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.

Peruvian NA-50 to fly for bicentennial

At Las Palmas Air Base, just south of Lima, Peru, the world’s...

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THE LOST SQUADRON

DAVID NICHOLAS

During the spring and summer of 1940 an RAF Blenheim bomber squadron...

DAVID NICHOLAS
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FLIGHT TESTING

The SR53 test effort exploited the type’s flight envelope fully...

Twins win big at Oshkosh

The top warbird awards at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s...

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MAPPING THE ENEMY

DAVID HALFORD

“With our paint brushes”, said WAAF map-maker Kathlyn Hudson,...

DAVID HALFORD
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GROUND TRIALS AND PRESERVATION

DATAFILE XD145 was released to the Rocket Propulsion Establishment...

Kansan for Germany

A very unusual spectacle at Turweston, as Beech AT-11 N15KK gets...

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“A damned interesting trip, but I wouldn’t want to do it again”

JOHN SWEETMAN

The verdict of one Lancaster pilot sums up Operation ‘Paravane’...

JOHN SWEETMAN
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INSIGHTS

Saro test pilot Peter Lamb remembered “an exceedingly pleasant...

CRASH MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT TANGMERE

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