Frequently Asked Questions

What is Key.Aero?

It's an ever-growing, comprehensive and searchable portal of all of our aviation enthusiast content; everything we publish in our core enthusiast magazines - FlyPast, Aeroplane Magazine, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Airliner World, Aviation News or PC Pilot - will be found here as soon as it's published. And an additional programme of digital exclusive content is underway to bring subscribers more commentary and insight than ever before including brand new video and podcasts series.

I'm a subscriber to FlyPast, Aeroplane Magazine, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Airports of the World, Airliner World or PC Pilot. Can I access Key.Aero?

Great news! You get 53% discount on a KeyAero subscription. Contact our customer services team on 01780 480404 or for your discount code.

I'm not a subscriber, how can I become a Key.Aero founder member and access premium content?

Simply choose one of our introductory subscription offers here for a time period to suit you and your pocket and welcome to the community!

What's behind the paywall?

Good question. We have pulled together our entire aviation enthusiast archive dating back to January 2017 for starters and have a programme of brand new, exclusive digital content from across our core areas of expertise: Military, Commercial, Historic and Flight Simulation. You can expect to read  digital-only features, hear podcasts and see video. 

How do I read the magazine issues?

You can read the latest issues from our aviation titles right here on KeyAero, a handy guide is available here

I'm interested but would like to access older articles

We did wonder. Please let us know via - we will be constantly looking to improve this service, so if going back further than 2017 is valuable to you, do let us know. 

I'm not ready to subscribe but I am interested in Key.Aero, what can I see?

You will be able to read select news content across all of our core areas, take part in a building bank of quizzes to test your aviation knowledge, read forum posts and you can sign up to our updates via email from here, alerting you to new content across the site or within specific areas of interest. You can also register for FREE and see selected premium articles, view our Freemum articles here.

Can I take part in the Forum without subscribing to Key.Aero premium content?

Absolutely. Our Aviation Forum has and will remain central to this community and as such, open to all aviation experts and enthusiasts who wish to share and debate topics close to their hearts. We just ask that you are respectful and are mindful of the terms and code of conduct. You will need to verify your email address by clicking on the welcome email link to be able to post on the forum.

I have some feedback or ideas to improve Key.Aero

Excellent! We'd love to hear from you. This is a service we will be looking to evolve and continually improve in partnership with the aviation community. We want to hear about what you want to see, read and hear and will work hard to deliver. Get in touch with us at

How do I change my password? 

If you are already signed into the site you can update your password here and click the edit link. Enter your new password in the Password and Confirm Password field and click save. 

If you are not signed in you can reset your password here to be emailed instructions. 

Password reset emails not arriving, what should I do?

Please add to your safe sender list to ensure our account emails get through to you. You can also check in your junk or spam folders for missing emails. If you need assistance please contact our customer services team on 01780 480404 or