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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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Unique VL Myrsky on show

The Myrsky MY-14 project has been put on display in Tikkakoski....

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Submarine Detective

Fairey Gannet This month’s Andy Hay artwork provides examples...

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Seaplane replica taking shape in Denmark

The fuselage framework of the Tekniske Museum’s FF.49C project...

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Phantom refurbishment begins at Bentwaters

McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2 XV401 is being restored at Bentwaters...

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Midwestern Magic

OSHKOSH • USA Kev Baxter reports from the ever-impressive...

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The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 50

Welcome to the 50th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Multiple fatalities in Philippine C-130H crash

A Lockheed C-130H Hercules tactical transport belonging to the Philippine Air Force crashed while attempting to land at Jolo Airport on Jolo Island in the nation’s Sulu province on July 4, killing 47 people

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Russia teases HMS Queen Elizabeth with MiG-31K, Tu-22M3 deployments

Russian bombers were training for a maritime war off the coast of Syria in late June, just as HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in the eastern Mediterranean

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Picking up the pieces

The domestic aviation market in the UK experienced seismic shocks in 2020. Tom Batchelor reviews the events of the last 12 months and speaks to executives of the country’s major airlines to find out how they weathered the storm created by the collapse of Flybe and the COVID-19 pandemic

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Polynesian propliners

Commercial aviation has been a difficult nut to crack in Tonga since the first domestic flights took off in 1972. Bernd Sturm recalls a visit to the South Pacific kingdom and the brief period when Chathams Pacific connected the island nation with Convair classics

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The Baron’s 2021 predictions

We’ve enlisted our good friend Baron Felix von Tempelhof to highlight some topics to keep on your radar for the year ahead…

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Just Flight's C-46 Commando

Just Flight’s C-46 Commando...

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ATC Air Traffic Control

Jessica Bannister-Pearce takes a look at ATC and third-party...

Navigraph charts now available

Following a year of development and two months of beta testing,...

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