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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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Swiss Hornets in the UK

Mick Britton was at RAF Leeming as the Swiss Air Force undertook advanced flying training in the UK...

Fossil Fuels, Electric Aircraft and Ion-Drives

Dave Unwin examines the power to fly...

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A century over the Andes

Last year marked Peru’s centenary of military aviation...

Turkish Delight

Scenery developer, SceneryTR Design has released LTAC Ankara Esenboga Esenboğa Airport for FSX and Prepar3D.

Tenerife V2 Released

MK-Studios has announced – Tenerife Vol.2 for Prepar3D is now available.

Citation XL560 Ready for Take-Off

The latest aircraft to roll out of the Carenado hangar is the XL560 Citation for FSX and Prepar3D.

Santarém Airport Out Now

Scenery developer, FSoares has released the Brazilian destination, Santarém Airport - SBSN for FSX and Prepar3D.

Microsoft Flight Simulator January 9 Development Update

In the latest update, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team revealed the second wave of invites for Tech Alpha 1 are due to be sent out next week.

PC Pilot Issue 125 Out Now

The new January/February issue of PC Pilot has finally touched down, and as always it is loaded with exciting reviews, features and tutorials.

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AEROPLANE MEETS... RICHARD GRACE

It was his childhood dream to fly Second World War aeroplanes...

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VERTICAL LEAP - VAAC Harrier

It might seem a huge step from 1969-vintage Harrier to 21st-century Lightning II, but one very historic aircraft links them.

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'A sheer joy' - Fw 44 Stieglitz

One of the most renowned Tiger Moth exponents gives his expert verdict on its Focke-Wulf contemporary...

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BEETLE MANIA

For any manufacturer an annular-wing vertical take-off and landing jet was a step into the unknown...

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'We could hardly believe it'

No wonder Ray Parer and John McIntosh were so dumbfounded...

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HOOKS' TOURS - PILATUS P2

Given that its first flight took place on 27 April 1945, it was unsurprising the Pilatus P2 bore the appearance of a wartime design with Germanic overtones ...

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The Aeroplane News from February 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered momentous events of 1940...

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A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY - Air Transport Auxiliary

A world of opportunity was how the late Lettice Curtis described flying as a ferry pilot for the Air Transport Auxiliary.

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PROVING A POINT - BAC 221

It was an aircraft that led a double life...

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PILOT-MAKER GERMAN-STYLE

Among some 50 surviving Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz trainers, just five original Bremen-built airframes remain...

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DATABASE: CONVAIR F2Y SEA DART

If aircraft carriers were vulnerable to nuclear strike,
water-based fighters provided an alternative...

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WORKSHOP: BRISTOL FASHION

Aerospace Bristol’s Bolingbroke project has so far proceeded somewhat out of the limelight...

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Finnair: Sustainable Success

Finnair CEO Topi Manner is preparing to launch an ambitious five-year plan...

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Desert Rows

Kingman has made a major contribution to civil and military aviation for more than 90 years...

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A New Gateway to Four Continents

Cabo Verde Airlines is making waves in the mid-Atlantic...

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Project Sunrise: From Research to Reality?

Louise Jones examines the history and logistics
of linking London to Sydney and beyond...

 

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British-Irish Airports Expo 2022

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London, United Kingdom

The 5th British-Irish Airports Expo is the trade show for all stakeholders on the airport campus. Typically, an expo of up to 150 exhibitors, and six conferences, attended by 2,300++ visitors, the 2022 British-Irish Airports EXPO moves from Olympia to take place at ExCeL London on 22-23 June 2022.

Royal International Air Tattoo 2022

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The Royal International Air Tattoo will return in 2022 from 15-17 July. Friday will again be the preview day with a 4-hour flying display whilst Saturday and Sunday will both be full show days with over seven hours of thrilling flying displays each day.

ILA Berlin 2022

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Schönefeld, Germany

Under the motto "Pioneering Aerospace" the #ILA22 will take place for the first time at the newly opened BER Airport in the heart of Europe. The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) as ILA brand owner and Messe Berlin GmbH as organizer are expecting trade visitors from all over the world, high-ranking guests from international, European and German politics and of course the numerous visitors of the public days in Berlin for the first time in four years

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The Shuttleworth Family Air Show will have all kinds of exciting attractions both on the ground and in the skies. Be prepared to be thrilled!