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149 Kg Concorde RC Model - Simply Amazing!

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I hope this isn’t inappropriate for this forum but I can’t think of an audience more likely to be inclined to appreciate it. Just when you think you’ve seen it all... (youtube.com) Plus d'info...

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Seawind Saga: Pilot who crashed in Lake Michigan had 7 crashes in 7 days

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Dennis Collier, a licensed Traverse City pilot, paid $110,000 for the 2010 Seawind on a Saturday, ended up in the drink a week later, and on the way crashed — by his own account — seven times, in seven days in four states. (www.record-eagle.com) Plus d'info...

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Aviation enthusiast potentially saves pilot's life after seeing sparks coming from his plane

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Photographer and aviation enthusiast Ian Simpson has lived in the East Anglia region of England all his life, and one of his favorite things to do is photograph planes at Royal Air Force bases in the area. But on the morning of July 13, he realized something wasn't quite right as he watched jets taking off at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, about 70 miles northeast of London. The base is run by the US Air Force and is home to the 48th Fighter Wing, the only US Air Force F-15 fighter wing in… (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

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Aviation Stats Update: July 30, 2021

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"Europe's commercial airline traffic surged 171% in the past three months, starting with an average of 6,667 airline flights in a day (the week of April 20), then soaring this week to an average of 18,041 airline flights in a day. " (blog.flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

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Startup Avelo Airlines Adds 4 New Routes From Los Angeles

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Burbank Airport-based Avelo Airlines is launching four new routes from the airport this fall. Over September and October, Avelo will begin nonstop flights to Monterey, CA, Fort Collins-Loveland, CO, and Provo and St. George, UT. The new flights will see Avelo flying to 12 destinations from Burbank over the coming months. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Gentle Reminder : Flying Drones In Canada

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Just a Gentle Reminder, please follow the url above, for current regulations about flying drones in Canada, also please bear in mind, a missing sign near an airport fence, does not constitute, permission to fly a drone, without permission for blogging or film purposes. Thank you. (tc.canada.ca) Plus d'info...

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Airbus officially confirms the A350F

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY — European planemaker Airbus now targets one of Boeing’s most profitable strongholds with plans for a freighter version of its A350 passenger jet.Airbus, today, officially announced the upcoming freighter version of its new-generation passenger jet Airbus A350. “We believe we have a very promising aircraft,” Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said after unveiling better-than-expected half-year results. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

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A Non-Pilot Spouse’s Perspective on Oshkosh

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It has been more than 15 years since my husband, Jack, started attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh — the largest air show in the world! He always had more vacation than me, and he used his extra time to drive from Winnipeg to Wisconsin with friends, who were also pilots, and take in the event. When he returned home he had tales of more than 10,000 airplanes, three-quarter of a million people coming through the gates, and concerts put on by groups such as the Beach Boys and the Lt. Dan Band. He went… (inspire.eaa.org) Plus d'info...

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Why Titanium Makes Russia A Key Country For Airbus

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Titanium is a vital element in regard to the production of planes across the globe. It can be found all across different parts of an airliner. With this in mind, Airbus has to ensure that it has the right supply of this metal for its operations. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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New aircraft for Condor: Airbus A330-900neo as of autumn 2022

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The 2-litre aircraft is ready for take-off: Germany's most popular leisure carrier Condor has decided to order 16 Airbus A330-900neo of the latest generation. The Supervisory Board has already agreed. As the German launch customer for the Airbus A330neo, Condor is thus focusing on latest technology, maximum efficiency and the highest level of customer comfort. Fuel consumption per passenger per 100 kilometers will be 2.1 liters, which makes Condor the European frontrunner on long-haul… (condor-newsroom.condor.com) Plus d'info...

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A 200 hp Turboprop For Homebuilts

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Looking for a little more ramp appeal in your homebuilt? Is AvGas hard to come by at your home field? Or have you just always longed to be the one throwing the fuel to a turbine instead of just listening to the whine from afar as a turboprop comes to life? TurbAero is on site at AirVenture with a turboprop in development that might just give popular four- and six-cylinder homebuilt engines a run for their money. (www.planeandpilotmag.com) Plus d'info...

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5 United Airlines Customers Win Free Flights For A Year

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On Thursday, United Airlines announced the lucky winners in its ‘Your shot to fly’ sweepstakes. As an incentive for people to get vaccinated in hopes of restarting travel sooner, the carrier put a full year of free air travel to any of its global destinations up for grabs for five of its MileagePlus loyalty members willing to get the jab. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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FBI investigating latest alleged Los Angeles 'jetpack guy' sighting

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The FBI is investigating a new report of Los Angeles’ elusive "jetpack guy"-- who may have been spotted soaring over California again this week. A commercial pilot radioed in the possible sighting Wednesday at 6:12 p.m., about 15 miles east of Los Angeles International Airport at an elevation of 5,000 feet. (www.foxnews.com) Plus d'info...

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Boeing Dreamliner: A Timeline of the 787’s Recent Production Problems

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A new defect on Boeing’s Dreamliner aircraft surfaced in July, the latest in a series of issues that arose late last summer. Deliveries of the popular plane are now halted, pressuring Boeing’s profits. WSJ’s Andrew Tangel explains how Boeing got here. (www.wsj.com) Plus d'info...

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Viking has transformed the Canadair into a multi-role aircraft

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Video showing the how Viking modernized the Canadair 415. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

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JetBlue Already Feels The Impact Of Transatlantic Travel Ban

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JetBlue’s recent earnings call revealed changes to its planned London schedule from September, in light of the continuation of the US travel ban from the UK. Flights will begin as planned with a daily rotation between JFK and London Heathrow, but will scale back to four flights per week from September. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Will The Airbus A350F Encourage Boeing To Launch The 777XF?

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Speaking at a recent earnings call, Airbus Chief Guillaume Faury said that his company hopes to offer an A350 freighter, pending board approval. The decision is the result of customer feedback for increased competition and follows months of speculation and public ‘encouragement’ from one particular airline CEO. So, now that a next-generation Airbus freighter is on the way, will Boeing follow suit? (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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FlightAware Targets Piston Airplane Pilot Market with Launch of Aviator

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FlightAware’s Aviator is an inexpensive subscription-based software, accessible via the web and iOS. Any subscriber can register multiple aircraft, including rentals, and unlock indispensable features like Ready To Taxi™, Premium Weather and Map Layers, Surface Visualizations, FBO Scheduling, and ETAs automatically updated via FlightAware’s powerful machine predictive technology, Foresight™. (flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

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Aircraft reactivation: has how we store aircraft changed?

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The operational ecosystem of a commercial aircraft relies on its near-continual use. The average lifetime of a jet can span anywhere between 20 to 30 years, where it will experience up to 50000 flight hours and approximately 75000 pressurization cycles before operational fatigue begins and the aircraft is eventually retired. (www.aerotime.aero) Plus d'info...

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