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To celebrate the release of the long-awaited film Top Gun: Maverick, Key.Aero is marking the occasion with special coverage of the real TOPGUN fighter weapons school and the movies with material on the original and the sequel.

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Days of Thunder

Former Lightning pilot Ian Black reflects on the career of the...

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Warhawk lifted from Black Sea

Substantially intact wreckage of a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was recently...

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SO WHO WAS LAST?

THE ‘HONOUR’ OF DROPPING THE LAST BOMBS ON BERLIN WENT TO...

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Newly restored Hurricane completes test flights

Hurricane G-ROBT in flight over Suffolk recently Hawker Hurricane...

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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH

Southend’s Avro Vulcan – XL426 – has a new home and an...

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Former RAF Rapide being restored in France

The French association Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis (AJBS) is...

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The Hawker Sea Fury

Origin & history A trio of Royal Navy Hawker Sea Fury FB.11s....

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Briefings

Rick Anderson is gradually restoring CAC Boomerang A46-3 to static...

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Test pilot’s son visits restored Supermarine Swift

David Thorne, son of the late Air Cdre Peter Thorne OBE AFC*,...

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Newark Monospar project enters final stages

Newark Air Museum has taken another significant step in its restoration...

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Mosquito to make public debut in US

The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum’s de Havilland Mosquito...

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Three, two, one… Move!

Darren Harbar visits Hawker Restorations at its new base and...

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Trislander flies into retirement at Duxford

Duxford Aviation Society’s David Hands and Peter Archer (left...

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PRESERVING THE PEACE

In this issue we present a series of features dedicated to the...

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Sea Hawk takes top honours at Cockpit-Fest

Steve Austin’s work on the cockpit of Hawker Sea Hawk WV903...

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COMBAT LANCER

The revolutionary F-111 had a disastrous operational debut in...

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Whitley undercarriage being rebuilt in UK

Part of the undercarriage from Whitley N1498. COURTESY ELLIOTT...

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OFF THE RADAR INTO THE WATER

Johnny Squier survived ejecting from a Lightning prototype at...

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Submerged Soviet Havoc discovered off Finland

An almost complete Douglas A-20 Havoc was recently discovered...

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Fast and Furious

Graham Pitchfork profiles three Sea Fury pilots, including one...

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Czech Alca jet’s Spitfire tribute scheme

The Czech Air Force has temporarily repainted Aero L-159 Alca...

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Duxford opens art installation to celebrate centenary

IWM Duxford has marked its centenary with the creation of DX17,...

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Warbird Weekend

The Flying Legends Air Show celebrated its 25th birthday in style...

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Temporary desert colours for ARC Buchón

Aircraft Restoration Company’s Hispano Buchón G-AWHK received...

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AGAINST THE ODDS

FAR FROM FOLDING ON THE FIRST DAY OF WORLD WAR TWO, THE POLISH...

 

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