Archive | January, 2012

VIDEO: Crazy crosswinds showcase pilot expertise

Videos of landing aircraft in challenging conditions is nothing new, but this video – currently popular on YouTube – showcases how an afternoon of bad weather at Düsseldorf airport can make landing an aircraft a real test of skill for pilots.

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Pioneering aviator Harriet Quimby centenary approaches

  A centenary is soon upon us but this event had been overshadowed by a tragedy which shares the same anniversary month. Harriet Quimby was the first female aviator to fly an aeroplane solo across the English Channel from an airfield at Whitfield to land near Boulogne Sur Mer on the 16th April 1912. But […]

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Latest news from the EADS results press conference

This morning EADS delivered its business highlights from 2011. Follow @FlightDKM, @MaxABed and @Thisdell who are covering the event live for Flightglobal or follow the live stream below: From EADS: Hamburg, 17 January 2012 – EADS turned 2011 into a year of growth and remarkablyimproved performance: The Group reached a record order intake thanks to […]

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VIDEO: All Black Boeing 777-300ER arrives in Auckland

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Boeing 737 and Airbus A320: Cockpit differences

A student at the Baltic Aviation Academy has released a video highlighting the differences between Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 cockpits. Presenting the video is ATPL integrated student Pranas Drulis who provides a like by like comparison of B737 and A320 control devices, cockpit, engine failure control and comfort.  He darts back and forth to each […]

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Artists exhibit animated military aircraft from the Boneyard Project

  Why not head down to Tucson, Arizona, to see the latest exhibition in the Boneyard Project later this month? Artists have used abandoned aircraft from the US Air Force to create works of art from the “eccentric shapes” from the metal. Later this month (January 28) until May 31 you can see what the artists […]

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Last few days to enter and nominate for the Webbies 2011

  The deadline to enter and nominate your favourite websites in the Flightglobal’s Aviation Web Awards, aka THE WEBBIES, is fast approaching (deadline – 13 January) so don’t forget to get involved in celebrating and acknowledging the best and brightest aviation websites and online activities during the past year. For four years now, The WEBBIES […]

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Price of oil? Ask an ayatollah

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