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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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Aeroplane January 2023

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Airline Gemini goes on show at Kristiansand

Classic Miles twin exhibited in airport terminal building

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Military

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

USAF ushers in era of the B-21 after new stealth bomber makes public debut

The USAF marked a major milestone in its history on December 2, when the air arm ushered in a new age of sixth-generation combat aircraft with the public unveiling of the B-21 Raider stealth bomber at Northrop Grumman’s production facilities in Palmdale, California

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Commercial

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Why was the Boeing 707 so popular with British airlines?

Despite protectionist objections from politicians, UK carriers embraced the Boeing 707 during the 1960s and 1970s. Lee Cross explores the US type’s introduction with various British airlines.

Why this TUI 737 is now flying cargo in Rwanda

For more than a decade it shuttled holidaymakers around Europe, but now this Boeing 737 example has found a new lease of life in Africa. Find out more...

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…

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Flight Simulation

Giant flying boats and wine: how Microsoft Flight Simulator celebrated 40 years

Microsoft Flight Simulator reached a historic milestone this month when it celebrated its 40th anniversary in style at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Thomas Haynes reports from the special event

Seville Airport out now

MK-Studios has announced Seville Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

X-Plane touches down in Oklahoma City

Scenery developer, iniBuilds has released Will Rogers World Airport (KOKC) for X-Plane 11 and 12.

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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.