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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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Atlas and DC-3 flypast marks Berlin Airlift anniversary

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The Fame Game

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SUFFOLK’S SUPERBASE

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CLASSIC AVIATOR | ALEXANDER DE SEVERSKY The dynamic career...

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Hurricane Heaven at Shuttleworth Airshow

The Shuttleworth Collection’s Military Airshow cemented its place in both aviation record books and folklore with no fewer than seven Hawker Hurricanes attending. Jamie Ewan reports

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Afghan Mi-17 crashes in Jaghatu

An Afghan Air Force-operated Mil Mi-17/17V-5 'Hip-H' heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter crashed during the night of June 8-9 in the Jaghatu district of Afghanistan’s Maidan Wardak province, following a technical malfunction

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Turkmenistan receives first C-27J Spartan

The Turkmenistan Air Force has received the first of an undisclosed number of Leonardo C-27J Spartan Next Generation (NG) tactical transports, following its arrival in-country on June 6

USAF retires final OC-135B following Open Skies withdrawal

The USAF formally retired the second and final Boeing OC-135B photo observation aircraft on June 4, following a ceremony at Lincoln Airport in Nebraska, which is serving as the temporary home of the 55th Wing’s 45th RS

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Lufthansa launches COVID-19 antigen rapid tests for passengers

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X-Plane 11

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