Anniversary

Doncaster Sheffield celebrates ‘sweet sixteenth’ in lockdown

With the expansion of transport links and the growth of airline operators, the airport has reached many milestones since opening in 2005

MiG-1 turns 81!

When the MiG-1 first flew on April 5, 1941 it was clear that the aircraft had many deficiencies... yet 100 were still ordered, and the aircraft flew for 4 years. Why?

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The first flights of January 19

We’ve covered a lot of first flights here on Key.Aero, but we’re not sure we’ve ever covered so many that took place on one date over the years. What is it with historic aviation and January 19?

Finland celebrates 40 years of Hawk operations

To celebrate the 40th anniversary since it received its first BAE Systems Hawk Mk.51 advanced jet trainer, the Finnish Air Force unveiled a stunning special scheme for one of its aircraft on December 16

The 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

After six years of fighting, with three of those against Japan, VJ Day would finally mark the end of World War II

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B-17 at 85: Swords into Ploughshares

The B-17 Flying Fortress is legendary for its World War Two missions...

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B-17 at 85: Mediterranean Mud-Movers

Boeing’s B-17 Flying Fortress is most celebrated for its strategic...

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The RAF’s 2020 Vision

This year, while the Royal Air Force is marking the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the service is working to ensure it is fit to fight 21st century opponents. Tim Ripley reports.

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Against all odds

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Embraer ERJ145’s first flight...

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THE ROBUST CONTENDER

Hawker’s Hurricane was pivotal to Britain’s aerial defence in the Battle of Britain...