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  • What Do You Know About The Historical Boeing 377 Stratocruiser?
    Boeing returned to the commercial aviation industry following World War II with the Stratocruiser, a new long-range airliner (Model 377). Like its military counterpart, the C-97, it was based on the B-29 bomber and was the first Boeing commercial transport since the Stratoliner. It had every speed and technological advancement a bomber could have at […]
  • What Do We Know About COMAC C919 So Far?
    The COMAC C919 is a part of China’s efforts to gain significant market share in the production of large commercial airliners. And after receiving type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) last week, we will reveal all that we know about the largest commercial airliner designed and built in China. Commercial Aircraft […]
  • How Braniff Flight 542 Disintegrated In Mid-Air Left Investigators Baffling
    63 years ago, on September 29, 1959, Braniff Flight 542, traveling from Houston to Dallas, broke up in midair 41 minutes after taking off. The aircraft involved in the incident was only 11 days old, an Allison 501-D13 engine-powered Lockheed L-188A Electra. Let’s figure out what happened. Braniff International Airways Flight 542 operated on a […]
  • Airlines of the World; “A Great Way To Fly” Singapore Airlines
    As we continue our series on airlines, we’ll talk about Singapore Airlines.IATA: SQ, ICAO: SIA Part 8; Singapore Air Lines: The national carrier of Singapore is Singapore Airlines, and Singapore Changi Airport serves as its primary hub.The Singapore Airlines Group comprises more than 20 subsidiaries, many of which are connected to the airline industry. With […]
  • NASA’s SOFIA Boeing 747’s Journey Comes To An End
    The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope, NASA’s flying observatory, has now retired after its last flight that took off from the Palmdale regional airport in California at 9:14 a.m IST on September 29, flew around the North Pacific Ocean for seven hours and 58 minutes, and landed at 5:05 p.m. IST. SOFIA, which […]
  • Airbus Delivers its 500th A350
    Iberia, a major European customer with 20 A350s on order and 14 in service, recently received the 500th A350, an A350-900. Beyond being a symbol, the 500th A350 represents a significant milestone for Airbus and its expanding versatile family, which now includes the A350-900, A350-1000, and the newest Airbus freighter, the A350F. With this delivery […]
  • The Chinese COMAC C919 Receives Type Certification
    On the 29th of September 2022, the C919, COMAC’s first Chinese-produced narrowbody aircraft, received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The certification was presented at a grand ceremony at Beijing Capital Airport, announcing China’s entry into the global commercial aviation market. The C919 has now received certification under Part 25 of […]
  • Heads-Up-Displays (HUDs) And How It Works
    The cockpits of modern commercial aircraft are technological marvels, packed with features that aid pilots in their work. One example is the heads-up displays (HUDs) on a plane. But how exactly do they function? Let’s figure it out! What is a “heads-up display”? A HUD, or head-up display, is an instrument that projects important flight […]
  • Virgin Atlantic To Join SkyTeam Alliance
    Virgin Atlantic has announced that the airline will join the global airline alliance; SkyTeam, as early as 2023. Delta Air Lines has a 49% ownership stake in the British long-haul carrier and joint ventures with Air France-KLM and Delta, who are also members of the alliance, making Virgin Atlantic in SkyTeam a natural fit. SkyTeam’s […]
  • How People Used To Book Their Flights Before The Internet?
    Let’s take a quick free Flight. Operated by your device, to 60 years ago, and learn how people were booking their flights at that time. We hope that you enjoy this flight with us! To book a flight nowadays, you log onto the internet and not only select the route! You pay for the ticket, […]
  • Brilliant or Burden | Is the A380 useful or a gimmick?
    The A380 is the world’s only fully double-decked aircraft, but as the pandemic left many airlines retiring them, this brings us the question, are they actually worth all the hype? Size and Capacity Everyone knows that the Airbus A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft, meaning it can carry the most passengers. It can carry […]
  • Why Do Airbus Planes Have Side Sticks While Boeing’s Have Yokes?
    Many similarities can be found in any plane’s cockpit, including an array of switches, information screens, and more. However, depending on the manufacturer, you may notice the presence of a yoke or a side stick. While Airbus planes have side sticks, Boeing planes have yokes to steer the plane. But why is this the case? […]
  • Air Arabia Is Planning To Launch a New Low-cost Airline In Sudan
    Sudanese conglomerate DAL Group and Air Arabia announced last week, Thursday, September 22, plans to launch “Air Arabia Sudan,” a new airline based at Sudan’s Khartoum International Airport. The new airline will use Air Arabia’s low-cost business model, based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, across its entire existing network and “the value-added product offering operated […]
  • Skytrax Reveals World Airline Awards For 2022
    The “World Airline Awards,” often referred to as “the Oscars of the aviation industry,” and after being held virtually for the last two years, this year’s edition, “2022 World Airline Awards,” was held today, Friday the 23rd of September, under the organization of Skytrax, with airlines from all over the world attending at the venerable […]
  • What’s The Story Behind JetBlue’s Nose Gear Incident?
