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What happened to British Airways World Cargo?

Having ceased operations in 2014, British Airways World Cargo is no more. But what happened to it? Key.Aero finds out

Historic Douglas C-47 “Placid Lassie" to offer cockpit tours at Warbirds Over the Beach Air Show

The Military Aviation Museum Tunison Foundation's C-47 “Placid Lassie" will be open for air show attendees to climb aboard and tour with the crew members of the Tunison Foundation, D-Day Squadron and DC-3 Society

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The Brit-built fighters that never flew

Now known its for state-of-the-art ejection seats, from 1934-1944 the Martin-Baker Aircraft Co built fighter aircraft

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The birth of the Wellington

Ken Ellis celebrates the birth of the Wellington and the genius of designer Barnes Wallis, while Andrew Thomas documents the type in service

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Bomber Command's Finest Five

You may have seen our top 10 Bomber Command aircraft feature earlier in the week. Wondering what came in the top spots? We summarise the final five ‘best’ bombers at the RAF’s disposal and compare the statistics of individual models

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A brief history of Bomber Command

The impact of RAF Bomber Command during World War Two should not be underestimated. From beginning to end, it is a tale of courage against the odds

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The Career of Bomber Command pilot John Sauvage

Graham Pitchfork details the career of Bomber Command pilot John Sauvage, which amounted to a remarkable 64 World War Two operations...

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Mr Spitfire meets a pilot from the iconic Battle of Britain Movie

A pilot from the iconic 1968 movie shoot shared his memories with Peter Arnold – aka Mr Spitfire...

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A Bomber Command Tour of Lincolnshire in Pictures

A visual tour of FlyPast's Lincolnshire Bomber Command tour...

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The Inside Story of Squadron Leader Jack Currie DFC

Pilot, leader, artist, actor, presenter, author – Sqn Ldr Jack Currie could turn his hand to almost anything...

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The Nose Art of the Flying Tigers P-40s

Shark-mouth nose-art has been around since World War One, but the Flying Tigers’ P-40s arguably introduced it to popular culture. Shawn Jakway recounts the origins of the Tigers and the history of this particular Warhawk...

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FlyPast November 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Five B-21 stealth bomber prototypes are now in production

The USAF’s newly appointed Secretary of the Air Force, Frank Kendall, has confirmed that there are now five Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider test aircraft in production at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California

NOCTURNAL ACTIVITY. – When the helicopter returns to Peterborough some of the mail is taken to the railway station and some to the post office for local distribution. A small quantity of mail is carried in the rear compartment, shown open in this photograph. All “Aeroplane” photographs Feature Premium

Revolutionary 1949 BEA Helicopter Mail Trial

A fascinating piece in ‘The Aeroplane’ on a trial by BEA for the Post Office in 1949 using helicopters to carry mail

Italian Navy receives final MH-90 MITT helicopter

NHIndustries has delivered the final MH-90 Maritime Italian Navy tactical transport (MITT) helicopter to the Italian Navy, where the type will be utilised for amphibious support and special forces operations

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Colombia takes delivery of two ex-USAF C-130Hs

Two ex-USAF Lockheed C-130H Hercules tactical transports were handed-over to the Colombian Air Force during a formal donation ceremony in Colombia at El Dorado, Bogotà, on September 21

US completes first Turkish KC-135R upgrade

A Turkish Air Force-operated Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker has recently been returned to Turkey after completion of a Block 45 upgrade

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Farewell Orange Jumper: The RNLAF's one-of-a-kind F-16 test vehicle

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is getting set to say goodbye to its one-of-a-kind Lockheed Martin F-16BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon test vehicle, as we explain

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Gripen and F-35 face-off for Czech deal at NATO Air Days

With the Czech Air Force looking to either replace or stick with its Saab Gripen C/D fleet in 2027, industry is positioning for a future requirement with both the Swedish company and Lockheed Martin making a significant impression at the NATO Air Days airshow, held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, from September 18-19

Sixth Poseidon MRA1 delivered to the RAF

The RAF took delivery of its sixth Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 on September 21. The aircraft - serial ZP806 'Guernsey's Reply' (c/n 66106/8680, ex N665DS), callsign ‘Poseidon 1’ - landed at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, at around 0840hrs following a transatlantic ferry flight

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Brazilian A-29s shoot down drug smuggling plane following airspace intrusion

Brazilian Air Force-operated Embraer A-29A/B Super Tucanos intercepted and shot down an unresponsive light aircraft in the northern area of Mato Grosso on September 7

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 19

In episode 19 of The Air Warrior Podcast brings a roundup of the week's news, and the Modern Military team discuss recent shows and events, including DSEI in London and NATO Air Days in Ostrava, Slovakia.

A SOUTHLAND AGGRESSOR. – One of the U.S.A.F.’s B-29 Superfortress which attempted to penetrate the defences. A representative of THE AEROPLANE flew in one of these aircraft during the exercise. Feature Premium

‘Bombing’ England aboard a B-29 Superfortress

‘The Aeroplane’ was invited to witness an air defence exercise from a USAF B-29 Superfortress, with the report appearing in its September 10, 1948 issue

Bomber Command's 15 Best Aircraft, revealed and rated (but do you agree?)

Numerous types served RAF Bomber Command during World War Two. We summarise the 15 ‘best’ bombers at the RAF’s disposal, and compare the statistics of individual models...

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LOM Praha eyes up more Mi-17 work

Jiri Protiva, director of LOM Praha, outlined his future strategy for the Czech government-owned business during an exclusive interview with Key.Aero on September 17

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