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Cool Arctic flying videos to get you in the mood for winter

Winter tends to ground most recreational pilots in lower latitudes, but not in places like Alaska where cool weather still means cool flying and even cooler videos. In this first video posted on the website of the Alaska Dispatch, Alaskan pilot Mike Collins takes you over the skies of Cordova in both a Super Cub […]

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This weekend’s UK air shows (Sept 21-22)

There are a couple of UK air shows or air displays worth mentioning this weekend: Sunday Shuttleworth Uncovered Air Display at Old Warden, Bedfordshire. The Shuttleworth Collection will be having another air display on Sunday with eighteen aircraft scheduled to fly plus visitors can have a look at the static aircraft displays as well. Book […]

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Cool videos from FlightFest 2013 in Dublin

Last Sunday, 130,000 visitors came to the centre of Dublin to watch FlightFest – an event modeled on the flypast that took place during the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. Some thirty aircraft participated with the event being brought to a close by the British Airways A380 Airbus. This first short video explains the complicated behind the […]

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Sandpoint Airpark: Live in luxury with your airplane

We recently profiled the Mallards Landing Airpark in Henry County just south of Atlanta, but General Aviation News has brought our attention to the SilverWing at Sandpoint Airpark located in Sandpoint, Idaho. The project was conceived by pilot owner John McKeown who wanted to build a residential airpark, but finding the right spot wasn’t easy […]

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Best of the Web

It Takes 96 People to Fly a British Airways Passenger. The Bangalore Aviation blog has noted that British Airways has detailed calculations the number of essential people involved in a passenger’s journey and it works out to 96 different roles, across 18 different departments, using over 11 external suppliers in the process. The figures rises […]

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Friday the 13th’s Flight 666 arrives safely in HEL

Today is Friday the 13th and we are happy to report that Finnair flight 666 or AY666 from Copenhagen to Helsinki (HEL) has landed safely. Not only that, the flight departed and landed ahead of schedule: For superstitious travelers, Helsinki happens to have the 3 letter designation HEL while flight AY666 from Copenhagen to Helsinki […]

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This weekend’s UK air shows or air displays

Two air shows or air displays are happening right now in the Channel Islands while there is still time to plan on attending two more aviation events this weekend: Today Jersey International Air Display at St Aubin’s Bay, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. Past highlights of the air display which takes places in St Aubins […]

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The Martin jetpack comes closer to reality

We have mentioned the Martin Jetpack in the past (see The Martin jetpack is coming to a garage near you), but Yahoo! News recently ran an update and it sounds like the jetpack is coming closer to reality. Apparently, the Martin Jetpack’s latest prototype, which can fly for 30 minutes, reach heights of 5,000 feet/1,500 […]

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