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How the Lancaster became the first British aircraft to fly around the world 

A Lancaster called ‘Aries’ was the first British aircraft to fly around the world and later became a pioneer of polar flying. In a 2022 special publication on the Lancaster, Graham Pitchfork described its remarkable achievements

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Aviation News January 2023

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Another award for Waterbird team

Vintage Aircraft Club accolade adds to Lakes Flying Company’s list of gongs

Soviet Hurricane project resurfaces in Kent

Ex-Russian fighter to be restored at Rochester

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When Sweden put a jet engine on a Lancaster

Jan Forsgren recalls Sweden’s five-engined Lancaster

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 122

Welcome to the 122nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Poseidons from US Navy's VP-45 complete Exercise Keen Sword 23

Patrol Squadron 45 ‘The World Famous Pelicans’, a US Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft squadron, has concluded its participation in Exercise Keen Sword 23 – an annually held bilateral training exercise that aims to enhance US-Japan interoperability and operational readiness in the Indo-Pacific region

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Inside US F-22 air shielding along NATO eastern flank

Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptors have taken on air shielding taskings along NATO’s eastern flank. Peter ten Berg reports from Łask Air Base in Poland

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Commercial

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Insight into Air Astana: We sit down with the airline's president and CEO

Airliner World’s Craig West travelled east to the Kazakh city of Almaty to hear how flag carrier Air Astana is transforming its business and cementing its position as the leading airline in the region.

The Ultimate Boeing 707 Quiz!

We're delving into the aviation archive to celebrate one of the most iconic jetliners of all time. From early prototypes to final operators, this is your chance to test your knowledge of the Boeing 707. Good luck!

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Aviation News January 2023

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Flight Simulation

Offshore Landmarks: North Sea released

Aerosoft has released a new scenery pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator covering the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish sea with platforms, wind farms and shipping traffic.

Oslo Gardermoen out now

JustSim has released ENGM Oslo Airport Gardermoen for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Fulcrum announces new simulator controls

Fulcrum Simulator Controls has started pre-orders for the upcoming Fulcrum Throttle, with shipping expected to commence in February 2023. The company also unveiled two new products: the Pro Jetliner Levers and Trim Wheel.

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.