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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

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Bobcat completes long journey to new home in Europe

Cessna T-50 Bobcat N60453 has been acquired by Flieger-Stadl e.V. of Landshut, Germany and recently completed an epic transit from the US to its new home

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Twenty year Tiger Moth project completed

De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth ‘17’ (3619) has been returned to static display condition in Uruguay

Vintage Aircraft Club scholarship winner announced

Latest recipient of taildragger training award revealed

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Displaying the Vulcan

In the January 2010 issue of Flypast, VTST Chief Pilot Martin Withers shared some personal highlights with Steve Beebee about displaying Vulcan XH558 the previous year

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How the Avro Vulcan was reinvented as a tanker

Following the Falklands Conflict, the Vulcan abandoned its bomber role and re-emerged as a flying gas station. Tim McLelland details its time as a tanker, which ended up being the big delta’s operational swansong

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Military

Work progressing on E-3D to E-6B trainer conversion

US Naval Air Systems Command provided an update on October 4 on the progress being made on conversion of a former Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1 into an E-6B Mercury in-flight trainer for the US Navy

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Aerial firefighting: Combatting wildfires in the Czech Republic

During late July, the Czech Republic saw one of its worst ever wildfires that spanned over a week. AirForces Monthly travelled to the affected areas to see the aerial firefighting operation unfold

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AFM poster salutes Ukrainian Frogfoot pilots

AFM salutes brave and fallen Frogfoot pilots of Ukraine

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Commercial

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NASA Boeing 747SP retires after stellar career

NASA’s Boeing 747SP, N747NA (c/n 21441), which was adapted to carry a large telescope and was referred to as the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), flew its last mission yesterday (September 29).

WestJet in LARGE MAX 10 order

The Calgary-based carrier has opted for the largest variant of the Boeing 737 MAX family as part of a “multi-billion-dollar investment”. Find out more on Key.Aero…

Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport

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Flight Simulation

New Czech Destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aerosoft has announced Airport Brno Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Flight Adventure - The Boeing 737

This time, we focus our Flight Adventure on what has become one of the most enduring airliner families of all time, the Boeing 737.

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PMDG’s 737-700 Review

When PMDG released the 737NG in 2003, it quickly gained massive popularity, becoming the go-to airliner for many simulator pilots. After 20 years of ploughing the virtual airways, the company has released an updated version of the legendary aircraft simulation for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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