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A century since Evelyn Bobbi Trout first took to skies

She planned to be in the air for a month and even celebrated her 25th birthday in the sky...

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The ten airlines to watch in 2022

Welcome to the very first Airliner World Powerlist. As the world’s largest-selling commercial aviation magazine, we thought it was high time to recognise the operators we think will be high-flyers in the year ahead.

Quiz: Commercial Aviation in 2021

It's been another difficult year for the commercial aviation industry. With COVID-19 continuing to cause difficulties for the sector, we thought we'd take one last look back at some of the positive happenings of 2021 before we move our focus forward.

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When passengers become patients

A suspected cardiac arrest is never good news, but when it happens at 35,000 feet, even   greater complexities enter the equation. Tom Batchelor caught up with aeronautical medical expert Dr David McKenas to learn about mid-flight passenger emergencies and the life saving technology which can help

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Flying Ireland's last Fokker 50

Time is running out to catch a flight over the Emerald Isle aboard the Fokker 50. Caius Lacey joins passengers treasuring the increasingly rare turboprop

In case you missed it: Key.Aero’s Top Historic Articles of 2021

In case you missed any of them, we’ve put together our top 10 articles of 2021 for some seasonal reading!

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Regional resurgence: Indo-Pacific rotary focus

Increased demand for military helicopters is expected to drive growth in the rotorcraft industry in the Indo-Pacific

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Above and Beyond: Ray Lallemant

Graham Pitchfork recounts the RAF service of Belgian fighter ace, Ray Lallemant, who was twice decorated with the DFC

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Development and evolution of the Phantom

David Willis explored the development and evolution of one of the greatest ever combat aircraft

In case you missed it: 2021's top historic news

We know our readers have busy lives, and may have missed some of this years top historic aviation news. Fear not, we've rounded it all up so you can refresh yourself!

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FAcT of the matter: Canadian aircrew training

Canada’s Future Aircrew Training programme aims to renew aircrew training services to help maintain a multi-purpose and combat capable Royal Canadian Air Force

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Gallery: Anniversary of the first flight of the B-24 Liberator

On 29th December 1939, the B-24 Liberator made its first flight. Key Aero celebrates the anniversary by looking back with a gallery of the best B-24 images

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My Dream Historic Hangar: Dave Unwin

Dave Unwin, FlyPast’s resident pilot and author of the best-selling Sky Stories, opens the door of his fantasy historic hangar to show us the six vintage aircraft he’d have if money was no object

Inside one of the last remaining VFW-Fokker 614s

The VFW-Fokker 614 is famed for its misfortune. Woeful sales performance was followed by the jet being pulled from commercial service within a decade of its first flight. However, a sole example soldiers on, training next-generation engineers, as Martin Needham discovers here

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USAF challenges: Retaining the combat edge

Balancing the need to sustain its fleet while embarking on key bomber and fighter procurement programmes, the US Air Force finds itself pressured as the demand to meet new challenges increases

Netherlands reaches IOC with F-35

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence and Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) declared initial operational capability (IOC) for its F-35A fleet on December 27

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The short but sweet McDonnell Douglas Phantom F-4J service

The McDonnell Douglas Phantom F-4J(UK) was a unique breed within the RAF’s inventory. Tony Clay examines the type’s short yet colourful service history

Historic Aviation Quiz: Aircraft Identification

How well do you know your aircraft silhouettes? Test your skills on our American types for the RAF…

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Coming of age: Maturing the MiG-29K/KUB fighter

How India helped the MiG-29K/KUB shipborne fighter programme become Russia’s most important tactical aircraft development effort in the 2000s

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 75

Welcome to the 75th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

A Guided Tour of Newark Air Museum!

Join secretary and trustee Howard Heeley as he gives James Peene a guided tour of some of the impressive aircraft collection at Newark Air Museum. Watch the video now!

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Fire for effect: ALCMs meet the grade

The development of stand-off air-launched cruise missiles has increased lethality for their operators and proved their worth in combat missions

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FlyPast's Alternative Christmas TV schedule

If you’re looking for some alternative viewing ideas to the regular Christmas TV schedule, the FlyPast team offer up a few decidedly left-field suggestions…

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Snapshot: Airliners in Libya during 2009

Chris Smith shares a glimpse of aviation in Libya from 2009, shortly before the North African state descended into revolution and civil war

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UK seeks commercial solution for maritime rotary SAR

The UK Ministry of Defence has published a request for information for the commercial provision of rotary wing search and rescue for maritime counter-terrorism training

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