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Lancaster week

This week on Key.Aero we present a fascinating selection of articles on the legendary Avro Lancaster, including personal insights from missions during World War Two to some unusual roles that the aircraft was adapted for.

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Historic

Another award for Waterbird team

Vintage Aircraft Club accolade adds to Lakes Flying Company’s list of gongs

Soviet Hurricane project resurfaces in Kent

Ex-Russian fighter to be restored at Rochester

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Epic 400-mile flight in a crippled Lancaster 

In the December 2009 FlyPast Graham Pitchfork detailed a crew’s 400-mile flight in a badly damaged Lancaster

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When Sweden put a jet engine on a Lancaster

Jan Forsgren recalls Sweden’s five-engined Lancaster

NTSB releases preliminary report into Dallas air show mid-air crash

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has highlighted the absence of altitude deconfliction briefings in its preliminary report into the mid-air collision at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow on November 12.

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Military

First USAF F-15s leave Kadena as phased withdrawal effort begins

The phased withdrawal of USAF-operated Boeing F-15C/D Eagles from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, commenced on December 1, when the first eight 18th Wing aircraft departed from the base

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How the US Navy is enhancing TOPGUN training

With the spotlight on the silver screen for Top Gun: Maverick earlier this year, Nate Leong details ongoing changes to enhance training for the US Navy’s own Top Guns at NAS Fallon

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Highway Hornets: How does Finland train its F/A-18 pilots for dispersed ops?

AirForces Monthly hit the road to join the Finnish Air Force as it practised its long tradition of flying its F/A-18s from the country’s main dual carriageways

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Commercial

Emirates is bringing even more A380s to Gatwick

The UAE-based carrier has boosted A380 services to the British capital ahead of the holiday rush. Find out more here…

Norse to link New York with FOURTH European city

The fledgling carrier has recently revealed plans for more flights to New York. Find out here…

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The next level of realism with flight simulators

For many aviation enthusiasts, the term ‘flight simulator’ conjures up images of desktop PCs and joysticks. But this virtual pastime is now being taken to the next level, as Airliner World’s Craig West discovered.

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Flight Simulation

New Italian destination of MSFS

Orbx has announced LICA Lamezia Terme International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Offshore Landmarks: North Sea released

Aerosoft has released a new scenery pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator covering the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish sea with platforms, wind farms and shipping traffic.

Oslo Gardermoen out now

JustSim has released ENGM Oslo Airport Gardermoen for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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