    On September 21, 2005, 17 years ago, a JetBlue flight from Burbank to New York City had to make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport. The incident was brought on by the nose gear failing. But what transpired that day? Let’s look at it more. JetBlue operates flight 292 regularly between Bob Hope […]
  • Boeing expects the Middle Eastern Region fleet to surpass 3,000+ aircraft by 2041
    Boeing, the US aerospace giant, forecasted the Middle East market for the next 20 years, anticipating hundreds of planes to join the sector to fulfill passenger demand, requiring 202,000 new aviation personnel, including 53,000 pilots, 50,000 technicians, and 99,000 cabin crew members, in the next 20 years. The plane manufacturer also expects Middle Eastern carriers […]
  • Beyond the skies: Deutsche Bahn (DB) joins the Star Alliance
    The Star Alliance is the world’s largest airline alliance, with 26 airlines. However, after a recent partnership, the Star Alliance has a new member, except this time, it isn’t an airline. The History of the Star Alliance The Star Alliance was formed by 5 airlines in 1997. Its purpose was to offer easy access and […]
  • Emirates & United Airlines Announce a Codeshare Agreement
    On Wednesday 14th of September 2022, United and Emirates announced a historic commercial agreement that will expand each airline’s network and provide customers with easier access to hundreds of destinations in the United States and around the world. The announcement was made during a ceremonial event at the United Airlines hangar at Washington Dulles International […]
  • Thai Airways 787-8 Dreamliner- Economy Class- Bangkok to London Heathrow
    Route Bangkok Suvarnabhumi- London Heathrow Flight Number TG 916 Seat Number 36K Flight Time 12 Hours 20 Minutes Baggage Allowance 35KG (Up to 5 checked luggage) + 7KG (1 cabin bag + a backpack/alternative) Price £938.60 GBP/$1102.81 USD (One way) Honest Rating 4/5 Basic info about the flight Table of Contents Introduction On the 20th […]
  • What is Windshear and How Can It Be Prevented?
    There are several ways that weather might endanger an aircraft. One of the toughest situations is windshear, in which highly concentrated winds occur close to the ground. What is windshear, how can it affect an aircraft and how can it be prevented are all questions to be answered in this article, let’s dig in! What is Windshear? When the wind […]
  • Why did Emirates Flight EK521 Crash?
    Let’s take a short trip to the past, specifically on the 3rd of August in 2016 at Dubai; Flight EK521, a usual flight from Trivandrum International Airport (TRV, Thiruvananthapuram, India), to Dubai International Airport (DXB, Dubai United Arab Emirates) operated by Emirates Airlines using a Boeing 777-31H registered as A6-EMW carrying 282 passengers and 18 […]
  • How Do Fighter Jets Land On Aircraft Carriers?
    If you’ve ever attempted to land a plane before, perhaps in a simulator or maybe even in real life, you know that it takes a significant amount of runway length to bring a plane to a complete stop. If an entire runway of such a great length is required for an aircraft to land, then […]
  • Weightless route flight
    The earth is always pulling us to its center with its gravity, a force to which all bodies on the planet are subjected. At the beginning of the space program of the United States, reduced gravity was an important matter on the general body behavior, making this study a key to space exploration and transportation, […]
  • What is this Aircraft?
    It’s known as the “Sky Whale,” and I can see why: it’s massive. Before we even get into it, the plane’s design is impressive, and more importantly, it prioritizes safety.
  • Saudi Arabia to Launch a New Flag Carrier – “RIA”
    Saudi Arabia is launching a new national airline that will be based at Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and will most likely be named as “RIA.”
  • Reports: Emirates & United Airlines are Set to Announce a Codeshare Agreement
    United Airlines and Emirates Airlines will announce a codeshare agreement in the coming weeks.
  • How does Wi-Fi Work Onboard Airplanes?
    Have you ever wondered how can you get connected to a Wi-Fi network during your flight that is already cruising at a high flight altitude far from the ground and at a very high speed? In this article, we will discuss how can you be connected to your friends and family during your flight, let’s […]
  • Aircraft Fuel Dumping and What Happens to the Fuel Dumped?
    Fuel Dumping is an emergency procedure used in certain situations to maintain and prepare the aircraft for a safe landing. In this article, we will discuss the procedure of fuel dumping and the consequences of this procedure. Let’s dig in!
  • 10 Aviation facts that most people don’t know (Part 1)
    As an avgeek, have you ever been annoyed when one of your friends tries to show off their aviation knowledge but simply gets it wrong, I know I definitely have. Here are 10 facts about aviation that a lot of people won’t know, and some of them you can even show off when you are […]
  • Flying Low Cost For 12 Hours: Scoot 787-8 London Gatwick to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
    Route London Gatwick- Bangkok Survarnabhumi Flight Number TR 753 Seat Number 37C- Aisle Seat, left side of aircraft Flight Time 12 Hours 5 Minutes Baggage Allowance 30KG (1 bag checked luggage) + 10KG (1 cabin bag) Price £773.00 GBP/ $914.99 USD (One way) Honest Rating 2/5 Introduction On Tuesday the 2nd of August, I took […]
  • Rare Incident: The Pilots of Flight ET343 Slept During their Flight at FL370!
