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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: AVRO LANCASTER EDITION

With Key.Aero celebrating Avro’s legendary Lancaster, the Historic team ask the question… how much do you know about the ‘Lanc’?

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My wartime Lancaster tour with Canada’s ‘Moose’ squadron 

In the June 2011 issue of FlyPast Edward Darlington detailed his extended Lancaster tour with Canada’s ‘Moose squadron

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Lancaster wireless operator recollections: Standout wartime sorties 

John Elliott was a Lancaster wireless operator; in the January 2013 issue of FlyPast he shared his memories with Steve Bond

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Profiling four Lancaster aircrew who epitomise bravery

In the October 2013 issue of FlyPast Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork examined four very different Lancaster aircrew, each of whom excelled at ‘pressing on’

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Canadian Lancaster UK visit: A formation sensation

In 2014, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Lancaster undertook a memorable visit to the UK, with the highlight for many being the chance to see it fly in formation with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster. In the November 2014 issue of Flypast Nigel Price reviewed the tour’s highlights upto that point

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Military

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Behind the scenes with 493rd FS F-15Cs

A selection of ten stunning photos from the book ‘Mission Ready – Inside the Best Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Air Force’ by Patrick van Dam

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Bahrain’s first AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter makes public debut

The first Bell AH-1Z Viper to be delivered to the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) appeared in the static display at the recent Bahrain International Airshow, which took place from November 9-11

Work on the Luftwaffe's first Pegasus SIGINT aircraft begins

Bombardier Defense revealed on November 28 that work to modify the aircraft into a SIGINT platform for the Luftwaffe has begun in support of Lufthansa Technik and the Hensoldt-led Pegasus programme

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Commercial

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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Vertical Aerospace VX4: the eVTOL with $5bn in pre-orders

The first maiden flight of a brand new UK-designed and built aircraft in more than two decades took place in September. Mark Broadbent reports on a major milestone for eVTOL experts Vertical Aerospace and its VX4

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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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