• Monitoring the Aviation Impacts of Hurricane Florence

    The National Hurricane Center is forecasting that Hurricane Florence will be an ‘extremely dangerous major hurricane when it nears the U.S. coast’ sometime Friday. Airports in the areas expected to be hit hardest by the hurricane have already begun to cancel flights beginning late Wednesday and on Tuesday, Boeing moved any flyable 787 from its …   Read More

  • Antonov An-225 Goes to Guam

    The Antonov An-225, the world’s largest cargo aircraft, has had a busy summer. With heavy lifting in South America and the Middle East there hasn’t been much down time. This week it returns to work bringing typhoon relief to Guam.   Read More

  • Post-Hurricane Maria Flightradar24 Coverage

    After Hurricane Maria, the second catastrophic hurricane to move through the Caribbean in less than a month, we wanted to provide an update on Flightradar24 coverage in the area.   Read More

  • Flightradar24 Coverage in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

    As Hurricane Irma moves through the Caribbean Sea, impacting the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico, we watched flights in the area, including NOAA Hurricane Hunters NOAA42 and NOAA49 and Delta Air Lines’ rescue flight from Puerto Rico, with great interest. But none of the flights on our site are visible without the constant stream of …   Read More

  • Delta Goes Big, Then Goes Home

    In the face of a category 5 hurricane, Delta Air Lines meteorologists, dispatchers, pilots, cabin crew, and ground crew accomplished an incredible feat on Wednesday. As Hurricane Irma bore down San Juan, Puerto Rico, Delta sent one last flight to help evacuate a few hundred people from San Juan just before the airport closed.   Read More

  • A Hail of a Storm in Istanbul

    On 27 July, multiple aircraft were damaged in and around Istanbul when intense storms moved through the area containing hail and damaging winds.   Read More

  • Aerial Reinforcements Bound for the Fort McMurray Fire

    As the wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, continues to grow, more aerial reinforcements for the fire fighters on the ground will soon be in place.   Read More

  • Fighting Fires from the Air

    When wildfires grow to sizes larger than a small city, it takes more than a standard fire brigade to put them out. That’s when the world’s fleet of specialized air tankers comes into service. Operated by private contractors and government agencies, air tankers offer the ability to drop massive quantities of water or fire retardant …   Read More

  • Relief Flies to Nepal after Major Earthquake

    In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, relief workers and aid have been flying to Kathmandu Airport as fast as possible to assist with the recovery effort. The situation at Kathmandu Airport has presented a number of challenges to the massive and urgent relief effort underway, but those involved—pilots, air traffic controllers, and …   Read More