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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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BRIEFING FILE: Lockheed D-21

BRIEFING FILE: Under the skin of aviation technology and tactics...

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Flying Colours: More Than Just Aesthetics

The use of paint and coatings by airlines is far more...

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Q&A September 2020

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question...?

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Battle of Britain at 80: Combat Camera

Rare front-line views of the Battle of Britain...

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HIDDEN HISTORY: Gift Wrapped

It was an audacious attack...

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Aeroplane September 2020

Welcome to Aeroplane September 2020

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Flying into the Unknown

As airlines around the world continue to slash jobs and review contracts...

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WORKSHOP: The Race Is On...

…to complete a replica of the 1927 Schneider Trophy-winning Supermarine S5...

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Au Revoir, Jumbo!

On June 15, the last of three Corsair Boeing 747-400s...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Destroying the Destroyers

The only Messerschmitt Bf 110 unit flying with Luftflotte 5 in Norway...

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Battle of Britain at 80: The Many Behind the Few

Britain’s aircraft factories, another ‘front line’ of the battle, braved the threat
of enemy attack...

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From Qingdao With Gloves

Ever since the COVID-19 coronavirus reached British shores...

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AEROPLANE MEETS... Mike Searle

He flew the last airworthy Sunderland, he raced a Spitfire...

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All System Go

An acceptance flight is crucial for airline customers buying new aircraft...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Pick Your Battle

The Battle of Britain that ended up being fought bore little relation...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Why no Whirlwind?

"I cannot carry any passengers.".That was the damning assessment of ACM Sir Hugh Dowding...

Aircraft Report: KC-10A Extender

McDonnell Douglas’ KC-10A Extender has provided a key role in supporting US military and NATO operations for almost 40 years, but the sun is setting on this unique trijet tanker’s operational life

U-2 makes Mildenhall emergency landing

A Lockheed Martin U-2S Dragon Lady, tail number 68-10337 (c/n 059), and callsign, ‘Legit 01’, made an emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall, gliding in after engine failure on August 10.

VSKYLABS C-47 Skytrain / DC-3 Upgraded

VSKYLABS has released version 3 of the C-47 Skytrain FLP Project.

TrueEarth EU Balearic Islands for X-Plane Released

Orbx has announced TrueEarth EU Balearic Islands for X-Plane 11 is out.

Israel’s second F-35I squadron declared operational

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) announced that its second Lockheed Martin F-35I ‘Adir’ unit – 116th Squadron ‘Lions of the South’ – had been declared officially operational on August 6.

Historic Aviation Quiz No4

It's humpday, so take a break from the midweek rush with our quiz on all things historic...

Frequent flyers key to aviation recovery

Huge survey reveals three-quarters of frequent travellers are ready to fly again and that demand for airport lounges will increase, but clarity is needed on quarantines and border controls

The first 50 years of the warbird

From the inaugural propeller-powered monoplane fighter to the jet-fuelled fighter, 1910-’60 saw huge strides in the development of military aircraft

Boeing’s Airborne Aircraft Carrier Concept

An idea that sounds like it was created for a Hollywood movie has actually been explored by the US military on-and-off for nearly a century. Key.Aero explores Boeing’s technical investigation from the early-1970s

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