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Historic

Historic Aviation Quiz: Charles Lindbergh

With November 3, 2023 marking the 97th anniversary of famed American aviator Charles Lindbergh using a parachute for the fourth and final time to escape from a stricken aeroplane, we dedicate this week’s quiz to the pioneer known the world over as ‘The Lone Eagle’…

Hell on high ground - what happened to RB-29A 44-61999 'Over Exposed'?

Jamie Ewan trekked across Bleaklow Moor in Derbyshire’s High Peaks to visit the final resting place of a Boeing RB-29A Superfortress. But what happened on a fateful day in 1948?

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Aviation News December 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

Turboprop Tracker flies again in France

Ex-Sécurité Civile Turbo Firecat to be operated at airshows by Alençon-based association

Newly completed P-51 for UK owner

Fresh rebuild from Midwest Aero Restorations set to head for Britain

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 174

Welcome to the 174th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Is the UK watering down NMH in favour of more H145s?

The UK MOD intends to award a £140m contract to Airbus Helicopters UK for the supply of six H145 Jupiter HC2 helicopters – complete with three years of technical support services – to replace the ageing Puma HC2 tactical transport helicopters currently used by British Forces Brunei and British Forces Cyprus from 2024

KAI plots KF-21’s first live-fire Meteor launch for 2024

Korea Aerospace Industries’ (KAI’s) KF-21 Boramae fighter is the first non-West European platform to be integrated with MBDA’s Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM), and a first live-fire test launch has been planned for early 2024

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Commercial

Edelweiss reveals Airbus A340 replacement plans

Swiss airline Edelweiss is modernising its long-haul fleet with the acquisition of six Airbus A350-900s.

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Inside the handover of the first Bombardier CS100

In the September 2016 issue of Airliner World, Craig West flew to Zurich to witness the handover of the first Bombardier CS100 to launch customer Swiss International Air Lines

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How the Airbus A220 ripped up the regional jet rule book

In the decade since its first flight, almost everything about the Bombardier C Series has changed. That is, apart from its impressive range and spacious cabin. Mark Broadbent reports on what is now the Airbus A220

Delta Air Lines/United Airlines Douglas DC-8 Quiz

On September 18, 1959 the Douglas DC-8 entered service with both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. To mark the 64th anniversary of this historic event on Monday, this week's quiz tests your knowledge of the Californian quadjet.

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Behind the scenes with Airbus’ A321XLR ten-day route proving test

The Airbus A321XLR is currently being put through its paces over ten days on functionality and reliability testing (FnR), more commonly known as route proving.

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Flight Simulation

Victoria Falls for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

The package from FSDG is an accurate and detailed rendition of Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe, sporting an authentic light environment while taking advantage of native MSFS technologies such as dynamic lighting, reflective textures and animated jetways.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport for MSFS 

The latest destination from UK2000 is Glasgow Prestwick Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Minneapolis for MSFS now available

Scenery developer Flightbeam Studio has released Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Duxford Flying Evening

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The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."