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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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Colourful Skies

As British aviation art publisher the Military Gallery marks an important birthday...

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INSIDE STORIES: LUFTWAFFE AIR-SEA RESCUE

By the outbreak of World War Two, the Luftwaffe managed to field an effective air-sea rescue organisation...

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DE HAVILLAND AT 100: TURNING POINTS

From biplanes to jetliners: Ken Ellis examines the major steps that quickly transformed de Havilland...

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Above and Beyond: Arthur Gill

Graham Pitchfork outlines Arthur Gill’s career...

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A HUMBLE AND SINCERE TRIBUTE…

What is arguably the world’s largest collection of Battle of Britain items...

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RESTORATION SCENE: Homecoming ‘Tiffie’

Darren Harbar reports on a low-key but fascinating Typhoon venture...

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INSIDE STORIES: CANADIAN FIRE FIGHTERS

As pilot Robert S Grant explains...

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OVERLORD’S FORGOTTEN HEROES

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

UAE receives second GlobalEye

Saab announced on September 30 that it had delivered its second GlobalEye Swing Role Surveillance System to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Three more F-35As arrive in Norway

On September 27, three more Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters arrived in Norway – increasing the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s (RNoAF’s) fleet to 28 aircraft

Wednesday Historic Quiz: de Havilland Edition

How much were you paying attention to our specially dedicated de Havilland week, where we payed tribute to 100 years of the company? Test yourself and find out!

NATO orders ninth A330 MRTT

Airbus announced on September 28 that NATO had ordered an additional A330 Multi-Role Tanker/Transport (MRTT) after Luxembourg announced it will maximise its participation in the Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) initiative

Boeing 747 variants that never existed

Since its introduction in 1970, five main production versions of the jumbo have been produced. As Key.Aero reveals, many more were proposed but didn’t make it very far from the drawing board – like the 747 Trijet…

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Aircraft Report: F-117A Nighthawk

Secretly developed for the USAF during the 1970s, Lockheed’s F-117A Nighthawk was the world’s first operational stealth aircraft and although it was formally retired in 2008, this iconic beast still graces the skies today

First flight of the McDonnell Voodoo

It was a revolutionary and versatile aeroplane that could fly faster than the sun and low enough to get hit by a Soviet volleyball. September 29 celebrates the anniversary of the first flight of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo

Belgium to deploy F-16s to the Middle East

On September 29, four Belgian Air Component-operated Lockheed Martin F-16AM (MLU) Fighting Falcons will deploy to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve – a coalition mission against so-called Islamic State.

Ten of the coolest retrojet airline liveries

A blast from the past – historical paint schemes are very popular amongst aviation enthusiasts. Here are ten great examples you might have missed

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 10

Welcome to the tenth Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

Incredible air show marks Battle of Britain

Aero Legends hosts incredible event to honour the 80th anniversary as historic aviation fans get to see some aircraft in action

Delta Reveals Further Fleet Retirements

The Atlanta-based carrier detailed additional roster reductions in a report to investors

First F-39 Gripen takes flight in Brazil

The Brazilian Air Force’s first Saab Gripen E multi-role fighter completed its maiden flight in Brazil on September 24 – just four days after it arrived in-country, having been shipped from Norrköping in Sweden.

How de Havilland pioneered the flight simulator

Even as far back as the 1930s, de Havilland had thought of an ingenious way to train pilots…

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