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National Aviation Museum of Korea's centenary debut

The first museum dedicated to aviation in Korea opened its doors on July 5, 2020 – 100 years to the day of the nation’s first military aviators taking to the air. Andre Lavigne reports from the newly opened National Aviation Museum of Korea...

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The RAF Recce Spitfires of WWII

At low level or higher altitudes, reconnaissance Supermarine Spitfires were vital to Britain’s war effort. Malcolm V Lowe examines this oft-forgotten aspect of the type’s illustrious career

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SUB-HUNTING CATALINAS

Tom Spencer explains how US Navy PBY Catalinas employed a novel device to successfully track submerged U-boats transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, during spring 1944...

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An in-depth look at the Irish Air Corps’ aircraft fleet

We provide an overview of the fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft fleets that are currently employed by the Irish Air Corps, detailing serial numbers, operational squadrons and the missions that these individual platforms carry out

Historic Aviation Quiz

Try your hand at this week’s historic aviation quiz!

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Back to Basics - Series 3, Lesson 3

One of the biggest challenges that pilots face when transitioning to night visual flying is identifying visual and spatial illusions that may lead to disaster. In this tutorial, we learn that the key to flying well at night is to understand and anticipate these illusions and react accordingly.

The new financial tool that could save airlines billions

As carriers continue to pile on debt, an Airbus subsidiary has launched a revolutionary new tool that promises to make their revenues more predictable. Key.Aero speaks to the firm’s co-founders to find out how it works

NTSB reveals preliminary findings on the UA 777 engine failure

While the investigation progresses at pace, the agency announced why it thinks the engine failed

Bonaire Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Bonaire for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available as a download.

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VSKYLABS' Robinson R44 Raven II

VSKYLABS Aerospace Simulations specialises in producing add-on aircraft for X-Plane. We see how their R44 Raven measures up.

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Building a 737 Home Cockpit - The Beginning

In this new series, Joe Lavery shows us how he built his full-size home-built 737 cockpit and will be offering some invaluable tips along the way.

USAF aims to complete C-40 upgrade this spring

The USAF has released more details about the ongoing modification of its Boeing C-40B/C Clipper VIP transport fleet and has confirmed that the effort is due for completion this May

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Tiger Moth Flight Adventure

The de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth still graces our skies almost 90 years after it first flew in 1931. While initially produced as a military trainer, it has gone on to be used in almost every conceivable facet of aviation. In this issue, we'll learn about its history as we replicate the pilot training procedures used in the 1930s.

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Baron’s Combat Corner - A Combat Report

In this instalment of Baron's Combat Corner, Derek Davis puts some of the theory that has been discussed over the past few issues into practice by using one of his memorable missions as a case study.

Italian Eurofighters intercept unidentified aircraft over the Baltic

A pair of Italian Air Force-operated Eurofighter F-2000As were scrambled from Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania to intercept an unidentified aircraft flying over the Baltic Sea on February 17

Interest in flights soars after Boris Johnson reveals roadmap

Following the prime minister’s announcement yesterday, Key.Aero charts the UK airline industry’s story over the last year using internet search data

Two week removal process for Marham gate guardian

Recovery specialists within the Royal Navy have assisted in the removal of a Cold War-era Handley Page Victor Gate Guardian at RAF Marham in Norfolk

Hawker Hunter up for auction

A historic Hawker Hunter aeroplane has been put up for sale by auction...

Saab delivers third GlobalEye to the UAE

Saab handed over the third of five GlobalEye multi-domain airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to the United Arab Emirates on February 20

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Combat Aircraft Journal April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Airports of the World Issue 94 - March-April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Latin VFR’s Barcelona El-Prat & city Landmarks

We take a closer look at LatinVFR's Barcelona–El Prat Airport (LEBL) and some of the famous landmarks to be found in and around this beautiful city.

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FSim Studios’ CYVR Vancouver International Airport

FSim Studios' CYVR Vancouver International Airport has been released via the Orbx Simulations platform and proves to be much more than a mere airport add-on…

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AEROFLY FS 2’S AIRBUS A320

Recently, the Aerofly FS 2 A320 received a major upgrade and is now a quality payware-level aircraft for both the casual simmer and ‘grizzled’ veteran to enjoy.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 31

Welcome to the 31st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

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