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An F-111E outside a hardened aircraft shelter at Upper Heyford. USAF/Staff Sergeant David S Nolan Article

Flying the F-111E in the UK, roles and memorable sorties

Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) recalls what it was like flying in the UK and describes a typical F-111 low-level training sortie

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Avro Vulcan pilot John LeBrun on bomb loads

Whilst the Vulcan was capable of carrying conventional payloads, it originally formed the backbone of Britain’s nuclear deterrent, as retired Vulcan pilot John LeBrun discusses

An F-111E dropping bombs. USAF/TSGT Jose Lopez Article

F-111E exercises and weapons detachments

Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) recalls the exercises and weapons detachments he participated in while flying with the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing

Two F-111Es over Upper Heyford. USAF/TSGT Jose Lopez Article

Upper Heyford F-111 Pilot Interview – Cold War Tales - Full length

Former USAF F-111 pilot Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) gives fascinating insights into this potent fighter-bomber and recounts some flying experiences while based RAF Upper Heyford with the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing

A 20th TFW F-111E. USAF/TSGT Jose Lopez Article

F-111 capsule ejection system explained

The F-111 had an unusual ejection system about which Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) reveals some remarkable facts

Two F-111Es from the 79th TFS refuelling from a KC-135. USAF/SSGT Fernando Serna Article

Flying different variants of the F-111

In the second part of our interview with Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) he details his flying career and the main differences between variants of F-111

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The United States Air Force in Britain

Until now, books describing the USAF presence in the United Kingdom...

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Inside the world’s biggest aircraft carrier

Three years to the day since President Trump commissioned it, we take a closer look at the USS Gerald R. Ford – so big it has space for over 75 aircraft and can launch 220 airstrikes a day.

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Shuttleworth hosts revolutionary drive-in airshow

Historic aviation events are back, social distance style! But don’t worry if you missed it – we went along and videoed it

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B-2 Spirit’s Arctic Mission

Thirty-one years after its first flight on July 17 1989, the B-2 Spirit may meet its replacement next year – but the world’s only flying wing still has a global presence.

Bonus content: Watch dramatic video footage of two B-2 Spirits being refuelled by a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker while on a mission north of the Arctic Circle.

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Amazing warbird display marks VJ Day

Watch our 8-minute video with incredible footage of historic aircraft honouring the landmark 75th anniversary of the war’s end

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The pub where Spitfire pilots drank

Key.Aero meets two Spitfire experts at The Eagle in Cambridge, a place with a poignant tribute to the pilots who gave their lives.

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The Spitfire’s elliptical wing explained

Spitfire aficionados Tony Hoskins and Hugh Hunt discuss the design of the most famous aircraft wing ever made.

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The world’s greatest Spitfire collection?

The Heritage Hangar at Biggin Hill is home to an incredible group of Spitfires. With tours currently closed due to Covid, Key.Aero gives you a video tour of one of historic aviation’s most impressive places.