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UK Discovery Tour Feature Premium

UK Discovery Tour, Part 2

Picking up from where we left off in our previous issue, the second leg of our United Kingdom discovery tour starts at Shoreham on England’s south coast and zig-zags up the home counties, through the capital of London to the River Humber in the northeast, before cutting across the Peak District to the city of Manchester.

Australian F-35As participate in Arnhem Thunder 21

Royal Australian Air Force-operated Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs have been deployed to RAAF Base Darwin, Northern Territory, to participate in Exercise Arnhem Thunder for the first time

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update V: Nordics Released

The virtual world in Microsoft’s Flight Simulator latest major update focuses on Europe’s Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

FlyPast Podcast Episode 26

Flypast talks to author Robert Forsyth about his latest book, Luftwaffe Special Weapons 1942-45...

Challenging Airports: Toronto City Airport (CYTZ) Feature Premium

Challenging Airports: Toronto City Airport (CYTZ)

Some airports are conveniently located in city centres and provide measurable savings for those who value time as a commodity. In this issue, we take a look at a popular near-city airfield that serves the bustling Canadian metropolis of Toronto: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

FlyingIron Simulations Spitfire L.F Mk.IXC Review Premium

FlyingIron Simulations’ Spitfire L.F Mk.IXC 

The Supermarine Spitfire has been represented in flight simulation since the very beginning of the hobby. In this review, we will be examining the FlyingIron Simulations’ Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Fabio Merlo Flight Control Replay Review Premium

Fabio Merlo’s Flight Control Replay

In flight simulation, most of the in-built replay functions are limited in the features they provide. Flight Control Replay is a way of bridging that gap. What’s more, it offers many other advanced features, particularly when compared with replay functions natively provided by some of the other platforms.

EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer in Ryanair vs government case reveals details

Tony Payne tells Key.Aero that claim will be settled on June 24 – and explains what Ryanair’s involvement really is

CONFIRMED: Ryanair and MAG to sue government

The UK's biggest airport operator and Europe's largest low-cost carrier have launched legal action against the government over the 'traffic light' travel rules

Manufacture of first two B-21 Raiders completed

Significant progress has been made with the new Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider long-range strategic stealth bomber, following the revelation that the first two prototypes have now been completed at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California

Aerosoft’s CRJ 550/700 Review Premium

Aerosoft’s CRJ 550/700

Almost seven months to the day after the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the long wait for a complex, airline category add-on came to an end in March when Aerosoft released its CRJ 550/700. Let’s take a look at this exciting release.

Building a 737 Home Cockpit Feature Premium

Building a 737 Home Cockpit

Joe Lavery explains how he made the centre pedestal and highlights some of the challenges, such as fitting the radio equipment and the emergency engine fire handles.

Microsoft France Benelux World Update Review Premium

Microsoft’s France/Benelux World Update

The Microsoft/Asobo team has presented us with yet another World Update, this time featuring France and Benelux.

Just Flight PA-28R Arrow III Review Premium

Just Flight’s PA-28R Arrow III

We take a look at the first GA aircraft from the Just Flight team designed for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

​Carenado WACO YMF5 Review Premium

Carenado’s WACO YMF5

The 1930s inspired general aviation biplane from Carenado

Historic Aviation Quiz

What will you score this week?

Could this electric ‘sea-glider’ spell the end of the ferry?

Brittany Ferries unveils radical new aircraft which would make crossing the channel six times faster than a boat

£1 million project to research the Cold War in museums

The three-year project, entitled Materialising the Cold War, will culminate in a major exhibition about Scotland and the Cold War

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What's in the 2022 US Defense Budget?

We look at the pros and cons of the recently released US Defense Budget request for the coming financial year

100 years since first African-American Female Pilot

After learning to fly in France, Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman became a renowned stunt pilot at airshows across the United States

F-35s from four nations take part in Falcon Strike 21

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters from four nations gathered together at Amendola Air Base in Italy’s Foggia province for Exercise Falcon Strike 21, which took place from June 7-15

Afghan Mi-17 crashes in Jaghatu

An Afghan Air Force-operated Mil Mi-17/17V-5 'Hip-H' heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter crashed during the night of June 8-9 in the Jaghatu district of Afghanistan’s Maidan Wardak province, following a technical malfunction

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Save The Skymaster aims to return historic aircraft to British skies

It came to Britain to star in Candy Bomber, a film that was never made, but now an ambitious project aims to return a historic Douglas C-54 Skymaster to British skies. Charles Woodley outlines the plans and details the machine’s remarkable career

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Trophy WINNER

Ninety years ago, Britain clinched the prestigious Schneider Trophy at Calshot. Ken Ellis pays homage to a unique aeronautical time capsule

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Pictures from France Field

In the late 1920s the small air service field adjacent to the Panama Canal hosted the likes of Charles Lindbergh and the Pan American Goodwill Flight. Bill Cahill shares pictures from the collection of CWO Lawrence Rush

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