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AvTalk Episode 40: A Hurricane Approaches and the Wheels Fall Off

On this episode of AvTalk, tropical cyclones dominate the discussion. We also look at a close—or not so close—call in Kenya. And Crankyflier himself, Brett Snyder joins us to preview the upcoming LAX Dorkfest next weekend. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 28: Air India and Qantas Make History

On this episode of AvTalk, Air India and Qantas make history and Singapore Airlines takes home the first 787-10. Plus, Ken Hoke is back to fill us in on RVSM airspace. (more…)

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Saratov Airlines Flight 703 Crashed Outside of Moscow

Saratov Airlines flight 703 crashed approximately six minutes after takeoff from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. The flight was bound for Orsk, about 1500 km southeast of Moscow. The flight was operated by an Antonov An-148-100B, registered RA-61704. The extent of Flightradar24 data is included below. (more…)

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Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Antonov An-124 with a Thrilling Demo Flight

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the An-124’s first flight, Antonov took one of their An-124’s on a quick, but thrilling demo flight on 22 December. Check out the video and flight track below.  (more…)

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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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AvTalk Episode 19: They Bought How Many Planes!?

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back Seth Miller to discuss his recent adventures on a variety of Japanese low-cost carriers and his flight on the COMAC ARJ 21. He also fills us in on the status of Operation Puerto Rico Care Lift and the upcoming Operation Gift Lift. And we recap the massive order book of the Dubai Airshow and check in on a few A380s in the news. (more…)

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AvGeek Videos of the Week

Each week we spend hundreds of hours tracking flights, but we also make time for other avgeek pursuits, like the videos below. This week, we visit the flight deck of a 737, watch a passenger jet perform some acrobatics, see Boeing’s new 737 MAX 9 for the first time, and get our first glimpse at turtles on a whale. (more…)