Category : Special Event

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The Oldest Active 747 Enters Retirement

Last week, GE Aviation announced it was officially storing its 747-100 Flying Test Bed, making the 747’s 25 January flight almost certainly its last. N747GE was the oldest 747 in active service.

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How the Tour de France Goes from Cycle to Screen

As the peloton makes its way through France each summer, a fleet of aircraft take to the skies to make sure that the Tour de France makes it way onto screens around the world. To see how it all comes together Ito World Design Lab put together a visualization of the Tour’s airborne assets using […]

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Off to Barra for an Avgeek Beach Day

This week, a few members of the Flightradar24 team took some time during their visit to Scotland for an avgeek beach day at Barra. Flights at Barra are unique as they land and take off on the beach. Naturally, operations occur during low tide. Check out some of the photos and video from their day […]

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Taking the Jump Seat to Málaga

On 19 June, we were fortunate enough to join the pilots of Norwegian flight DY4221 (NAX21U) on the flight deck for the four hour flight from Stockholm-Arlanda to Málaga. When we weren’t busy staring out the window or staying out of the way, we took a few photos and some video.

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COMAC C919 Completes First Flight in Shanghai

The COMAC C919, China’s first domestically developed large passenger jet, took flight for the first time Friday afternoon in Shanghai. The aircraft completed a 1 hour 18 minute flight that, in a first for any manufacturer, included a publicly available live video feed from the flight deck.

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