Archive | April, 2012


The Reno air race crash

The FAA is taking a lot of stick for its slack regulation of air race and air show operations, and rightly so. The NTSB, investigating the crash of an air-race-modified P-51D Mustang last September at Reno, Nevada has made recommendations on just about every possible aspect of the FAA’s oversight. This is “The Galloping Ghost”. […]

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Shady Lady: an epic true story of a B-24 that crashed and flew again

Tristan Loraine, a professional pilot turned film director, goes around the world looking for real aviation stories to bring back to life. He’s certainly done it with Shady Lady, the filmed story of an extraordinary ultra-long-range mission by a USAF Consolidated B-24 Liberator in the Second World War. The aeroplane ran out of fuel and […]

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What to do if you are intercepted by a Typhoon (you better get it right)

One way of being sure of getting a hostile intercept by a fully armed RAF Typhoon is to get your navigation wrong and penetrate the prohibited airspace over much of London and its surroundings during the 2012 Olympic Games. In fact, at the time of the Olympics, if you diverge from your flight plan anywhere […]

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The Faroes and RNP

This shot of the runway at Vagar, Faroe Islands is copied from Atlantic Airways’ inflight magazine Atlantic Review. It’s not a recent photograph, and things have changed since then. Not dramatically, but significantly. This blog post complements the previous one which describes – in pictures – the first commercial operation into Vagar by Atlantic Airways’ […]

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