VIDEO | STORM DENNIS – ETIHAD A380 LANDS SIDEWAYS AT LONDON HEATHROW

Etihad A380 lands sideways during Storm Dennis at London Heathrow

LONDON, ENGLAND – Last weekend was again a challenging weekend for pilots, when storm Dennis raged particularly over Ireland, the UK and The Netherlands, but also in other countries in Western Europe and Scandinavia people were feeling the strength of storm Dennis. Pilots had to battle the extreme crosswinds and gusts on short final to

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AIR INDIA A321 PERFORMS AN EARLY ROTATION AND SUFFERED A TAIL STRIKE AFTER A JEEP ENTERED THE RUNWAY

Air India A321 suffered tail strike due to early rotation when a jeep showed up on the runway

PUNE, INDIA – An Air India Airbus A321 reportedly was forced to perform an early rotation on takeoff, due to a jeep on the runway at Pune Airport in India, Airlive reports. This led to a tail strike with a damaged undercarriage as a result. However, the passenger aircraft took off safely and nobody was

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VIDEO | STORM DENNIS – ANOTHER HARD DAY FOR PILOTS AND PASSENGERS

Storm Dennis at London Gatwick

GATWICK, ENGLAND – Yesterday was again a challenging day for pilots, when storm Dennis raged particularly over Ireland, the UK and The Netherlands, but also in other countries in Western Europe and Scandinavia people were feeling the strength of storm Dennis. Pilots had to battle the extreme crosswinds and gusts on short final to land

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VIDEO | STORM DENNIS – TURBULENT CROSSWINDS & GO AROUNDS

Storm Dennis at London Heathrow

LONDON, ENGLAND – Yesterday was again a challenging day for pilots, when storm Dennis raged particularly over Ireland, the UK and The Netherlands, but also in other countries in Western Europe and Scandinavia people were feeling the strength of storm Dennis. Pilots had to battle the extreme crosswinds and gusts on short final to land

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VIDEO – U.S. AIR FORCE F-22 RAPTOR DEMO TEAM AT SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2020

USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team performing at the Singapore Airshow 2020

SINGAPORE – Watch in this next video from YouTuber Tedd Jong how the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team performed its demo on February 11, day 1 of one of the first airshows in the world of this year’s airshow season – the Singapore Airshow. The 2020 edition of Asia’s largest Aerospace and Defence Event is

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FIRST RAF P-8A POSEIDON LANDS IN THE UK

RAF first P-8 Poseidon has arrived in Scotland

KINLOSS BARRACKS, SCOTLAND – The Royal Air Force (RAF) have landed their first Boeing P-8A Poseidon in the UK. The maritime patrol aircraft arrived at Kinloss Barracks in Scotland on February 4, 2019. This is the first of 9 aircraft that will be based at RAF Lossiemouth, located in north-east Scotland, and one of the

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PEGASUS BOEING 737 EVACUATED AFTER LANDING AT DÜSSELDORF AIRPORT

Pegasus B737 makes emergency Landing at Düsseldorf Airport

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – After Pegasus Flight PC1003 from Istanbul to Düsseldorf landed at Dusseldorf Airport on Saturday, passengers on board the Boeing 737 were evacuated, due to smoke coming out of the aircraft’s landing gear, Airlive reports. Flight PC1003 departed from Istanbul at 1:57 PM local time and landed at 3:31 PM local time in

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VIDEO – U.S. MARINE CORPS F-35B STOVL DEMO AT SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2020

USMC F-35B STOVL Demo at Singapore Airshow 2020

SINGAPORE – Watch in this next video from YouTuber Tedd Jong how a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) ‘Green Knights’ – based at MCAS Iwakuni in Japan – performs a STOVL demo at one of the first airshows in the world of this year’s airshow season – the

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Emirates SkyCargo Rosie

Do you ever wonder where all the roses are coming from you buy for a loved one on Valentine’s Day? The answer is Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, Ethiopia, India or The Netherlands. One thing is clear – the transport of flowers is big business all year round, but the demand for red roses is very high

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VIDEO | AIRBUS’ INNOVATION – eTECH 3D REPAIR

Airbus eTech 3D Repair

TOULOUSE, FRANCE – Airbus has released a video of an innovative repair technique – eTech 3D Repair. It provides an integrated solution for assessing, monitoring, recording and reporting structural damages through a single process for all fleets. eTech 3D Repair is a mobile solution using 3D models for quick and easy damage positioning, and providing

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VIDEO | PARAMOUNT RELEASES THIRD TRAILER OF TOP GUN: MAVERICK – BIG GAME

Paramount releases third trailer of Top Gun: Maverick - Big Game

HOLLYWOOD – Last week Paramount released the third trailer of Top Gun: Maverick. Prepare for takeoff and watch the new Top Gun: Maverick ‘Big Game’ spot starring Tom Cruise. We still have to wait 4 months though to watch the new Top Gun sequel after 34 years – Top Gun: Maverick will be in theatres

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AIRBUS REVEALS MAVERIC – A FUTURISTIC PASSENGER AIRCRAFT WITH A ‘BLENDED WING BODY’

Airbus reveals MAVERIC at Singapore Airshow

TOULOUSE, FRANCE – Airbus has revealed its latest project at the Singapore Airshow this week, called MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls). Airbus has been working with a special team on the secret project for almost 3 years. The blended wing body scale model technological demonstrator is pushing innovative aircraft

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AIR EUROPA BOEING 787 RETURNS TO MADRID AFTER 3 ATTEMPTS TO LAND AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT DURING STORM CIARA

Air Europa Boeing 787 returns to Madrid after multiple attempts to land during storm in at Amsterdam Airport

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Hairy moments on Flight UX1093 Sunday, when a Boeing 787-8 from Air Europa tried to land at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, while storm Ciara was raging over the airport the entire day, making it impossible for the pilot to land after multiple attempts. The passenger aircraft returned to Madrid Airport, the airline

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RUSSIAN TU-160M STRATEGIC BOMBER MADE ITS FIRST FLIGHT

Russian Tu-160M strategic bomber made its First Flight

KAZAN, RUSSIA – The Russian Ministry of Defense has published a video of the first flight on February 2 of the Russian Tupolev Tu-160M Blackjack – an upgraded variant of the Tu-160 strategic bomber. The aircraft took off from the Kazan Aviation Plant and returned safely after a short and successful first flight, Pravda Report

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AN ICELANDAIR BOEING 757’s RIGHT LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AFTER LANDING IN STORM

Icelandair B757 landing gear collapsed during rough landing at Keflavik Airport in Iceland

KEFLAVIK, ICELAND – During a storm raging at Keflavik Airport in Iceland on Friday, an Icelandair Boeing 757 made a rough landing, which resulted in a collapsed right main landing gear. There were no injuries reported. Icelandair is the flag carrier airline of Iceland, headquartered at Keflavík International Airport. The 19.5 year old Boeing 757-256

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NO SIGNS OF ENGINE FAILURE IN HELICOPTER CRASH KOBE BRYANT

No signs of engine failure in helicopter crash Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES – According to the NTSB, the helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, the pilot and 6 others on January 26, was not caused by ‘catastrophic internal failure’, Reuters reports. The helicopter was on its way to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, when it crashed into a hillside

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VIDEO – AIR COMBAT COMMAND SINGLE SHIP DEMO TEAMS

Air Combat Command Demo Teams

LANGLEY, VIRGINIA – U.S. Air Force Demo Teams are in preparation right now for the 2020 airshow season. Can’t wait for the season to start? Check this awesome video about the Air Combat Command Single Ship Demo Teams! See what it takes for the teams to travel to air shows all around the world every

