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Vickers VC10 at 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Vickers VC10's first flight, Key.Aero has collated a special collection of articles which tell the story of the quadjet's design and development whilst also examining its airliner origins and its later success as a military platform.

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Operation Pedestal: the incredible mission to resupply Malta

With 2022 marking the 80th anniversary of Operation Pedestal, Joseph Galea Debono details the incredible operation to resupply the Mediterranean island of Malta

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"A pilot's aeroplane": BEA captain on flying the VC10

Captain R E Gillman, a senior BEA captain and senior flight training captain on its Vanguard fleet provides his assessment of flying the Vickers VC10 during its airworthiness handling trials in an article originally published in 1964

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Anatolian Phoenix: Turkey's helicopter multinational exercise

Combat Aircraft Journal visits Konya Air Base in Turkey to report on the rotary-wing focused multinational exercise Anatolian Phoenix

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Qantas returns to continental Europe

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BREAKING: Lufthansa is bringing back the Airbus A380

In the latest revival of fortunes for the super jumbo, Lufthansa has confirmed it will return the A380 to service. 

New Hawaiian destination for X-Plane

Northern Sky Studio has announced Lanai Airport for X-Plane 11 is now available.

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The VC10 could refuel a wide variety of UK and NATO aircraft. This included the Sea Harrier FRS.1, which could be fitted with a detachable in-flight refuelling probe Crown Copyright/Sgt Rick Brewell ABIPP Feature Premium

10 Sqn VC10s – commanding officer insights

The RAF’s air transport fleet of VC10 C.1s became dual-purpose tankers in the 1990s, adding aerial refuelling to the roles of 10 Sqn. Dr Kevin Wright talks with Gp Capt Tony Gunby (ret’d) about his tour as the squadron’s commanding officer

Phuket International Airport Released

Orbx has announced VTSP Phuket International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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The turbulent development of the Handley Page Victor

Going supersonic during a test flight and a number of deadly crashes were just some of the events that made development of the Handley Page Victor turbulent. Glenn Sands pays tribute to the men who designed and tested the crescent-winged wonder

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The complete story of the Vickers VC10

Gerry Sweet takes a nostalgic look at the Vickers VC10, the last long-haul airliner built solely by the British aircraft industry, as the type celebrates the 60th anniversary of its maiden flight.

Inside RAF VC10 Afghanistan and Iraq operations

In a soon-to-be-released special publication, Stephen Skinner details RAF VC10 Afghanistan and Iraq operations, where the quadjet saw frontline action in both the air-to-air refuelling and transport roles.

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'I flew 200 miles in the Grand Canyon': RCAF Argus pilot memories

Andy Bryski, a former Argus captain and display pilot describes to Tony Fairburn what it was like to fly this, one of the last great piston-engined heavyweights.

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Exploring New Zealand's Mount Cook Region

We explore NZA’s Mount Cook Region scenery pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, which encompasses the area around New Zealand’s tallest and most famous mountain, Mount Cook.

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The exhilarating experience of aerial dogfighting

If you think dogfighting for pleasure sounds like adrenaline-filled fun, you’d be right. Luke Bimm reveals the skills required are still the same as those used by pilots during World War One

Embraer receives firm P2F E-Jet order

Brazilian-based Embraer has secured a maiden firm contract for its passenger-to-freighter (P2F) E-Jets programme

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Behind the scenes of an RAF Venom squadron in 1955

‘The Aeroplane’ visited RAF Waterbeach to see 253 Squadron operating the Venom N.F.2 all-weather fighter and published its report in the December 23, 1955 issue

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B-25 Mitchell heads south for restoration

The rear fuselage and centre section of North American B-25J Mitchell 44-30861, nicknamed the Bedsheet Bomber, was transported by road to the Wings Aviation Museum near Balcombe, West Sussex, on May 3 to continue a thorough refurbishment.

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ILA Berlin 2022: More P-8A Poseidons for Germany?

After the German government signed a contract for the purchase of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in September 2021 – three months after formally accepting a letter of offer – there is now growing speculation that the order could be topped up with a further seven aircraft

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“I thought we were gone”: American A321 crew left shaken after wing strike

Newly released cockpit voice recorder (CVR) transcripts have revealed the shock and confusion expressed by an American Airlines Airbus A321 crew involved in a 2019 wing strike incident.

Lanzarote Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Just Flight has announced Lanzarote Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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ILA Berlin 2022: Luftwaffe receives first Airbus A321LR

Lufthansa Technik AG handed over the first of two Airbus A321LR (Long Range) strategic troop transports to the Luftwaffe at the ILA Berlin Airshow on June 23

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