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TrueEarth US Florida for Prepar3D Released

The latest TrueEarth region from Orbx is Florida for Prepar3D version 4.

The X-59 - Challenges of making an X-plane

In the sixth of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero explores the challenges associated with making an X-plane and NASA/Lockheed Martin Skunk Works' X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator.

The world’s shortest airline flight

Lasting just 90 seconds, a journey between two airports in the Orkney Islands is officially the briskest scheduled air connection on earth. Key Aero examines the details of this record-breaking Scottish service

KLM’s Flying-V Model Makes Maiden Flight

Scale model of Dutch flag carrier’s Flying-V project takes to the skies for the first time following a series of extensive wind tunnel and ground tests

Israel completes historic deployment in Germany

Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft landed at Nörvenich air base in Germany for the first time on August 17 for a two-week deployment which marked a major historic milestone between the two nations.

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The world’s bravest B-17 crewman?

When a doomed B-17 ran into four Luftwaffe Bf 109s, one bombardier saved his wounded friend by giving up his parachute… and his life

Quiz: Can you identify these airlines - Part 2

Back by popular demand - can you identify this selection of airlines using small cropped segments? Let us know what score you got and share this with your friends to see who really is the biggest avgeek!

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In-Depth: Saab’s Finnish Gripen E bid

Key.Aero details Saab's bid to replace the Finnish Air Force's ageing F/A-18C/D Hornet fleet with the Gripen E/F multi-role fighter under the HX programme.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Touches Down in St.Tropez

Aerosoft has announced St. Tropez Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available as a download.

EXCLUSIVE: The X-59 - Designing for Low-Boom

In the fifth of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero details the X-59 QueSST's unique low-boom design and what it takes to build a supersonic X-plane.

Orbx Welcomes New Partner - MK-Studios

Orbx and MK-Studios have announced a new partnership agreement, enabling customers to purchase MK-STUDIOS products via OrbxDirect.

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The secret airline you can actually fly on

For the last 40 years, a secret airline has operated a single route between two countries. Key.Aero details the unusual existence of Air Sinai and explores how you can fly on it…

Czech Air Force retires Yak-40 fleet

The Czech Air Force held a farewell ceremony at the 24th Air Force Base at Prague-Kbely Airport on September 2, marking the retirement of the air arm's two Yakovlev Yak-40 VIP transports, after more than 20 years of service.

Airlines and Airports Agree on Winter Slots Waiver

Ahead of the winter season, airlines, airports and slot coordinators across Europe have agreed on conditions for waiving the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule and are waiting for the green light from regulators

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Aircraft Report: RAH-66 Comanche

Designed for pure stealth, Boeing-Sikorsky’s RAH-66 Comanche was one of the most exciting developments at the turn of the millennium, but the programme’s soaring costs meant it was not to be.

Amazing warbird display marks VJ Day

Watch our 8-minute video with incredible footage of historic aircraft honouring the landmark 75th anniversary of the war’s end

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Britain’s Most Successful Commercial Jetliner

The last bastions of British-made jetliners are long gone except for one example that continues to live on. Key.Aero discovers that while arguably the country’s lesser-known offering, the British Aerospace 146 is the UK’s most successful civil jet airliner programme.

Russia orders two Mi-38s for VIP role

Russian Helicopters announced on August 26 at the International Military-Technical Forum, held near Moscow, that the Russian Federation Ministry of Defence (MOD) has ordered two VIP Kazan Helicopters Mi-38 rotorcraft.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Passes 1 Million Sales

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the biggest game launch in Xbox Game Pass for PC history with over 1 million players to date.

767 Captain II Ready for Take-Off

Captain Sim has released the 767 Captain II Base Pack for Prepar3D.

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Challenging Airports Courchevel, France (LFLJ)

This Challenging Airport episode takes us to Courchevel in France – a small airport carved out of the side of the French Alps!

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Combat Aircraft Journal October 2020

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal October 2020

EXCLUSIVE: The X-59's eXternal Vision System - Part Two

In the fourth of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero continue to explore NASA’s innovative eXternal Vision System (XVS), which will replace the forward cockpit window in the X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator.

Unusual plan for Brandenburg Airport revealed

Following nearly 15 years of construction and over £6 billion, Berlin Brandenburg Airport is scheduled to open on October 31 – and easyJet and Lufthansa will be marking the occasion in style…

Flight Crew: A320 Released

FS2Crew has announced Flight Crew: A320 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Prepar3D and FSX is out now.

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