Archive | January, 2009

Eddies – Flight’s first blog

I have found a little gem in our archive. The column is entitled Eddies within which the journalists gathered various observations. The Eddy that amused me on this page is about an overly-enthusiatic student who wouldn’t come down from flight and crept to a higher and higher altitude. He was in danger of being shot down!

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VIDEO: A380 aircraft parts in transit through village

Max Kingsley Jones, Flight International’s deputy editor, took this footage of Airbus A380 parts as they were moved to Toulouse last week. This video shows the ridiculousness of carrying large and very expensive parts through a small village.

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Video: Northwest Airlines adopting the Delta livery

On the Flight blog we are always appreciative of a good time-lapse video so as its Friday enjoy this 3 minute film (with the typical electro-beats included as standard) of the first Northwest Airlines 747-400 adopting the Delta livery scheme:

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Tipsy Nipper in a spin

A pilot friend who flies a Jodel in his spare time showed me this footage of a Tipsy Nipper light aircraft performing a spin that went wrong. The pilot of the Tipsy Nipper, known as Youtube user goncstube, planned to perform a normal erect spin to the right, “but”, he says: “for various unintentional reasons […]

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Updated: US Airways A320 crash lands in the Hudson River

A US Airways Airbus A320 has crash-landed in the Hudson River west ofNew York City after a departure from LaGuardia Airport this afternoon. Read the report on this story or follow Flightblogger on his blog or on Twitter for his latest tweets. Here are the latest Twitter updates on the Hudson River incident: Get this […]

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viva Aerobus charity calendar

vivaAerobus, Mexico’s low fares airline is the latest airline to launch a charity calendar in a bid to boost its profile.   The airline was created with the expertise of Irelandia, the investment vehicle of the founders of Ryanair, Europe’s low cost airline.   vivaAerobus operates a fleet of Boeing 737-300 aircraft.   Anyway, here is a video of the […]

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The sleeper jet

A 1976 Boeing 747-200 — one of 393 built by the company until 1991 — is standing at Stockholm-Arlanda airport but its usual airliner-style decor has been stripped out. The upper deck is now a conference room, and the flight deck is a wedding suite which comes with a private bathroom and panoramic views of […]

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Japanese water jet pack

We spotted this amusing video of a Japanese Waterpack. The poor chap doesn’t travel very far but gets catapulted across a lake which looks like fun.    See FlightBlogger’s coverage of the Martin jetpack…  

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Air India sack “overweight” air hostesses

For those already struggling with new year resolutions about shedding the Christmas bulge,spare a thought today for nine Air India hostesses, who have been sacked following Air India’s inability to offer them ground duty jobs after already taking them off hostess duty for being too fat.Air India state that the reasoning behind the action is […]

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A small man and a light aircraft (!)

Here’s a video of Mariusz Pudzianowski pulling a Lockheed Martin C-130 as part of the World’s Strongest Man 2008 competition. It’s fair to say that he won the title. 

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