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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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Mitchell and Bolingbroke for East Kirkby

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre – home to Lancaster Just Jane – has now received a B-25 Mitchell and two Bolingbrokes

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FlyPast January 2023

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Defiant among RAF Museum items for ‘adoption’

To mark its half century, the RAF Museum has made several items available for ‘adoption’ – including its Boulton Paul Defiant

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Cosford exhibits moving to new museums

A number of airframes formerly at the RAF Museum Midlands are on their way to new homes

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New monument features Sabre and MiG

Following a delay caused by the pandemic, the Planes of Fame Air Museum has finally opened its Korean War Memorial at Chino, California. 

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Military

Just a Nice Pic Competition - Top 10!

Combat Aircraft Journal presents ten outstanding images from its first ‘just a nice pic’ competition.

RNLAF receives final CH-47F Chinook from Boeing

Boeing has delivered the 20th and final CH-47F Chinook to the Royal Netherlands Air Force

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Falcon 7X spotted in Indonesian Air Force colours

A Dassault Falcon 7X business jet wearing the markings of the Indonesian Air Force has been spotted in the Netherlands ahead of what is believed to be the aircraft’s imminent delivery to the Asian air arm

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Commercial

JetBlue confirm NEW European destination

The US-based carrier plans to expand its transatlantic network with a highly anticipated destination next summer. Find out which city now by reading on Key.Aero…

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AIR International December 2022

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Lufthansa unveils latest ‘Fanhansa’ special livery

The flag carrier has adorned one of its widebodies in the scheme which, today (November 14), transported the German national football team to the Middle East ahead of the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

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Flight Simulation

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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Back to Basics - Series 4, Lesson 4

In our previous issue, we left you with some airborne homework, so you will be ready to fly one of the oldest types of radio navigation procedures, an NDB approach.

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