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    Falcon Heavy Lifted Elon’s Tesla To Space–Here’s The Recap And Videos

    We are living in the Space Age again! Feb 6th at 3:45PM EST (2045z) SpaceX successfully launched the largest operational rocket in the world.  The incredible display of ingenuity and imagination was hosted by the Cape Canveral Launch Complex at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Serious Space Lifter Falcon Heavy  has a lifting capacity of […] More

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    When The Pope Married A Couple Onboard an Airbus A320

    In aviation the ordinary always has the potential to become extraordinary. That is precisely what happened in the cabin of a A320 on Jan 18, 2018, when Pope Francis became the first Pope to celebrate a wedding in mid-air. Shepherd One LATAM operates the Boeing B-787, B-777 and the Airbus A350, A320 aircraft. They have […] More

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    The Crash Pad Life: Not Everything About Flying Is Glamorous

    Its a love, hate relationship. Everybody needs a place to crash, even pilots. It’s a terrible pun but the crashpadding lifestyle has removed much of the glamour that used to surround the flying profession. Most pilots I discuss the subject of crash pads with behind the flight deck door view them as a necessary evil. […] More

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    A Rocket Launch So Amazing That It Caused A Three-Car Pileup On The Highway

    Woops! Some sky gawkers were so captivated by the launch that they forgot to pay to their driving… The rocket and its smoke contrail drew the eyes and imaginations of millions upward into the twilight skies.  Millions of people stopped what they were doing for a few moments to look up into the sky.  Holiday […] More

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    Air Attack Fleet And Pilots Made A Big Difference In CA Wildfires

    Air attack pilots deployed to support firefighting operations in Napa and Sonoma counties. They have employed a variety of equipment necessary to fight these massive fires that have killed over 40 people. We take a look at the planes and the requirements to fly these demanding missions. You Can’t Drop If You Can’t See The […] More

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    Record Breaking Aviators Fly Their Glider into the Stratosphere

    “10 meters, 6 meters, 2 meters, SCORE!” Perlan II pilot Jim Payne keyed his mic to countdown as Perlan II reaced to new heights in the aviation record books. On September 3rd two aviators Jim Payne and Morgan Sandercock achieved an altitude of 54,000 feet pressure altitude and 52,172 feet GPS altitude in a glider, […] More

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    Virgin America Celebrates 10 years of Hipster Flying Before The Airline Fades To History

    Virgin America is celebrating 10 years of bringing a rockin vibe to flying!  On August 8th, 2007 the airline flew its first flight between San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Teammate Chris Garlington, a Guest Services team member in LAX, created this tribute video to celebrate the occasion. It’s pretty impressive! Chris […] More

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    Retirement In Sight For Virgin America–And That Is Ok

    An Avgeek recounts Virgin America’s professionalism on the day Alaska announced that the brand will be retired. On 21 March I had the pleasure of flying on the red tail of a Virgin America Airbus 320. It was this avgeeks dream come true. With their mood lit cabins, leather seats with large screens that boast a […] More

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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 […] More

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    We Already Know Pilots Are Rockstars But Did You Know There Are A Few Pilot Rockstars?

    Rockstar. Captain of the industry, and Pilot:  What do these three roles have in common?  In this case, they are the same man.  Bruce Dickinson is the lead vocalist for the metal band Iron Maiden, chairman of an international aviation development firm, and an airline pilot with experience ranging from single engine to the biggest […] More

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