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The bar from Airbus A380 MSN 013 up for auction next week
Own a piece of Airbus A380 MSN 013

On 24 October 2008, Airbus delivered A380 MSN 013 to Emirates as A6-EDB. Next week, Airbus could deliver pieces of the aircraft to you. On 13-15 October, Airbus will auction off components, fixtures, and parts from the dismantled aircraft to raise money for the Airbus Foundation.
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Flights above the United States
The life of an aircraft dispatcher

Michael Karrels joins this week’s podcast to talk about life as a dispatcher for a major US airline. Plus, we learn about the differences between the US and other countries and how someone interested in pursuing their dispatcher certificate can get started.
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The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II drawn by PA-28 G-BYHJ
Drawing the world’s largest portrait of the Queen for charity

Amal Larhlid is raising money for Hospice UK and paying tribute to the late Queen with the world’s largest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. We talked with Amal about how she planned and executed the flight and what’s special about Hospice UK. 
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THE MOST POPULAR AIRCRAFT ON FLIGHTRADAR24
An Emirates A380 seen flying overheard with contrails following behind
The most tracked aircraft on Flightradar24

Which aircraft types and categories are tracked the most on Flightradar24? We dig into the top 10 to see why so many people are following along.
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THE REFERENCE SECTION—MILITARY AIRCRAFT
NATO E-3A Sentry AWACS
Which military aircraft are visible near Ukraine and what are their roles? 
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ON THE GROUND WITH GABRIEL LEIGH
Gabriel and Pedro at the airport in Madeira
Planespotting at Madeira with Pedro from Madeira Airport Spotting 

Gabriel visits Madeira to go spotting with local expert Pedro from Madeira Airport Spotting. Join them next to the runway for close up take offs and landings.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
ANA’s first ANA Future Promise livery 787
ANA Future Promise livery 787

ANA unveiled its first of two Future Promise livery 787s this week. The aircraft are being used to promote the airline’s sustainability efforts.
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Lufthansa’s first 787
Lufthansa’s 787 conducting training flights this weekend

Lufthansa’s 787 will conduct training flights this weekend from Frankfurt, Leipzig, Hannover, and Dresden airports. 
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
A Silk Way IL-76 sits on the ramp with lightning striking behind it
An electrifying photo of a Silk Way IL-76 in Chalons-Vatry.
Norse 787
A Norse Atlantic Airways 787 in London.
Etihad A350
An Etihad A350 in New York.
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Stories from early air traffic control

This week, Ian’s wife’s grandmother passed away at 99. A few years ago she explained how she volunteered during World War II as an air traffic control assistant. We listen to her story.
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