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The Spitfire world record holder

Straight after Flt Lt Charlie Brown notched an astonishing 1,500 hours flying Spitfires, Key.Aero spoke to him about what makes this iconic aircraft so special.

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The World’s Greatest Spitfire collection, part 2

Covid has temporarily scuppered organised tours of the Heritage Hangar at Biggin Hill, so we went to have a mooch ourselves to give you a feel for it. Here’s the second part of our guided tour…

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Two blokes and a Merlin engine!

Look what Spitfire restorer Tony Hoskins just happened to have in the back of his van! He and Cambridge University engineering professor, Hugh Hunt, discuss one of the great inventions of the 20th Century.

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The Sea Vixen: 17 tons of naval jet fighter

Operational throughout the 1960s, the Sea Vixen was a 55ft-long beast capable of 690mph.

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Spitfires and Red Arrows salute RAF Mildenhall!

Established in 1930, RAF Mildenhall was used during World War II and is still in use today. A quartet of Supermarine Spitfires led the celebrations…

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The Humming Bird: de Havilland's first light aeroplane

Devised for the early days of air racing, the RAF even investigated the possibility of launching Humming Birds from beneath airships…

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The future of engineering

We speak to Sam Scrimshaw, the Deputy Crew Chief at the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, about getting into aviation engineering – and why it’s a great career...

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VIDEO: “My afternoon chatting to John Hemingway”

Tally Ho Project founder David Duker tells the amazing story of how he and a friend visited Ireland to talk to John ‘Paddy’ Hemingway, the last survivor of Churchill’s Few

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The incredible women of the Air Transport Auxiliary

‘I am the pilot’! Mary Ellis’s is just one of the incredible stories of the Spitfire Girls. To mark International Women’s Day, David Duker tells Mary’s story, as well as other stories from within the 168 female members of the ATA, without whom the Battle of Britain may not have been won…

Peter Arnold writes about Spitfires for Flypast Article

The man who’s been writing about Spitfires for FlyPast since 1981

As the magazine celebrates its 40th birthday, we chat to Peter Arnold about how he came to be its Spitfire expert, the feature on his Seafire F.46 restoration from 1982… and his favourite ever cover

Stampe Formation Team talk favourite manoeuvres Article

Stampe Formation Team talk favourite manoeuvres

We speak to one part of the incredible line-up at Midlands Air Festival over the weekend, the Stampe Formation Team.

How they filmed the Battle of Britain dogfights Article

WATCH: How they really filmed the Battle of Britain dogfight scenes

It’s probably the most famous footage from the best-known historic aviation movie of all time – but as pilot John Preece explains, it took a few goes to get right…

“Michael Caine wanted to know what it was like to be an RAF pilot” Article

“Michael Caine wanted to know what it was like to be an RAF pilot”

For John Preece and his fellow Battle of Britain film pilots, mixing with stars like Caine and Susannah York on set was a fascinating experience…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Partnership Series - Welcome Bing

In the latest update to the Partnership Series, Jessie Levine, Program Manager of Bing Maps discusses some of the technologies Bing Maps brings to the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

London Blitz 1940 Article

Memories of The Blitz, 80 years on

At 4.56pm on September 7 1940, London’s air raid sirens signalled the start of a nine-month bombing offensive by the Luftwaffe. Including one lady’s recollections from the time, Key.Aero looks back at a hugely destructive campaign – for both sides