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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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Lancaster RAF debut – Into action with 44 Sqn

In a 2022 special publication on the Avro Lancaster Andrew Thomas tells the story of the Lancaster’s introduction to RAF service with 44 Squadron at Waddington

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Learning to fly the Lancaster: BBMF pilot insights 

Flight Lieutenant Seb Davey joined the Battle of Britain Memorial
Flight as a Dakota captain and Lancaster co-pilot for the 2013 season. 

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Aeroplane Archive Artwork January 2023

Aeroplane artwork featuring Mosquito BIVs DZ353 and DZ367 from No 105 Squadron at Marham in 1942 and BOAC Comet 4 G-APDA during 1958.

Swordfish receives Permit to Fly

The world's oldest Fairey Swordfish, Mk.I W5856, has completed its test flights and is now ‘operational’ once again

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What was the Air Transport Auxiliary?

The Battle of Britain is quite rightly associated with the endeavours of The Few – but these gallant airmen were not alone in contributing to the nation’s defence. Another key element was provided by the Air Transport Auxiliary, as Tara Leggett describes

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Military

RAF Voyager flies on 100% sustainable fuel

A Worlds first occurred on Wednesday November 16, after a RAF Voyager transport aircraft performed a flight whilst powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), making the RAF one step closer to its Net Zero goal by 2040.

Swiss F/A-18s return to Leeming for Yorknite 2022

From November 15 to December 9, Swiss Air Force F/A-18C Hornets are operating from RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire for Exercise Yorknite 2022

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 121

Welcome to the 121st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

CPK's project giants revealed

The company Centralny Port Komunikacyjny is in the process of selecting and signing contracts with key suppliers, from the point of view of the new CPK airport construction.

Icelandair reveals NEW US destination

The flag carrier has unveiled plans for a new addition to its routemap from the Midwestern United States. Find out which city now…

Atlas Air takes delivery of penultimate Boeing 747

The end of the Boeing 747 era has moved one step closer following the delivery of the second to last airframe.

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Flight Simulation

New Icelandic destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, ST Simulations has released Akureyri Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Inverness for X-Plane out now

Boundless Simulations has announced Inverness Airport is now available for X-Plane 11 and 12.

Baltimore-Washington for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest US destination from LatinVFR is Baltimore-Washington International Airport (KBWI) for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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