Aeroplane Archive

The Key.Aero team have delved for treasure in the archive of Aeroplane Magazine dating back to 1911. Aviation history brought to life by the editors of the period.

Etendard IVP, No. 07 of the production batch is being used for flight trials of the Douglas “Buddy pack” in-flight refuelling system. Feature Premium

Inside Dassault’s Fighter Factory in 1962

A snapshot of Dassault’s fighter production lines and details of a supersonic VTOL Mirage from the pages of The Aeroplane and Astronautics issue of February 8, 1962

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Unearthed: Rare bombing training flight in a Victor

Climb aboard a Victor with John Fricker for a bombing training sortie from the April 8, 1960 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics.

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United Caravelles with 227 Changes!

A fascinating report from the February 15, 1962 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics on the introduction into service of the Sud Aviation Caravelle with the US airline United.

Pupil pilots of N. 5F.T.S., Oakington, undergo dual instruction in formation flying in three Vampire T.11s. Most solo exercises are flown in single-seat Vampire F.B.5s. Feature Premium

Pioneering Jet Training in the RAF

A fascinating report from the January 7, 1955 issue of The Aeroplane on how the RAF adapted to training jet fighter pilots.

WATCH: Inside 1951’s biggest air show!

Aeroplane Editor Ben Dunnell talks you through the amazing show programme from the 70-year-old Hendon event...

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RAF Fighter Pilot Training in 1941

A fascinating insight into how the RAF was training its new fighter pilots for the Spitfire and Hurricane.

Revealing Herald Service Entry Report from 1961 Feature Premium

Revealing Herald Service Entry Report from 1961

A fascinating article on the then-new Handley Page Herald joining Jersey Airlines from The Aeroplane and Astronautics, 60 years ago.

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Insights into the World’s Biggest Helicopter

Bill Gunston cast an expert eye over the massive Mil Mi-12 ‘Homer’ helicopter in the February 1976 issue of Aeroplane Monthly. Here’s what he wrote…

Insights from a 1959 Gloster Javelin flight

We found a view-from-the-cockpit report from a 1959 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics on the RAF’s latest fighter at the time

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Fascinating report on the B-47 Stratojet from 1951

A detailed review of the massive Boeing bomber programme from The Aeroplane, 70 years ago