Nabil and Hani Dabbagh’s awesome video of their flying trip to Croatia.
Pilot-friendly places to go, things to do, restaurants to eat in etc.
The Eric Gideon blog has a two part post (see part 1 and part 2) about flying in Iceland – something that might interest UK or Europe based pilots. Eric noted in his first post that he could not find a “ton of information” about flying in Iceland on an FAA certificate, but the good […]
A big hat-tip to Sean of Loveplanes.co.uk for posting a list of where you can find commercial flight simulators in Britain. According to Sean, a full motion Boeing 737 simulator experience starting at 1 hour for £690 is available at Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Southampton. However and if that is beyond your budget or you’d […]
The Daily Mail has an extensive article about a couple who are converting a wartime RAF control tower at the former North Creake Airfield (near Fakenham in Norfolk) into a bed and breakfast for tourists. The control tower had commanded all landings and takeoffs at the former RAF field before becoming offices, a workers’ mess […]
The next time you visit Sweden, you might want to consider spending the night in a defunct silver mine, a former prison and for aviation buffs: A grounded jumbo jet. In this recent video, the Wall Street Journal’s Dan Michaels profiled the Jumbo Stay at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (along with two other even more […]
This is a guest post from Pat Flannigan. He is a professional pilot, aviation blogger and licensed flight instructor. He has been flying for fourteen years and is currently working as an airline pilot in the United States and runs AviationChatter.com. Just west of the Mississippi and south of Cape Girardeau lies Sikeston Memorial Municipal […]
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurants are a way to have an indulgent lunch and a whiter-than-white conscience. The foundation uses apprenticeships to give young people a second chance in their life. They learn to cook and you get high-quality Italian food. There are Fifteen restaurants in London, Sydney, Amsterdam and Cornwall. On Saturday I flew to […]
Already discovered by a few other Aviation bloggers, the Hotel Costa Verde in Costa Rica offers two unique attractions for aviation buffs. The first attraction is the El Avion restaurant and bar which is housed in a Fairchild C-123 left over from CIA efforts to supply the Contras with weapons (In fact, the plane was […]
I flew to Deauville yesterday with the missus and a couple of friends. It was a lovely, blue-sky day. Deauville airport (LFRG) is small and friendly. It has an ILS and a long runway so it’s easy to get into. Sea fogs can cause problems, as with many airports in northern France. In the summer, […]
On a three day trip to the Baltimore-Washington area this past week, I took the opportunity, upon our arrival at Washington-Dulles International Airport, to jump in the rental car, head back down to the approach end of runway 1R and visit the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.