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Tales of the Dancing Crane - The story of JAL part 1

Established in the aftermath of World War Two, over the past 70 years Japan Airlines has risen to become a leading global carrier, with its famous dancing crane logo recognisable worldwide. In the first part of a two-part feature, Jozef Mols explores JAL’s early history, including the introduction of jet services and its expansion up to the mid-1980s

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Swiss Hornets Swarm to RAF Leeming

The Swiss Air Force recently deployed once again to the UK for...

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Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747s - A Fond Farewell

For 36 years the mighty Boeing 747 has been an integral part of Virgin Atlantic. Sadly, COVID-19 has meant an early departure for the iconic aircraft. Lee Cross looks back at the service of the ‘Queen of the Skies’ within the fleet and how the type has been so intrinsically linked to the airline’s success

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Mossies Over the Jungle

From 1943, the de Havilland Mosquitos of 684 Squadron ranged far and wide over Southeast Asia, supplying the RAF with most of its strategic reconnaissance, as Tom Spencer describes

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Coping with COVID at Stansted

The coronavirus pandemic has affected airports worldwide. Stephen Skinner looks at the impact on London Stansted Airport, which was the third busiest in the UK by aircraft movements in 2019, but has been badly affected by restrictions on holiday travel

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Phantom to Warthog

Col Steven K Ladd (ret’d) flew F-4 Phantoms in combat over Vietnam and sat on nuclear alert in Europe. When his then unit transitioned to the A-10 Warthog, he reluctantly switched to the subsonic ‘tank buster’, but became one of its most enthusiastic proponents

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Aviation News February 2021

Welcome to Aviation News February 2021

FedEx reveals MD-10 retirement timeline

The Memphis-based cargo giant retired its final A310 last year and has now turned its attention to the classic trijet

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Desert Storm 30: Jaguars over the Gulf

Key.Aero charts the formidable efforts of the Royal Air Force SEPECAT Jaguar Detachment during the 1991 Gulf War

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