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Historic

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Tribute to Robert Pleming

Steve Beebee remembers the man behind British aircraft restoration’s greatest return to flight...

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A century of Arctic flying

The Arctic gave aviators their first taste of polar operations and yielded many surprises, as Robin Evans reveals

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FlyPast May 2021

The full issue in page-turning format

Bodney, Beans and Biggin on the Bump

In this week's MyPast, Kevin Korterud details his trip to the UK, where he wasn't sure whether to be more blown away by baked beans at breakfast or his once in a lifetime experience flying a Spitfire...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 12

The team chat to historic aviation expert and author Michael Napier about the Korean War, a conflict that still shapes international politics to this day...

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Military

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Ten Maryland ANG A-10Cs complete deployment to Europe

Maryland A-10C Thunderbolt IIs have completed a multi-week deployment to various locations In Europe, ten aircraft completed the deployment visiting multiple locations in Eastern Europe

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A behind the scenes view of US Navy Adversary Squadron: VFC-111 'Sundowners'

Combat Aircraft Journal visits the US Navy’s VFC-111 ‘Sun Downers’ at its Naval Air Station Key West home

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What aircraft will fly in the Queen’s Jubilee flypast?

A highlight for many of Thursday's (June 2) Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be a mass military flypast over Buckingham Palace. Key.Aero rounds up the aircraft expected to take part

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Commercial

Passengers of Overbooked Flight Sue Airline for £20k Private Jet Charter

Two passengers of an unnamed German airline have filed a lawsuit in a Düsseldorf court after they were bumped off an overbooked flight and organised a private jet charter to transport them to their destination.

EXCLUSIVE: What is the X-59 QueSST?

In the first of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero speaks with the joint team from Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and NASA Aeronautics behind the X-59 QueSST, an X-plane with a very unique and exciting mission to prove low-boom technologies.

"Chaotic and illogical approach to travel restrictions" hurting airports, says MAG CEO

Charlie Cornish, the CEO of Manchester Airports Group, the owners of three UK airports, shares his thoughts on the government's response to protecting the travel industry during COVID-19.

Virgin Atlantic to Launch Flights to Pakistan

Crawley-based Virgin Atlantic has announced its plans to launch services to Pakistan for the first time from December this year.

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Stansted Paves the Way Forward

When the COVID-19 crisis dramatically reduced flights at Stansted...

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics - Series 2, Lesson 11

New techniques for when things don’t go to plan.

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Carenado’s 560XL Citation

Cessna’s ‘rocketship’

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IPACS’ Lynx Mk7

A stunning freeware helicopter for Aerofly FS 2

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Upcoming Events

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Trenton, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."