Archive | February, 2007

JetBlue CEO David Neeleman and his YouTube apology

You’ll remember that JetBlue managed to turn lead into gold when one of their A320s suffered a nosegear failure and ended up starring on live TV in one of the world’s most publicised landings. Everything went well, the pilot was lauded, and the airline effectively got advertising that I suppose would be valued in seven […]

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Cooked alligator anyone?

Not a lot of people know this but NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and its Space Shuttle launch pads are situated in a wildlife reserve and now it could see even more launch and landing activity.

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Report from Skyexpress – Russia’s low-cost airline launch

Linking to a Russian passenger’s blog post about a Skyexpress Boeing 737-300

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Where is Beagle 2?

In the history of exploration mysterious places have been a part of the human experience, stories of ancient submerged islands, strange creatures, ghost ships, derelict abandoned ships and seas that make ships and crew disappear.

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Do Democrats hate the Moon?

Whether it is President Obama, Edwards or Clinton the next US president is going to have to wrestle with the questions, why do we have manned spaceflight, what is it for and what do we want to pay for?

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Welcome to our relaunched blog – here are some other good aviation blogs

This is my first attempt at posting using our new Movable Type blogging platform. Hope you agree it looks a whole lot better than what we had before. I thought I’d start off by linking to the best of the aviation sites that I personally follow. I’m pretty discerning and frankly there are only a […]

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First media flight in the A380

I get up at 04:30 and leave my house soon after where it is -6deg C. At Gatwick I find I have written down my booking code wrong and have to plead with Easyjet to be allowed to board. We take-off from Gatwick at 07:15 and Easyjet runs out of its special ‘breakfast toastie’ despite the […]

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Iraqi Airways, Erbil Airport, and that three-mile long runway

Iraqi Airways’ designator code is ‘IA’ – that’s Insha’allah Airlines, whispers a Kurdistan Regional Government official with a smirk, because it’s God’s will whether the flight will arrive on time, depart on time, or even turn up at all. Jihad, the blight of modern-day airline scheduling. Iraqi Airways flight-something-or-other (the indicator board at Kurdistan’s Erbil […]

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Why bloggers are not citizen journalists

I was watching a documentary on UK television the other week about the impact that bloggers had on the race to become the US Democrat party’s candidate for the Connecticut Senate election last year. Out of nowhere anti-Iraq war businessman Ned Lamont defeated sitting senator Joe Lieberman for the Democratic nomination last August but Lieberman, running as an independent, won […]

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