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Behind the Scenes of the Canberra OCU in 1952

An interesting visit to the RAF’s Canberra training unit, from the September 5, 1952 issue of The Aeroplane, to see how the Service was going about preparing crews for this then new jet bomber

European Mi-24/35 Survey: The Last Hinds

A formidable gunship and a veteran of the Cold War, the Mil Mi-24/35 is one of the most recognisable attack helicopters in the world. This week, Key.Aero will survey the seven remaining European operators of the venerable Hind, which looks set to decrease in the coming years

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India’s first two MH-60Rs inducted into naval service

The navies of India and the US marked a historic milestone on July 16, when the first two Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime utility helicopters were inducted into the Indian Naval Fleet during a ceremony at NAS North Island, California

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 53

Welcome to the 53rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Landmarks Mumbai City Pack Released

Orbx has announced Landmarks Mumbai City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

SNC delivers seventh EMARSS King Air 350 to US Army

Sierra Nevada Corporation revealed on July 15 that it has recently delivered its seventh fully integrated Beechcraft King Air 350 Mission Enhancement Kit aircraft to the US Army

Behind the scenes on the Battle of Britain film

John Preece and Peter Arnold recall some anecdotes from the set…

The coolest piece of Battle of Britain film memorabilia ever…

John Preece still has an incredible keepsake from a summer of filming with Michael Caine & Co in 1968

Salisbury Rugby Club celebrates the Spitfire

A rugby club in Wiltshire has erected a replica of the Spitfire to honour the people of Salisbury who manufactured the iconic aeroplane in secret

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A Concorde freighter? The variants that never were

Key.Aero reveals the two ‘other’ models of the iconic supersonic airliner that never left the drawing board

Quiz: Defunct UK airlines

Can you identify these defunct UK-based airlines from their livery and tail? Let us know what score you get!

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Britannia to Argus Sub-hunter

A report from the August 21, 1959 issue of The Aeroplane and Aeronautics on the changes made to the Bristol Britannia to turn it into the Argus maritime patrol aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force

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Runway problems disrupt Voyager ops at RAF Brize Norton

Unusually hot weather caused damage to the runway at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, on July 18, which resulted in the disruption of operations for almost a week, particularly with the RAF’s Airbus A330-243MRTT Voyager KC2/KC3 fleet

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USCG receives 25th upgraded MH-65E Dolphin

The US Coast Guard has received its 25th upgraded Aérospatiale (now Airbus Helicopters) MH-65E Dolphin SAR helicopter, after the latest example was delivered to CGAS Miami, Florida, on July 12

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Cannon AFB receives first AC-130J Ghostrider

The 27th SOW at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, received its first Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider on July 19, marking a new milestone in the transformation of US Air Force Special Operations Command’s fixed-wing gunship capabilities

Germany’s first C-130J-30 rolled out

Lockheed Martin has completed the production of the first C-130J-30 Super Hercules heavy-lift tactical transport for the German Air Force

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NASA's SOFIA lands in Tahiti

SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infra-red Astronomy was deployed to Papeete/Fa'a'ā International Airport on Tahiti, French Polynesia on July 19.

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UK orders 13 more Protector RG1s

UK Defence Minister Jeremy Quin has confirmed that a £195m contract has been signed with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems for a further 13 MQ-9B Protector RG1 remotely piloted aircraft for the RAF

FlyPast Podcast Episode 31

Episode 31 is a group effort as the FlyPast editorial team discuss the late, Squadron Leader Goodman, his involvement with 617 squadron and the enduring legacy of their missions, namely the famous raid on the dams for Operation Chastise....

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FlyPast September 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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RED EXPRESS

Piotr Butowski reveals the story behind the Soviets’ legendary supersonic airliner that challenged Concorde

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The flight attendant who fell 33,000ft and SURVIVED

Key.Aero recounts the miraculous story of a woman who lived to tell the tale when the odds were most certainly stacked against her…

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Nelson Airport Now Available on OrbxDirect

Scenery developer NZA Simulations has released NZNS Nelson Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator on OrbxDirect.

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6 interesting things that happened on this day in aviation history

Find out how P-38Fs, Wiley Post and the world's youngest pilot to fly around the world all have July 22 in common

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First HC-130J for CGAS Barbers Point

Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, received its first of four Lockheed Martin HC-130J Hercules when its initial aircraft – tail number 2008 – touched down at Kalaeloa Airport on June 11

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