Historic

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.

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'A sheer joy' - Fw 44 Stieglitz

DAVID CYSTER

One of the most renowned Tiger Moth exponents gives his expert verdict on its Focke-Wulf contemporary...

DAVID CYSTER
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BEETLE MANIA

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE CARBONEL

For any manufacturer an annular-wing vertical take-off and landing jet was a step into the unknown...

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE CARBONEL
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‘UPSIDE DOWN PANG’

Kathleen Hanser

When Clyde Pangborn crossed the Pacific in 1931, his fame was fleeting...

Kathleen Hanser
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South American Eagle

Tony Butler shares the story of the twin-engine I.A.e 30 Ñancú...

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Restoration Scene: Tempting Reality

DARREN HARBAR

The ‘carrot’ of an airworthy Hawker Tempest has been dangling for years...

DARREN HARBAR
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Above and Beyond - Robert Cowper

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS ROBERT COWPER

Graham Pitchfork outlines the wartime career of Australian night-fighter ace Bob Cowper

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS ROBERT COWPER
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AFRICAN WARHORSE - Portuguese T-6 in Africa

Filipe Silva

The T-6 has arguably been the world’s most commonly employed pilot trainer...

Filipe Silva
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Glory Days - de Havilland Moths

FlyPast showcases select examples of de Havilland’s peerless Moth series...

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TEUTONIC TREASURE TROVE

Jamie Ewan

Germany’s Technik Museum Speyer has been branded a must for aviation enthusiasts...

Jamie Ewan
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SWEEPING THE SKY

ANDREW THOMAS

Andrew Thomas examines the history of 40 Squadron...

ANDREW THOMAS