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On this day in 1988: Southwest Airlines paints Boeing 737 as a whale

On this day in 1988 Southwest Airlines unveiled a Boeing 737-300 painted in an unusual livery. Southwest Airlines and the US State of Texas SeaWorld of Texas joined up to promote   Texas as a major tourist attraction. Southwest’s website said: “Southwest becomes Sea World of Texas’ official airline and creates “Shamu One,” a Boeing 737 […]

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PICTURES & VIDEO: Concorde simulator restored to ‘flying status’ at Brooklands museum

If you thought that you’d missed the chance to take the controls of Concorde for a supersonic flight, think again. Thanks to the Brooklands Museum near Weybridge in Surrey, the original full flight simulator used to train British Airways pilots has been restored and is being made available for private hire. Continue reading… Concorde in […]

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A flying hotel helicopter? Or is it an early April Fool?

We at Flightglobal aren’t entirely convinced by the flying hotel called the Hotelicopter. The aircraft is modelled on the Mil V-12 (Russian heavy-lift helicopter) and the Hotelicopter Company supposedly bought one of the prototypes from the Mikhail Leontyevich Mil helicopter plant in Panki-Tomilino, Russia in 2004 and have been engineering the world’s first flying hotel ever since. In […]

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Pic of the Week (10 March) aviators in dramatic landscapes

If you liked this image you can see more images in our Voyage – General Aviation in Dramatic Locations gallery.

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Stefan the pilot having a flirt with Virgin’s Scarlett Lady

To celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s 25th birthday Sir Richard Branson has gone off on a world tour on his own airline and invited Flightglobal’s Victoria Moores and Stefan the pilot. The two are twittering their way around the world in eight days with the Virgin Group entrepreneur complete with news, blogs and images on each leg of […]

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Southwest fun livery

Southwest Airlines has unveiled SI One, a Boeing 737-7H4 registered N922WN, easily distinguished by the lady painted livery.  SI stands for Sports Illustrated, and it features on its livery the not at all unpleasant sight of model Bar Refaeli. Read more….

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Etihad brands an A340 in Formula 1 colours

With the inaugural Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix scheduled for 1 November Etihad celebrates by re-painting one of its A340-600 aircraft with the F1 livery. Join in the AirSpace discussion on the subject and here’s an image of last year’s livery celebrating sponsorship with F1 team Ferrari.  And for more images of new liveries, see our […]

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Happy New Year (wherever you are)

To celebrate the advent of the New Year, here is something to show how significant air travel is on a daily basis throughout the globe. This image highlights a recent video that we profiled on the Flight Blog; a video which highlights the movement of air traffic as sunlight moves across the world on a […]

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The best aviation-related New Year’s Eve Party venue?

Flightglobal’s not aversed to celebrating the the New Year with a glass of Sherry or two but where does one go to see in the New Year in style? Maybe a dinner party on an A380 “Flying Palace”? Or a Qantas First Class Airport Lounge (they won this year’s World Airline Awards award in that […]

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Snowcapped Concorde

  Concorde on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

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