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A PEGASUS BOEING 737 HAS CRASHED AT ISTANBUL SABIHA GÖKCEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Pegasus Boeing 737 crashed at airport in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – A Boeing 737 from Pegasus Airlines has crashed at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) this afternoon, just moments after the aircraft touched down on the runway. Flight PC2193 then ended next to the runway. Due to the high impact, the passenger aircraft broke into 3 pieces, Turkish media reports. The Boeing

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THE FINAL MOMENTS OF THE COULSON C-130 AIR TANKER CRASH IN AUSTRALIA, WHICH KILLED ALL 3 U.S. FIREFIGHTERS ON BOARD

Footage emerged of Coulson Aviation C-130 Air Tanker Crash in Australia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Last week new shocking footage has emerged showing the final moments of the Coulson Aviation C-130 Air Tanker, before it crashed in the Snowy Mountains while battling the raging bushfires in Australia last month. All 3 U.S. Firefighters on board were killed in the accident. The crew of the firefighting aircraft –

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VIDEO | MCAS YUMA – LIGHTNING KEEPERS

MCAS Yuma - Home of the F-35B

YUMA, ARIZONA – In a special video series called Lightning Keepers, Lockheed Martin is highlighting what it takes for professionals of the U.S. Armed Forces to keep the F-35 mission ready. Thanks to these ‘Lightning Keepers’, the F-35 can meet mission-critical operational objectives anytime and anywhere in the world. These dedicated men and women ensure

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VIDEO | SUPER BOWL LIV – FLYOVER COCKPIT VIDEO

Super Bowl LIV 2020 Flyover Cockpit Video

MIAMI – Watch how a USMC F-35B Lightning II assigned to the ‘Warlords’ of VMFAT-501 squadron, 2 U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to the ‘Vigilantes’ VFA-151 squadron, and a U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II assigned to the ‘Argonauts of VFA-147 fly in formation over Hard Rock Stadium in Miami during the 54th edition of

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VIDEO – RUSSIAN SU-57 PERFORMS A PERFECT ‘PEDAL TURN’ AT MAKS 2019

Su-57 performing a perfect Pedal Turn at MAKS 2019

ZHUKOVSKY, RUSSIA – The 2019 edition of the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon was again one to remember! Like the awesome demo of the brand new high tech Sukhoi Su-57 Felon, with stealth capabilities like its adversaries from the west, the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II. Watch in this video from

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VIDEO – GRANNY MIEP MEETS HER BELOVED EMIRATES A380

Granny Miep meets her beloved Emirates A380

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – In December last year, Granny Miep turned 92 and she has been living next to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for more than 60 years! Granny Miep loves to see the massive A380 land and take off every day. For her grandson this was a great opportunity to surprise her with a special

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NEW QUESTIONS RISE ABOUT HELICOPTER COMPANY IN KOBE BRYANT CRASH WHILE LOS ANGELES PAYS TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND

Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES – Although Ara Zobayan – the pilot flying the helicopter that tragically crashed last Sunday – was certified to fly by instrument with low to no visibility, the helicopter charter company Island Express Helicopters was not, sources close to the investigation told NBC News. The helicopter flew while LAPD helicopters were all grounded,

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VIDEO – WAMOS AIR BOEING 747 CARRYING 110 PEOPLE EVACUATED FROM CHINA LANDS IN UK

Wamos Boeing 747 conducts corona flight from China to UK

BRIZE NORTON, ENGLAND – A Wamos Air Boeing 747 carrying 83 people from the UK and 27 people from other countries – trapped in Wuhan, China due to the Coronavirus outbreak – landed safely at RAF Brize Norton Air Base in England today, about 75 miles(121 km) north-west of London. After refuelling, the 747 flew

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POLAND SIGNS CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF 32 F-35s

Poland purchases 32 F-35s

DEBLIN, POLAND – In the presence of President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, an agreement was signed today between the governments of Poland and the U.S. for the purchase of 32 F-35A Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) variant fighter jets. Poland becomes the 14th nation and 10th NATO country to buy the

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VIDEO | BOEING 777X – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Boeing 777X First Flight

SEATTLE – YouTube Vlogger Sam Chui visited Seattle last week for his new video about the first flight of the brand new Boeing 777X. The 777X first flight was canceled on Thursday just before takeoff, due to bad weather. Unfortunately Sam could not be at Everett Paine Field on Saturday, when the 777X made its

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POLAND WILL SIGN CONTRACT FOR 32 F-35s

Polish Air Force will buy the F-35

WARSAW, POLAND – Poland will sign a contract for 32 F-35s on Friday, Mariusz Blaszczak – the Polish Minister of Defense – announced on Twitter. The F-35 will replace the old Polish fighter jets from the Cold War – the MiG-29 and Su-22. Poland will sign the contract on Friday January 31 at 3:00 PM

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VIDEO – BELUGA XL IN OPERATIONAL SERVICE – SUPPORTING AIRBUS’ PRODUCTION RAMP-UP WITH A ‘SMILE’

Airbus Beluga XL in operational service

TOULOUSE, FRANCE – The next-generation Airbus Beluga XL begins regular operations in facilitating Airbus’ production ramp-up across the company’s commercial aircraft programmes. The Beluga XL (officially an A330-743L) is a large transport aircraft based on the Airbus A330 passenger aircraft. The #BelugaXL entered service with Airbus Transport on January 9, 2020 to replace the Airbus

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U.S. AIR FORCE E-11A COMMUNICATION AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN AFGHANISTAN

USAF E-11A Crashed in Afghanistan

DIH YAK, AFGHANISTAN – A U.S Air Force Northrop Grumman E-11A Sentinel jet has crashed in Afghanistan today, killing all 5 people on board. The aircraft crashed in the Dih Yak District of the Ghazni Province in Afghanisten on January 27. According to the Taliban, they shot down the aircraft, but this was contradicted immediately

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BASKETBALL LEGEND KOBE BRYANT DIES IN HELICOPTER CRASH

kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA – NBA Star Kobe Bryant died at the age of 41 when his private helicopter crashed Sunday morning in the Calabasas City area, California. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant was also on board the helicopter. She did not survive the crash. Nine people were killed in the crash – the pilot, Kobe Bryant,

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RED BULL AEROBATIC PLANE CRASHED IN GUATEMALA KILLING 3 PEOPLE

Red Bull Air Race Team USA pilot killed in Guatemala

ESCUINTLA, GUATEMALA – An American Red Bull aerobatic plane has crashed on Friday in southern Guatemala killing 3 people – pilot Steven Andelin and 2 spectators, official sources said. The plane hit the ground very hard, after the pilot performed an aerobatic maneuver and came out of the maneuver too low. Steven Andelin was conducting

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AIRBUS CONGRATULATES BOEING WITH MAIDEN FLIGHT OF THE 777X

Airbus congratulates Boeing with first flight of 777X

TOULOUSE, FRANCE – Airbus has congratulated Boeing on Twitter with the first flight of the 777X. The test aircraft of the brand new Boeing 777-9 conducted the successful first flight on Saturday during a 3 hour and 51 minute flight in the skies over Washington state. The 777X took off at 10:11 AM (PST) from

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THE BOEING 777X TAKES FLIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – After years of designing and testing, and after 2 earlier attempts this week, the Boeing 777X has made it’s first flight Saturday on January 25, 2019. Due to extreme winds at Paine Field the takeoff was canceled on Friday, after the first flight already had to be canceled on Thursday, due to

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VIDEO – WATCH THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE BOEING 777X LIVE!

