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Historic

GAF Jindivik being transferred to Newark Air Museum

Despite the Newark Air Museum being closed due to the latest Covid-19 Lockdown and the museum staff being furloughed, work behind the scenes has continued...

A Polish-born pilot’s World War Two story

This week’s MyPast tells the story of Kajestan Ignatowski, a Polish-born pilot who made his way to Britain in the Second World War

FlyPast Podcast Episode 8

In Episode 8 the team chat to David Duker, founder of the Tally Ho Project, about the Battle of Britain, his afternoon reminiscing with John Hemingway, and how he became friends with Bill Green...

Historic Aviation Quiz

Put your historic aviation knowledge to the test!

What happened to Amelia Earhart?

Captured, cast away, new identities and crashes… what are the theories behind one of aviation’s most speculated disappearances?

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Military

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Military aviation accident reports May 2022

Key.Aero presents a summary of military aviation accident reports from around the world. 

USAF and Lockheed Martin complete ARRW hypersonic flight test

The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin have conducted a hypersonic-boosted flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon from the service’s B-52H Stratofortress

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Turkey’s Bayraktar TB2 and its use over Ukraine and Azerbaijan

The use of Baykar Defence’s Bayraktar TB2 platform in Ukraine and Azerbaijan has cemented Turkey’s role as a drone provider. Air Forces Monthly investigates

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Commercial

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When the US Government Fired 12,000 Air Traffic Controllers

On August 5, 1981, US president Ronald Regan made a decision that would affect the commercial aviation sector for years. Key.Aero recalls the dramatic turn of events.

Why Has Virgin Atlantic Filed for Bankruptcy Protection in the US?

Gatwick-based carrier Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy protection in a United States court as it tries to survive the COVID-19 pandemic – but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for the carrier.

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The airliner that could do London to Tokyo in under three hours

Virgin Galactic has unveiled a design for a supersonic airliner that makes Concorde seem slow – and could revolutionise commercial air travel.

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The Giant of the Skies: Antonov AN-225

The heaviest aircraft ever built landed in the UK over the weekend. With six engines, 32 wheels and a wingspan of 88 metres, the Antonov An-225 Mriya draws a crowd wherever it goes…

Quiz: Can you identify these commercial aircraft?

This week's commercial aviation quiz focuses on identifying aircraft based on small cropped segments. Have a go and let us know what score you got!

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Flight Simulation

Major Update for Airbus Professional

Aerosoft has released a significant upgrade for the A318/A319, A320/A321 and A330 professional.

Super Hornet Takes Flight

Just Flight has announced the DC Designs F/A-18 E, F & G Super Hornet for FSX and Prepar3D is out now.

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PC Pilot Issue 126

The full issue in page-turning format

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

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."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."