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Historic

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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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Epic 400-mile flight in a crippled Lancaster 

In the December 2009 FlyPast Graham Pitchfork detailed a crew’s 400-mile flight in a badly damaged Lancaster

NTSB releases preliminary report into Dallas air show mid-air crash

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has highlighted the absence of altitude deconfliction briefings in its preliminary report into the mid-air collision at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow on November 12.

HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: AVRO LANCASTER EDITION

With Key.Aero celebrating Avro’s legendary Lancaster, the Historic team ask the question… how much do you know about the ‘Lanc’?

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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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Military

US Army names Bell’s V-280 Valor as Black Hawk successor

The US Army revealed on December 5 that it has awarded the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft contract to Bell Textron and its V-280 Valor tiltrotor – a platform that will eventually replace the service’s Black Hawk helicopters and shape the future of US Army Aviation operations

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Why is Brazil retiring its Mi-35M gunships after just 10 years of ops?

The decision by Brazil to ditch its Hind gunships by the end of 2022 came as a surprise. AirForces Monthly examines the factors behind the grounding of the fleet

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

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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

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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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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