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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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New monument features Sabre and MiG

Following a delay caused by the pandemic, the Planes of Fame Air Museum has finally opened its Korean War Memorial at Chino, California. 

Battle of Britain artwork displayed

A new painting of the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent is now on display at London’s RAF Club

Pilot descendants attend Stow Maries Remembrance

The normally bustling museum, which boasts a large collection of Royal Flying Corps World War One buildings, fell silent in tribute to the fallen on Sunday

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Aeroplane meets... Shuttleworth chief pilot Paul Stone

The Shuttleworth Collection’s chief pilot holds a unique place in historic aviation — and the current incumbent, an ex-Sea Harrier man and test pilot, brings a wealth of experience

Tragedy in Texas

The thoughts of all at FlyPast and Key Aero are with those affected by yesterday’s accident

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Military

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IN PICTURES: Uganda marks Independence Day with stylish military flypast!

Held annually at the Kololo Airstrip in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, the national Independence Day Ceremony and Military Parade was celebrated on October 9, with the Uganda People’s Defence Air Force marking the occasion with a stylish flypast

Secretive X-37B spaceplane returns from record-breaking two-year mission

The US Space Force’s secretive Boeing X-37B OTV – a highly classified, unmanned, reusable spaceplane – has returned to Earth after successfully completing its sixth operational mission, during which the platform beat its own previous flight duration record by remaining in orbit for 908 days before landing

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AIR International December 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Commercial

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What makes the 747-8 the ultimate Jumbo?

The age of the Jumbo jet began more than 50 years ago when Boeing launched the 747. As the final aircraft nears delivery, Bruce Hales-Dutton details the latest, and now last-ever, variant.

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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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Flight Simulation

DCS: MB-339 out now

Eagle Dynamics has announced third-party developer, IndiaFoxtEcho has released the MB-339 for DCS World.

Unalaska Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Orbx has announced that PADU Unalaska Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

London Heathrow for X-Plane 12

Origami Studios has announced London Heathrow EGLL is now available for X-Plane 12.

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