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Key.Aero leads the way in the field of aviation history and heritage. Enjoy an outstanding mix of restoration and warbird features, fascinating articles on aviation history produced by some of the best writers in the business and in-depth and entertaining reports on all historic aircraft. Broad coverage spans the earliest years of flight through to the Cold War, encompassing countless aircraft types and their aerial achievements, plus Key.Aero offers the very latest historical aviation news.

RAF Museum concludes Lysander restoration

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The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum at RAF Cosford, Shropshire, has restored a Westland Lysander III (S.D.), the only surviving special duties variant.

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Collings Foundation B-17 Crashes

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On October 2, 2019, a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Registration: N93012, nicknamed ‘Nine O Nine’) belonging to the Collings Foundation was involved in an accident at Bradley International Airport located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA.

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CRASH MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT TANGMERE

A memorial to the seven crew of a Handley Page Halifax that crashed...

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LEADING THE WAY

CHRIS GIBSON

The concept of target-marking had been proved with great success...

CHRIS GIBSON
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TECH SUPPORT

A 1947 visit to rural Buckinghamshire, and the engineering specialists...

NEWS IN BRIEF

CATALINA SOLD The ex-‘Connie’ Edwards Consolidated PBY-6A,...

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DOWN IN THE WEEDS

The received wisdom is that the world’s air forces went to...

First Hawk arrives at Old Sarum

Forty years after its first flight, Hawk XX154 settles into its...

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Ultimate Thrill

BEN DUNNELL

Four of the UK’s finest warbirds, four highly accomplished...

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