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Military

Lakenheath Strike Eagles return from deployment sporting wrestler nose art

The 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) returned to RAF Lakenheath from its latest Middle East deployment on March 1.

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Spreading the Knowledge

From Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands, Kees van der Mark reports on the latest edition of the multinational F-16 Fighter Weapons Instructor Training course.

PHASA-35 completes first flight

BAE Systems has announced that its Persistent High-Altitude Solar Aircraft (PHASA-35) has successfully completed its maiden flight.

Philippines deploy AS.211s for South China Sea patrols

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has deployed three SIAI-Marchetti AS.211 jet trainers/light attack aircraft to Palawan to increase maritime patrols in the West Philippine Sea, according to local media sources.

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East Sale's Trainer Transition

Patrick Dirksen and Frank Mink were invited to Royal Australian Air Force Base East Sale, Victoria, to witness operations by the PC-21 and learn more about the benefits of the new training system that comes with it.

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Commercial

Concorde captain recalls his first flight

Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, retired British Airways Concorde captain John Hutchinson recounts his experience training to fly the supersonic airliner for the first time

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BREAKING: BA retro Landor and BOAC 747s to be saved

British Airways’ last two remaining retro-liveried Boeing 747s are to be saved from the scrapheap after the flag carrier revealed new homes have been found.

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How far does one 747 fly every month? You’ll be surprised…

Criss-crossing the globe, the Boeing 747 has a range of nearly 9,000 miles, but how far does one typically fly in a month? Key.Aero tracked a KLM jumbo throughout November to find out where it visited and how many miles it covered

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Historic

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Aeroplane May 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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‘Super Star’ moves to Paderborn

Displaying probably the most graceful fuselage to ever grace...

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 4

Angle of attack, balanced flight and using...

PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster

PMDG’s CEO, Robert Randazzo has announced that its upcoming PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster has progressed to the beta stage.

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Hunter F.6/FGA.9

Just Flight takes on another classic British fighter The...

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