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TOPGUN TRIBUTE

To celebrate the release of the long-awaited film Top Gun: Maverick, Key.Aero is marking the occasion with special coverage of the real TOPGUN fighter weapons school and the movies with material on the original and the sequel.

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Restoration Scene: Why not fly it?

When the Royal Netherlands Air Force retired Lockheed’s legendary F-104...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Italian Misadventure

The Italian FIAT CR.42 biplane made brief combat appearances...

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Inside Stories: Beast of the Border

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Le Bourget's Time Capsule

Five years after work began, France’s National Air and Space Museum...

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B-17 at 85: Swords into Ploughshares

The B-17 Flying Fortress is legendary for its World War Two missions...

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FlyPast Classics: The Brilliant Barrel

Sweden’s small yet forward-looking aircraft industry became a world leader...

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ALCONBURY’S ’Red Air’

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Inside Stories: Saluting the Gallic Air Guru

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Living History: Warbird Choreography

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Blue Mossies, Pink Spits and Flashing Wimpys

Mick Britton details the important role of the RAF’s 34 (PR) Wing...

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Inside Stories: Bartered Bombers

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B-17 at 85: Maritime Hunter

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Nocturnal Evaluators

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FlyPast July 2020

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B-17 at 85: Mediterranean Mud-Movers

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Above and Beyond: Hugh James

The efforts of transport pilot Hugh ‘Jimmy’ James to save passengers on his aircraft...

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Glory Days: Aerial Battering Rams

Dr Alfred Price was one of the foremost aviation historians...

The Mighty Eighth Returns

Microprose has announced it is working on a brand new The Mighty Eighth title for Virtual Reality.

Introducing Fresno - the gateway to Yosemite’s national parks

Orbx has revealed KFAT Fresno Yosemite International Airport for X-Plane 11 is due to release imminently.

X-Plane Touches Down in Rhodes

Flight Sim Development Group (FSDG) has released Rhodes XP for X-Plane 11.

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What it's like to demo a USAF F-35A at an airshow

Key.Aero meets Capt Kristin ‘BEO’ Wolfe, the 2020 US Air Force F-35A demonstration team pilot.

TrueEarth US Washington Released

Orbx has announced TrueEarth US Washington for Prepar3D v4+ is out now.

New Croatian Destination for Prepar3D Incoming

Orbx has announced Rijeka International Airport in Croatia is in development.

Nairobi for FSX and Prepar3D Released

Flight Sim Development Group as released the ‘LITE’ version of Nairobi for Prepar3D and FSX.

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Reinforcing the UK: USAF Cold War Fighter Deployments

From the late 1970s, the USAF’s Tactical Air Command developed detailed deployment plans...

 

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