

France orders eight more Caracals alongside second VSR700 prototype

France has ordered a further eight Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracals for the French Air and Space Force along with a second prototype of the maritime VSR700 vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle

Hamburg for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, sim-wings has released Hamburg for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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