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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.

WATCH: Antonov An-225 lands at RAF Brize Norton

Aviation enthusiasts flocked to RAF Brize Norton this afternoon (June 24) as the Antonov An-225 Mriya - the world's largest strategic transport aircraft - touched down at the Oxfordshire base

The 200,000mph threat to every airport in the world

Travelling at speeds more than 300 times faster than a Boeing 747 in cruise, this uncontrollable phenomenon presents a serious hazard to airline operations on the ground. Key.Aero speaks to Chris Vagasky from Vaisala to find out more…

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Ethiopian C-130E shot down by rebels near Gijet

An Ethiopian Air Force-operated Lockheed C-130E Hercules tactical transport has been completely destroyed after it was shot down by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front – a paramilitary rebel group in Ethiopia – on June 23

Win a piece of history - A limited edition RJM Bluebird watch

Closing date: Friday, October 1, 2021

Thirteen facts about the Dassault Mirage IV Feature Premium

Thirteen facts about the Dassault Mirage IV

Key.Aero explores the intriguing history of the supersonic strategic bomber, which was once an integral component in France's nuclear deterrent strike force

Historic Aviation Quiz

Think you're a fan of FlyPast? Well, let's see! This week's historic aviation quiz may leave you questioning yourself...

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Feature Premium

10 things you may not have known about the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Douglas Aircraft Company’s A-4 Skyhawk was a well-loved aeroplane. Here’s 10 facts to commemorate one of the best Naval fighters of the US!

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The 10 airports around the world storing the most airliners

Covid has forced huge numbers of commercial aircraft to be grounded. But where are they?

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Travel sector holds day of action in response to government restrictions

The industry is urging ministers to provide financial support and announce plans for a ‘green list’ expansion

PMDG DC-6 Takes Flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

PMDG's debut product for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Douglas DC-6, is out now.

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Recapping the fly-off between Boeing's X-32 and Lockheed's X-35

Back in 2000, the most valuable fighter fly-offs in modern times took place between the Boeing X-32 and Lockheed X-35, as we explain

DCS: Mi-24P Hind Enters Early Access

After more than 50,000 man-hours of dedicated work, the Mi-24P Hind team has introduced the iconic DCS: Mi-24P Hind attack helicopter into Early Access.

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Boeing awarded production contract for new RAF Chinooks

Boeing has received a Foreign Military Sales contract to provide 14 new H-47 Extended Range (ER) Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters for the RAF

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United Caravelles with 227 Changes!

A fascinating report from the February 15, 1962 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics on the introduction into service of the Sud Aviation Caravelle with the US airline United.

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IndiaFoxtEcho and MilViz's Goshawk T-45C

March 2021 saw Italian developer IndiaFoxtEcho publish its second combat jet for Microsoft Flight Simulator in the form of the T-45C Goshawk. The release follows hot on the heels of its highly popular Aermacchi MB-339 that landed in the marketplace back in October 2020...

Nemeth Design Aero-works Aerolite 103 Review Premium

Nemeth Design’s Aero-works Aerolite 103

One of the attractions of Microsoft Flight Simulator is the potentially stunning visual scenery that creates a rich and interesting landscape to explore. Nemeth Designs has released the perfect machine for exploring ‘low and slow’ to take it all in.

Which airlines have ordered the Boeing 737 MAX 10?

After the type’s maiden flight last weekend, Key.Aero looks at some of its major customers

PMDG Boeing 777-200ER Review Premium

PMDG's 777-200ER

After eight years of ploughing the virtual airways, PMDG has released an updated version of the legendary Boeing 777 exclusively for Prepar3D version 4 and 5.

Orbx Landmarks: Brisbane City Pack Review Premium

Orbx’s Landmarks: Brisbane City Pack

The product under review here was developed by the team responsible for Landmarks Singapore and London. This time their talents have been focused on one of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane.

Free Icelandic Mesh

Orbx has released Iceland Mesh for Microsoft Flight Simulator for free.

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 6

Bringing you all the latest news from the military aerospace sector over the past week, the Air Warrior Podcast team chats through the UK’s Chinook presence in Mali, analysis of the US FY22 budget, and details of the latest from the B-21 Raider next-generation bomber programme

Van Nuys Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

The latest US destination to be released by Orbx is KVNY Van Nuys Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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The Human Element – IndiaFoxtEcho Interview

In the second instalment of our Human Element series, PC Pilot meets Dino Cattaneo, the mastermind behind military aircraft add-on company IndiaFoxtEcho. In this interview, we find out how he became involved in aviation and what his flight simulation interests are, as well as his thoughts on developing add-ons for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

USAF seeks new tankers through KC-Y programme

The USAF has formally launched its KC-Y programme, which seeks to source a new commercial derivative tanker aircraft from a qualified, interested manufacturer to supplement its Boeing KC-46A Pegasus fleet from 2029

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A guide to Microsoft Flight Simulator: How to Design Scenery, Part 2

Last time, we explained how to set up the Software Development Kit (SDK), prepare the folder structures and add a single building to a small airport in South Wales. In this instalment, we continue to make improvements to our little airport.

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