Seeing the PT6 upclose, jumping out of this aircraft, originally uploaded by flightblogger. LAS VEGAS — Yes, you read that right. One takeoff and one "custom" landing with Sky Dive Las Vegas. Climbing to 13-15,000 MSL then heading fast for earth. See you on the ground. Update: Safe and sound on the ground. Wow.
Archive | October, 2011
Ahead of the 2011 National Business Aviation Association conference in Las Vegas, which begins on Sunday, Pratt & Whitney Canada invited me to take a closer look at the Pacific Aerospace P-750 XSTOL and the engine that powers it, the PT6A. The XSTOL, which stands for extreme short take off and landing, is a designation given […]
This day has been a long time coming. FlightBlogger, along with Runway Girl and The DEW Line, now have a new (and fully operational) comment system. Over the years I have received several hundred thousand comments on this blog and sadly only a small fraction have been from real people, making actual comments about the […]
At last week’s 787 first delivery, Satoru Fujiki, an All Nippon Airways senior vice president, told reporters that the performance shortfall on the early deliveries would slot the aircraft into a role of regional missions, rather than long-range international flights, which will be flown with later built aircraft. “The early 787s are actually much heavier […]
It took until the second question at today’s Qatar Airways 100th airplane delivery event for CEO Akbar Al-Baker to be asked about the contract dispute between Cargolux, of which Qatar is a 35% stakeholder, and General Electric that abruptly cancelled delivery of the cargo carrier’s first two 747-8Fs. Al-Baker declared the dispute between Cargolux, Boeing […]