• Tracking the spectacular Air Canada retro Airbus A220

    Special liveries are a beautiful thing – if, of course, you’re someone who cares what airplanes look like. And if you’re reading this, I’ll assume you are. It’s always fun to see what an airline comes up with when it decides to do up a plane in a unique color scheme. Often these are retro …   Read More

  • A Russian relic: the Ilyushin IL-62

    The Ilyushin IL-62 was a very capable long-range aircraft in its day, and an important one for Soviet flag carrier Aeroflot. These days it’s almost impossible to find flying, which is a shame. Its most distinctive characteristic is clearly the four tail-mounted engines – an audacious and rare design. As with many Russian jets from …   Read More

  • Cargo beast: all about the Ilyushin IL-76

    If you’re in the market for some heavy-duty, exceedingly rugged cargo planes, the former Soviet sphere is definitely the place to look. There are a...

  • All about the Falkland Islands and its airports

    Yesterday a Lufthansa A350-900 completed an ultra long-haul flight from Hamburg to Mt. Pleasant, in the Falkland Islands. The 15 hour 37 minute flight was Lufthansa’s longest ever. The plane will be heading back to Germany tomorrow, as LH2575. Sadly this isn’t destined to become a regularly scheduled route (wouldn’t that be something.) But it …   Read More

  • Pilot draws syringe in the sky to celebrate COVID-19 vaccine

    A pilot in southern Germany took to the sky just before Christmas to celebrate the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine. Using a Diamond DA-20 Katana the pilot drew a 70 kilometer long syringe 5,000 feet in the air.   Read More

  • Tracking Santa’s Flight with Flightradar24

    The 2020 Flightradar24 Santa tracker is live! Just in time for Christmas, Santa’s sleigh is out of the workshop and upgraded with the latest ADS-B transponder and elf-designed cabin interior for a long night’s work. Rudolph’s anti-collision beacon red nose has received a polish as well. With the work complete, Santa is ready for tracking …   Read More

  • Where are A380s flying these days?

    Anyone who has paid attention to the airline industry since March will know that the A380 has not fared well this year. The superjumbo posed a challenge for airlines even before demand for air travel took a massive hit in March – because with so many seats to fill, it could be difficult to operate …   Read More

  • The future is bright for the DC-3

    The DC-3 holds a special place in aviation history and that’s in no small part due to the fact that many DC-3s are still flying today. The DC-3 was first introduced in 1936. Since then many outstanding aircraft models have come and gone – but the DC-3 marches on, some with 70 or 80 years …   Read More

  • Israeli airline El Al makes historic non-stop flight to United Arab Emirates

    Israeli national carrier El Al made history today, operating its first ever flight between Tel Aviv, Israel and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The 737-900ER...

  • Titan Airways 757 visits one of the world’s most remote and difficult airports

    Aviation fans had a bit of excitement yesterday as the remote and notoriously tricky airport at St. Helena (HLE), a British overseas territory in the...

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