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Ever wondered how the Battle of Britain film was created?

Watch exclusive interviews with pilot John Preece, and Spitfire historian Peter Arnold about filming the best-known historic aviation movie of all time to find out.

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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

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The rise and fall of Balkan Bulgarian Airlines

A Soviet Bloc powerhouse with a modest fleet and big ambitions, Balkan appeared to have it sussed. That was until communism collapsed and privatisation prevailed. Alex Mladenov recounts the story of the Bulgarian airline from boom to bust

WATCH: The man with the half-built Spitfire

You may not have seen him at the Battle of Britain airshow, but Stuart had a fascinating story to tell about the project that’s been 17 years and counting…

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The coolest private jet that never was

Key.Aero reveals the story of an unusual looking business jet which never came to fruition

DCS: Marianas Map Released

Eagle Dynamics has announced The Marianas Islands, a free map for DCS World is out.

Big Radials P-40 Tomahawk Available on OrbxDirect

Orbx and Big Radials have announced a new partnership agreement, enabling customers to purchase Big Radials Products on OrbxDirect.

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Sinsheim: Flying high at 40

Germany’s Technik Museum Sinsheim is world-renowned as being home to both a Concorde and Tu-14 4, but the attractions aren’t limited to supersonic relics. Sebastian Schmitz shares some of his highlights from this transportation treasure trove

Historic Aviation Quiz

In this week's historic quiz, we want you to guess what year each of the 10 covers were originally published!

Civilian UH-1 Lifts Off in X-Plane

Nimbus Simulation has announced the civilian version of the UH-1 helicopter for X-Plane 11 is out now.

Cityscape Sydney Updated

Available now on Orbx Central is the much-anticipated update to Cityscape Sydney.

WATCH: This flying car could be on sale WITHIN A YEAR!

In an exclusive video interview with Key.Aero, the makers of the AirCar reveals more details of the ground-breaking project

Fokker F28 for Microsoft Flight Simulator In Development

Just Flight has announced the Fokker F28 Fellowship for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now in development.

French ALSR deploys to Djibouti for trials

One of the French Air and Space Force’s two new Beechcraft King Air 350ER VADOR intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft has been recently deployed to Djibouti for hot weather trials

Finnish Hornets participate in Ramstein Alloy 21-2

A pair of Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornet multi-role fighters from the Finnish Air Force are participating in the second Ramstein Alloy exercise of the year, with their involvement in the event taking place from June 29-30

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Smoke in ATR cabins due to lack of use

Low aircraft utilisation led to Aurigny reporting two separate cabin smoke events within a month, the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has found.

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Routine UK military fixed-wing low flying drops

In an apparent blow to aviation enthusiasts in the UK, it can be revealed that routine military fixed-wing low flying dropped by nearly 33% in FY2019/2020 compared with the same reporting period the previous year

The 18-year-old who flies a D-Day aircraft

Ellie Carter became Britain’s youngest Private Pilot’s License holder just hours into her 17th birthday. We went down to Devon to take a flight with one of Britain’s youngest historic aviation fans…

United signs HUGE orders for 737 MAXs and A321neos

The American carrier has been on a shopping spree for new airframes, and in doing so, has secured the largest order in its 95-year history

Belarus delivers four MiG-29s to Serbia

Four Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Izdeliye 9-13 (Variant 9-13) Fulcrum-C multi-role fighters have been delivered to the Serbian Air Force and Air Defence by the Republic of Belarus

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 7

The US State Department approves a possible multi-billion-dollar sale of F-16 fighters to the Philippines, the UK eyes its future H-47 (ER) Chinooks helicopters. Meanwhile, we chat to Swedish aerospace and defence OEM Saab for the latest JAS-39 Gripen fighter developments and prospective export opportunities

FlightSimExpo Announces Initial Exhibitor List

North America’s flight simulation conference returns on September 24-26, 2021. As a hybrid event, attendees can participate in-person at Town and Country Resort San Diego or online.

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Meet the man who's just started his fifth airline

Chris Sloan catches up with Breeze CEO and industry legend David Neeleman, before jumping on board the inaugural flight from Tampa to Charleston

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Behind-the-scenes at Exercise Sentry Savannah 21-1

As one of the first major US exercises to take place since COVID-19, this year’s Sentry Savannah was a landmark moment. We spoke to some of those involved

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First six Spanish PC-21s in flight testing

Pilatus is continuing to make progress with the Spanish Air Force's PC-21 acquisition programme, which will ultimately replace the service’s 61-strong fleet of aged CASA C-101EB Aviojet jet trainers

Why Lufthansa is reactivating five A340-600s

The pandemic has been tough on the type as airlines ditched it in favour of more fuel-efficient twinjets. But Lufthansa has decided to resurrect the quadjet and here’s why…

SWISS unveils premium economy class cabin

The new seating option is set to be available later this year, with enhanced comfort and privacy features

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