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UK Discovery Tour Flight Plan Downloads

This United Kingdom discovery flight series has been designed to co-coincide with the UK Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Over the course of four separate legs, the tour will visit all five of the new hand-built airports from Asobo and take you over the new photogrammetry cities along with famous points of interest.

Beach landing by a BEA Heron at Barra. Feature Premium

BEA 1960s Highlands and Islands operations

An insightful overview of the challenges faced by BEA serving the communities of Scotland from the August 11, 1966 issue of Aeroplane

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BA is bringing back its A380, here’s where they’ll fly

UK flag carrier British Airways has announced its intentions to reintroduce the Airbus A380 back into service.

VSKYLABS C-47 Skytrain Flying Lab Project v4.0 Released

Aircraft developer, VSKYLABS has announced the C-47 Skytrain Flying Lab Project v4.0 is now available for X-Plane 11.

109th Airlift Wing completes annual National Science Foundation support

The 109th Airlift Wing (AW) of the New York Air National Guard and its Lockheed LC-130 ‘Skibird’ aircraft returned to Stratton Air National Guard Base on September 22 after its annual season of providing support to the National Science Foundation (NSF) ice cap site at Raven Camp in Greenland

Vintage aircraft flying scholarship awarded

The annual Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship has been awarded to Andrea Troso

Historic aviation quiz: Bomber Command edition (Part 1)

This month, FlyPast is celebrating 85 years of Bomber Command with its special issue. So, what better way to celebrate here on Key.Aero than with a series of Bomber Command centred quizzes, each slightly more difficult than the next?

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Maintaining the edge

As the dust begins to settle after a turbulent 18 months for the MRO sector, Gordon Smith sat down with David Doherty, head of sales at Etihad Engineering to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead

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Inside the world's most significant collection of British airliners

Duxford is home to the world’s most significant collection of British-built airliners. Martin Needham pays a visit to the Cambridgeshire airfield in the first of a special two-part report

BBMF leader to move on this October

Squadron Leader Mark 'Disco' Discombe ends his time as Officer Commanding the BBMF this October

St Mary Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

The latest UK destination from Aerosoft is St Mary's Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

BREAKING: Jet2 increases Airbus A321neo order

UK leisure carrier Jet2 has expanded its order with Airbus for A321neos just a month after entering into an agreement to buy up to 60 examples.

Antarctica Vol. 1 - British Rothera Out Now

Aerosoft has released Aerosoft Antarctica Vol. 1 - British Rothera and Beyond for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

F-35 lands on Japanese vessel for first time

A US Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter has conducted a landing and take-off verification activity with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer IS Izumo recently in the waters south of Shikoku Island

RAF reforms 30 Squadron as A400M unit

The RAF officially marked the reformation of No 30 Squadron as an Airbus A400M Atlas C1 tactical transport unit during a ceremony that was attended by Princess Anne at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on September 28

Give the ultimate gift this Christmas: shares in a PBY Catalina

Christmas is coming - so how about the ultimate present for the aviation fan who has almost everything: share ownership in Europe’s only airworthy Catalina flying boat as featured in last/this month's edition of FlyPast

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 21

Episode 21 of The Air Warrior Podcast focusses on the central European aerospace industry as a Czech icon finds itself in the hands of a near-neighbour after Aero Vodochody is sold by Penta Investments. Meanwhile, the podcast grabs some time with the commanding officer of No 24 Squadron Royal Air Force, for an in-depth on the A400M and C130J transporters.

NTSB coordinating recovery of ditched Transair 737

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced it is sending a team of investigators to the ditching site of Transair Flight 810 off the Hawaiian island of Oahu to coordinate the recovery of the wreckage from the ocean floor.

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How some airports have returned to pre-crisis traffic levels

In our monthly check-in with the Cirium team, we learn how some global gateways have been able to return to pre-crisis traffic levels

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ATR 40 years on

Airliner World analyses the trials, tribulations and triumphs of turboprop titan ATR

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 63

Welcome to the 63rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

LOW AND SLOW. – The Handley Page Victor B.2 makes a very low flypast, with leading-edge flaps drooped. Feature Premium

Spectacular 1960 Farnborough airshow flying display

A report on what was in the flying display at the 1960 Farnborough airshow from the September 9, 1960 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Astronautics’

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The 1928 Italia airship disaster: Part Two

In this two-part series, we examine the tragic events of the 1928 Italia airship disaster during an expedition to the Arctic, and the disastrous attempts to rescue its missing crew

Royal Air Force retires E-3D Sentry AEW1

The UK officially retired its E-3D Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet at a ceremony at RAF Waddington on September 28, marking the end of 30 years of service with the Royal Air Force (RAF)

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UK unaffected by F-35 rebaselining

The production rebaseline of the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter programme is not expected to impact the delivery schedule of UK aircraft currently on contract, following the publication in late-September of a revised industrial output by Lockheed Martin

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