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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TUPOLEV Tu-134

Given the NATO reporting name ‘Crusty’, the twin-jet Tu-134...

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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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Fifty Years of the Biggles Biplane

MATTHEW BODDINGTON

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

MATTHEW BODDINGTON

Pilot reunited with Greek Spitfire

At the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, work is gathering pace on...

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AVRO 720

DATAFILE The first Avro 720 to be ordered was allocated serial...

Twins win big at Oshkosh

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

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GROUND TRIALS AND PRESERVATION

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

TRIALS METEOR COMPLETED

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

Flight Line

DENIS J. CALVERT

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

DENIS J. CALVERT
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THE LOST SQUADRON

DAVID NICHOLAS

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

DAVID NICHOLAS