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Flamingo causes delays at UK’s Coventry Airport

Amid the crying babies, business men potentiall running late for their meetings and families waiting to go on holiday, people at Manchester airport had their feathers ruffled at a delay caused by a flamingo on runway 2. Ringo, the bird, was first spotted on Sunday night. A wildlife dispersion team was called in to scare Ringo off with […]

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Parisian parking lessons, widebody aircraft style #PAS11

The 20111 Paris air show is offering some valuable lessons in aircraft parking skills.First on Sunday was the now infamous incident of Airbus’s demonstration A380 that hit a building while taxiing at Le Bourget and subsequently lost its starboard wingtip fence, and became an Airbust. Korean Air permitted Airbus to perform with its A380, in […]

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Oman Air sponsors paraplegic microlight pilot flying the Kangaroo Route

Airlines sponsor a lot of events and activities, but this occurrence really caught my attention. Oman Air will sponsor Dave Sykes’s record-breaking microlight flight in his P&M Aviation Quik microlight aircraft (above) from the UK to Australia, the so-called “Kangaroo Route” normally served by the likes of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747. Sykes, who is a […]

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BMW ad shows KC-135 refuelling coffee cup

Is it art imitating life or life imitating art?We recently covered one Siberian man’s party trick helicopter that opens bottle, balances glasses of water, and then gives a facial shave, but here’s a current ad from BMW featuring a KC-135 refuelling a BMW driver’s coffee cup. The ad’s tagline is that with the BMW 5 […]

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Get your geek on: world’s largest model airport opens

What’s 150 square metres, 1:87 in scale, and has 40,000 lights?The world’s largest model airport, which has opened in Hamburg, Germany. Called Knuffingen Airport, the diorama extravaganza is the work of twin brothers Frederik and Gerrit Braun, who Singularity Hub calls “energetic”. That’s for sure.The airport also boasts 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 […]

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Branson invites passenger to dinner

Have you ever wanted to have dinner with Sir Richard Branson? Well earlier this month one passenger on a V Australia flight from Los Angeles got just that opportunity.Branson was travelling en route to Sydney for the unveiling of Virgin Australia and took advantage of the empty business class seat next to him, Travel Weekly […]

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Passengers react to aircraft’s smell after bird strike

Photograph: AirSpace user Goose We acknowledge engine failures, hydraulic problems, and the like can be minor, everyday occurrences that do not require mention. But an exception should be made to last Saturday’s jetBlue flight 757 from New York JFK to Aruba.The A320 experienced a bird strike and safely returned to Kennedy, where passenger comments were, […]

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DC-6 diner at Coventry Airport

Coventry Airport isn’t up there on my list of desireable places to eat, but after reading about how a Douglas DC-6 has been converted into a restaurant, I might just be tempted to visit. The aircraft has been restored to its original 1950s passenger configuration with seating for around 60 diners And what better use of an […]

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VIDEO: British Airways showcases talent ahead of 2012 Olympics

Britain’s flag carrier British Airways is calling on artists, chefs and writers to create designs, menus and films which will show its passengers travelling to and from the Games next year that Britain does, indeed, have talent. BA, as official airline partner of the London 2012 Olympics, launches it’s BA Great Britons campaign today, which […]

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VIDEO: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight rehearse Royal Wedding aerial salute

As the UK gears up for the pomp and pageantry of the royal nuptials tomorrow, there have been two very important rehearsals being performed. Catherine Middleton and William Wales have been busy rehearsing their vows in Westminster Abbey, while pilots of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have been rehearsing the aerial salute which will be seen and […]

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