Boeing 777X First Flight Jan 25, 2019

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – After 2 earlier attempts this week, the beautiful 777X is going to fly for the first time! Due to extreme winds at Paine Field the takeoff was canceled yesterday, after the 777X’ maiden flight already had to be canceled on Thursday, due to thunder storms. Watch live how Boeing’s 777X test aircraft

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VIDEO – BOEING’S 777X ENGINES, WINGS AND FUSELAGE EXPLAINED

The Boeing's 777X three key features explained - engines, wings and fuselage

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – It’s almost time for the stunning 777X to fly today! Due to extreme winds at Paine Field the takeoff was canceled yesterday, after the 777X’ maiden flight already had to be canceled on Thursday, due to thunder storms. Boeing will try again today at 10:00 AM (PST). For now though, take a

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FIRST FLIGHT OF BOEING 777X CANCELED DUE TO STRONG WINDS

Boeing 777X First Flight Canceled due to bad weather

SEATTLE – What should have been a great day for Boeing today – with the first flight of the Boeing 777X – has unfortunately turned into a major disappointment, again. Due to extreme winds at Paine Field the takeoff was canceled and the aircraft returned from the runway. The maiden flight of the 777X already

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RFS B737 AND C-130 AIR TANKERS HAVE BEEN SENT ON MORE THAN 600 MISSIONS IN AUSTRALIA THIS BUSHFIRE SEASON – A FIREFIGHTER’S STORY

RFS Boeing-737 sent on more than 600 missions in Australia this bushfire seasonin Australia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – One of the lasting images of this season’s firefighting effort in Australia unfortunately has been the crash this week of an American C-130 Hercules Air Tanker on Thursday January 23, killing all 3 crew members. These brave men were doing their job – battling the Australian bushfires for the NSW Rural Fire

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AMERICAN C-130 AIR TANKER CREW IDENTIFIED AND HONORED IN AUSTRALIA

Coulson C-130 Air Tanker crew honored

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Flags were flying at half-staff today across the state of New South Wales, in honor of the 3 American firefighters who were tragically killed yesterday. Coulson Aviation and the Australian media have released the victims’ names today: Captain Ian H. McBeth (44), First Officer Paul Clyde Hudson (42) and Flight Engineer Rick

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AMERICAN C-130 FIREFIGHTING AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN AUSTRALIA KILLING 3 PEOPLE

C-130 Firefighting Aircraft crashed in Australia killing 3 people

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – While Australia was hoping the worst part of the bushfires was over, a new tragedy occured today when a C-130 Hercules firefighting aircraft crashed, while battling the bushfires in New South Wales, killing 3 American crew members onboard. The aircraft was leased from an American company – Coulson Aviation USA. The Lockheed

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BEST PLANE SPOTTING LOCATION AT HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The best plane spotting location at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

HONG KONG – This is probably the best plane spotting location at Hong Kong International airport – located on top of a mountain, close to the airport. The view is amazing and even looks kinda surreal. According to YouTuber Worldaviation 4K though, it’s hard to get good shots here, because you need a sunny day

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VIDEO – USAF C-17 PERFORMING AN ASSAULT LANDING AT LUCHTMACHTDAGEN 2019

USAF C-17 Globemaster III performing an assault landing during Luchtmachtdagen 2019 at Volkel AB

VOLKEL, NETHERLANDS – Watch how this massive Boeing C-17 Globemaster III from USAF March ARB (Air Reserve Base) in California, showcases its ability to land at a very short runway during this impressive so called Assault Landing. This awesome video was recorded by YouTuber Jerry Taha Aviation during the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Luchtmachtdagen

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LOT WILL CONVERT 3 BOEING 737s TO CARGO AIRCRAFT

LOT Polish Airlines will convert Boeing 737-400s into cargo aircraft

MIAMI – LOT Polish Airlines is converting 3 older Boeing 737-400s to cargo aircraft. VX Capital Partners has ordered Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI) to convert the aircraft to a 737-400SF (Special Freighter) cargo aircraft, AEI announced in a media release. LOT The 3 LOT Boeing 737-400s – with registration SP-LLE, SP-LLF and SP-LLG – are

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VIDEO – KLM AND ETIHAD BOEING 777 BATTLING A STORM AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

KLM and Etihad Boeing 777 Battling a Storm at Amsterdam Airport

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Watch in this awesome storm video by YouTuber Jerry Taha Aviation how two Boeing 777s from KLM and Etihad, battle the storm at Amsterdam Airport together during a Summer storm last year. The two passenger aircraft are landing just after each other under extreme conditions with an extreme crosswind and some

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VIDEO – PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH: F-117 DISPLAY AT RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Peace Through Strength: F-117 Display at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works partners with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute and National Museum of the USAF by reconfiguring USAF F-117 Nighthawk #803, nicknamed ‘Unexpected Guest’ for permanent display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. ☆☆☆ (Head image: Lockheed Martin)

UNITED FLIGHT MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT NEWARK AIRPORT AFTER ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE

United Flight 1871 had to return to Newark Airport due to engine fire

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – A United Airlines Boeing 757 was forced to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport on Wednesday, due to an engine problem. The flight landed safely and passengers deplaned normally. There were no injuries. United Flight UA1871 from Newark to Los Angeles returned to Newark on January 15th, due

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VIDEO – AIRBUS DEMONSTRATES FIRST FULLY AUTOMATIC VISION-BASED TAKEOFF

Airbus ATTOL test flight

TOULOUSE, FRANCE – Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based takeoff last month at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France, using an Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft. The test crew – consisting of 2 pilots, 2 flight test engineers and 1 test flight engineer – the ATTOL-system – Autonomous Taxiing, Takeoff and Landing. The A350 took

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IRAERO SUPERJET LANDS ON RUNWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT MOSCOW DOMODEDOVO AIRPORT

IrAero Sukhoi Superjet 100 lands on closed runway under construction

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – An Iraero Superjet 100 passenger aircraft made an emergency landing on a runway under construction at Moscow Domodedovo Airport on Thursday, according to TASS. The aircraft landed safely on the runway under construction and nobody was injured, the airport’s press service said. A spokesperson said the Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 of the Irkutsk-based

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VIDEO – DC-10 AIR TANKER BATTLING THE AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES

DC-10 Air Tanker Firefighting Aircraft battling Australian Bushfires

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Watch how a DC-10 Air Tanker 911 of the NSW Rural Fire Service drops 35,500 litres of fire retardant near Colo Heights last month – on December 5, 2019 – during the Gospers Mountain fire, located inside the Wollemi National Park, which was at an emergency level at that time. The DC-10

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DELTA BOEING 777 RETURNS TO LAX AFTER DUMPING FUEL OVER LOS ANGELES

Delta Flight 89 returns to LAX

LOS ANGELES – A Delta Boeing 777 had to return to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Tuesday, due to engine issues. The aircraft first dumped kerosene over southeast Los Angeles to reach a safe landing weight for the emergency landing, sickening dozens of schoolkids and adults. 56 people were slightly injured, but could be

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FIRST AEROFLOT AIRBUS A350 ROLLS OUT OF THE PAINT SHOP REVEALING THE AIRLINE’S NEW LIVERY

