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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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Air India Express 737 hit wall on take-off after captain’s seat reclines

The jet took out the airport’s localiser and a portion of its boundary wall after a botched take-off

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Revealed – the precision engineering of the Sea Vixen

A revealing report on the production of the Sea Vixen from the April 4, 1958 issue of The Aeroplane

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 54

Welcome to the 54th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

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Texas ANG receives its first C-130J-30

The Texas ANG’s 136th Airlift Wing at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth has become the latest USAF unit to start transitioning to the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules

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Mali’s second C295W ready for delivery

A second Airbus C295W is being prepared for delivery to the Malian Air Force to supplement its growing tactical transport fleet

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EU Great Britain Central for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Great Britain Central is Orbx's first landmark region pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, designed especially for "low-and-slow" pilots for exploring and discovering new regions.

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Afghan MD530F makes emergency landing in Helmand

An MDHI MD530F Cayuse Warrior light attack/scout helicopter assigned to the Afghan Air Force was forced to make an emergency landing near Lashkar Gar Square in Helmand province on July 29

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Japan Airlines at 70: the complete story

On the day the Japanese flag carrier turns 70, Key.Aero recounts the airline’s long and complex history to find out how it became the airline we know today

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FlyPast Podcast Episode 32

For Episode 32 we’re joined by photographer Darren Harbar, specialist in classic aviation photography and familiar name with Flypast readers and fans of his air to air photography...

Quiz: How well do you know Japan Airlines?

Ahead of Japan Airlines' 70th anniversary tomorrow, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz will test how well you really know the Japanese flag carrier

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How the First World War gave birth to British carrier aviation

28th July marked the anniversary of the beginning of World War One. Key.Aero explores how the First World War gave birth to British carrier aviation

Scimitars from X Flight of No. 700 Squadron. Feature Premium

Early Days of the Fleet Air Arm’s Scimitar

A report on the trials unit and technical developments incorporated in the Royal Navy’s new Scimitar multi-role fighter from the April 4, 1958 edition of The Aeroplane

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Why NASA used the Tupolev Tu-144

Key.Aero reveals why in the late 1990s the Soviet supersonic relic was used by the Americans

Fw189 needs new project custodian

The Restoration Hangar has been home to a secret project for the past few years… and now the project needs a new custodian

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LOM conducts test flight of Mi-35 3362

After 20 months undergoing rework with LOM Praha, Czech Air Force Mi-35 Hind 3362 has conducted its first flight from Kbely air base on July 29

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Next phase for Future Combat Air System as £250m contract awarded

The UK Ministry of Defence announced on July 29 the signing of a £250m contract with British industry ‘Team Tempest’ partners to develop the next generation of combat air

Condor selects A330neo for fleet modernisation

The German leisure carrier plans to renew its long-haul roster with the next generation widebody

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Revealing report from on-board the USSR’s first jetliner

Read an account from the April 4, 1958 issue of The Aeroplane aboard a CSA Tupolev Tu-104A

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European Mi-24/35 Survey: Twilight Years of Cypriot Hinds?

Cyprus has been a well-established Mil Mi-35P operator since 2001. However, due to spares shortages, overhaul demands and budget woes, the future of the Hind-F in the Cypriot National Guard's ranks remain uncertain, as we explain

Historic Aviation Quiz

On 28 July 1914, World War I began. Today's historic aviation quiz tests your knowledge of early WWI aviation

Microsoft Flight Simulator Launches on Xbox plus Sim Update V Released on PC

Asobo Studio has announced Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass. The release also coincides with Sim Update V for PC.

UK pilots urge government to end post-Brexit “license inequality”

The open letter calls for immediate action amid “real-life impacts” on pilots who are struggling to find work

DOCUMENTARY: How World War One changed aviation forever

From reconnaissance to aerial combat, watch how 1914-’18 saw a seismic shift in the use of fledgling aeroplane technology in conflict

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Combat Aircraft Journal September 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Refurbished An-32s return to Sri Lankan service

Three Sri Lankan Air Force Antonov An-32 transport aircraft returned home on the evening of June 11 after completing an extensive overhaul and refurbishment process in the Ukraine

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