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AvTalk Episode 20: A Look Inside Flightradar24

On this episode of AvTalk, we head to Stockholm to go inside Flightradar24. We sit down with co-founder Mikael Robertsson to learn how FR24 got started, and we talk to chief technology officer, Sean Atkinson to learn more about how FR24 works. We also check-in on a volcano in Bali, the world’s largest turboprop aircraft, and our favorite new airline, Joon. (more…)

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Antonov An-22 Schedule, 29 November-6 December

The Antonov An-22 doesn’t fly all that often, but when it does, the world’s largest turboprop definitely makes its presence known. The An-22’s eight contra-rotating propellers produce an unmistakable sound as the aircraft passes overhead. Over the next week, the An-22 will make its way from Ukraine to Cuba and back via the UK, Finland, and Canada. (more…)

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This Week in the Air—September 4-10

Beginning Our Wave Glider ADS-B Sea Trials

This week we began tracking flights with an ADS-B receiver on a Wave Glider®  manufactured by Liquid Robotics® and managed by Maritime Robotics. The Wave Glider is currently 650 kilometers southeast of Jan Mayen and 400 kilometers from our target test area. One week into our sea trial, we are gathering important data about the behavior of the ADS-B receivers and their reception on the Wave Glider as well data about the Wave Glider platform itself. (more…)

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Back in the Air—Tracking the Antonov An-22’s First Commercial Flight in Over 7 Years

This weekend the world’s largest turboprop aircraft, the Antonov An-22, returns to commercial service after sitting on the ground for 7 years. The An-22 has been chartered by DB Schenker’s subsidiary Karpeles Flight Services to carry a single 28-tonne piece of cargo from Zurich to Abu Dhabi. We have included a photo tour of the An-22 and the schedule for this weekend’s flights below. As with all cargo operations, the posted schedule is subject to change. (more…)