Grab a beer or a glass of wine, play this clip and let 2016 fade away…
2016 was an interesting year to say the least. In addition to a number of political events and celebrity losses, we also saw a number of unique aviation events. We saw the retirement of the beloved F-4 Phantom. We dealt with a number of tragic crashes including a number of them that were pilot error. With each crash we learned something but a basic lesson is to not push the envelope whether that is weather or fuel or most likely pushing the envelope. On the positive side, we saw some amazing airshow flying with the A350 and 787 both taking to the skies for some impressive displays. We also were graced with some kick ass pilot training videos and Air France’s retirement of their 747s.
As we get ready to kick off 2017, I was trying to find a clip that would set me in the right mind frame to reflect on the year. I wasn’t even looking for an aviation video but I came across this one. It’s time-lapse footage of arrivals at London’s Heathrow Airport. It’s oddly soothing to watch A320 and heavy after heavy make their final descent.
Wishing you a very happy 2017! Thanks for being part of Avgeekery.