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Europe gets fifth flying Lockheed 12

Ex-Continental Airlines 1937-vintage twin stages through UK en route to Switzerland

Stunning Bf 109 E flies in Germany

British warbird pilot Charlie Brown undertakes testing of ‘Red 12’ at Bonn-Hangelar

Another Beech ‘Staggerwing’ flies in the Netherlands

Latest restoration completed by Transal Aero Services at Midden Zeeland

Historic 'Connie' VIP transport airborne at Chino

Lewis Air Legends’ Lockheed C-121A flies again after seven-year restoration

Historic Aviation Quiz: US type nicknames

Across the annals of flight aircraft have been bestowed unofficial nicknames – some pleasant, others not so much! – by those that flew or maintained them, worked on them. But do you know the often-forgotten nicknames of these historic US types?

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UAE’s EDGE signs engine agreement with Brazilian developer

The UAE’s advanced military technology and defence group, EDGE, signed a strategic agreement with Turbomachine, one of Brazil’s foremost turbine engine developers, on August 11

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Why Rogachevo Air Base is key to Russian military operations in the Arctic

Alexander Mladenov looks at the prospects of further development of Rogachevo Air Base on Novaya Zemlya archipelago – key to airspace control over the Western sector of the strategically important Northern Sea Route in the frigid High North of Russia

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AIR International September 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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London Gatwick Airport submits plans for dual runway operations

London Gatwick has submitted an application – known as a Development Consent Order (DCO) – to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), outlining its ambition to bring the airport’s existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside its main runway.

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The challenges of operating an Airbus A340 to Antarctica

It’s the world’s most inhospitable continent and the only one without any permanent residents, paved runways or regular airline services. Andreas Spaeth talks with White Desert CEO Patrick Woodhead about the challenges of operating an Airbus A340 to Antarctic

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UK planespotting highlights for June 2023

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

Svalbard updated to X-Plane 12

Aerosoft has released Update 1.1 for Svalbard XP, adding X-Plane 12 compatibility for the terrain mesh, optimized LODs and other improvements.

Aircraft & Avionics Update 2 released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has released Aircraft & Avionics Update 2.

Faro Airport now available

RDPresets has released a detailed version of Faro International Airport and the surrounding area for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Midland Air Museum (Coventry) Aviation Fair


Baginton, United Kingdom

Aircraft enthusiasts fair

Helitech Expo


London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show


Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Duxford Flying Finale


Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Join us on Saturday 14 October for an extra special Duxford Flying Finale. The final event in our special flying season takes place on the same day that the first Duxford Air Show took place 50 years ago."

Dubai Airshow


, United Arab Emirates

International aerospace airshow