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Germany’s first Heron TP UAV takes flight

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on July 26 that its first Heron TP unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the German Air Force had completed its maiden flight in Israeli airspace.

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When the US Government Fired 12,000 Air Traffic Controllers

On August 5, 1981, US president Ronald Regan made a decision that would affect the commercial aviation sector for years. Key.Aero recalls the dramatic turn of events.

Hawker Sea Fury in Duxford crash

Pilot and passenger injured as vintage Sea Fury T.20 comes down shortly after take-off.

Why Has Virgin Atlantic Filed for Bankruptcy Protection in the US?

Gatwick-based carrier Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy protection in a United States court as it tries to survive the COVID-19 pandemic – but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for the carrier.

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The Need for Speed: 10 of the World's Fastest Combat Aircraft!

Key.Aero explores ten of the quickest combat aircraft to have served operationally in the last 50 years.

ATAC to provide ‘Red Air’ training at two USAF bases

On July 27, Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) announced that it had been awarded contracts to provide two USAF bases with live adversary air or ‘red air’ training.

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The airliner that could do London to Tokyo in under three hours

Virgin Galactic has unveiled a design for a supersonic airliner that makes Concorde seem slow – and could revolutionise commercial air travel.

Orbx Touches Down in San Jose

The latest airport from Orbx is KSJC San Jose International Airport for Prepar3D v4+.

Gripen, F/A-18, F-35 offered for Canada’s future fighter

Saab, Boeing and Lockheed Martin will do battle with each other as they seek to deliver 88 new fighters to Canada, which plans to begin replacing its ageing fleet of CF-188A/B Hornets by 2025.

Shuttleworth hosts revolutionary drive-in airshow

Historic aviation events are back, social distance style! But don’t worry if you missed it – we went along and videoed it

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 2

Welcome to the second Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How good of a military spotter do you consider yourself to be? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

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The Giant of the Skies: Antonov AN-225

The heaviest aircraft ever built landed in the UK over the weekend. With six engines, 32 wheels and a wingspan of 88 metres, the Antonov An-225 Mriya draws a crowd wherever it goes…

Quiz: Can you identify these commercial aircraft?

This week's commercial aviation quiz focuses on identifying aircraft based on small cropped segments. Have a go and let us know what score you got!

Brazil’s first E-99 AEW&C completes upgrade

Embraer announced that it had completed the upgrade process of the Brazilian Air Force’s first E-99 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to E-99M-standard on July 24.

Five years of USMC F-35B ops

On July 31, 2015, the USMC officially declared that its F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter fleet had achieved its initial operational capability.

Battle of Britain event is back!

Aero Legends returns in Kent on September 25-27 with socially distanced show still allowing for 10,000 people per day.

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Above and Beyond: Jimmy Flint

For heroic efforts to rescue crewmen after ditching his bomber...

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Nocturnal Pioneer

First flown more than 50 years ago, the Buccaneer XV344 eventually made its mark...

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Desert Mischief: 40 Squadron SAAF

Andrew Thomas investigates the cheeky nose badges that appeared on the desert-based World War Two Hurricanes...

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FlyPast September 2020

Welcome to FlyPast September 2020

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Display Teams: Equine Excellence

In our second study of bygone aerobatic teams...

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FlyPast Classics: Tony’s Trials and Tribulations

Malcolm V Lowe explains how Japan’s uniquely powered Ki-61 Hien...

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DEFENDING ’ALOHA’

Bill Cahill explores a forgotten story...

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Repaired, Reworked... and Lifting Our Spirits

Assistant Editor Jamie Ewan talks to the Aircraft Restoration Company...

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Restoration Scene: Sola’s Lucky Catch

Chairman of Norway’s Flyhistorisk Museum Egil Endresen, along...

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