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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 QUIZ: BRITISH INTERWAR FIGHTERS

They say the interwar period was the golden era of aviation, but how much do you know about Britain's fighters of that era?

Curtain call for Gatwick’s Dart Herald?

The UK Heritage Aviation Trust (UKHAT) – which aims to “pay tribute to those that designed, built, maintained and flew the aircraft that once graced our skies” – have announced it is no longer in a position to save Handley Page Dart Herald G-CEXP…

Tangmere tower rescue bid

A project to rescue the 1944-built Tangmere control tower is under way

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Progress for Lancaster return to flight project

One of the most intriguing restoration initiatives in British aviation history is gathering pace at its East Kirkby, Lincolnshire home

Memorial to Churchill’s Few unveiled

Randolph Churchill, great grandson of the wartime leader, has unveiled a new tribute

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Military

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How the Italian Air Force celebrated 40 years of the Tornado

Specially painted jets and a ten-ship formation flypast were just two of the highlights at the Italian Air Force’s recent 40 years of the Panavia Tornado celebrations. Marco Rossi travelled to Ghedi Air Base to join the festivities

USAF F-35A crashes at Hill AFB

A USAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II has crashed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah

Russian jets fire missile at RAF aircraft

A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker released a missile in the ‘vicinity’ of an RAF aircraft during a 90-minute stand off over the Black Sea, the UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has revealed

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Commercial

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AIR International November 2022

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Are Emirates Airbus A380s coming to Stansted?

In a first for the Essex gateway, a double airbridge has been introduced – which is capable of being used to access the upper deck of Airbus A380s. Find out more here…

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ATP Flight School in BIG Cessna Skyhawk order

America's largest flight school will boost its Cessna Skyhawk contingent. Find out the latest developments here…

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Flight Simulation

F6F-5 Hellcat for Microsoft Flight Simulator

FlyingIron Simulations has released the F6F-5 Hellcat for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Battle of Normandy released

The IL-2 Sturmovik team has announced that after almost three years of development, Battle of Normandy is now released in Early Access.

X-Plane 12 enters Early Access

Laminar Research has announced X-Plane 12 has been released in Early Access.

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