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Ever wondered how the Battle of Britain film was created?

Watch exclusive interviews with pilot John Preece, and Spitfire historian Peter Arnold about filming the best-known historic aviation movie of all time to find out.

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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

42 out of 46 former Flybe domestic routes have now been restored

As 'Flybe 2.0' gains momentum, it’s been revealed that a significant proportion of its former links have been re-established in its absence

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...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 17

In the latest episode of the FlyPast Podcast, the team celebrates Vulcan Week on Key.Aero by chatting to Sam Scrimshaw, the Deputy Crew Chief on XH558...

A guided tour of the Vulcan cockpit

Taff Stone, the Chief Engineer at the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, shows you around the controls...

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Orbx Simulations' Paris City Landmarks

In this review, we visit the capital of France and take a closer look at some of the 200 new points of interest added to Microsoft Flight Simulator by the Orbx TrueEarth team.

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Microsoft’s UK Update 

For its third world update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Microsoft/Asobo team has given the UK a makeover, applying improvements such as more accurate terrain elevation, new textures as well as upgraded airports and points of interest.

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Which airlines were the original operators of the Boeing 747?

Many carriers have flown the venerable Boeing 747 since its introduction in 1970, but there are only a select few who can make the claim of being the original jumbo customers. Key.Aero examines which firms acquired brand-new examples of the iconic jet

PC Pilot Issue 133 Out Now

The new May/June issue of PC Pilot has finally touched down and as always, it is loaded with exciting reviews, features and tutorials.

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Digital Design’s Liverpool John Lennon Airport

We take a look at one of the UK’s regional airports: Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport by Digital Design.

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

On this day 69 years, ago a prototype of the B-52 performed the bomber’s maiden flight. Still in service today, we present five photos from the early days of the Stratofortress...

Meribel Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Scenery developer Orbx has announced LFKX Meribel Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Vulcan XH558: What is Operation Safeguard?

How a fundraising campaign for one of Britain’s most cherished aeroplanes is aiming to inspire the next generation of engineers...

Inside the Vulcan’s bomb bay

Watch as Taff Stone, Chief Engineer at the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, discusses the deadly weaponry that XH558 could be equipped with...

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

Nicknamed ‘The Flying Pencil’, the Bristol 188 performed its maiden flight on April 14, 1962. Here are five stunning photos of it from our archive

Bell starts production of Bahraini AH-1Zs

Bell has commenced production of the 12 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters, which have been ordered by the Kingdom of Bahrain

Samedan Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Orbx has announced LSZS Samedan Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Bumper Vulcan Quiz

You might think you know everything there is to know about the Avro Vulcan, but we've put together the ultimate quiz to find out just how much you really know...

MSFS World Update IV: France/Benelux Out Now

Asobo Studio has released World Update IV: France/Benelux for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

EasyJet expects to ramp up flights from May

The low-cost operator is banking on borders opening up next month in order to increase the number of flights it operates

The restoration of XH558

In 2004, over 20 years after its final RAF flight, permission was granted to restore the XH558 back to flying condition. This is how it was done…

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The world’s shortest airline routes

Key.Aero examines which connections can rightfully make the claim of being the briefest. While you might be familiar with the winner, there are also some surprises in the list…

Huge grant awarded to Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre at Newquay Airport has received a grant of £40,300 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

A commercial passenger-carrying development of the famous Vickers Vimy flew for the first time on April 13 in 1919. Check out these photos from our archive of some of the Vimy family of aircraft

Norway’s first Poseidon enters final assembly

Boeing is preparing to commence final assembly of the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s (RNoAF’s) first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft

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