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GIANT AIRCRAFT WEEK

This week on Key.Aero, we’re celebrating all things big! From the Boeing 747 to the Bristol Brabazon, and the B-52 to Beluga XL, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our wide-ranging articles on some of the largest aircraft ever to have graced the world’s skies.

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Military

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ICBM missileer to B-52 pilot on Gulf War missions – an extraordinary career

The October 2017 issue of Aviation News featured Tom Kaminski’s article on how a USAF officer who initially undertook nuclear alert underground on ICBMs went on to pilot B-52s and command the type’s weapons school

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 106

Welcome to the 106th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

South Korean F-4E crashes into the Yellow Sea

A McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II belonging to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has been written off after the fighter/ground attack aircraft crashed into the Yellow Sea during a mission on August 12

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Historic

Sale of giant warbird collection confirmed

The Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum has been bought by the Wartime History Museum — and will stay at its current home

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Luftwaffe aircraft on display at Farnborough

The January 1996 issue of ‘Flypast’ recounted a visit to Farnborough by Mike Bowyer after the end of World War Two, where he gives his personal take on Luftwaffe aircraft and equipment put on display in October 1945

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Hawkinge museum unveils new Battle of Britain sculpture

The Kent Battle of Britain Museum has re-created a famous photograph from the summer of 1940

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Commercial

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Latest passenger numbers at Manchester and Stansted revealed 

One of the UK’s biggest airport groups has posted its passenger figures for July – with mixed results across its three gateways. Key Aero has all the details!

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Why London dominates the world's busiest airline markets

In this special insight, Mike Malik, Cirium’s chief marketing officer drills into the latest data to discover which city comes out on top in the battle for global air supremacy

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SNAPSHOT: Retro planespotting in Rotterdam

Long-time contributor Ron Mak shares a selection of images from Rotterdam The Hague Airport, taken between 1970 and the late 1990s

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Flight Simulation

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DCS: F4U-1D Corsair Interview

We invited the Magnitude 3 team to discuss their work on the upcoming F4U-1D Corsair and Essex-Class aircraft carrier module for DCS World.

Leonardo Software’s Fly the Maddog X Review Premium

Leonardo Software’s Fly the Maddog X

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 built up a reputation as a dependable, rugged, easy to maintain and enjoyable aircraft to fly. We take a closer look at Leonardo Software's rendition of this popular jetliner for the Microsoft Flight Simulator platform.

San Francisco for X-Plane Out Now

Scenery developer, ShortFinal Design has released KSFO - San Francisco International Definitive for X-Plane 11.

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