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Introducing AvTalk—the Flightradar24 Aviation Podcast


We’re excited to introduce ‘AvTalk’, our new Flightradar24 aviation podcast, hosted by Ian Petchenik and Jason Rabinowitz, two aviation geeks with a passion for anything that flies.

Ian is Flightradar24’s communications director, whom you may remember from such films as the Cathay Pacific 747 tour at Oshkosh. Jason’s been researching and writing about aviation (especially in-flight connectivity) for years for publications like Airline Reporter, Runway Girl Network, and Forbes.

We’ll be bringing you a half-hour dose of aviation highlights every other week by avgeeks, for everyone. You can listen or download the podcast today from the blog and it will be available soon from your other favorite podcast outlets like iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Music shortly.

The Maho Beach Cam Returns

We welcome the HD Maho Beach Cam back with open arms.

New and Exciting ADS-B Coverage

New Flightradar24 receivers activated during the month of February (click to enlarge)

New receivers in the Flightradar24 network and keeping tabs on the receiver in Antarctica.

17 Hours on a Plane

Qatar Airways lands in Auckland for the first time, currently the longest flight in the world

Would you sit on a plane for 17 hours? We weigh the pros and cons and decide we might just walk.

Conversions, combis, and the ‘Milk Run’

The first 737-700 freighter conversion for Alaska Airlines

The first 737-700 freight conversion for Alaska Airlines is finished, we talk about how the airline will be using its newest aircraft type.

New York Traffic

New York’s JFK Airport

JFK Airport in New York begins a major runway rehabilitation project. Jason fills us in on what that means for flights in and out of the airport.

Air Canada and Who Else Might Need a New Livery

Air Canada’s new livery on its 787

With Air Canada’s recent livery refresh, we wonder who else might be due for some new paint. Hint:

A China Eastern 777

We Want Your Feedback

We want this to be something you’ll enjoy! Let us know what you want us to talk about. What aviation questions do you have? Who would you like to hear from?

Let us know via Twitter, Facebook, or email us so we can craft a podcast that you’ll want to listen to.

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