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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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How's one of the world's most fascinating Spitfire restorations progressing?

A primary aim in returning Spitfire PRIV AA810 to flying condition is to pay tribute to the RAF’s photo-reconnaissance squadrons — and to do so with a meticulous rebuild of this very rare machine

Wartime carrier pilot flies again

Former Fleet Air Arm pilot Geoffrey ‘Robbie’ Robson, RN, who is 97-years young, went flying again recently, courtesy of the Buckminster Gliding Club at Saltby

HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION

How good is your aircraft recognition? Can you recognise these experimental types?

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Restoration awaits Australian C-47

Australia’s Historical Aircraft Restoration Society is to restore Douglas C-47A Dakota 43-48234

Yorkshire Air Museum launches Save Our Tower Appeal

A fundraising campaign has begun to help with the restoration of a Grade 2 Listed World War Two control tower

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Military

109th AW ‘Skibird’ marks first Antarctic deployment with upgraded engines

After receiving new, more powerful turboprop engines, the New York ANG's 109th Airlift Wing deployed the first of five Lockheed LC-130H Hercules transports to Antarctica on October 19 in support of research operations being conducted by the US National Science Foundation

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 119

Welcome to the 119th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

UK marks operational debut for AH-64E

The British Army Air Corps' newly acquired Boeing AH-64E (Version 6) Apache Guardian attack helicopter has marked its operational debut after the type participated in Exercise Talon Guardian

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Commercial

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Joe Sutter: the man who designed the Boeing 747

A tribute to Joseph ‘Joe’ Sutter, the ‘father’ of the 747 from a 2021 special publication on the Jumbo.

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Inside all-Boeing 747 airline Cargolux

James Ronayne visited Cargolux to learn about the carrier’s operations and his article appeared in the November 2015 issue of Aviation News.

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Inside the cockpit flying 747 Hajj flights from Baghdad – part 2

In the April 2011 issue of Airliner World Captain Alan Carter concluded recounting his day’s task of flying pilgrims from Baghdad to Madinah and back.

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Flight Simulation

Typhoon for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

CJ Simulations has released its first aircraft collection for Microsoft Flight Simulator - the Eurofighter Typhoon.

X-Plane 12 arrives in Brisbane

Orbx has announced YBBN Brisbane Airport is now available for X-Plane 12.

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Flight sim airports - Part 2

In part 2, we continue our exploration of some of the more recently available airports in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Quality and features vary quite widely but we will start with one of the best: CYYZ Toronto Pearson International Airport by FlyTampa, where obsession to detail appears to be the hallmark of the designers.

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