Archive | November, 2009

Eurofighter Typhoon shot by Spartan over desert in UAE

Sorry, that was a lie to lure you here. Thankfully a Eurofighter Typhoon wasn’t shot [down] by troops in an Alenia Aeronautica Spartan C-27J transport vehicle over the UAE desert. The team at Eurofighter wanted some video footage of the fighter jet performing some manoeuvres over the desert in the UAE. And Flightglobal can rightly boast about […]

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Win tickets to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in fantasy football challenge

Beat Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s fantasy football team’s performance to win VIP tickets to next year’s FIFA World Cup™ Finals in South Africa including travel and accommodation.    Official sponsors of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, Air BP’s lubricants division is offering the chance to win tickets through its own online fantasy football-style game, Performance Manager. […]

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Zeppelins On Sightseeing Tours

Hindenburg LZ129 Airship Cutaway UK-based Zeppelin Tours conducts jaunts in Japan, the USA, and throughout Europe on a Zeppelin NT and Skyship 600.Tours start at 200 euros for a 30 minute flight. It’s not the same, but for a free Zeppelin experience you check out photos of the Zeppelin Museum on our AirSpace section. AirSpace […]

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easyJet Withdraws In-Flight Magazine After Holocaust Photo Shoot

AirSpace User APGphoto As reported by the New Statesman, easyJet is withdrawing its in-flight magazine easyJet Traveller for the month. The latest issue of the in-flight magazine featured two unsanctionedphotographs of models posing in designer clothes among the famousconcrete blocks of the “Field of Stelae”, Germany’s foremost memorialto commemorate the six million Jewish victims of […]

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Chinese Man Lives in Tokyo Airport, Blames ANA

(Flickr Creative Commons License) What is it with all these people (and not Tom Hanks in The Terminal) living in airports?The Financial Times reports: Mr Feng has been haunting the halls of Japan’s Narita airport sincebeing turned away from his own country by Shanghai police on November 4.…Mr Feng’s presence in the airport no-man’s-land stems […]

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Friday the 13th Strikes Virgin Blue

Update 17 November: the e-mail in question was sent to one million membersLast Friday–13 November–Southwest Airlines cheekily wrote a blog post saying travel figures for the day had not dropped and thus passengers were not superstitious of the legendary “Friday the 13th”.Virgin Blue, unfortunately, did not fare so well.A processing error accidentally upgraded “many” (the […]

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Oman Air’s Crash Drill Mistaken For Real Crash

Last night at the 2009 Dubai air show the Flightglobal achievement award for aviator of the year went to US Airways Captain Chesley Sullenberger, who famously landed an A320 in the Hudson River last January.Sullenberger’s win for his phenomenal skills remind us preparation and training are two keywords in this industry. But perhaps there are […]

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TWEEK: Twitter Week

(Lori Ranson) Last week’s TWEEK (review of trending aviation topics on Twitter) was Star Alliance-heavy with the Star Mega DO following Continental’s entry in Star Alliance. This week Mexicana became the 11th member of the Oneworld alliance. You can see photos of Mexicana’s Oneworld-themed aircraft here.The A380 has been in service for two years and […]

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Red Arrows Get First Female Pilot

Photo from AirSpace user Wowbagger The Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, unveils its 2010line-up – and for the first time, it includes a female pilot. FlightLieutenant Kirsty Moore from Lincolnshire previously served as a FlyingInstructor, teaching students to fly the advanced fast jet trainer atRAF Valley, before flying the Tornado GR4 on […]

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Houston, we have a problem

Despite all the fanfare last month, some Internet sites are clearly struggling to remember that Continental Airlines has joined Star Alliance. Like this one.      

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