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Ever wondered how the Battle of Britain film was created?

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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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Q&A

THIS MONTH’S QUESTIONSAre you seeking the answer to a thorny...

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NOT THE WEAPONS OF CHOICE

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Blue Steel and SkyboltSince June 1968, large...

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EXACTING VENGEANCE

WW2 HISTORY Operation ‘Vengeance’For years, the issue of...

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Aero Legends buys Yak-3

Yak-3UA G-CDBJ being displayed at London City in July 2008, after...

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HS748 falls victim to fire at Southend

The sad, burned-out hulk of HS748 VH-AMQ at Southend on 29 January....

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FlightLine

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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“No other aircraft…”

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Beverley ops…could quite match the Blackburn...

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BRITISH CLASSICS ‘DOWN UNDER’

PERSONAL ALBUMOne of the many advantages of being airline crew,...

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STRATHALLAN AIR DISPLAY 1976

A DAY SHOWAn outstanding day at Scotland’s famed ‘flying...

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CHASING THE HOLY GRAIL

Jack van Egmond was just 14 when, in the 1960s, he acquired some...

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Hurricane ‘found’ at Indian police academy

News E-MAIL TO: tony.harmsworth@keypublishing.com TELEPHONE:...

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HEATH PARASOL’S 80 YEAR PROGRESS

This is the story of a tiny, 80-year-old aeroplane — scarcely the length of a family car — which, despite many mishaps along the way, is the sole UK survivor of a design dating back to the 1920s...

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‘Freedom Fighter’ to fly in Norway

The Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection (Forsvarets flysamling)...

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EARLY ALPHA JET TO TOULOUSE

Despite ongoing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

DR ROBERT PLEMING 1951-2021 Dr Robert Pleming FRAeS, chairman...

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Skywriters

In association with…WRITE TO: Aeroplane, Key Publishing Ltd,...

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‘BEVS’ IN THE CONGO

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Beverley ops The Congo crisis of...

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THE WAY OVER THE WAVES

PIONEERS Lisbon-Madeira flightA century ago, four men took off...

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DATABASE

BRITISH SWEPT-WING RESEARCH JETS 15 IN-DEPTH PAGESWhen...

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Jindivik for Newark

Following a collection review by Aerospace Bristol, a GAF Jindivik...

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Hangar Talk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s...

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NIGHTLIFE

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Meteor NF pilotBy the late 1950s, even the...

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AEROPLANE

A magnificent stack of RAF Buccaneer S2Bs, mounted in March 1994...

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AEROPLANE meets MATT JONES

The managing director of the Boultbee Flight Academy took an...

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OBLIVION AWAITS ANOTHER HISTORIC AIRLINER

Although externally this ex-VIP Douglas DC-8 looks to be in good...

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