Aeroflot reveales its first A350 with new livery

TOULOUSE – Aeroflot – Russia’s major airline – has revealed its new livery with its first Airbus A350, which rolled out of the paint shop on Monday at Toulouse Airport in France. The airline will fly soon with the A350-900XWB. Aeroflot has a total of 15 A350 aircraft on order. Compared to the old Aeroflot

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IRAN ADMITS MILITARY ACCIDENTALLY SHOT DOWN UKRAINIAN PASSENGER AIRCRAFT

Iran admits military accidentally shot down Ukraine International Boeing 737 Flight 752

TEHRAN, IRAN – According to Reuters, Iran has admitted today its military had accidently shot down the Ukraine International Boeing 737-800 of Flight 752, killing all 176 people aboard. Iran fired surface-to-air missiles by mistake. Iran was on high alert after it fired 22 missiles at on U.S. targets in Iraq on Wednesday, just hours

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NEW FOOTAGE OF HOW UKRAINIAN BOEING 737 WAS SHOT DOWN BY IRANIAN MISSILE

New footage of Flight 752 being hit by Iranian missile

Tehran, Iran – On Friday new footage popped up on social media of how the Ukraine International Boeing 737-800 was shot down accidentally by an Iranian missile. When you watch the videos it’s clear that a missile caused Flight 752 to crash, and not a mechanical fault. All 176 people on board were killed in

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AN AIRBUS A321’S LANDING GEAR WAS BADLY DAMAGED DURING A HARD LANDING AT ANTALYA AIRPORT

Nordwind Airlines Airbus A321 hard landing at Antalya Airport damaged landing gear

ANTALYA, TURKEY – An Russian A321 from Nordwind Airlines made a very hard landing at Antalya Airport in Turkey on Friday, damaging the nose gear, which partially penetrated the cabin, just behind the cockpit. Nobody was injured. The Airbus A321 with registration VQ-BRS, had just arrived from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport in Russia. It is unclear

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IRAN HAS INVITED THE U.S. AND CANADA TO PARTICIPATE IN INVESTIGATION OF FLIGHT 752 CRASH – THE U.S. WANTS INDEPENDENT PROBE

Iran has invited the U.S. and Canada to participate in Flight 752 probe

TEHERAN – Iran has invited investigative agencies from the U.S. and Canada to participate in the investigation into the Flight 752 crash in Iran. The NTSB and TSB from Canada confirmed the invitation from Iran. Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is also invited, according to CNN. The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports via Twitter that international

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VIDEO – JET SKIING IN MY F/A-18

Jetskiing in an F-18

NEVADA DESERT – Do you ever wonder how it feels to jetski with a fast jet, just a few dozen feet above the water? Well, take a look at another awesome video of The Fighter Pilot Podcast! The YouTuber and former U.S. Navy fighter pilot made this amazing compilation of low altitude flying over various

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CHILD FOUND DEAD IN A BOEING 777’S UNDERCARRIAGE

Body of a child found in landing gear of Air France Boeing 777 at Charles de Gaulle Airport

PARIS, FRANCE – The body of a child was found in the undercarriage of an Air France Boeing 777, that had just arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris on Wednesday morning, the BBC reports. Air France confirmed that the lifeless body of a stowaway was discovered early in the morning in the well

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U.S. INTELLIGENCE SUSPECTS THAT UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT 752 WAS SHOT DOWN BY AN IRANIAN MISSILE

Ukraine_Air_Boeing_737_Crashes_in_Southern_Tehran

WASHINGTON D.C. – According to U.S. officials, the Ukrainian International Boeing 737-800 probably crashed after being hit by an Iranian missile. The aircraft was hit over the city of Parand and crashed near the city of Khalaj Abad. Ukrainian Flight PS752, en route from Tehran to Kyiv, crashed just 2 minutes after takeoff from Imam

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INDONESIAN Mi-35 HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH A CAR DURING A FAILED TAKEOFF

Indonesian mil mi-35 helicopter collided with a car during takeoff

SULAWESI, INDONESIA – An Indonesian Mil Mi-35 helicopter collided with a car during a failed takeoff on Monday January 6, 2020 in northern Sulawesi – Indonesia, the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) said. The head of the BNPB – Lieutenant General Doni Monardo – was on board the helicopter. There were no personal injuries.

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UKRAINE BOEING 737 CRASHED IN IRAN KILLING 176 PEOPLE

Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 Crashed in Iran

TEHRAN – A Ukraine International Boeing 737-800 has crashed in Iran on Wednesday morning, killing 176 people. All 167 passengers and 9 crew members were killed in the crash. The passenger aircraft came down shortly after it departed from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Theran, the capital of Iran.  Flight 752 Ukraine International Flight PS752 was heading

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VIDEO – EXTREME SHORT LANDING OF THE AIRBUS BELUGA XL DURING FIRST VISIT TO UK

EXTREME SHORT LANDING OF THE AIRBUS BELUGA XL DURING ITS FIRST VISIT TO THE UK

Watch in this awesome video from Youtuber Topfelya how the Airbus Beluga XL performs an incredible short landing during its first visit to the UK. The Beluga XL is a transport aircraft, used by Airbus to fly aircraft parts to airports across Europe. The remarkable aircraft made its first flight on 19 July 2018, and

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PEGASUS BOEING 737 SKIDDED OFF RUNWAY AT SABIHA GÖKCEN AIRPORT IN ISTANBUL

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 skidded off runway at Sabiha Gökçen Airport

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 (reg. TC-CCK) skidded off a runway this morning at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport. As a result, all flights in and out the airport are halted. Flight PC747 departed from Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates at 5:27 AM local time and landed at 09:09 AM

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KLM HAS SAID FAREWELL ONCE AGAIN TO A BOEING 747

KLM has said farewell again to a Boeing 747

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – KLM has said farewell once again to one of their Boeing 747s – the City of Jakarta with registration PH-BFI. The Queen of the skies departed from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for the last time in the morning of December 27, 2019. The last flight was to Teruel Airport in Spain, where the

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VIDEO – AIR CANADA EXPRESS FLIGHT LOSES WHEEL FROM THE MAIN LANDING GEAR AFTER TAKEOFF FROM MONTREAL AIRPORT

Air Canada Express Flight AC8684 loses wheel from the main landing gear after takeoff from Montreal

MONTREAL, CANADA – A remarkable incident occured on Air Canada Express Flight AC8684 from Montreal to Saguenay on Saturday – the passenger aircraft lost the inside left main landing gear wheel on takeoff from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). The Bombardier Dash-8 Q300, with 49 passengers on board, returned to Montreal safely. Watch in

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A WESTJET BOEING 737 HAS SKIDDED OFF RUNWAY AT HALIFAX AIRPORT

WestJet B737 skidded off runway at Halifax Airport

GOFFS, CANADA – A WestJet Boeing 737-800 skidded off a runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) on the peninsula Nova Scotia in Canada. The accident occured in a snow storm on Sunday. There were no injuries. Flight WS248 from Toronto to Halifax landed on Sunday morning around noon on runway 14 with 172 passengers

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VIDEO – CRISTIANO RONALDO LANDS WITH PRIVATE JET AT MADEIRA AIRPORT

Cristiano Ronaldo Lands With Private Jet At Madeira Airport

FUNCHAL, MADEIRA – Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo landed on December 31, 2019 at Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport (FNC) – commonly known as Madeira Airport or Funchal Airport – on his home island Madeira to celebrate his mother’s birthday. Madeira Airport has been officially renamed in honor of Ronaldo – Aeroporto Internacional da Madeira Cristiano

