The U.K. Royal Air Force (RAF) has completed the final operational flights of its Lockheed L-1011 Tristar transport aircraft. The air arm formally concluded the type’s 30-year career on March 24 when two aircraft were launched from the home base at RAF Brize Norton to carry out refueling sorties over the North Sea before conducting farewell fly-bys at airfields associated with the aircraft. Despite initial expectations that the aircraft might find their way into the hands of a ...

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