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CONFIRMED: Queen's Jubilee flypast aircraft list

After much speculation, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed the line-up for today’s (June 2) flypast to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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Vickers Valiant co-pilot on flying the ‘forgotten’ V-bomber

The Vickers Valiant: first of the ‘V-bombers’, and the one now most forgotten, despite how it paved the way for those that followed. A former co-pilot takes us into the Valiant’s cockpit, first in training with No 232 Operational Conversion Unit and then operationally on reconnaissance missions with No 543 Squadron, and reveals a capable but sometimes challenging aeroplane

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What aircraft will fly in the Queen’s Jubilee flypast?

A highlight for many of Thursday's (June 2) Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be a mass military flypast over Buckingham Palace. Key.Aero rounds up the aircraft expected to take part

‘If I wasn’t quick people were going to die’: Typhoon squadron boss on going to war against ISIS

We speak to Wg Cdr Mike Sutton (ret’d) about his time flying the Typhoon, which started in the early days of the aircraft’s RAF service and culminated by leading 1 (Fighter) Squadron into combat against ISIS in the skies of Iraq and Syria

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UK should keep C-130Js Defence Committee told

The UK should retain the C-130J Hercules fleet, which is slated for retirement in 2023, according to evidence given recently to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee.

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The secret Cold War RAF missions to test Soviet radars

Radio Proving Flights: the innocuous name given to top-secret electronic intelligence-gathering sorties, approved at the highest level, probing the performance of Soviet radar systems. In a lesser-known facet of its brief RAF service, the Boeing Washington was among the platforms that undertook this crucial Cold War role.

‘Those sorties put hairs on your chest’: Jaguar pilot memories

In the first of a two part video interview with Wg Cdr Mike Sutton (ret’d), whose book ‘Typhoon’ follows his career in the RAF and also what it was like leading a squadron on operations against ISIS, we focus on his time flying the Jaguar

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New RAF Typhoon radar still planned for introduction by 2030

The next step of the planned European Common Radar System Mark 2 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar, intended to be fitted to Royal Air Force Typhoon multi-role fighters, will see the completion of a prototype system ahead of manufacturer testing

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Exclusive Interview: RAF C-130J attends Red Flag-Alaska

During the dates of April 28 to May 13, one of the largest multi-national combat training exercises was taking place at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Alaska. Key.Aero spoke to the Officer Commanding of No. 47 Squadron, RAF, Wg Cdr James Sjoberg, about the unit’s involvement at Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A) 22-1

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RAF surges reserve Voyagers into service as operational demands grow

For the first time, the RAF has surged two reserve Airbus A330-243 Voyager KC2/KC3 Multi-Role Tanker Transports – operated by the AirTanker consortium – into active service to cater for growing operational demands over Eastern Europe