Azores Airlines retired its last A310, and used the occasion to do some hooning before the old bird was put out to roost. This particular aircraft entered service with Swissair in 1983, and had been flying for Azores for 18 years. Aside from the music, this is a neat video from inside the cockpit and from the ground.…
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Still working my way through this long piece, and I’ve never seen the movie, but now I desperately want to. Gregory Peck and a level of military authenticity virtually impossible to achieve under any other circumstances? Sign me up.
Watch as this Ryanair 737 gets some serious drift on takeoff from Birmingham, England during tropical storm Ali. In typical understated fashion, the airline said, “This flight from Birmingham to Alicante departed as normal (in windy conditions) and the flight continued without incident.” Once airborne, the flight…
This seemed crazy enough to share here for those who don’t frequent fp. Air India is officially on my personal no fly list.
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The X-1 on the anniversary of its sound barrier breaking flight.
Sources have been telling Tyler that as many as 17 F-22s were unable to escape Tyndall Air Force Base prior to hurricane Michael.
....and the Marine Corps showed up.
Before today, the longest commercial airline flight in the world, measured in great circle miles and time in the air, was Qatar Airways Flight 921, with service between Doha, Qatar and Auckland, New Zealand. QR 921 covers 9,033 statute miles (14,538 kilometers) and has a scheduled flight time of approximately 17 hours…
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In this dramatic photograph, we see the third X-1 being mated to its B-50 Superfortress mothership. Before the jacks were installed, they used a pit dug in the runway and then (presumably) backed the mothership over top of the X-1, as shown in the next photo.
You wouldn’t want to mess with those guys, especially up close.
Just play “Danger Zone” on continuous loop and we’re set here.
Light plane gets caught on zip line 100ft above the ground in South Africa. Pilot and passenger rescued.
This could easily have ruined everybody’s day.
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Also, one does not simply stop with one low pass video so see you all in a couple of hours...
When I saw this still, I thought for sure it was a photoshop. Nope. It’s from the Brisbane Riverfire celebration.