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Historic

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The last of the Victors — 30 years on

It’s now three decades since the RAF said farewell to its last ‘V-bomber’, and retired the Victor K2 tankers of No 55 Squadron. But they weren’t about to slip quietly away…

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Hawker Tempest returns to the air

A Hawker Tempest has flown for the first time in almost 70 years. It’s the culmination of an incredible restoration story that’s taken decades to complete. Gary Brown describes this extraordinary return to flight and reflects on the type’s use in India

Danish Army Piper prepared for flight

The Aeronautical Activity Center Avedoere just south of Copenhagen has finished a superb, nine-year restoration

WIN! A Session In F-4J Phantom II Full Motion Simulator

A Phabulous session in the world’s only F-4J (UK) Phantom II full motion simulator!

Bearcat in need of a new home

Courtesy Aircraft has announced that Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat 121776 is for sale

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Military

Spanish Typhoon testbed supports Sniper pod trials

The Spanish Air and Space Force is currently using its Eurofighter EF-2000 Instrumented Production Aircraft 4 (IPA4) to support a flight test campaign focusing on the integration of Lockheed Martin’s AN/AAQ-33 Sniper advanced targeting pod onto the Typhoon fleets employed by the air arms of Kuwait and Qatar

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How do Iranian cruise missiles pose a major threat to Israel?

As Israel wages war on Hamas it has come under increased attack from Iran’s cruise missiles and suicide drones. Babak Taghvaee looks at the threat posed by these weapons and the proxy groups using them

Germany orders more P-8A Poseidons

The Budget Committee of the German Bundestag released €1.1bn of additional funding for the procurement of three more P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) for the German Navy on November 16

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Commercial

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What it was like to fly on the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner service

In the January 2012 issue of Airliner World, Lee Simonetta recounted his trip to Japan to fly on the world’s first Dreamliner passenger service operated by by All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Concorde captain recalls his first flight

Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, retired British Airways Concorde captain John Hutchinson recounts his experience training to fly the supersonic airliner for the first time

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Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: The final example to be built and last to fly

Airliner World visits Aerospace Bristol to explore G-BOAF, 20 years after her final flight

ULTIMATE MALEV HUNGARIAN AIRLINES QUIZ!

Malev Hungarian Airlines took to the skies for the first time on November 25, 1954. So, to celebrate what would have been its 69th birthday, we thought we’d take a look at the former Hungarian flag carrier. From its early days with an array of Soviet-built airliners to its collapse several years ago, test your knowledge of the iconic airline.

The inside story of how BA made more than £500m profit from Concorde

After six years of losses on the aircraft, Jock Lowe - the former director of operations at British Airways - explains to Key.Aero how he turned around the supersonic airliner’s financial fortunes

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Flight Simulation

Philippines tropical adventure for MSFS relased

Cli4D Designs has announced Philippines Tropical Adventure Vol.1 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Local Legends 13: Saab B 17A ready for take-off

The latest Local Legends aircraft to take off in Microsoft Flight Simulator is the Saab B 17A.

McAllen Miller Airport for MSFS released

Airport producer, Fly2High has released McAllen Miller International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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