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CRASH BEK AIR FOKKER 100 RECORDED BY SECURITY CAMS

Bek Air Fokker 100 crash recorded by security cameras

ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN – Security cameras at Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan recorded how the Bek Air Fokker 100 crashed last week on December 27, killing 12 people and injuring dozens more. The first video shows how the aircraft crashes to the ground, just seconds after take off: The second video shows how the aircraft crashes in

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AEROFLOT HAS RECEIVED ITS FIRST FIVE SUPERJETS

Aeroflot receives its fifth Superjet

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Aeroflot has now received the first 5 Sukhoi Superjets. The Russian airline ordered a total of 100 Superjets and has already signed a contract for 50 aircraft. Aeroflot will be the biggest user of the new Russian passenger aircraft. Just before the end of 2019, leasing company VEB Leasing delivered the fifth

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TOP ARMY CHIEF KILLED IN BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER CRASH IN TAIWAN

A Black Hawk Helicopter has crashed in Taiwan, killing 8 people

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – A Taiwanese Black Hawk Helicopter with 13 people on board – including the crew – crashed on Thursday, killing 8 people. 5 people survived the crash. Among the passengers was also Taiwan’s top military official General Shen Yi-ming. He did not survive the crash. The helicopter crashed in the mountains of northern

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VIDEO – CLOUD SURFING SELFIE

U.S. Navy F-16 Cloud Selfie

Watch in this next video of The Fighter Pilot Podcast, what an awesome experience it is to fly over, under and through beautiful clouds, as free as a bird. The Fighter Pilot Podcast: “You might not know it, but the U.S. Navy flies F-16s, it’s true! And once in a while we have a little

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2019 SAFER YEAR FOR CIVIL AVIATION

Civil Aviation safer in 2019

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – According to To70‘s 2019 Civil Aviation Safety Review, past year was a much more safer year for civil aviation, despite the Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia on March 10, in which 157 people were killed. There were fewer accidents among the airlines, To70 said on Wednesday. Safer year Flight safety

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VIDEO – LOCKHEED MARTIN HAS DELIVERED 134 F-35s IN 2019

Lockheed Martin Delivers 134 F-35s in 2019; Exceeding Annual Commitment

BETHESDA, MARYLAND – Lockheed Martin has exceeded its delivery commitment to joint governments in 2019 by delivering the 134th F-35 Lightning II last Monday. Next year, 141 more F-35 Lightning IIs will be delivered. A total of 134 delivered F-35s represent a 47 percent increase from 2018 and almost a 200 percent increase from 2016.

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VIDEO – QATAR BOEING 777 BATTLING EXTREME CROSSWINDS DURING STORM LANDING AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

QATAR B777 EXTREME CROSSWIND STORM LANDING AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Watch in this next video of YouTuber Jerry Taha how this Qatar Airways Boeing 777 battles the extreme crosswinds with strong gusts, while trying to land safely on runway 18R – also known as De Polderbaan – at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) during a rare Summer Storm this year. Many go arounds

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SMALL PLANE CRASHES INTO HOME IN MARYLAND KILLING 1 PERSON

Plane crashes into home in Maryland

LANHAM, MARYLAND – One person was killed on Sunday after a small plane crashed into two homes in Lanham, Maryland, about three miles south of the College Park Airport, FAA spokesman Jim Peters told CNN. The pilot was killed in the accident. He was the only person on board the small aircraft – a Grumman

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YOUNG GIRL DIES ON DELTA FLIGHT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM LAX

10-year-old girl dies on Delta Flight DL2423

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – A 10-year-old girl has died on Delta Flight 2423 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Seattle (SEA) on Thursday December 26. The Delta Airbus A319 returned to LAX immediately, after the young passenger urgently needed medical care, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. Unfortunately help came too late for the young passenger. According

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VIDEO – AMAZING DEMO OF SU-57 RC-MODEL

Su-57 RC Model

MOSCOW – Aviation lovers from the west love to watch their best fighter jets from the recent past and present perform their demos at airshows around the world, like the F-15, F-16, F-22 and F-35. But we must admit; the Soviets in the past and the Russians today do know how to build awesome looking

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SMALL PLANE CRASHED KILLING 5 PEOPLE AFTER HITTING A POWER LINE

Small plane crashed after it hits power line

LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA – A small Piper aircraft crashed in Lafayette on Saturday morning killing 5 people, including 30-year-old WDSU Sports Reporter Carley McCord. The aircraft hit a power line while trying to make an emergency landing, just a few minutes after departure from Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT). It crashed into a parking lot of a

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VIDEO – 10 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE BOEING 787 DREAMLINER

10 years after the Boeing 787 Dreamliner's first flight

CHARLESTON, SC – On December 15, 2009 the Boeing 787 Dreamliner took off for the first time. The beautiful and fuel efficient 787 is a remarkable work of art to many Boeing employees and aviation lovers around the world. The aircraft has been a huge success so far and its success will continue for decades

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TOURIST HELICOPTER CRASHED IN HAWAII KILLING SIX PEOPLE

A Tourist Helicopter Crashed in Hawaii

KAUAI, HAWAII – On December 26, a tourist helicopter crashed with 7 people on board during a tour on the island of Kauai – Hawaii’s most northern island, west of Oahu. The helicopter crash killed 6 people and 1 person was missing after the crash. Solomon Kanoho – head of the Kauai Hawaiian Island Fire

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A BEK AIR FOKKER 100 HAS CRASHED IN KAZAKHSTAN

Bek Air Fokker 100 crash in Kazakhstan

ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN – A Bek Air Fokker 100 has crashed in Kazakhstan on Friday, killing 12 people and injuring dozens more. The accident happened seconds after take off at Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan. The passenger aircraft was carrying 93 passengers and 5 crew members. Flight Z9-2100 Flight Z9-2100 was on its way from Almaty to

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RUSSIA’S SU-57 FIGHTER JET HAS CRASHED FOR THE FIRST TIME

Russian Air Force Su-57 crashed in East Russia

MOSCOW – Russia’s most advanced fighter jet – the Sukhoi Su-57 – has crashed for the first time, during tests earlier this week in a remote area in the eastern part of Russia, only days before the Russian Air Force (RuAF)was due to receive its first serial produced Su-57, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) reports

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VIDEO – AIRBUS A380 MODEL PLAYS JINGLE BELLS DURING TAKE OFF – WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS

Miniaturland Wunderland wishing you a wonderful Christmas

HAMBURG, GERMANY – Miniatur Wunderland shares a wonderful Christmas video of Santa playing the Christmas classic Jingle Bells – sitting on a Thai A380 model’s wing, hitting bottles filled with a specific amount of water to produce the right music tones for the song. Miniatur Wunderland (MiWuLa) is the largest model railway in the world

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BOEING FIRES ITS CEO DENNIS MUILENBURG

Boeing has fired its CEO Dennis Muilenburg

SEATTLE – Boeing has fired its chief executive Dennis Muilenburg on Monday. The CEO’s handling of the aircraft manufacturer’s 737 MAX crisis had angered airlines, lawmakers, regulators and victims’ families. Muilenburg is held responsible for the company’s worst crisis in its 103-year history, since two 737 MAX aircraft crashed in October 2018 in Indonesia and

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VIDEO – 2 RUSSIAN NAVY SU-30SMs LANDING IN SYNC AT MAKS 2019

2 Su-30SMs landing in sync at MAKS 2019

ZHUKOVSKY, RUSSIA – Watch in this awesome video of YouTuber Jerry Taha how these 2 Russian Navy Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-Cs land perfectly in sync at the 2019 MAKS Airshow in Russia. The Su-30SM is a multirole fighter aircraft developed by Sukhoi for the Russian Air Force and Navy. It’s an advanced derivative of the Su-30MK

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TWO U.S. NAVY FIGHTER PILOTS REACT TO LATEST TOP GUN TRAILER

Top Gun: Maverick

Earlier this week Paramount Pictures released the second trailer of the Top Gun sequel Top Gun: Maverick. Two YouTubers – also F/A-18 fighter pilots flying for the U.S. Navy – react to this awesome second trailer of Top Gun 2; what’s real and what’s fake? One thing’s for sure – the cockpit footage is real.

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VIDEO – FEEL THE WARMTH OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH EMIRATES

Emirates Christmas Video - Bringing a touch of magic onboard this festive season

DUBAI, UAE – There’s magic in the air on selected Emirates routes this Christmas. Celebrate the season of joy with a festive menu, special desserts, and a cuddly snowman for kids. Look out for more treats and festive fun in Emirates’ selected airport lounges. One week before Christmas Emirates has released a wonderful Christmas video

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ANA B767 MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER AN ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE

ANA B767 makes emergency landing after an engine caught fire

FUKUOKA, JAPAN – An All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 767-300 with 278 passengers en crew members on board had to return to Fukuoka Airport in southwestern Japan on Thursday, shortly after take off due to an engine fire, The Mainichi reports. The aircraft landed safely and nobody was injured. ANA Flight 246 to Tokyo Haneda

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VIDEO – BEHIND THE SCENES OF ‘TOP GUN: MAVERICK’ – REAL FLYING, REAL G-FORCES, PURE ADRENALINE!

Top Gun: Maverick - Behind-the-scenes video

HOLLYWOOD – After Paramount Pictures released the second trailer of Top Gun’s sequel – Top Gun: Maverick – earlier this week, the film production company has now released an awesome behind-the-scenes video of Top Gun 2. Tom Cruise is commonly known for performing a lot of stunts himself, like in his action movies Mission Impossible and Jack Reacher. What many

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VIDEO – THE STORY OF AUSTRALIA’S FIRST FIGHTER FEMALE TO BE DEPLOYED IN COMBAT OPERATIONS

Meet Australia's first fighter female to be deployed in combat operations: Jasmine aka 'Jazz'

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – She’s the daughter of a commercial pilot and now as Mission Aircrew onboard the F/A-18F Super Hornet, this cool lady supports the fast-jet pilot by controlling the mission. Meet the Royal Australian Air Force’s first fighter female to be deployed in combat operations: Jasmine, callsign Jazz! ☆☆☆ (Head image: RAAF)

U.S. AIR FORCE’S F-35 DEMO TEAM HAS ANNOUNCED ITS SCHEDULE FOR 2020 AIRSHOW SEASON

U.S. Air Force's F-35 Demo Team announces new schedule for 2020 airshow season

HILL AFB, UTAH – The U.S. Air Force’s F-35 Demo Team – based at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah – has announced its schedule for the 2020 airshow season. The team will start with performances at 2 military bases in Arizona, Stars and Stripes reports. The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB says

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PARAMOUNT RELEASES NEW TRAILER OF TOP GUN 2

Top Gun: Maverick New Trailer

HOLLYWOOD – After Paramount Pictures released the official trailer of Top Gun’s sequel – Top Gun: Maverick – last Summer at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 18, the film production company has now released a new trailer of Top Gun 2 on December 16. We have to be patient though – the sequel

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BOEING WILL TEMPORARY HALT PRODUCTION OF TROUBLED 737 MAX IN JANUARY

Boeing halts production of 737 MAX

SEATTLE – In January Boeing will temporarily halt production of its troubled 737 Max aircraft, the aircraft manufacturer said. Production of the aircraft had continued despite of the aircraft type being grounded worldwide for 9 months after 2 fatal accidents. As a result Airlines must therefore cut their network and no new aircraft will be

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THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE RECEIVES 7 MORE F-35s

7 New F-35A Lightnings Have Arrived

WILLIAMTOWN, AUSTRALIA – On December 13, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) received seven more F-35A Lightnings II. Seven F-35As flew from Luke AFB in Arizona to RAAF Base Williamtown in Australia, bringing the RAAF’s in-country F-35 fleet to a total of 13 jets. The arrival brought the total number of F-35As at RAAF Williamtown

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VIDEO – TOP 10 BEST GO AROUNDS AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

Top 10 Go Arounds at Amsterdam Airport

AMSTERDAM AIRPORT, NETHERLANDS – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is the main international airport of the Netherlands and the 3rd-busiest airport in Europe. The large airport with 6 runways is famous, not only for its unique spots for planespotters (close to the runway and without any fence), but also because of the extreme crosswinds at the

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EMBRAER’S E175-E2 COMPLETES ITS FIRST FLIGHT

Embraer E175 E-2 first flight

SAO PAULO – For the first time Embraer has made a test flight with the prototype of the new E175-E2; the smallest member of the E2 family. Embraer has not received orders for the aircraft yet, but it will be subjected to an intensive test program in the coming 2 years. Embraer is planning to

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VIDEO – USAF THUNDERBIRDS PERFORMING THE LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON AT AVIATION NATION 2019

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds last show of the season at Aviation Nation

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – It’s the last airshow of the season, hosted at one of the most busiest air force bases in the country: Nellis AFB, just outside Las Vegas. Home base of the world famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds! One of the best aerobatic teams in the world. The airshow at Nellis AFB is

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VIDEO – SPECTACULAR ABORTED LANDING OF JET2 BOEING 737

Jet2 B737 aborted landing during Summer storm

After a rocky approach, a Jet2 Boeing 737 touched down for a moment with its rear landing gear, but was forced to abort the landing during a Summer storm earlier this year. Not the season you would expect these conditions. Last Summer a storm raged over parts of the UK and The Netherlands with extreme

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VIDEO – RNLAF 336th SQUADRON IS RETURNING HOME AFTER EXERCISE IN YUMA

Dutch Soldiers and Marines jump out of C-130 Hercules over desert outside Yuma in Arinzona during exercise Desert Bull

YUMA, ARIZONA – The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) 336th Squadron is returning home for Christmas after the 3-week exercise ‘Desert Bull’ in the Sonoran Desert, just outside Yuma, Arizona. During the exercise, 2 RNLAF C-130 Hercules cargo planes were stationed at MCAS Yuma, from where the aircraft conducted low-level flights and practiced the dropping

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VIDEO – U-2 SPY PLANE DEMONSTRATING ITS LANDING PROCEDURE AT RAF FAIRFORD

U-2 landing at RAF Fairford

FAIRFORD, ENGLAND – Many aviation enthusiasts around the world will know the iconic USAF U-2 spy plane with its characteristic shape – looking like a glider – and its black color. Many though don’t have a clue what it takes to perform a safe landing with the large plane and its huge wings. The next

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CHILEAN AIR FORCE C-130 HERCULES DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR ON ITS WAY TO ANTARCTICA

Chilean Air Force C-130 Hercules missing on its way to Antarctica

CERRILLOS, CHILE – A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the Chilean Air Force disappeared from radar on Monday evening. The Hercules was on its way from the Chilean capital Santiago to a military base in Antarctica when radio contact was lost. There were 38 passengers on board. The Fuerza Aérea de Chile (Chilean Air Force)

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VIDEO – USAF F-35 DEMO TEAM PERFORMING THE LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON AT AVIATION NATION 2019

F-35 Demo Team at Aviation Nation 2019 Airshow

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – It’s the last airshow of the season, hosted at one of the most busiest air force bases in the country: Nellis AFB, just outside Las Vegas. The airshow is known as Aviation Nation, held in November of each year. The 2019 edition was held on November 16-17, and it was once again

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BRITISH AIRWAYS AND ASTON MARTIN HONOR CONCORDE WITH EXCLUSIVE SPORTS CAR

GAYDON, ENGLAND – A momentous event in British aviation and automotive history is here. The incredible outcome of a unique collaboration between Dick Lovett and two of Britain’s best-known brands – British Airways and Aston Martin – to mark the 50-year anniversary of the British-built Concorde’s first flight and British Airways’ 100th anniversary. Make sure

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VIDEO – THE BIGGEST PROP PLANE IN THE WORLD: THE ANTONOV AN-22

The biggest prop plane in the world: the Antonov An-22

An amazingly rare video by YouTuber Cargospotter of the biggest prop plane in the world: the Antonov An-22 Antei (NATO name: Cock). The An-22 is a heavy military transport aircraft – powered by 4 turboprop engines and each driving a pair of contra-rotating propellers – designed by the Antonov Design Bureau from the Ukraine. It’s

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EVACUATION SLIDE FELL OFF DELTA PLANE

Evacuation slide fell off Delta plane

MILTON, MASSACHUSETTS – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation after an emergency slide fell from a Delta Airlines Boeing 767 on Sunday. The slide crashed into a resident’s yard in Milton, Massachusetts. No injuries were reported. The incident occured on Delta Flight 405 from Paris to Boston. Just before the landing in

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AN AIRBUS INNOVATION: ‘BIRD OF PREY’ AIRCRAFT, INSPIRED BY NATURE

Airbus Bird of Prey

TOULOUSE, FRANCE – Earlier this year, at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) airshow in England, Airbus already revealed a conceptual airliner design that looks pretty much like a bird, a bird of prey to be precise. Airbus now released a video on Thursday of the aircraft, designed as a hybrid-electric, turbo-propeller aircraft for regional

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VIDEO – ROYAL NAVY F-35B LIGHTNINGS COMPLETE FIRST PHASE OF FLIGHT TESTS WITH HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

Royal Navy F-35B completes first phase of test flights on HMS Queen Elizabeth

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND – Royal Navy F-35B Lightnings have disembarked on completion of the first phase of operational tests onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth in the USA. This 5-week period has been a significant, and historic step towards their first operational deployment together in 2021. The test period included further flying with USMC F-35Bs. Watch how leading

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VIDEO – UNITED’S STAR WARS TV COMMERCIAL: FLY THE FRIENDLY GALAXY

United Star Wars TV commercial with Apron Officer

CHICAGO – United Airlines joins forces with the next Disney-Lucasfilm blockbuster Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to connect people and unite the worlds in this awesome TV commercial that is out of this galaxy. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be in theaters December 20th. ☆☆☆ (Head image: United)

U.S. AIR FORCE’S UNMANNED STEALTH AIRCRAFT ALREADY OPERATIONAL

X-47B over coastline

BEALE AFB – According to AviationWeek, a new American stealth Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) reconnaissance aircraft is supposedly fully operational now with the U.S. Air Force in a penetrating intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) role, operating from Beale Air Force Base in California. Almost 6 years ago, AviationWeek already disclosed the existence of an unmanned

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13 FRENCH SOLDIERS KILLED IN MID-AIR HELICOPTER COLLISION IN MALI

13 French soldiers were killed in Mali in mid-air collision between French Army Cougar and Tiger helicopters

PARIS – A mid-air collision on Monday between 2 French Army helicopters has killed 13 French soldiers fighting against Islamic terrorists in Mali, French President Emmanuel Macron said with deep sadness on Tuesday. The helicopter crash occured on Monday evening during a combat operation. French commandos were in pursuit of Islamic terrorists, when a French

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SUCCESSFUL WEEK FOR AIRBUS AT DUBAI AIRSHOW 2019

Airbus Formation Flight

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Last week’s Dubai Airshow 2019, which was held on November 17-21, was very successful for Airbus. The European aircraft manufacturer announced new business for its widebody and single-aisle commercial jetliners while unveiling exciting initiatives aligned with the company’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. During the 5-day event low-cost

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WATCH THESE MIND-BLOWING F-22 MANEUVERS AT DUBAI AIRSHOW 2019

USAF F-22 Demo Team show during 2019 Dubai Airshow opening day

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) – The past years we were often amazed on YouTube by all the mind-blowing maneuvers of Russian fighter jets at the MAKS Airshow in Russia, performed by amazing and high maneuverable fighter jets like the Su-30, Su35, Su-37 and Su-57, with their thrust-vectoring engines. Well, the star of the 2019

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BEST OF DUBAI AIRSHOW 2019

Dubai Airshow 2019

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) – Join YouTube Aviation Vlogger Sam Chui as he takes you on a tour at the Dubai Airshow 2019 in the UAE. You can expect a full detailed review of the airshow and Sam Chui will take you through all the highlights and flying displays in his awesome video report.

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PHILIPPINE AIRLINES B777 ENGINE CATCHES FIRE JUST AFTER TAKE OFF AT LAX

Boeing 777 Philippine Airlines engine catches fire

LOS ANGELES – A Boeing 777-300ER from Philippine Airlines – en route from Los Angeles to Manila in the Philippines – returned to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) shortly after take off, when smoke and flames were suddenly coming out from the right engine of the aircraft. The pilot decided to return to LAX immediately

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VIDEO – USAF F-35 GOING VERTICAL AFTER TAKE OFF WITH FULL AFTERBURNER

USAF F-35 Going Vertical After Take Off At The Royal International Air Tattoo

RAF FAIRFORD, ENGLAND – It’s always awesome to see an F-35 take off with full afterburner at an airshow. This video of an F-35A from the USAF F-35 Demo Team shows the power of the engine and the impressive climb rate of the 5th Gen jet when it goes vertical after take off at RAF

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UNITED REVEALES ITS B737 WITH STAR WARS LIVERY – FLY THE FRIENDLY GALAXY

United B737 Star Wars Livery

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Exciting news for avgeeks and Star Wars fans in the U.S. and around the world; United Airlines has introduced a new special member to its fleet. After ANA, Virgin Atlantic and LATAM, United now also has an aircraft painted in a special Star Wars livery. United joins forces with ‘Star Wars: The

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VIDEO – SEVERE TURBULENCE ON FRONTIER FLIGHT 226

Severe Turbulence on Frontier Flight 226

Terrifying moments for passengers on Frontier Flight 226 from Denver to Baltimore on October 25, 2019. Severe turbulence caused many passengers to panic and even scream, while the pilots had good control over the situation. Anxious flyers who don’t fly much will probably fear and even pray for their lives during severe turbulence, while frequent

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QANTAS PERFORMS NON-STOP TEST FLIGHT BETWEEN LONDON AND SYDNEY

Qantas B787 Research Flight London - Sydney

LONDON – Australia’s Qantas Airways has conducted a non-stop test flight between London and Sydney on Thursday November 14, 2019. It’s the second ‘Project Sunrise’ flight, where the effects of ultra-long flights on travelers are tested. It is the world’s longest flight in aviation history, in distance and time. Last October, Qantas flew non-stop from

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OPERATION NIGHTHAWK LANDING

© Lockheed Martin

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Insitute and National Museum of the USAF partners with Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works by reconfiguring a F-117 Nighthawk with registration TR803 – nicknamed Unexpected Guest – for permanent display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. It’s great to see that such

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VIDEO – SPECTACULAR LANDINGS AT ISAFJORDUR AIRPORT IN ICELAND

Spectacular landings in Iceland

ISAFJORDUR, ICELAND – When we think of Iceland, we think of a place where it’s cold and where you can find volcanic and rugged landscapes. Iceland also has one of the most challenging airports in the world; Isafjordur Airport (IFJ). It’s an airport serving Ísafjörður, a town in the Westfjords region in northwestern Iceland. The

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VIDEO – WATCH HOW THIS F-35 ACCELERATES AWAY FROM AN F-16 AS IT IGNITES THE AFTERBURNER

WATCH HOW THIS F-35 ACCELERATES AWAY FROM AN F-16 AS IT IGNITES THE AFTERBURNER

CALIFORNIA – Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) photographer Frank Crebas is giving us an interesting insight on his awesome job in the sky: shooting air-to-air pics of other planes – often fast fighter jets – like in this case a RNLAF F-35A in the skies over California, last January. The video shows us how hard

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AIRCRAFT SLIDES OFF RUNWAY AT CHICAGO O’HARE AIRPORT

American flight skids off runway at O’Hare as early snowstorm disrupts hundreds of flights

CHICAGO O’HARE AIRPORT – An American Eagle Embraer ERJ-145 slid off the runway Monday morning at Chicago O’Hare International Airport due to snowy conditions and blustery winds. The extreme weather conditions led to many flight cancellations at O’Hare Airport and Chicago’s major airports. All 38 passengers and 3 crew members were evacuated from the aircraft

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CAPTAIN APOLOGIZES TO PASSENGERS AFTER ACCIDENTLY ACTIVATING HIJACK ALARM AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

CAPTAIN APOLOGIES TO PASSENGERS AFTER ACCIDENTLY ACTIVATING HIJACK ALARM AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

AMSTERDAM AIRPORT, NETHERLANDS – A remarkable incident happened at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS) last Wednesday, which would result in special (military) police teams rushing towards the gate and many delayed flights at Europe’s third-busiest airport. The captain accidently sent a Hijacking Alarm to Schiphol’s ATC. The pilot of an Air Europa A330 was instructing the

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DUTCH KING VISITS FIRST OPERATIONAL RNLAF F-35 AT LEEUWARDEN AIR BASE

King Willem Alexander pays visit to Leeuwarden AB

LEEUWARDEN AIR BASE, NETHERLANDS – King Willem Alexander from The Netherlands paid a visit to Leeuwarden Air Base on Wednesday, together with the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), Lieutenant General Dennis Luyt. The King’s reason for the visit was the brand new and first operational F-35A from the 322nd Squadron and the

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POSSIBLE HIJACK OF AIRCRAFT AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

AMSTERDAM AIRPORT, NETHERLANDS – Emergency services have rushed to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. A spokesperson for the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Royal Dutch Military Police) speaks of a “suspicious situation” on board of an aircraft at Schiphol Airport, the third busiest airport in Europe. It seems to be a hijacking of an aircraft, sources within the Marechaussee report.

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VIDEO – BIRD STRIKES B737 COCKPIT WINDOW IN MIDAIR

B737 Hits Bird of Prey

RUSSIA – Remarkable footage emerged last week from Russia, showing a bird of prey smashing into a cockpit window of a Boeing 737, resulting in one of the pilots – who was recording the landscape – dropping his phone. Bird strikes regularly occur during commercial flights all over the world. Sometimes they crash into the

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THE FIRST OPERATIONAL RNLAF F-35 HAS ARRIVED IN THE NETHERLANDS

The first operational RNLAF F-35 has arrived in The Netherlands

LEEUWARDEN AIR BASE, NETHERLANDS – October 31, 2019 is a special day in history for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). The first operational Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II (registration F-009) has arrived today on a beautiful, sunny, but cold Autumn day at it’s new home, Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands. 40 years ago

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VIDEO – SPECTACULAR GO AROUND & LANDING OF KLM B787 DURING STORM AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

Spectacular go around and landing of KLM B787 during storm at Amsterdam Airport

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Watch how this beautiful KLM B787 Dreamliner had to battle the storm to eventually land safely on runway 18R – also known as the Polderbaan – after it had to perform a spectacular Go Around during a storm on August 10 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, with strong gusts up to 100

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VIDEO – EMIRATES A380 IMPRESSIVE STORM LANDING AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

Emirates A380 Impressive Storm Landing at Amsterdam Airport

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Hairy conditions during a storm on August 10 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, with strong gusts up to 100 kph (62 mph) and some windshear on short final. Watch how this giant Airbus A380 from Emirates had to battle the storm to land safely on runway 18R, also known as the Polderbaan.

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UNITED’S CALIFORNIA ‘HER ART HERE’ THEMED LIVERY TAKES FLIGHT

United Boeing 757 - Her Art Here 'California'

LOS ANGELES – After the first – New York/New Jersey-themed – ‘Her Art Here’ livery was revealed by United on September 26, the airline now has officially revealed the second Boeing 757 with a one-of-a-kind, California-themed, livery. The design was created by San Francisco resident – artist Tsungwei Moo – as part of the airline’s

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UNITED’S NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY ‘HER ART HERE’ THEMED LIVERY

United B757 'Her Art Here' Livery - © United

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – United officially has welcomed a one-of-a-kind livery to its fleet as a tribute to the New York/New Jersey region it’s serve from United’s Newark Liberty International Airport hub. The stunning livery is designed by artist Corinne Antonelli – a New Jersey native – as part of the airline’s national Her Art

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VIDEO – RUSSIAN AIR FORCE SU-30 PERFORMING AN EXTREME HIGH ALPHA MANEUVER AT MAKS 2019

Su-35 Extreme High Alpha Maneuver - Image: © Jerry Taha

ZHUKOVSKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, RUSSIA – The 2019 edition of the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon – from August 27 till September 1 – was again one to remember! Awesome demos with great pilots showing their amazing skills in the best fighter jets of the Russian Air Force, like the brand new 5th Gen fighter

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THE GULFSTREAM G650ER: WORLD’S FASTEST LONG-RANGE BUSINESS JET

The Gulfstream G650ER: world's fastest long-range business jet - Image: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

In the past weeks Gulfstream released two amazing videos of their G650ER Business Jet, an extended-range version of the G650. With more than 90 speed records, the G650ER also holds the world record for the farthest, fastest business jet flight in history, besting the previous record by more than 40 minutes. On March 29, 2019

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PILOT STUCK ON POWER LINE AFTER BELGIAN AIR FORCE F-16 CRASHED IN FRANCE

Belgian AF F-16BM crashes in France leaving pilot stuck on power line - Photo: © Jim van de Burgt

LORIENT, FRANCE – A Belgian Air Force (BAF) F-16BM fighter jet crashed Thursday morning in western France, leaving one pilot caught on a high-voltage power line. The fighter jet was flying from Florennes Air Base in Belgium to Lann Bihoué Naval Air Base in France, when it crashed between the towns of Pluvigner and Landaul

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TWO DEAD, THREE INJURED IN PLANE CRASH NEAR LAS VEGAS

Plane crash Henderson Airport Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – In a crash with a small propeller plane near Las Vegas, two people died on Saturday evening. Three other passengers were injured, according to authorities. The single-engine Beechcraft Sierra had just taken off from Henderson Executive Airport and was on its way to California according to Flightaware. Immediately after the start a

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