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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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Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome begins recruitment drive

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Trust is offering prospective volunteers the chance to take a backstage tour of its fascinating aviation heritage site on Saturday February 26th. Expert members of their Queens Award winning team will guide you and answer your questions as you tour this unique project.

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Aeroplane March 2022

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Birth of a legendary bizjet family

Arguably the most famous name in the bizjet world is ‘Lear Jet’, with the latest variant Learjet (as it is now called) still in production by Bombardier almost 60 years after the original’s first flight. We take a look back at the very early days of the programme with this article from ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News ‘, published on May 21, 1964

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's FlyPast Picture of the Week was taken by Roger Staker

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A Visit to Bolt Head

Ken Ellis suggests a coastal walk to an airfield with a unique wartime heritage

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Military

First Italian F-35A lands at Ghedi Air Base

The first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II destined for the Italian Air Force's 6º Stormo (6th Wing) 'Diavoli Rossi (Red Devils)' landed at Ghedi Air Base in Northern Italy on June 16

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ILA Berlin 2022: Lockheed Martin drops F-16 Block 70/72 from Czech fighter race

As the Czech Air Force continues to weigh up its plans to potentially replace its 14-strong Saab JAS-39C/D Gripen multi-role fighter fleet, Lockheed Martin has revealed that it has decided to drop its F-16 Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon proposal to instead prioritise its F-35A Lightning II offering

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ILA Berlin 2022: Strong presence of Airbus H145 military derivatives at show

The extremely popular military derivative of the light, twin-engined Airbus H145 were present in force at the ILA Berlin Airshow, with three different examples on display

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Commercial

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AirX uses bizjet on Ukraine aid mission

From WhatsApp to warzone: Airliner World visited AirX’s Stansted base for anything but your average bizjet charter

Why this biz jet endured -37c in Canada

The road (or runway) to aircraft certification is a challenging one! Learn why this biz jet had to endure a deep freeze trial in the far north of Canada

TAP A320 thrust reverser deploys during go-around

Danish investigators have opened an inquiry into an inadvertent thrust reverser deployment during a go-around involving a TAP Air Portugal Airbus A320.

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Flight Simulation

New Brazilian Destination for X-Plane

Scenery developer, Global Art has released SBSP - Congonhas Airport in Brazil for X-Plane 11.

Aviat Aircraft Husky for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Asobo Studio has announced the Aviat Aircraft Husky A-1C is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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EU Great Britain Central for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Great Britain Central is Orbx's first landmark region pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, designed especially for "low-and-slow" pilots for exploring and discovering new regions.

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