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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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The Aéronavale formation: Baptiste Salis in the F4U-5NL Corsair...

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The exquisite Klemm KI 35 SE-BGA at Siegerland, where it is now...

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Aircraft Report: KC-10A Extender

McDonnell Douglas’ KC-10A Extender has provided a key role in supporting US military and NATO operations for almost 40 years, but the sun is setting on this unique trijet tanker’s operational life

U-2 makes Mildenhall emergency landing

A Lockheed Martin U-2S Dragon Lady, tail number 68-10337 (c/n 059), and callsign, ‘Legit 01’, made an emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall, gliding in after engine failure on August 10.

Israel’s second F-35I squadron declared operational

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) announced that its second Lockheed Martin F-35I ‘Adir’ unit – 116th Squadron ‘Lions of the South’ – had been declared officially operational on August 6.

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Hawaiian Airlines has grown to become a major pan-Pacific player...

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The Skye’s the Limit

Tony Mallett goes airside at Heathrow to spend a busy morning with Skye Hester...

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The women leading a flying revolution

Louise Rose Jones takes a look at the female aviators who forged the way for today’s women of the skies...

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