Category: History

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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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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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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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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100 DAY COUNTDOWN TO KLM’S 100th ANNIVERSARY

AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL, NETHERLANDS – On Saturday June 29, 2019 a smashing event kicked off the 100 day countdown to KLM’s 100th anniversary, on October 7. One day later, on Sunday June 30, 2019 the first KLM Boeing 787-10 arrived at Schiphol Airport. This sustainable and energy-efficient aircraft is called ‘Orange Blossom’ and carries the

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