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AvTalk Episode 10: Construction, Cows, and 225,000 Pounds of Ketchup

In episode 10, we talk to Andrew Poure, a flight operations supervisor for a U.S.-based major cargo airline. We see how construction fumes and cows affected aviation last week, celebrate an impressive milestone, and quickly preview next week’s Airventure.

All Cargo, All the Time

We sat down with Andrew Poure, who works for a major U.S. cargo airline, to learn more about what it takes to ship anything from cherries to horses around the world.

The main cargo deck of a 747-400F

Construction Fumes Cause Airspace Closure

Construction fumes caused the evacuation of the Washington ARTCC in Leesburg, Virgina last week, leading to airspace closures and significant delays along the U.S. east coast.

Cows on a Plane

Facing a milk shortage due to restrictions related to its ongoing dispute with other countries in the region, Qatar is importing dairy cows. The first 165 of 4000 cows arrived last week.

‘Al’ Blackman’s 75 Years of Service

American Airlines maintenance technician Azriel ‘Al’ Blackman has worked for the airline for 75 years. This week AA’s 777 N751AN was painted with Blackman’s signature on the forward fuselage in celebration of his service, which is now officially a Guinness world record.

N751AN celebrating Al Blackman’s 75 years as a mechanic at American Airlines. Photo courtesy American Airlines

Oshkosh

Airventure, the world’s largest aviation gathering begins Monday in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We give you a quick preview of what to expect.

We attended Oshkosh last year to tour Cathay Pacific’s ‘Hong Kong Trader’ 747-8F. Watch our video tour.

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Touring a Cathay Pacific 747-8F and EAA AirVenture 2016

We spent Saturday, 30 July at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual mega event, AirVenture. Spanning a full week, over 10,000 aircraft and 500,000 people visit the show each year. Full of new and vintage aircraft, AirVenture—or simply Oshkosh, after its location in Wisconsin—brings together aviation enthusiasts from around the world. (more…)

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Ready for Oshkosh 2016

On Saturday, 30 July we’re once again heading to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With over 10,000 aircraft and 500,000 people every year, AirVenture—or just Oshkosh—is always an amazing aviation event. This year at Oshkosh, much of the focus is on the celebration of Boeing’s 100th anniversary. As part of that celebration, Cathay Pacific is bringing one of their Boeing 747-8F freighters and we have something very special planned. (more…)

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Our Weekend at EAA AirVenture

This weekend we attended the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and had a wonderful time seeing the sights and talking to people about Flightradar24. We arrived on Friday and stayed through Sunday, exploring the various pavilions, exhibits, and enjoying multiple air shows, including a Saturday night show capped by an impressive fireworks display.

With 500,000 attendees from over 73 countries this year, AirVenture is the largest gathering of aviation enthusiasts in the world. It was nice to be surrounded by people who are as passionate as we are about aviation and we enjoyed talking with many of them about hosting a Flightradar24 receiver. We’re always looking for new receiver hosts, if you’re interested, please see our post about the application process and how to apply.

Below is a gallery of photos from our visit to AirVenture and we hope to see many of you there next year!

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EAA AirVenture—The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration

For one week each year, Whittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, becomes the busiest airport in the world. From 20 to 26 July this year, over 10,000 aircraft will fly in from all over the world for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture. AirVenture, the self proclaimed “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration”, will host over 500,000 people. We’re excited to announce that this year, we’ll be among them. We’ve also been expanding MLAT coverage in the Oshkosh area, so we hope to be able to track many of the 10,000 aircraft flying in for the week. (more…)