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Historic

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THE PERFECT SPITFIRE

WHAT MAKES SPITFIRE MH434 SO SPECIAL? KEN ELLIS FINDS OUT ...

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THREE DOWN

THREE HURRICANES OF 615 SQUADRON WERE BROUGHT DOWN IN A MATTER...

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Scaled-down Sunderlands

Chris Clifford discusses the limited kit options for those portraying...

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Passengers enjoy high-speed VC10 run at Bruntingthorpe

The VC10 Preservation Group, which maintains Vickers VC10 K.4 ZD241 in ground running condition at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, was able to take 36 passengers for a high-speed taxi run on May 27, during the venue’s Cold War Jets Open Day.

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Boxted makes it three

The rear fuselage of B-26C ‘Mr Shorty’ is destined to become...

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Military

Airbus flies 200th C295

Airbus Defence and Space has reached an important milestone with its C295 tactical transport family, following the maiden flight of its 200th example on March 29

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Sand 'Phrogs': An interview with a former USMC CH-46 pilot

The revered CH-46 helicopter proved to be an invaluable asset during the Iraq War. Former US Marine Corps pilot, Major Kurt ‘Buzzard’ Miller, speaks with Key.Aero about his experience of the venerable ‘Phrog’ and the challenges of desert flying

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Team Cyborg: Exploring DARPA's ALIAS program

Combat aircraft teaming is to become a combination of human and hardware, as Key.Aero explores...

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Commercial

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A Second Runway for Gatwick?

GATWICK AIRPORT has been accused of trying to create a second...

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San Jose International Milestone

(Photo MIneta San Jose International Airport) MINETA SAN Jose...

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Built for the World

Istanbul Tom Allett, editor of sister title Airports International,...

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Sylt Where Airbus And Glider Co-Exists

Sylt is a tiny North Sea island. So why does it have an airport...

Urban air mobility plans

The Vahana electric vertical take-off and landing demonstrator...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow