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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

Nimrod crew tribute unveiled in Scotland

The Morayvia Museum at Kinloss in Scotland recently unveiled a memorial to crew members lost in three Nimrod crashes

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with marathon Dragon Rapide restoration

Volunteer Ken Pye talks about the de Havilland Aircraft Museum’s resurrection of a classic airliner

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Battle of Britain's forgotten 'Few': a Canadian desperate to join the RAF's fight

The mother of Camille Bon Seigneur said her son was “filled with the highest ideals”. Alas, his participation in the Battle of Britain was to be brief

Historic Aviation Quiz: The USAF at 75 Edition

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Air Force … but how much do you know about the service's early days?

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Battle of Britain’s forgotten ‘Few’: a brave naval aviator

The tragic tale of Fleet Air Arm pilot Arthur Blake, who fought in the RAF alongside a childhood friend

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Military

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Inside the US Navy Reserve's last operational P-3C Orion squadron

Washington’s Patrol Squadron 69 (VP-69) ‘Totems’ was the sole active P-3C squadron in the US Navy Reserve fleet until September 30. AirForces Monthly visited the unit to report on the twilight of its Orion operations

Dutch MOD progressing with plan to reopen De Peel Air Base for F-35 ops

Plans to reopen De Peel Air Base for F-35A Lightning II operations from 2024 continue to make progress as the Dutch MOD strives to find room to expand its operational footprint following earlier base closures amidst the continued deterioration of the global security situation

More than 50 F-35As now in Australian service

A further four Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters have been delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force, bringing the total number in service to 54 aircraft out of 72 on order

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Commercial

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Aviation News November 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Embraer’s E2 orderbook increase

The Brazilian manufacturer has revealed new commitments for its E2 family of jets at the Istanbul Airshow 2022. Find out more…

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World Airline Passenger Ranking for 2021: Cirium analysis

In this month’s catch-up with the Cirium team, chief of strategy Kevin O’Toole looks back at how the world’s largest airlines fared during the pandemic

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Flight Simulation

FS Academy – Jetliner Review Review Premium

FS Academy – Jetliner review

The product under review here is designed for those who are competent with the rudiments of flying but who would like to progress to something a bit more challenging, which in this case is an Airbus A320.

Airbus H125 for X-Plane released

Cowan Simulation has announced the H125 (previously named the AS350 B3e) is now available for X-Plane 11.

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Orbx's EU Great Britain North reviewed

Great Britain is one of the best-represented corners of the world when it comes to Microsoft Flight Simulator scenery. Not only have the isles been treated to their very own world update from Asobo but Orbx has now released its second add-on in a series of ‘off airport’ scenery packs that brings hundreds of missing landmarks to the United Kingdom.

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