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Historic

Why history's biggest helicopter was never more than a prototype

Was it a rare case of quality over quantity? Or was it simply a design that was too big to be realistic? The Mil V-12 never made it past the prototype stage and we want to know why...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 14

This week on the FlyPast Podcast, the team discuss historic aviation mysteries such as Flight 19, and the unsolved hijacking by the infamous DB Cooper...

The couple who spent eight years restoring a Nimrod simulator, part 2!

With one of only two Nimrod simulators ever built in their possession, the hunt was now on for Sarah Thorpe and Geremy Britton to find parts. It took years…

Historic aviation quiz

Here's this week's historic aviation quiz - it's a toughie!

Remembering the first flight of the F-10 Skyknight

It would never be as famous as the F-86 Sabre, but it will always be the only Korean War jet fighter that also flew in Vietnam. This is the Douglas F-10 Skyknight...

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Military

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Sixth-gen horizons: Europe's simmering fighter race

While the last three decades have seen Europe support three combat jet fighters of the fourth/fourth-plus generation by 2018 the continent was embarking on two distinct efforts to build a sixth-generation fighter

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In photos: Legacy Hornets from USMC’s VMFA-323 deploy to Poland

Ten US Marine Corps (USMC)-operated F/A-18C Hornets – assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) ‘Death Rattlers’ arrived in Europe on June 8 for an operational deployment.

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Inside the UK MOD’s New Medium Helicopter Programme

The UK is preparing to divest four legacy rotorcraft fleets, replacing them with a single solution under the MOD’s New Medium Helicopter programme. AirForces Monthly details the competition so far and explore the candidates on offer

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Commercial

EXCLUSIVE: The X-59's eXternal Vision System - Part Two

In the fourth of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero continue to explore NASA’s innovative eXternal Vision System (XVS), which will replace the forward cockpit window in the X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator.

Unusual plan for Brandenburg Airport revealed

Following nearly 15 years of construction and over £6 billion, Berlin Brandenburg Airport is scheduled to open on October 31 – and easyJet and Lufthansa will be marking the occasion in style…

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Boeing's Adopted Aircraft

On this day in 1998, the first Boeing 717 took to the skies on its maiden flight. Key.Aero recounts the type’s relatively unsuccessful stint with the Seattle-based manufacturer – and details its controversial name

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Airliner World October 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

What’s it like flying during COVID-19?

From getting through security to boarding the aircraft, we got on a flight from London Luton to Palermo to see how Coronavirus has affected the aviation experience

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Flight Simulation

New Colombian Destination for FSX and Prepar3D

Sierrasim has announced SKMZ La Nubia Airport – Manizales V1.2 is released.

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Challenging Airports - Pasto, Colombia (SKPS)

Chris Frishmuth takes a look at Antonio Nariño Airport (a 5,951ft elevation airport) situated at the southern end of the Cordillera Central mountain range in Colombia.

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Prepar3D v5

An exclusive interview with Lockheed Martin on Prepar3D v5

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Upcoming Events

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."