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Historic

VIDEO: The incredible story of a lost Halifax

Used for the bombing raid on the Tirpitz, this Halifax crash-landed on a frozen lake in Norway. 26 years later, it was found by a team of divers…

Lancaster Vs. Flying Fortress

Rounding off our Lancaster week, we take a look at the stats of Britain's iconic WWII bomber in comparison to America's...

VIDEO: The RAF Museum's Avro Lancaster

Key.Aero speaks to Ian Thirsk of the Royal Airforce Museum about their iconic Lancaster Bomber...

“The Lancaster story that changed my life”

As part of our series, MyPast – where you get to tell us your historic aviation stories – George Corney tells us about the day that sums up the bravery of the men who went up in the Lancaster during World War II

FlyPast Podcast Episode 3

In Episode 3, the team discuss their favourite museums, flying lessons, and some heroic restorations.

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Military

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Private sector satellite services “game changer” for Ukraine

The provision of satellite imaging capabilities to Ukraine has significantly aided the country in shaping the strategic military response to Russia’s February 24 invasion, according to a former chairman of the State Space Agency of Ukraine

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The MBDA missiles set to make the F-35 and Rafale even deadlier

Hard-hitting missiles are being developed by MBDA to make the F-35 and Rafale much deadlier in the battlespace, following the types’ upgrades later this decade

Australia to acquire AH-64Es and expand its MH-60R fleet

The Australian government announced on May 9 that it will proceed with the purchase of 29 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardians and expand its fleet of Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopters by 13

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Commercial

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Qantas: Managing the COVID Challenge

Qantas had big plans for 2020 and it was poised to commemorate its 100th anniversary this year...

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Sikorsky Skycrane: Versatile Heavy Lifter

Originally operated by the US Army to move outsize cargo...

Al Baker: No Airbus or Boeing Deliveries Until 2022

Qatar Airways will be accepting no deliveries of any Airbus or Boeing aircraft this year or next. Akbar Al Baker, the company’s CEO told Sky News this afternoon that he had notified both manufacturers of the decision.

Britten-Norman Celebrates Islander’s 55th Birthday

British aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman celebrated the 55th anniversary of the BN-2 Islander’s first flight on June 13.

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The Future of Holidays

That well-earned summer break you’ve been waiting for could be just around the corner. From the airport experience to the cost of flights, Thomas Haynes investigates what holidays could be like in the post COVID-19 world

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Flight Simulation

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UK2000 Interview with Gary Summons

In this exclusive interview, we talk to the highly respected designer Gary Summons - well known for his highly detailed and awardwinning UK2000 series of scenery add-ons.

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SSG’s Boeing 747-8i

Anniversary Edition

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Challenging Airports - Nuuk, Greenland (BGGH)

With links to other towns in the country and international points beyond, the small airport at Nuuk is an essential gateway to the region.

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Upcoming Events

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

Sheppard AFB - Sheppard Air Show

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Wichita Falls, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.