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Historic

VIDEO: A chat with Spitfire legend Peter Arnold

He was regularly on the set of the Battle of Britain film in 1968, and has travelled to 130 countries seeing Spitfires. Key.Aero talks to an historic aviation legend

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Aeroplane April 2021

The full issue in page-turning format

5 of the Fleet Air Arm’s best aircraft

We often talk on Key.Aero about the various successful aircraft of the Royal Air Force over the years, but what about other branches of military aviation?

Historic Aviation Quiz

Test your knowledge on historic aviation with this quiz!

A look back at the Curtiss Seamew

Some couldn’t believe the design could even be accepted during such a crucial wartime stage. But what was so wrong with the Curtiss Seamew?

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Military

Boeing begins new A-10C wing deliveries to USAF

Boeing announced on May 25 that, in partnership with sub-contractor Korean Aerospace Industries and other key suppliers, it has delivered the first new wing set for the A-10C Thunderbolt II fleet to the US Air Force.

‘Those sorties put hairs on your chest’: Jaguar pilot memories

In the first of a two part video interview with Wg Cdr Mike Sutton (ret’d), whose book ‘Typhoon’ follows his career in the RAF and also what it was like leading a squadron on operations against ISIS, we focus on his time flying the Jaguar

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Top Gun: Maverick (NO SPOILER) review

“The sort of extreme-G flying that even has you clenching your butt cheeks in your cinema seat”

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Commercial

The unknown aviation economy worth £14m

Ever wondered why some airlines can operate cheap flights to obscure destinations and still make a profit? It’s because there’s a relatively unknown aspect of the aviation industry helping them do it…

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Au Revoir, Jumbo!

On June 15, the last of three Corsair Boeing 747-400s...

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Flying into the Unknown

As airlines around the world continue to slash jobs and review contracts...

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Airliner World September 2020

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All System Go

An acceptance flight is crucial for airline customers buying new aircraft...

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Flight Simulation

Orbx Announces Boulder City - Gateway to the Grand Canyon

Jarrad Marshall from Orbx has revealed the next US destination in development is Boulder City for Prepar3D version 4.

Santa Barbara Channel Islands Upgraded

Orbx has announced version 1.2.0 of KSBA Santa Barbara Municipal Airport is now available.

Douglas DC-3 and C-47 Ready for Take-Off

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the DC-3 and C-47 for Prepar3D is out now.

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Upcoming Events

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow