VIDEO: AIRBUS DEMONSTRATES ATTOL – 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 consisted of 2 pilots, 2 flight test engineers and 1 test flight engineer. The A350 took off at around 10:15 AM local time on December 18,

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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 U.S. Navy fighter pilot made this amazing compilation of low altitude flying over various high

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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 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 Air Force (RuAF) 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. 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 INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – 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

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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. We at flyhigh.news are very delighted

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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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VIDEO – FAREWELL FLIGHT OF THE AMERICAN AIRLINES MD-80

American Airlines MD-80 Last Flight - Image: Skylite Productions

DALLAS – Wednesday September 4, 2019 was a sad day in the U.S. for many aviation enthusiasts and pilots who flew with the beautiful McDonnell Douglas MD-80, also known as ‘Mad Dog’ or ‘Super 80.’ American Airlines retired its workhorse, the iconic MD-80 after 36-years of service. Flight AA80 from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago

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VIDEO – SUKHOI TEST PILOT PUSHES RUSSIA’S SU-57 FIFTH GEN FIGHTER JET TO THE LIMIT AT MAKS 2019

Su-57 Full Demo at MAKS 2019

ZHUKOVSKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, RUSSIA – The 2019 edition of the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon was again one to remember! Awesome demos with great pilots showing their amazing skills in older 4th Gen fighter jets, but also in the latest 5th Gen fighter jet: the high tech Sukhoi Su-57 with its stealth capabilities like

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AMERICAN AIRLINES IS RETIRING THE MD-80 ‘MAD DOG’ AFTER 36 YEARS

American Airlines is retiring the MD-80 after 36 years - Photo: Eddie Maloney

DALLAS – It’s a sad day today in the U.S. for many aviation enthusiasts and pilots who flew with the beautiful McDonnell Douglas MD-80, also known as ‘Mad Dog’ or ‘Super 80.’ American Airlines (AA) is saying goodbye to the iconic MD-80 after 36-years of service. Flight AA80 from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago O’Hare

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VIDEO- THE F-35: MISSION READY, INTEROPERABLE AND COMBAT-PROVEN

The F-35 is combat ready - Image: © Lockheed Martin

BETHESDA, MARYLAND – The U.S. Air Force F-35A, U.S. Marine Corps F-35B and U.S. Navy F-35C is combat ready. It’s Lockheed Martin’s mission to keep U.S. men and women in uniform mission ready. Watch this awesome video, Lockheed Martin – manufacturer of the F-35 Lightning II – released earlier this week. The Lockheed Martin F-35

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SUKHOI SUPERJET 100 PERFORMS INCREDIBLE SHORT LANDING AT MAKS 2019 IN RUSSIA

Sukhoi Superjet 100 Extreme Short Landing at MAKS 2019 - Image: JERRY TAHA

ZHUKOVSKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, RUSSIA – Last weekend’s MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon 2019 showcased the best of the best from Russia’s civil and military aviation and aircraft from a few other countries, and FLYHIGH.NEWS was there! All the thousands of spectators could enjoy watching a lot of incredible maneuvers and a lot of show

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THE DAY A BOEING TEST PILOT PERFORMED A BARREL ROLL WITH THE 707

Boeing Dash-80 FA239925

SEATTLE, WA – This month, 64 years ago, there was a Boeing test pilot who performed a barrel roll with the Boeing 367-80, known as the Dash 80. It’s incredible and surreal to see such a big airplane perform a barrel roll. This is the remarkable story behind the famous Dash 80 barrel roll. The Dash

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REMEMBERING JOE SUTTER, ‘FATHER OF THE BOEING 747’

SEATTLE – Today we remember Boeing icon Joe Sutter. He passed away 3 years ago on August 30, 2016 at the age of 95. In the mid-60s, Sutter led the team that designed the Boeing 747. He was given the nickname “Father of the 747”. Father of the 747 Joseph Frederick “Joe” Sutter (March 21, 1921 – August

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PUTIN SHOWS ERDOGAN SECRET COCKPIT OF RUSSIA’S BRAND NEW SU-57 STEALTH FIGHTER AT MAKS 2019

ZHUKOVSKY AIRPORT, RUSSIA – Earlier this week President Erdogan from Turkey was invited by President Putin of Russia to see Russia’s Su-57 fifth generation fighter at the 2019 MAKS International Aviation and Space Airshow at Moscow’s Zhukhovsky Airport on August 27, 2019. Erdogan is looking for a replacement for the F-35 Lightning II, after the

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FIREFIGHTING BOEING 747 SUPERTANKER JOINS BATTLE AGAINST AMAZON WILDFIRES

B747 Supertanker battling wildfires

SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA – The American Boeing 747 Supertanker was filmed dropping water on wildfires in Bolivia’s department of Santa Cruz on Friday. A record number of fires have been raging through the Amazon rainforest most of which is located in Brazil, but the fires also stretches into Bolivia and several other countries. The aircraft

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VIDEO – HIS FRIEND JUST CRASHED HIS PLANE INTO THE OCEAN

My friend just crashed his plane into the ocean

On Tuesday Youtuber Matt Guthmiller’s friend David Lash had an inflight engine failure, landed his Bonanza in the Pacific Ocean, and was rescued by the Coast Guard. Watch how David made a very successful landing in the Pacific Ocean. The emergency landing was caught on camera. ☆☆☆ (Image: from Matt Guthmiller on YouTube)

THE THUNDERBIRDS AND RED ARROWS FLY OVER THE HUDSON RIVER IN NEW YORK CITY

Thunderbirds fly over New York City

NEW YORK CITY – The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Royal Air Force Red Arrows conducted a rare flyover today over the Hudson River in New York City, together with the USAF F-35 Demo Team and the USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team. 15 jets trailing red, white and blue smoke and 4 Fifth Gen.

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VIDEO – BOEING REVEALS ‘DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT’ 787

Boeing 787-9 Special Livery

SEATTLE – Watch as innovation and inspiration rolls out of Boeing’s paint hanger. Boeing applied a stunning full body decal to the 787 Dreamliner – the largest decal on a 787 jet ever. Boeing thanks their employees who support the Boeing Employees Community Fund and who inspired the design! Learn more about this special 787-9

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TURKEY IS CONSIDERING RUSSIAN ALTERNATIVE TO F-35

USAF F-35

ANKARA – Turkey has shown an interest in Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, as an alternative to the American F-35, the Turkish pro-government newspaper Yeni Şafak reports. Last month, Turkey was expelled from the F-35 project by America. The purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles by Turkey led to the expulsion from the F-35 program.

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ENGINE FAILURE OF CARGOLUX ITALIA B747 DURING FLIGHT TO AMSTERDAM

Cargolux Italia B747 Engine Failure During Flight to Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM – One of the four engines of a Cargolux Italia B747 to Amsterdam was shut down during its flight to Amsterdam on Sunday. The B747 continued and landed safely at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands.  Cargolux Italia Boeing 747-400 freighter – registration LX-TCV – performing Flight CV-7156 from Nairobi to Amsterdam, was descending

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SAFARILINK DASH 8 COLLIDED WITH WILDEBEEST ON RUNWAY DURING LANDING IN KENYA

SAFARILINK DASH 8 COLLIDED WITH WILDEBEEST ON RUNWAY DURING LANDING IN KENYA

MAASAI MARA – A Safarilink Bombardier DHC-8-200 ended up next to the runway after landing on Kichwa Tembo Airstrip in Kenya (Africa) on Friday, after the aircraft collided with two wildebeest. The animals were on the runway when the plane tried to land. The Bombardier with registration 5Y-SLM, was on route from Nairobi to the

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DELTA BOEING 757 SUFFERED SERIOUS FUSELAGE DAMAGE AFTER HARD LANDING AT PONTA DELGADA AIRPORT, AZORES

DELTA BOEING 757 SUFFERED SERIOUS FUSELAGE DAMAGE AFTER HARD LANDING AT PONTA DELGADA AIRPORT, AZORES

PONTA DELGADA – On Sunday a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 made a very hard landing at Ponta Delgada Airport in the Azores, causing serious overstress damage to the fuselage and landing gear. The return flight was cancelled. There were no injuries reported. After a delayed flight, the Delta Boeing 757-200 – registered N543US –

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RUSSIAN SU-27 CHASED AWAY SPANISH F-18 FROM RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER’S PLANE

Spanish F-18 fighter chased away by Russian Su-27

BALTIC SEA – Last week on August 13, a Russian Air Force Su-27 fighter jet – escorting the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu – ‘chased away’ a Spanish Air Force EF-18 with a pretty dangerous maneuver, by banking close towards the EF-18. According to Russian state-run media, the Spanish fighter jet came too close to

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THE FORMER JAPANESE ‘AIR FORCE ONE’ IS UP FOR SALE

JASDF Air Force One at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol © JERRY TAHA

LOS ANGELES – Anyone who has always dreamed of owning their own luxury Boeing 747; this is your chance to buy one of Japan’s two former government aircraft. It’s for sale now for 28 million dollars (about 25 million euros). A company in California is selling this beautiful Queen of the Skies. Japanese Prime Minister

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VIDEO – SMOOTH LANDING OF TUI B787 WITH EXTREME CROSSWIND DURING STORM AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

TUI B787 Storm Landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

AMSTERDAM – Hairy conditions last weekend at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with strong gusts up to 100 kph (62 mph) and some windshear on short final. Watch how this TUI fly B787 had to battle the storm and the extreme crosswind when it lands pretty smooth on runway 18R, also known as the Polderbaan. A Summer

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URAL AIRLINES AIRBUS A321 CRASH LANDED IN CORNFIELD DUE TO MASSIVE BIRD STRIKE

Ural Airlines A321 Crash Landed in Cornfield

MOSCOW – A Ural Airlines Airbus A321 packed with tourists made a terrifying emergency landing in a cornfield on Thursday morning. The aircraft, with 234 passengers on board, had just taken off from Moscow’s Zhukovsky Airport, when it flew into a flock of birds. According to Ural Airlines, Flight U6178 landed in a cornfield just

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NEW YORKER IS ONLY PASSENGER ON DELTA PLANE

New Yorker is Only Passenger on Delta Plane

ASPEN, COLORADO – Last week a New York man was very surprised when he was about to board his plane. 35-year-old Vincent Peone could not believe his eyes when he realized that he was the only passenger on a SkyWest Delta flight from Aspen to Salt Lake City. Peone received a special treatment during his

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VIDEO – WATCH HOW IT’S LIKE TO FLY ON BRITISH AIRWAYS’ BRAND NEW A350-1000

British Airways A350 Inaugural Flight Report

LONDON – YouTube Aviation Vlogger Sam Chui joined British Airways’ A350-1000 inaugural flight last week from London to Madrid on August 5, 2019. Join Sam when he explores the new Business Class cabin (Club World Suite), Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus) and Economy (World Traveller) on the flight to Madrid. Watch how it’s like to

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VIDEO – NORWEGIAN B787 EXTREME CROSSWIND LANDING DURING STORM AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

NORWEGIAN B787 extreme crosswind landing during storm at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Hairy conditions on Saturday at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with strong gusts up to 100 kph (62 mph) and some windshear on short final. Watch how this stunning Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787 had to battle the storm to land safely on runway 18R, also known as the Polderbaan. A Summer Storm

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VIDEO – TURKISH A330 GO AROUND AND LANDING DURING STORM AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

Turkish Airlines A330 Go Around and Landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Hairy conditions today at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with strong gusts up to 100 kph (62 mph) and some windshear on short final. Watch how this Turkish Airlines A330 had to battle the storm and perform a Go Around to finally land safely on runway 18R, also known as the Polderbaan. A

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GARUDA INDONESIA PROMOTES THE ARCHIPELAGO’S TOURISM AND CULTURE IN A SERIES OF NEW SAFETY VIDEOS

Garuda Indonesia's New Safety Video

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Garuda Indonesia has recorded a series of new safety videos last week, titled “Keindahan Indonesia” (The Beauty of Indonesia). In the safety videos, the airline not only deals with safety on board, but also promotes the unique features of Indonesia as a destination. Various cultural and natural aspects of Indonesia are highlighted in the

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VIDEO – RUSSIA SHOWCASES ‘HUNTER’ COMBAT DRONE ON ITS MAIDEN FLIGHT

Russian AF showcases its brand new Hunter combat drone on its maiden flight

MOSCOW – Russian Air Force’s heavyweight combat drone ‘Hunter’ has made it’s maiden flight. The combat drone is designed by Sukhoi, and is said to be able to collect intelligence and to strike enemy targets. The technical specs of the brand new UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) still remain a secret, although some media reports suggest

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VIDEO – RYANAIR B737 REJECTED TAKE OFF AT FULL SPEED AT MANCHESTER AIRPORT

Ryanair B737 rejected take off at Manchester Airport

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – A hairy moment at Manchester Airport on July 24, 2019. A Ryanair 737 didn’t get far taking off after the aircraft made a quick stop on the runway with puffs of smoke, due to a windshear warning. After the Rejected Take Off (RTO), the aircraft then returned to the tarmac, and Flight

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VIDEO – BRITISH AIRWAYS’ A350 INAUGURAL FLIGHT

British Airway A350 first commercial flight

LONDON – British Airways’ brand new A350-1000 (G-XWBA) has made its first commercial flight on Monday August 5, 2019. The aircraft departed for its inaugural flight at 1:40 PM Local Time as Flight BA460 from London Heathrow to Madrid. In the coming weeks, the A350 will be used daily between both airports, which are the

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VIDEO – RAF CHINOOK DEPLOYED TO HELP ‘CRITICAL’ WHALEY BRIDGE DAM

RAF Chinook Deployed to Help ‘Critical’ Whaley Bridge Dam

WHALEY BRIDGE, ENGLAND – Since Thursday August 1, a section of wall on the 188 years old Whaley Bridge Dam has collapsed. The structure was at a ‘critical’ point and engineers feared the dam could collapse. 6000 residents from Whaley Bridge were evacuated as a precaution. A RAF Chinook helicopter was deployed to drop 400

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RUSSIAN AF IL-76s BATTLE TO CONTAIN THE BLAZES OF WILDFIRES IN SIBERIA

Russian IL-76s battle to contain the blazes in Siberia

SIBERIA, RUSSIA – Wildfires in Siberia are common. But this summer unusually hot weather, dry thunderstorms and strong winds have combined to spark an emergency. More than 2.5 million hectares of forest are on fire throughout several regions in Siberia. A state of emergency has been declared in the five hardest-hit regions of Siberia. Last

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FRANK ZAPATA CROSSED THE ENGLISH CHANNEL ON HIS FLYBOARD AIR

Zapata crossed the English Channel on his Flyboard Air

CALAIS, FRANCE – Flying Frenchman Franky Zapata made aviation history on Sunday August 4, 2019 by crossing the English Channel on his Flyboard Air. This was Zapata’s second attempt to cross the Channel, after he failed 10 days ago, on July 25. Zapata’s dream came true on Sunday, when he became the first man in

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FIREFIGHTING PLANE CRASHED IN FRANCE

A Securité Civile Grumman S-2T Turbo Firecat crashed today

GÉNÉRAC, FRANCE – A Securité Civile Conair S-2 Turbo Firecat firefighting plane has crashed this afternoon shortly after 5:00 PM Local Time in the area of Générac in France. The pilot was killed in the tragic crash, while battling the fires in the area. The pilot of the Firecat (former Grumman S-2 Tracker from the

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VIDEO – TAKE A FIRST LOOK INSIDE BRITISH AIRWAYS’ BRAND NEW A350-1000

First look inside the brand new British Airways A350

HEATHROW AIRPORT, LONDON – British Airways has just received their first brand new Airbus A350-1000 last weekend. Let’s take a look of the new cabin interiors Aviation Blogger Sam Chui. The A350-1000 arrived a day late due to ATC issues and it landed on a different runway, resulting in some disappointment from the waiting aviation

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PILOT MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING ON BUSY WASHINGTON STATE ROAD

Plane lands on road in Spanaway, Washington

SPANAWAY, WASHINGTON – A pilot made a thrilling emergency landing Thursday morning on Pacific Avenue in Spanaway, due to a ‘fuel system malfunction.’ The road was quite busy at the time during morning rush hour in Spanaway, just outside Seattle. The emergency landing was captured on a Trooper’s dashcam. The pilot landed safely and managed to

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AIR CANADA AND SOUTHWEST ARE REMOVING BOEING 737 MAX FLIGHTS FROM SCHEDULE TILL EARLY 2020

Air Canada will not fly Boeing 737 MAX until 2020

MONTREAL, CANADA – Air Canada, Canada’s flagship carrier, has given up hopes to resume its flights with the Boeing 737 MAX in 2019. Air Canada announced it will remove 737 MAX flights from its schedule until at least early January, 2020. Earlier on July 25, Southwest also removed 737 MAX flights from its schedule till

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RELIVE THE COMPLETE EAA AIRVENTURE NIGHT AIRSHOW AT OSHKOSH

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Night Airshow

OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN – Watch the complete Night Airshow from last Saturday of Oshkosh 2019. This is definitely the most awesome Night Airshow in the world. An F-22 full afterburner demo in twilight, illuminated planes flying in formation, a jet powered truck, a MiG-17 with full afterburner in complete darkness, massive fireworks. You name it, you’ll

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SPECTACULAR VIDEO OF AER LINGUS A320 AT IRISH AIRSHOW

Aer Lingus Shamrock 1936 formation at Bray Air Festival

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Aer Lingus has released a spectacular video of Sunday’s opener at Bray Air Display; Shamrock 1936, a formation flight with Irish Air Corps’ Team Silver – with their Pilatus PC-9s – and an Aer Lingus A320 in its new livery. The stunning footage – taken with cameras from inside the cockpit, from

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VIDEO – BRITISH AIRWAYS ~ A350 LASERDROME

British Airways - A350 Laserdrome

LONDON – British Airways is the first airline in the world to have mapped out their new Club Suite and A350 in lasers within the British Airways Laserdrome, a 100 square metre structure, towering 6 and a half metres high. Enjoy this stunning video of British Airways’ A350 lasershow! ☆☆☆ (Image: from British Airways video)

PAKISTAN ARMY PLANE CRASHED NEAR ISLAMABAD, KILLING 18 PEOPLE

Pakistan Army plane crash

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Early on Tuesday, a Pakistan Army aircraft crashed in a residential area in Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad. All 5 crew members and 13 civilians were killed, 12 more people were injured, an army statement said. The crash happened during a routine training flight. According to a Pakistan Army spokesperson, all 5

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VIDEO – AWESOME F-22 RAPTOR TWILIGHT AFTERBURNER DEMO AT OSHKOSH 2019

F-22 Twilight Demo at Oskosh 2019

OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN – See how the US Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team performs a Heritage Flight with three P-51 Mustangs and an awesome, modified, non-aerobatic demonstration profile in twilight, during the Wednesday night airshow at EAA AirVenture 2019 in Oshkosh. Look for the glowing afterburner! The jet was not allowed to perform aerobatics due

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THURSDAY WAS THE BUSIEST DAY EVER FOR AVIATION

THE BUSIEST DAY EVER FOR AVIATION

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Thursday July 25, 2019 was the busiest day ever in the international aviation industry. More than 230,000 flights were observable via flight tracking service Flightradar24. The popular flight tracking site reported that 225,000 flights took place on Wednesday. The animated image that was recorded in Flightradar24’s tweet on Thursday shows the incredibly

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