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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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Historic

Fresh livery for preserved Spanish Phantom 

'Titanes Phorever' jet unveiled at Torrejon Air Base

New colours for Australian Hunter

Former Royal Singaporean Air Force (RSAF) Hawker Hunter F.74S 546 was unveiled to the public on October 26, 2022 during a special ceremony at its Hunter Warbirds Aviation Centre home, Scone, New South Wales, Australia, wearing Royal Air Force (RAF) colours following an extensive 100-day restoration.

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Who was pioneering aviator Oscar Garden?

Pioneering aviator Oscar Garden is best remembered for his astonishing 18-day flight in a Gipsy Moth, travelling from London to Australia in 1930. In the years that followed, the New Zealander’s love of flying did not abate. Here his daughter Mary Garden details his flying boat adventures before and during World War Two…

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Lake Windermere's incredible Waterbird

Newly airborne from Lake Windermere this summer, the replica of the unique Waterbird represents a tremendous accomplishment — and a delightful way to recall the achievements of the 1911 original

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How good was the Sopwith Camel in battle?

Sopwith’s most famous fighter earned its reputation in hard fought aerial combats. Andrew Thomas documents the wartime use of the legendary biplane

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Military

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How is the USAF's PACAF command posturing to address the China threat?

The USAF’s Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) command faces an increasing challenge amid growing tensions with China. AirForces Monthly takes a detailed view of PACAF and the vital role it plays

Belgium’s first F-35A is now in production

The Belgian Ministry of Defence revealed that the manufacturing process of the country’s first F-35A Lightning II has begun at Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 14

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 120: World Cup Edition

Calling all aviation and football fans! The hotly anticipated FIFA World Cup 2022 has officially kicked off in Qatar, with 32 nations vying to get their hands on the coveted trophy! While there is no trophy here, can you correctly identify these 32 military aircraft with their respective operators in this special World Cup edition of the Monday Military Aviation Quiz?

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Commercial

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What next for Norwegian carrier Flyr?

Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, CEO of Norwegian carrier Flyr, tells Tom Batchelor about the ups and downs of running a new airline in these uncertain times

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North American airlines: the post-pandemic battle

Tom Batchelor takes an in-depth look at how North America’s airlines are tackling everything from pilot shortages to a jumpy cargo sector

QUIZ: World Cup football flights

With the World Cup about to kick off in Qatar, national teams from around the globe have jetted to the Middle East. From VIP jets to special charters, in this special edition of our weekly quiz, we're testing your knowledge of how the international squads have reached Doha. Good luck!

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Flight Simulation

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport released

The latest German destination from Aerosoft is Airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

FlightControlReplay v5 out now

FlightControlReplay (FCR) developer, Fabio Merlo has announced FCR version 5 for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Prepar3D v5 has been released.

Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls XPC ready for shipping

Honeycomb Aeronautical announces global shipping of Alpha Flight Controls XPC and Honeycomb Xbox Hub.

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