During her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II flew further, faster and more often than any other British monarch. Key.Aero presents a selection of images depicting her relationship with aviation over the decades
How the Queen flew
Known as The Queen's Flight from 1952, the unit operated various fixed and rotary wing aircraft for the transportation and pilot training of members of the Royal Family. Types included Vickers Viking, Avro York, de Havilland Heron and Devon, Westland Whirlwind, Westland Wessex HCC.4, Douglas Dakota, de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk, Beagle Basset and the Hawker Siddeley Andover.