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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

Historic Aviation Quiz: British Aircraft Recognition

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

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What's life without a Bird Dog?

Emerging from restoration in late 2021, a stunning Cessna Bird Dog joined the UK circuit and has already picked up a prestigious award at Goodwood. Darren Harbar goes air-to-air with the Vietnam war specialist aircraft...

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Portuguese Air Force F-86 Sabre

On September 18, 2022 at Monte Real AB annual open gates day, a newly restored F-86F Sabre was presented in silver with red nose, wing and tail tips, as per the colour scheme of the short-lived Esquadra 52 “Galos” (Roosters)…  

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FlyPast November 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Why did Vulcan XM655 run off the runway at Wellesbourne?

Following its runway excursion on Friday, the XM655 Maintenance and Preservation Society provided an update…

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Military

US Navy launches training operations with the TH-73A Thrasher

US Navy Student Naval Aviators assigned to Training Air Wing 5 (TAW-5) at NAS Whiting Field in Milton, Florida, have begun advanced helicopter training with the service’s new Leonardo TH-73A Thrasher helicopter

NATO commences aerial refuelling trials between Gripen and A330 MRTT

NATO's Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Unit (MMU) initiated the Saab JAS 39 Gripen air-to-air refuelling (AAR) test campaign on October 4

UK’s A400M fleet nears completion with penultimate delivery

The RAF’s fleet of Airbus A400M Atlas C1 heavy-lift tactical transports has grown to 21 aircraft, following the arrival of the penultimate example (serial ZM420) at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on October 11

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Commercial

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Why Orlando International's new South Terminal C is game-changing

Chris Sloan visits Orlando to learn more about a multi-billion dollar addition to the Sunshine State’s primary leisure gateway.

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An overview of India's growing aviation market

Already one of the most dynamic markets on the planet, the Indian aviation scene is gearing up for a further period of radical growth, as Siddharth Ganesh explains.

QUIZ: Think you know your ICAO codes? (Part three!)

With the ICAO conference wrapping up in Montreal this week, there's no better time to put your knowledge of the organisation’s codes to the test. From global megahubs to regional gateways, are you ready for a real challenge?

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Flight Simulation

Redhill Aerodrome for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

Scenery developer, Burning Blue Design’s has announced EGKR Redhill Aerodrome for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Mount Patterson Camps for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Developed by //42, Mount Patterson Camps for Microsoft Flight Simulator features three BLM landing areas in Mono County, California in the Sweetwater Range, all terraformed with custom textures and elevation mesh.

Milan Malpensa incoming

Aerosoft has announced Mega Airport Milan Malpensa for Microsoft Flight Simulator is in development.

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