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Four more Super Tucanos arrive in Afghanistan

An additional four Embraer A-29B Super Tucanos were handed over to the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a ceremony in Kabul on September 17

The world’s strangest airline slogans

From cheesy catchphrases to word combinations that just don’t make sense, there’s been a lot of very odd airline slogans over the years. Here are some notable examples…

Indonesia wants to buy Austria’s Typhoon fleet

Austria's Defence Ministry has started negotiations for the possible sale of its entire Eurofighter Typhoon fleet to Indonesia

Quiz: How well do you know your retro airlines?

Continuing our retro airliner theme from earlier this week, can you identify these airlines in their old liveries?

75 years since the Hawker Typhoon was retired

Transformed from its original role as a high-altitude fighter, the Typhoon found its niche as an interceptor that could fly as low as 500ft. Watch our video of the only one left in the world…

What’s next for Switzerland’s Air2030 fighter programme?

Switzerland marginally voted in favour of procuring new multi-role fighters for the Swiss Air Force in a national referendum on September 27. But what will happen next in the nation's Air2030 programme

Watch FAA chief test fly the Boeing 737 MAX

The US aviation regulator’s administrator flew the embattled jet earlier this week. Here’s the footage, and what he thought of it…

51st Anniversary of Hawker Siddeley Nimrod

Taking its design from the world’s first operational jet airliner, October 2, 1969 saw the first flight of a maritime patrol aircraft that would be in service for over 40 years

ATAC to provide ‘Red Air’ training at Eglin AFB

On September 29, the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) announced that it had been contracted to provide adversary air live training at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida

Top 10 scenic airport approaches revealed

A survey of more than 6,000 aviation fans has shown which airports are the most beautiful and some that feature on the list are not what you might think…

Meta Aerospace acquires Singaporean KC-135Rs

US-based defence contractor, Meta Aerospace, confirmed on September 30 that it has acquired the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF’s) recently retired fleet of four Boeing KC-135R Stratotankers

“There was a 500ft drop at the end of the runway…”

As a private jet pilot in the 1980s flying between Miami and South America, Greg Madonna saw it all. But as you’ll see from this video, corrupt officials and drug barons were the least of his problems…

First CC-295 Kingfisher arrives in Canada

Airbus announced on September 25 that the first of 16 CC-295 Kingfisher fixed-wing search and rescue (SAR) aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) had arrived in Canada

The B-17’s most incredible stories

It was often overshadowed by the fighters it came up against, but the B-17 was at the centre of many unbelievable tales. Here are five of the most remarkable

Concorde’s first supersonic flight

On this day in 1969, the iconic Concorde broke through the sound barrier for the very first time. Key Aero details the events that led up to that nine-minute adventure

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OVERLORD’S FORGOTTEN HEROES

RAF Coastal Command’s contribution to the success of the D-Day landings...

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FlyPast November 2020

Welcome to FlyPast November 2020

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‘PADDY’ FINUCANE: THE FLYING SHAMROCK

World War Two pilot Brendan ‘Paddy’ Finucane was born 100 years ago...

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FLYPAST CLASSICS: Dynamic Delta

Mirage III series single-seaters were significant members of the world-famous
line of delta-winged warplanes...

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Gran Torino!

During 1960, Turin – Torino to the Italians...

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Combat Aircraft Journal November 2020

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal November 2020

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RESTORATION SCENE: Aardvark Down!

Netherlands-based Robert Soek has almost finished restoring...

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LIVING HISTORY: TWIN-SEAT HURRICANE

The dream of a passenger flight in a Hurricane has recently become reality...

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Popular Misconception

Curator emeritus of Seattle’s Museum of Flight, Dan Hagedorn, explains how a misinterpretation...

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LIVING HISTORY: THE IMMORTAL MOTH

Bob Fischer speaks to Wim Stapel about his charming ex-French Air Force de Havilland Tiger Moth...

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