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Microsoft Flight Simulator Touches Down in Venice

The latest destination to be released Aerosoft is Airfield Lido di Venezia for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

US completes second live fire AIM-120D-3 missile test

The AMRAAM joint program office has completed the second live fire test of the new AIM-120D-3 variant of the missile family, which incorporated upgraded hardware in its guidance section

IDF air strike in Gaza News Premium

Air campaign continues as Gaza conflict enters second week

As the conflict between Israeli security forces and combatants of the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) continues through a second week, the intensity of operations on both sides is maintained with reports of new strikes in Gaza City, rocket strikes and unmanned threats to Israeli airspace

USAF reveals latest KC-46A base candidates

Candidate locations for the next active-duty and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) main operating bases to host Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft have been selected by the USAF

Australian Army receives first leased AW139

Deliveries of Leonardo AW139 rotorcraft to the Australian Army Air Corps have recently commenced under the Army Interim Commercial Helicopter Capability (AICH) programme

Air Warrior Podcast: Episode 1

With HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) underway on its landmark CSG21 deployment, the Modern Military Aviation team at Key.Aero discuss the Exercise Strike Warrior work-up and examine the capabilities that make up the aircraft carrier's air wing

WIN A Spitfire Flight, courtesy of Aero Legends

To help mark FlyPast’s 40th birthday, we’ve teamed up with warbird operator Aero Legends to offer the experience of a lifetime...

Brits flock to Portugal on first day of international travel

Faro looks to be one of the most popular destinations for travellers as 54% of its arrivals today are set to originate from UK airports

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 43

Welcome to the 43rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

VIDEO: F-4 Phantom pilot insights

Before moving to the SR-71 Blackbird, Colonel Richard Graham (ret’d) flew another famous aircraft type – the F-4.

Boeing 777 for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Captain Sim has announced the 777-200 Base Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is released.

RAF names sixth Poseidon MRA1

Although it has yet to be delivered, the RAF’s sixth Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft has been named ‘Guernsey’s Reply’ to honour the close bond between No 201 Squadron, the island of Guernsey and Flt Lt Herbert Machon OBE

Ryanair reports record €815m full year loss

The budget operator saw its traffic numbers and revenue drop by more than 80% last year

USAF tests new Ghost Reaper capabilities on MQ-9A

Enhanced capabilities for the USAF’s General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) MQ-9A Reaper RPAS fleet are being tested by the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing

Wizz Air reveals Cardiff launch date and destinations

The low-cost carrier expects to begin with eight routes while adding a ninth in October

Peruvian Cessna U206G crashes following technical issue

A Cessna U206G Stationair 6 II belonging to the Peruvian National Police crashed at Pucallpa-Capitán FAP David Abensur Rengifo International Airport, located in the nation’s Ucayali region, on May 14

Malta International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, JustSim has announced Malta International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

New heritage scheme for 124th FW A-10C

A USAF-operated Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II from the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th FW at Boise Airport-Gowen Field has been rolled out sporting a new World War Two heritage paint scheme

“I knew if I screwed up changing the batteries… I’d die”

Commercial ferry pilot Kerry McCauley has experienced his fair share of emergencies over a 30-year career, but his trip across Africa transporting an aircraft to Tanzania is particularly memorable to him for all the wrong reasons…

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines?

We're revisiting a classic for this week's Commercial Aviation quiz! Can you identify these airlines using just small sections of their liveries? Let us know what score you get!

Passing of Kenneth Mayhew, 104

Mayhew was one of the last known 1/Suffolk Officers to land on D-Day

A droop-nosed Concorde lines up ready for take-off at Fairford. Below, a take-off from Heathrow. Note the small, twin-wheeled tail bumper beneath the rear fuselage. Feature Premium

Read one of the first ever Concorde flight reports

This is how the legendary Bill Gunston described his 3.5-hr flight from London to Tehran in Concorde G-BBDG back in 1976

New Colombian Destination for Prepar3D

Sierrasim Simulation has released SKMD Olaya Herrera Airport - Medellin for Prepar3D v4 and v5.

How to become an airliner test pilot

Test pilots are typically associated with military aviation, but they play a huge role in civil flying too. Key.Aero speaks to Airbus’ Frank Chapman to find out how he became one

Afghan MD-530F crashes in Kandahar

An MD Helicopters MD-530F Cayuse Warrior light attack/utility helicopter belonging to the Afghan Air Force has been written-off after crashing in the Kandahar Province on May 10

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