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    Hawaiian Airlines Introduces Livery Update, But Diecast Modelmaker Ruined The Surprise

    Hawaiian Airlines formally unveiled their updated livery on Monday, May 1.  The livery update features the title “Hawaiian” in a more modern stylized font.  The updated colors also sport a more modern Pualani (Flower of the Sky) on the tail with a grey lei wrapped around the fuselage. New livery for #hawaiianairlines #aviationphotograph #aviationnerd #avnerd […]

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    How the Sausage Is Made — Watching Asiana’s First A350 Being Built Is Mesmerizing

    It’s like watching giant multi-million dollar lego parts getting snapped together. With state-of-the-art engines, a high amount of composites, and high-tech flourishes, the A350 is quickly becoming a favorite of airlines and passengers alike.  The A350 XWB is meant to fill a gap between the A330 and A380 in Airbus’s lineup.  The A350 has a […]

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    Why is it So Freaking Cold (or Hot) on my Plane?

    You get to the airport parking lot, run to catch your shuttle, make it through the TSA body cavity search, and then schlep your stuff a thousand yards to the gate. You board and heave your rollaboard into the overhead bin. After finally sitting down you notice two things: you are drenched in sweat and […]

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    The Curious Case of Dr. Dao On A United Express Jet

    An airline pilot separates emotion from facts and breaks down the case. By now we’ve all heard of the events on United Express Flight 3411 wherein a passenger refused to deplane to accommodate some deadheading crew and was eventually dragged off the aircraft by Chicago law enforcement officers. The passenger, Dr. David Dao, suffered some […]

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    Extremely Hard Landing Of Jumbo Boeing Jet Caught On Tape

    Wow…Glad I wasn’t on that flight. It’s one of the those hold your breath videos.  A Massive Boeing 747-400 cargo jet operated by Silkway Airlines landed, err…smashed into the runway at Shiphol International Airport last month.  The jet appeared to encounter a large sink rate during its flare.  Instead of going around, the jet continued and […]

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    Starliner 75 Is One Strikingly Beautiful Jet

    If you’re holding short in Seattle or flying through the Pacific Northwest or Alaska then you may see this Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800. It has even been spotted as far south as Hawaii. “Starliner 75” was unveiled in 2007 to celebrate Alaska Airlines’ 75th anniversary. It’s vintage paint job is from the 1940’s and the […]

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    WestJet Changes Its Name To Canada Air–Well Sorta

    WestJet makes announcement with a new video highlighting how Canadian they are. This time of year, its nearly impossible to tell truth from fake news.  WestJet had some April Fools fun by letting the world know that Canadians are better than any other country.  Their friendliness, diversity, and generosity sets Canadians apart from the rest of […]

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    The Lockheed Connie Shrunk The Pond With Non-Stop Flights Across the Atlantic

    “Shapely” and sexy…the L-749 Connie was also a key evolutionary step in the advancement of air travel. On March 14th 1947, the first Lockheed L-749 Constellation took to the skies. The first Connie to have the fuel capacity, and the resultant range, to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean, the L-749 also had strengthened landing […]

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    Don’t Be A Moron And Stand Behind A Jet Like This Guy

    Want skinned knees and a broken camera?  Guaranteed…with a chance of a bruised noggin too! We’ve profiled Skiathos Airport in Greece before.  Many people call it the St. Maarten of Europe.  With short runways and a road right at the end of one end, it makes for some incredible photos and videos of arrivals and departures. […]