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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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Aeroplane meets Francis Donaldson

Light aviation has been the life of this highly skilled engineer and pilot — not least a wide variety of outstanding vintage aeroplanes

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The plan to kill Hitler by DH.88 Comet

It’s an unlikely killing machine, the elegant, distinctively un-warlike de Havilland DH88 Comet racer G-ACSS — but, in the late 1930s, it was at the centre of a plan to assassinate Hitler. How feasible was it, and who was behind the secretive plot?

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THE XF-11 AFFAIR

It was the aircraft that nearly did it for Howard Hughes, and it was embroiled in a corruption scandal, but does his XF-11 deserve a better reputation?

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How UK start-up flypop plans to make low-cost long-haul work

Despite the turmoil of the pandemic, 2021 is shaping up to be one for starting an airline. Key.Aero sits down with (Nino) Navdip Singh Judge, the founder and chief executive of flypop to find out his strategy for success in the notoriously difficult budget transcontinental market

WIN! SIGNED SET OF 747 BOOKS

Closing Date: 30 November 2021.

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Airliner World August 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Behind-the-scenes with the KC-130Js of VMGR-352

We recently spent time with the USMC’s Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) 'Raiders', one of the most combat-ready Hercules squadrons in the world

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CSG21: F-35s conduct first combat missions from HMS Queen Elizabeth

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs embarked aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth have conducted their first combat missions in support of the fight against so-called Islamic State, marking a new first for the Royal Navy’s new flagship aircraft carrier

WATCH: Antonov An-225 lands at RAF Brize Norton

Aviation enthusiasts flocked to RAF Brize Norton this afternoon (June 24) as the Antonov An-225 Mriya - the world's largest strategic transport aircraft - touched down at the Oxfordshire base

The 200,000mph threat to every airport in the world

Travelling at speeds more than 300 times faster than a Boeing 747 in cruise, this uncontrollable phenomenon presents a serious hazard to airline operations on the ground. Key.Aero speaks to Chris Vagasky from Vaisala to find out more…

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Ethiopian C-130E shot down by rebels near Gijet

An Ethiopian Air Force-operated Lockheed C-130E Hercules tactical transport has been completely destroyed after it was shot down by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front – a paramilitary rebel group in Ethiopia – on June 23

Win a piece of history - A limited edition RJM Bluebird watch

Closing date: Friday, October 1, 2021

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Thirteen facts about the Dassault Mirage IV

Key.Aero explores the intriguing history of the supersonic strategic bomber, which was once an integral component in France's nuclear deterrent strike force

Historic Aviation Quiz

Think you're a fan of FlyPast? Well, let's see! This week's historic aviation quiz may leave you questioning yourself...

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10 things you may not have known about the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Douglas Aircraft Company’s A-4 Skyhawk was a well-loved aeroplane. Here’s 10 facts to commemorate one of the best Naval fighters of the US!

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The 10 airports around the world storing the most airliners

Covid has forced huge numbers of commercial aircraft to be grounded. But where are they?

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Travel sector holds day of action in response to government restrictions

The industry is urging ministers to provide financial support and announce plans for a ‘green list’ expansion

PMDG DC-6 Takes Flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

PMDG's debut product for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Douglas DC-6, is out now.

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Recapping the fly-off between Boeing's X-32 and Lockheed's X-35

Back in 2000, the most valuable fighter fly-offs in modern times took place between the Boeing X-32 and Lockheed X-35, as we explain

DCS: Mi-24P Hind Enters Early Access

After more than 50,000 man-hours of dedicated work, the Mi-24P Hind team has introduced the iconic DCS: Mi-24P Hind attack helicopter into Early Access.

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Boeing awarded production contract for new RAF Chinooks

Boeing has received a Foreign Military Sales contract to provide 14 new H-47 Extended Range (ER) Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters for the RAF

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United Caravelles with 227 Changes!

A fascinating report from the February 15, 1962 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics on the introduction into service of the Sud Aviation Caravelle with the US airline United.

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IndiaFoxtEcho and MilViz's Goshawk T-45C

March 2021 saw Italian developer IndiaFoxtEcho publish its second combat jet for Microsoft Flight Simulator in the form of the T-45C Goshawk. The release follows hot on the heels of its highly popular Aermacchi MB-339 that landed in the marketplace back in October 2020...

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Nemeth Design’s Aero-works Aerolite 103

One of the attractions of Microsoft Flight Simulator is the potentially stunning visual scenery that creates a rich and interesting landscape to explore. Nemeth Designs has released the perfect machine for exploring ‘low and slow’ to take it all in.

Which airlines have ordered the Boeing 737 MAX 10?

After the type’s maiden flight last weekend, Key.Aero looks at some of its major customers

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