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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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...

BEN DUNNELL

TRIALS METEOR COMPLETED

Meteor NF11 WD686 outside one of the 100-year-old Belfast truss...

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WHEELS WITHIN

COERT MUNK

It was the result of a bet: could an Austin A40 travel around...

COERT MUNK

Last instructional Spitfire moves on

The last Supermarine Spitfire to be used as an instructional...

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Fifty Years of the Biggles Biplane

MATTHEW BODDINGTON

Half a century ago, Charles Boddington took to the air from Sywell...

MATTHEW BODDINGTON

Corsair affair in Michigan

What is thought to have been the largest Vought Corsair formation...

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Seafires on ‘Dragoon’

DAVID NICHOLAS

By comparison with D-Day, Operation ‘Dragoon’, August 1944’s...

DAVID NICHOLAS

He 219 restoration gets wings

Pictured at the Udvar-Hazy Center soon after its wings had been...