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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 AVIATION QUIZ: EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION

How good is your aircraft recognition? Can you recognise these experimental types?

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Restoration awaits Australian C-47

Australia’s Historical Aircraft Restoration Society is to restore Douglas C-47A Dakota 43-48234

Yorkshire Air Museum launches Save Our Tower Appeal

A fundraising campaign has begun to help with the restoration of a Grade 2 Listed World War Two control tower

‘Val’ arrives at Pearl Harbor museum

Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum took delivery of a rare Aichi D3A recently

Huey removed from building

A former Austrian Army helicopter has been relocated

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Military

109th AW ‘Skibird’ marks first Antarctic deployment with upgraded engines

After receiving new, more powerful turboprop engines, the New York ANG's 109th Airlift Wing deployed the first of five Lockheed LC-130H Hercules transports to Antarctica on October 19 in support of research operations being conducted by the US National Science Foundation

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 119

Welcome to the 119th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

UK marks operational debut for AH-64E

The British Army Air Corps' newly acquired Boeing AH-64E (Version 6) Apache Guardian attack helicopter has marked its operational debut after the type participated in Exercise Talon Guardian

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Commercial

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Cathay Pacific: Where the Boeing 747 is still flying high

As Boeing prepares to deliver its last 747 airliner, we caught up with Mark Hoey, general manager for operations at Cathay Pacific and former 747 chief pilot, to reflect on the iconic jet...

QUIZ: The Ultimate Boeing 747 Quiz!

As we continue to celebrate 747 Week here on Key.Aero, we've a very special edition of our commercial aviation quiz. This is your chance to put your knowledge of the Queen of the Skies to the test. Good luck!

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Joe Sutter: the man who designed the Boeing 747

A tribute to Joseph ‘Joe’ Sutter, the ‘father’ of the 747 from a 2021 special publication on the Jumbo.

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Flight Simulation

Girona–Costa Brava Airport out now

The latest destination from MK-STUDIOS is LEGE Girona–Costa Brava Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Little Gransden for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Burning Blue Design has announced that Little Gransden Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Analog King Air pack released

Black Square's Steam Gauge overhaul for the default MSFS King Air 350i provides a new interior and panel with 3D' steam' gauges and swappable radio configurations.

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