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Lancaster City of Lincoln

To mark 80 years of the first flight of the Lancaster in January, we look at a very special example

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The ultimate guide to the Airbus A220

Everything you need to know about the 'baby' Airbus

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Combat Over the Canaries - Exercise Ocean Sky 2020

Erik Bruijns observed the Ocean Sky international air exercise...

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US Navy Tomcat Operations

F-14 TOMCAT 50th ANNIVERSARYThe Grumman F-14 Tomcat served as...

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Aer Lingus and the Carvair experiment

The unique ATL-98 Carvair seemed perfect for Aer Lingus for transporting...

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F-14 Tomcat Variants Crew Perspectives

F-14 TOMCAT 50th ANNIVERSARYStill operated by the Islamic Republic...

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Air Base Movements - Aviation News January 2021

A selection of the most interesting aircraft to visit air bases...

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Farewell to the Queen of the Skies

It's the end of the line for the British Airways 747-400...

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Remembering the Jet Pioneer 

Armed with sound mathematics and a lot of determination, Sir...

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Avengers Assemble USMC F-35s in the UK

US Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs of VMFA-211 ‘Wake Island...

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The 50th anniversary of the F-14 Tomcat

Dave ‘Bio’ Baranek was a Topgun instructor and frontline F-14 pilot. This is his story

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Airport Movements - Aviation News January 2021

A round-up of notable aircraft visiting UK airports recently...

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Tempest Thunders!

UK’s Tempest next-generation fighter programme reaches important milestones bolstered by new partners

Elbit to upgrade Romanian IAR-99 trainer aircraft

Elbit Systems announced on December 14 that it has been contracted by Romania’s Avioane Craiova to begin the first phase of the upgrade programme for the Romanian Air Force’s IAR-99 Standard trainer aircraft

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 21

Welcome to the 21st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

Concorde captain on future of supersonic air travel

It’s been more than 17 years since the curtain fell on the era of commercial supersonic flight. Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, former BA Concorde captain John Hutchinson weighs in on the future of supersonic air travel

PC Pilot Issue 131 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the January/February 2021 issue.

Sudan, Egypt hold first aerial combat exercise

The Egyptian and Sudanese air forces held their first joint aerial combat exercise during November

Quiz: How well do you know your defunct airlines?

The list of defunct airlines is extremely long but how well do you know these ones? This is a quiz dedicated entirely to carriers that didn't stand the test of time

Rheinmetall wins German CH-53G maintenance contract

Rheinmetall announced on December 9 that the German Armed Forces has contracted it to inspect, maintain and repair the air force’s fleet of Sikorsky CH-53G Sea Stallions

They didn't know what was a V1 attack and what wasn't...

This week, MyPast spoke to Brian, a keen aviator with a lengthy past dating back to his mothers' war days

BA officially ends 747 ops with three-mile flight!

After nearly five decades of distinguished service with British Airways, this afternoon (December 11) the flag carrier has flown its final Boeing 747

MQ-25 completes first flight with aerial refuelling store

Boeing and the US Navy passed a significant milestone in the MQ-25 Stingray’s development programme on December 9, when the test asset flew with Cobham’s aerial refuelling store for the first time

FlyPast Podcast Episode 1

In Episode 1, FlyPast Editor Chris, Key.Aero editor Hans and Assistant Editor Tara discuss their aviation heroes, favourite historic aeroplanes, and what it's like to fly in a Spitfire...

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