Watch Live Coverage of the SpaceX historic Demo-2 Crew Dragon astronaut launch

WATCH THE LIVE COVERAGE OF THE FIRST LAUNCH OF THE HISTORIC SPACEX DEMO-2 CREW DRAGON – AMERICA’S FIRST MANNED ROCKET INTO SPACE

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – Today, on May 30 2020, SpaceX will once again attempt to launch its first astronaut mission for NASA, after a three-day delay due to weather. If all goes well and the weather cooperates, Crew Dragon will liftoff today at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT). A backup launch date is also available on Sunday, May … Continue reading WATCH THE LIVE COVERAGE OF THE FIRST LAUNCH OF THE HISTORIC SPACEX DEMO-2 CREW DRAGON – AMERICA’S FIRST MANNED ROCKET INTO SPACE

Last Flight KLM Boeing 747

SAD FAREWELL FOR KLM BOEING 747

AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL, NETHERLANDS – Today is a very sad day in KLM’s 100-year history and for aviation history in general as KLM will say goodbye today to the most beautiful airliner ever made – the iconic KLM Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet, also known as the Queen of the skies. The City of Tokyo will touchdown at Amsterdam Schiphol for the last time ever, much earlier … Continue reading SAD FAREWELL FOR KLM BOEING 747

Boeing 777X First Flight

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

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 first flight. Instead the popular YouTuber explaines us what the … Continue reading VIDEO | BOEING 777X – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

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THE BOEING 777X TAKES FLIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME

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 thunder storms. The weather on Saturday still wasn’t great, but … Continue reading THE BOEING 777X TAKES FLIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME

Boeing 777X First Flight Jan 25, 2019

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

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 number one takes flight for the first time at Paine … Continue reading VIDEO – WATCH THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE BOEING 777X LIVE!

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 the first RNLAF F-16 also landed at Leeuwarden AB. The … Continue reading THE FIRST OPERATIONAL RNLAF F-35 HAS ARRIVED IN THE NETHERLANDS

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

VIDEO – FAREWELL FLIGHT OF THE AMERICAN AIRLINES MD-80

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 O’Hare was American’s last commercial flight ever with the old Mad … Continue reading VIDEO – FAREWELL FLIGHT OF THE AMERICAN AIRLINES MD-80

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 30, 2016) was an American engineer for the Boeing Airline … Continue reading REMEMBERING JOE SUTTER, ‘FATHER OF THE BOEING 747’

Airbus 50th Anniversary

AIRBUS CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

TOULOUSE – The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus celebrated its 50th anniversary last Wednesday. In honor of this special celebration, a formation flight was conducted over Airbus’ home base in Toulouse, France. The A220, A319neo, A330neo, A350-1000, A380 and Beluga XL participated in the special formation flight. They were escorted by the Patrouille de France aerobatic team. Airbus was established on May 29, 1969. The first … Continue reading AIRBUS CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Niki Lauda

AVIATOR AND FORMULA 1 RACING LEGEND NIKI LAUDA DIES AT THE AGE OF 70

VIENNA – Racing legend and aviator Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70 on May 20, 2019. The race driver was a prominent figure in motorsport for decades, but also had a very successful career in commercial aviation. “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” his family said in a statement to the Austrian … Continue reading AVIATOR AND FORMULA 1 RACING LEGEND NIKI LAUDA DIES AT THE AGE OF 70