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Aeroplane meets Tim Manna

Work in the City brought this former US Navy P-3 Orion pilot to Britain — and the historic aircraft scene can be thankful it did...

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Two men in a Martinsyde

Everyone remembers Alcock, Brown and their Vickers Vimy, but they had many rivals in the race to fly the Atlantic first — and the one-off Martinsyde Raymor, named after its two pilots, was among them...

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Aeroplane Database: Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet

An in-depth view of the Me 163 Komet

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Aeroplane Datafile: Me 163 Komet

Despite being selected for Me 163 pilot training, Josef Kurz never got to fly the type under rocket power before the war ended. Much later, having become a very seasoned gliding exponent, he decided to build an airworthy Komet replica...

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A very special Tiger Moth

More than 3,400 Tiger Moths were turned out by the Morris Motors factory at Cowley in Oxford during wartime. Many still survive. But few, if any, can quite boast the background of David Cyster’s example...

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The amazing story of maverick siblings Luis and Ruth Fontés

Luis and Ruth Fontés, brother and sister, hit the headlines for their motorsport and air racing exploits during the 1930s — and not always for the right reasons...

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The Me 163 in service

The Komet’s combat career was brief, but deadly — for both sides. Aeroplane delves into the service life of the Me 163

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ delayed yet again

Want to find out what happens to Tom Cruise’s character Maverick in the long-awaited sequel? Well, you’ll have to wait even longer…

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New life for former US Army C-23B+ Sherpas

Three former US Army Short C-23B+ Sherpas have recently departed from storage with the 309th AMARG at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. Destined for a new life in civilian hands, the aircraft follow four others that left this year

Bringing Concorde to a new generation

Key.Aero chats to retired flight attendant Sandie Petch about the wonders of the iconic supersonic aircraft

Russia signs Tu-95MS, MiG-31 upgrade contracts

Modernisation contracts were signed at the international military and technical forum 'Army-2021', held at Kubinka Air Base near Moscow from August 22-28, for the Russian Aerospace Force’s MiG-31 fighter-interceptors and Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers

Cherokee Six Takes Flight in X-Plane

AeroSphere Simulations has released the Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six B for X-Plane 11.

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Frankfurt’s freighter farewell

As Lufthansa Cargo says goodbye to its last MD-11F, Andreas Spaeth travels to the German hub to hear from those who flew the venerable trijet

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Airliner World October 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Aeroplane October 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Historic aviation quiz

Test yourself with this week's tricky historic quiz

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Qatar's first PC-24 enters final assembly

Pilatus Aircraft is progressing well with manufacture of the first of two Qatar Emiri Air Force PC-24 Super Versatile Jets. The first aircraft appeared outside at the factory on Stans Airfield, Switzerland, on September 1

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Qatari Hawks arrive at RAF Leeming

The arrival of the first two Qatar Emiri Air Force Hawk Mk167s at their new home of RAF Leeming, UK, where they will form part of a joint UK-Qatari fast-jet training squadron, marks the latest step in a burgeoning airborne relationship between the two countries

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INSIGHT: An overview of the two-week airlift effort to evacuate Kabul

We give an overview of the massive two-week airlift from Kabul, which extracted thousands of Afghans and many other nationalities fleeing from the Taliban takeover

Quickie Q200 Takes Flight in MSFS

Lionheart Creations releases the Quickie Q200 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Airbus secures A400M order from Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan will become the ninth operator of the A400M heavy-lift tactical transport after Airbus announced that the nation had ordered two examples of the type on September 1

US Navy MH-60S crashes off the coast of San Diego

Search and rescue efforts for five missing crew members continue off the coast of San Diego, California, after a US Navy-operated Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk crashed into the Pacific Ocean on August 31

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IN-DEPTH: Russia's declining Su-27/30 Flanker fleet

The Sukhoi Su-27/30 fleet in Russia is now declining in numbers; even if it is set to continue more or less unchanged in the foreseeable future, as we explain

Emirates to accelerate last A380 deliveries

The Middle Eastern airline hopes to have reintroduced the superjumbo on more than a dozen routes by October

Draken to close UK-based helicopter training academy

Draken Europe has announced plans to close its UK-based Helicopter Academy at the end of this year with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic a key factor in the decision, as limitations on travel to and from the UK reduced its ability to secure new orders

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