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Historic

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Above and Beyond: Tom Baker

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS Tom Baker was an ‘ace’...

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Amy Johnson: Queen of the Skies

Britain’s Amy Johnson is one of the most renowned aviatrixes of all time. Key.Aero tells the enduring story of this famous flying female on the 80th anniversary of her death

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From Bikes to Biplanes

While he may not be a household name, pioneering aviator and aeroplane manufacturer Glenn Curtiss' contributions to aviation were enormously significant – as Kathleen Hanser reveals

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Arizonan Adventure

Former RAF fast jet pilot Al Munro reveals how an exercise in Europe led to him flying A-7s in the US, escorting a Russian defector and gaining valuable insight into the hearts and minds of the so-called enemy

Vulcan Vs Victor

Key.Aero compares two of the three airborne nuclear deterrents of the Cold War.

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Military

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Spatial awareness: The UK's defence space strategy

After many months of speculation as to where the UK’s Defence Space Strategy might head, the government earlier this year revealed which future capabilities are to be developed

Sixth upgraded Kazakh L-39 flies in full colours

Aero Vodochody has completed the overhaul and upgrade of the sixth of ten Kazakhstan Air Force L-39Cs that are being fitted with a GenesyS avionics system.

Enhanced air policing F-16 swap over

As Russian aggression in Ukraine shows no sign of abating, there has been a swap over of US Air Force F-16CMs at Fetesti Air Base in Romania to continue operating in support of NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing (EAP) mission in the Black Sea region

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Commercial

Virtual views

With the lockdown and social distancing rules in place, BWI Thurgood...

Taxiing times

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is making constructive use of...

Heathrow picks Vanderlande as its strategic baggage partner in 10-year deal

Vanderlande has been formally selected as Heathrow Airport’s...

Western Sydney welcomes Metro rail connection

The Australian and New South Wales governments have announced...

Quarantine rules vary as European flights restart

As several European air carriers launch their initial post-COVID-19...

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Flight Simulation

Falke SF-25 for Aerofly FS 2

Just Flight has announced the Propair Falke SF-25 is now available for Aerofly FS 2.

X-Plane Touches Down in the Seychelles

Aerosoft has released Seychelles XP as download for X-Plane 11.

Vulcan for X-Plane Incoming

Just Flight in partnership with Thranda Design have revealed the Avro Vulcan for X-Plane 11 is currently in development...

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Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow