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Lancaster wireless operator recollections: Standout wartime sorties 

John Elliott was a Lancaster wireless operator; in the January 2013 issue of FlyPast he shared his memories with Steve Bond

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My wartime Lancaster tour with Canada’s ‘Moose’ squadron 

In the June 2011 issue of FlyPast Edward Darlington detailed his extended Lancaster tour with Canada’s ‘Moose squadron

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Profiling four Lancaster aircrew who epitomise bravery

In the October 2013 issue of FlyPast Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork examined four very different Lancaster aircrew, each of whom excelled at ‘pressing on’

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Canadian Lancaster UK visit: A formation sensation

In 2014, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Lancaster undertook a memorable visit to the UK, with the highlight for many being the chance to see it fly in formation with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster. In the November 2014 issue of Flypast Nigel Price reviewed the tour’s highlights upto that point

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Military

USS Tripoli returns after successful first Indo-Pacific deployment

The US Navy's second America-class amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA-7), returned to Naval Base San Diego in California - the vessel's home port - with its complement of Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs on November 29, after completing its first operational deployment to the Indo-Pacific.

Japan orders two more KC-46As

Boeing has been awarded a Foreign Military Sales contract to deliver two additional KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tankers to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, bringing the total now on contract for Japan to six

First USAF F-15s leave Kadena as phased withdrawal effort begins

The phased withdrawal of USAF-operated Boeing F-15C/D Eagles from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, commenced on December 1, when the first eight 18th Wing aircraft departed from the base

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Commercial

Emirates is bringing even more A380s to Gatwick

The UAE-based carrier has boosted A380 services to the British capital ahead of the holiday rush. Find out more here…

Norse to link New York with FOURTH European city

The fledgling carrier has recently revealed plans for more flights to New York. Find out here…

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The next level of realism with flight simulators

For many aviation enthusiasts, the term ‘flight simulator’ conjures up images of desktop PCs and joysticks. But this virtual pastime is now being taken to the next level, as Airliner World’s Craig West discovered.

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Flight Simulation

AV-8B Harrier lands in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aircraft developer, DC Designs has announced its first vertical take-off aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator - the AV-8B Harrier II is out now.

Stockholm-Arlanda V2 development update

Orbx has released new preview images of the upcoming ESSA Stockholm-Arlanda V2.

Telluride 2022 for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

Scenery developer UK2000 has released Telluride Regional Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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