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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’Experience’ The Dams Raid

Ian Bott ‘steps aboard’ Guy Gibson’s Lancaster for a visceral...

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War Paint: The Art of Camouflage

Military aircraft camouflage has evolved with the help of science...

’Raspberry Ripple’ Phantom Finds New Home

McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 XT597 has been sold to Mark Abbott,...

BBMF Spitfire Repainted

PRESERVATION BBMF Spitfire IIa now wears the...

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BOAC’s Flying Boats

Charles Woodley tells the story of BOAC’s flying boat services...

Brooklands Hurricane Unveiled

Hurricane IIa Z2389 was unveiled at Brooklands Museum after its...

RAF Museum concludes Lysander restoration

Khalem Chapman

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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Podcasts coming soon

A brand new series of aviation podcasts coming soon to Key.Aero, brought to you by our in-house experts.

Collings Foundation B-17 Crashes

Khalem Chapman

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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Aviation history quiz

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