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Vulcan Week

The Avro Vulcan is one of the true icons of historic aviation. Starting out as a key part of Britain's nuclear deterrent in the Cold War era, the Vulcan is an aircraft that almost everyone has a soft spot for - and that's largely thanks to XH558. Its incredible restoration, thanks to the work of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, thrilled airshow crowds up until 2015, but it still has a role to play in inspiring the next generation of aviation engineers.

 

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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.

Stapleford Airfield Out Now

The latest UK destination from Orbx is EGSG Stapleford Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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AirForces Monthly April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Singapore marks a decade of F-15SG ops with special tail scheme

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has marked a decade of Boeing F-15SG Strike Eagle operations by applying a special tail scheme to one of its aircraft

Beluga Touches Down in X-Plane

iniSimulations has released the A300 BelugaST ON THE LINE for X-Plane 11.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 33

Welcome to the 33rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

22 of history’s incredible female aviation pioneers 

On International Women’s Day, Key.Aero explores the many women who have broken down barriers in aviation. Read on to find out which famous aviator’s couldn’t have succeeded without the help of their sister…  

The incredible women of the Air Transport Auxiliary

‘I am the pilot’! Mary Ellis’s is just one of the incredible stories of the Spitfire Girls. To mark International Women’s Day, David Duker tells Mary’s story, as well as other stories from within the 168 female members of the ATA, without whom the Battle of Britain may not have been won…

New Norwegian Destination Available on OrbxDirect

Gaya Simulations has announced ENCN Kristiansand Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Prepar3D is out now.

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Arctic ‘Bones’

B-1Bs of the 9th EBS began a Bomber Task Force deployment on...

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The Bomber of Seville

Airbus test C295W, call-sign ‘CASA Sierra 1’, landing at...

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Thunderbird to Make Texas Move

The Mid America Flight Museum at Mount Pleasant, Texas, has entered...

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Newest Eagle Takes Flight

The prototype F-15EX Eagle making an impressive climb out after...

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The last airline in the world to fly the Convair 580

Daniel Johnston made the long trek to New Zealand to fly with Air Chathams – the last airline in the world to fly passengers on the Convair 580

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Ukraine Orders Naval Versions of Mil Mi-2

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence has ordered the development...

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Belgian Transport Wing Retires Embraers

The Belgian Air Component’s 15 Air Transport Wing has retired...

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IN BRIEF

The latest Boeing POSEIDON MRA1 for the RAF was delivered on...

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Night Moves: Inside East Midlands’ cargo ops

As evening unfolds, many airports are winding down for the day. It’s a different story at East Midlands, though, as this is the time that the airport becomes a hive of cargo activity. Martyn Cartledge and Spencer Bennett report on this nightly choreography of cargo and freighters

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Tupolev Tu-16 Versatile Badger

BOMBER SPECIALAfter some early troubles, the Tupolev Tu-16 proved...

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The complete story of Iberia and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10

José Ramón Valero reviews nearly three decades of service by the McDonnell Douglas trijet with Iberia

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Australia Selects Apache

The Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian has been selected for Australia’s...

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Israel C-130 Upgrade

The Israeli Air Force’s 131 Sqn ‘Knights of the Yellow Bird’...

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Flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Nearly a decade after entering service, Boeing’s Dreamliner remains at the top of its game and a favourite with pilots and passengers alike. Retired British Airways Captain Michael Napier tells us why the 787 is a dream to fly

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Sentinel’s Sunset

Sentinel ZJ694 on the flightline at RAF Waddington following...

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Fast Cats 50 Years of the Lynx Family

Marking the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Westland...

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RAF to Begin UK Protector Drone Trials in July

A pre-production example of the Protector RG1 remotely piloted...

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