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Historic

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The Payen Pa 49

There’s niche, and then there’s niche. A very small — quite charming — and low-powered jet, intended as a delta-winged trainer. Is it any surprise that the Payen Pa 49 remained a one-off? 

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Aeroplane February 2021

The full issue in page-turning format

Lancaster Anniversary Quiz

It's the 80th Anniversary of the Avro Lancaster this week - so what could be better than a quiz dedicated to the bomber?

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The history of the Avro Lancaster

Developed from the flawed Avro Manchester, the Lancaster went on to become Bomber Command’s weapon of choice. As its 80th birthday nears, Key.Aero looks back at the famous bomber’s evolution and service career

A6M Vs. P-51 Mustang

We take a look at America’s primary WWII fighter in comparison to Japan’s...

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Military

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An in-depth review of Russia's current ISR aircraft

Russia has been investing heavily in airborne intelligence-gathering capabilities and is currently using it to keep an eye on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, as Air Forces monthly reports

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Military aviation accident reports May 2022

Key.Aero presents a summary of military aviation accident reports from around the world. 

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Mi-8: Russia's electronic countermeasures helicopter

The Mi-8 has been a valuable electronic countermeasures asset for the Russian military for several decades. Air Forces Monthly examines the new-generation special-mission derivatives of the type

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Commercial

Quarantine rules vary as European flights restart

As several European air carriers launch their initial post-COVID-19...

UK signs ‘Solidarity Airport’ deal with Poland

Representatives of the UK and Poland have signed a co-operation...

Perfecting Paradise

With travel brought to a halt during the current crisis, the...

Leidos buys L3Harris’s security business

The science and technology specialist, Leidos, has completed...

Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport to use ultraviolet cleaners on security lanes

Italy’s Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (IATA: OLB) has introduced...

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Flight Simulation

Hawker Hurricane MK1 Out Now

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the Hawker Hurricane MK1 for FSX and Prepar3D is now available.

Prepar3D Touches Down in Slovakia

Aerosoft has released the Slovakia destination, Kosice-Barca Airport for Prepar3D version 4.

Turkish Delight

Scenery developer, SceneryTR Design has released LTAC Ankara Esenboga Esenboğa Airport for FSX and Prepar3D.

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Upcoming Events

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".