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A Royal Farewell: Reflecting on the BAe 146's RAF service career

Chris Croot sat down with Wg Cdr Delia Chadwick, officer commanding No 32 (The Royal) Squadron, to discuss the life of the RAF’s BAe 146 CC2/C3 fleet and its recent retirement

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A day with the Irish Air Corps' Emergency Aeromedical Service

As the Irish Air Corps marks its centenary year, Chris Croot was invited to spend the day with its Emergency Aeromedical Service to witness its life-saving work

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Irish Air Corps’ commander on centenary and force’s future

As the Irish Air Corps celebrates its centenary, Chris Croot spoke to Brigadier General Rory O’Connor, General Officer Commanding of the organisation for his thoughts on the milestone and what the future may hold for the force

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Behind-the-scenes with the USAF's famed Hurricane Hunters

Most pilots go out of their way to avoid hazardous weather, but the USAF’s elite 'Hurricane Hunters' tackle it head on. We talk to members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron about their death-defying mission

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AT-6E Wolverine: The USAF's natural choice?

We speak to Brett Pierson, the vice president of Defense Sales and Strategy at Textron Aviation Defense, to discover why the AT-6E Wolverine is the USAF’s natural choice for light attack

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Sand 'Phrogs': An interview with a former USMC CH-46 pilot

The revered CH-46 helicopter proved to be an invaluable asset during the Iraq War. Former US Marine Corps pilot, Major Kurt ‘Buzzard’ Miller, speaks with Key.Aero about his experience of the venerable ‘Phrog’ and the challenges of desert flying

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Looking ahead at RAF Mildenhall's now-secure future

Following the USAF's decision to remain at RAF Mildenhall for the foreseeable future, we examine what lies in store for the British base going forward

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Desert Storm 30: Kadena's MiG Killers

Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, may seem an unlikely place to look for Desert Storm history, but thanks to aircraft rotations, Kadena is now home to several F-15 Eagles credited with Iraqi MiG kills, as Key.Aero investigates

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F-14 AT 50: Iran's Feral Tomcats

The only country left flying the Grumman F-14 Tomcat is the troublesome Middle East nation of Iran. Combat Aircraft Journal explores the past, present and future of the Persian Tomcat

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F-14 AT 50: Celebrating the Tomcat

Fifty years ago, on December 21, 1970, the first Grumman F-14 Tomcat twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter graced the skies for its inaugural flight. Key.Aero traces the development and history of this icon of the skies and the silver screen