Archive | June, 2009

Plane Spotters Ruin Olympic Surprise

Canada’s The Globe and the Mail reports Air Canada planned to unveil in Vancouver next week its last 777, which sports a special Vancouver 2010 Olympic decal.But plane spotters at Paine Field where Boeing manufactures the jet captured the aircraft with the special decal and posted it on the internet. You can view the nifty […]

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Flying for (and photographing) the Red Arrows

Flightglobal-ers were invited to the Preview Day at this year’s Biggin Hill Air Show – one of the UK’s big calendar events for air display fans. Flightglobal’s Defence Editor, Craig Hoyle spoke to David “Monty” Montenegro who flies with the Red Arrows display team as Red 3; and Jamie Hunter, aviation photographer and reporter.   

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The ultimate wedding–on a Zero G 727?

Zero G, the only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights, hosted the world’s first-ever weightless wedding this past weekend, the company said in a statement.The wedding, on Saturday, was in the company’s “G-Force One” 727. Zero G also has an A300, which one of our readers captured at last week’s Paris Air Show and uploaded […]

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Curious birds in dogfight

See this great video showing a dogfight being played out by a curious bird of prey which was spotted investigating a remote controlled aircraft from the fin-mounted camera.  

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Passengers Get a Bit Too Comfy

As airlines constantly try to out-rival each other in passenger comfort, we never thought we would say they reached the bottom. But jetBlue and AirTran have, or at least in the wrong–but hilarious–category.To promote the launch of its new New York-Los Angeles route (and that’s LAX, not Ontario or Burbank) jetBlue teamed up with YouTubers […]

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Paris Air Show 2009: Welcome to a wet Paris

The 100th Paris Air Show is underway and when dodging the rain, Flightglobal’s crack team of journalists are buzzing away to bring you the latest news, images and video from the event. For all the news from the show go to our special Paris Air Show page or for the Twitterers among you follow our […]

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On this day in 1959: Hovercraft was launched

Fliight’s most recent look at hovercraft was in May 1995 when editor Allan Winn took an indepth look at the operations of Hoverspeed which used the mighty SR-N4 with its four Marine Proteus jet engines to ply the English Channel.  Here’s another feature on air cushion vehicles from 1967. In a feature about hovercraft, Flight wrote: “One thing that is […]

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VIDEO: British Army Elbit Hermes 450 near miss with Chinook

A British Army Elbit Systems Hermes 450 unmanned air vehicle had a near miss with a Boeing CH-47 Chinook while on operations in Afghanistan, Flight can reveal. About half way through the 37s video the Chinook comes into view and grows larger in the left hand side of the frame

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Virgin in the Flight archives

 For a full size image click on graphic Here are a few articles featuring Virgin in the archives:  1984 Virgin Atlantic to up set transatlantic apple cart 1985 BA/Virgin dirty tricks affair 1986 Flight feature on Virgin Atlantic being unconventional 1993 Virgin pursues BA to US courts  1990 Looks to phase out ageing 747 Classics […]

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