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    Final Report On WestJet Late Go Around At St. Maarten Is Released

    Last year, we shared video and the details we knew about a WestJet Boeing 737-800 that appeared dangerously low over the bay of St. Maarten.  We knew that the aircraft appeared off course and dipped well below glide path.  Transportation Canada has now released the final report of the March 7, 2017 incident. In it, […] More

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    Del Rio, Home To One Of The Most Isolated Air Force Bases in The US, Is About To Get Commercial Jet Service

    Residents of Del Rio, Texas can finally rejoice. The home of Laughlin AFB, one of the four major Air Force undergraduate pilot training locations in the country, will finally get commercial air service again. With sunny weather and its isolated location, it’s an ideal place to train but oddly enough a terribly difficult place to […] More

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    Ice, Ice Baby! How Pilots Deal With The Wintry Mess

    This past week has seen a large part of the country dealing with wintry weather so it seemed like a good time to address icing. Airplanes and ice have always had an adversarial relationship. Ice can prevent airplanes from getting airborne and should they be airborne, ice will do its best to facilitate an airplane’s […] More

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    Top 5 Weirdest Emotional Support Animals That Could Be Flying Next to You

    Peacocks, Pigs and Kangaroos? Oh My! An “emotional support peacock” that was barred from a United flight made national headlines this week. A woman tried to board a flight from Newark to LA with the bird in tow. She even offered to buy her feathered friend his own ticket! But alas, Dexter (the peacock’s name) […] More

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    Dead body On Runway Makes For Rare Approaches At Honolulu International Airport

    It looked a little like the old KaiTak approach into Hong Kong yesterday at Honolulu International Airport. UPDATE  1/14/18 10:59 PM PT:  Officials are now saying that the body found on the runway was a stowaway.  We’ll share additional updates as we learn more. —————————————– This time of year, Kona winds (winds blowing from West […] More

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    Caution: This Heartbreaking Boeing 747 Video Is Painful To Watch

    We’ve posted a number of stories and videos about the Boeing 747. Just last year, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines retired their fleet of Boeing 747s. Boeing has also struggled to find new customers for its passenger version, all but ceding the large passenger market to the upcoming Boeing 777-9 and Airbus A350. Today […] More

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