    ET343’s pilots were asleep on the flight deck at the time and were awoken by the aural warning associated with the autopilot disconnecting after overflying the airport.
  • 75 Years of Independence; Let’s See Where the Indian Aviation Industry Reach so Far
    Hop on a fascinating article on what Indian aviation has conquered over 75 years of independence as this article is an exceptional article dedicated to India’s independence day. follow the page for more content.
  • The Top 5 coolest airports in the world
    As an avgeek, I’m sure many of us have researched the airport we are flying into before going to our destination. Haven’t you just wished to go to Singapore Changi or Doha Hamad airport instead of the boring airports you tend to find in most places? Join me as I show you the airports you […]
  • “AKASA AIR”: India’s brand-new Airline
    After the pandemic hit aviation hit all-time low traffic and made almost all airlines go bankrupt due to this unexpected pandemic but now it’s time for a comeback. Indian aviation is coming back with a bang with upcoming 2 new airlines one is a reprise of jet airways and another airline is a modern funky brand new airline Akasa air jump on to know more about this new airline that is backed by a big bull investor of all time late Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.
  • Airlines of the World; “France is in the Air” Air France
    As we continue our series on airlines, we’ll talk about Air France.IATA: AF, ICAO: AFR Part 7; Air France : The national airline of France, Air France, has its headquarters in Tremblay-en-France. It belongs to the Air France-KLM Group as a subsidiary. As of 2013, Air France offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to 175 destinations […]
  • Airlines of the World; “Our sign is a promise” Swiss international airlines
    As we continue our series on airlines, we’ll talk about Swiss International Airlines.IATA: LX, ICAO: SWR Part 6; Swiss International Air Lines: The flag carrier of Switzerland, Swiss International Air Lines AG (short for Aktiengesellschaft), also known as SWISS, runs regular flights within Europe as well as to North America, South America, Africa, and Asia. It […]
  • King Mswati III international airport: The airport with flights to one destination
    When you think of an international airport, you generally think of a place bustling with people and several flights to many destinations. I visited King Mswati III to see it empty, serving only 4 flights a day, all to the same destination. Join me as I find out why this airport was so empty, and […]
  • SUSI AIR: REACHING THE UNREACHABLE
    When we think about airlines and air transportation, mainly the first thing that runs into our mind is big jets carrying over 100 + passengers flying over 36000 ft, but today we are going to discuss the history of a very unique one among the special airlines that hop around islands of Indonesia with a […]
  • Airlines of the World; “Fly Emirates, Fly Better” Emirates Airline
    As we continue our series on airlines, we’ll cover Emirates Airlines, the biggest airline in the Middle East. IATA: EK, ICAO: UAE Part 5; Emirates airline: Emirates is one of the United Arab Emirates’ two flag carriers (the other being Etihad). The Emirates Group, which is owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai, […]
  • Crashed By a Crocodile – The 2010 Filair Let L410 Crash
    On August 25th, 2010, something very unusual happened to result in the crash of a Let L-410 which was carrying 21 passengers and crew, of which only 1 survived the disaster and flying under the registration 9Q-CCN. The most common causes of plane crashes tend to be pilot error, mechanical error, or weather issues. However, […]
  • Flight review: Qatar Airways Airbus A380 DOH – LHR Economy class
    When the name “Qatar Airways” is said, the immediate thing that comes into my mind is the fact that the large majority of their passengers are transferring through Doha Hamad airport instead of going to visit Qatar. This is due to the large number of destinations that Qatar Airways and the One World alliance have […]
  • How SpaceX lands their Falcon 9 rockets with incredible accuracy
    SpaceX is now quite used to landing their rebuilt rockets with ease. The 23rd of July 2022, marked their 56th first stage landing of the Falcon 9 successfully. Gone are the days of building new boosters for each new mission and here are the days when it just takes days for SpaceX to refurbish and […]
  • Airlines of the World; “Widen Your World” Turkish airlines
    Continuing our airline series, today we’ll go through Turkish airlines.IATA: TK,  ICAO: THY Part 4; Turkish airlines: It serves as Turkey’s official flag carrier airline. As well as, being the largest mainline carrier in the world by passenger destinations as of August 2019, operating scheduled routes to 315 locations across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The […]
  • The Tragic Crash of Flight 182
    “This is it, baby!” the last phrase said by the Captain of the Boeing 727 to Lindbergh tower just seconds before the catastrophe that claimed the lives of 144 people. What happened? How did it happen? And could it have been prevented? It was September 25, 1978, Pacific Southwest Airlines flight 182 left Sacramento for […]
  • The small light bulb that brought this big jet to ashes
    It’s the year 1972, on the 29th of December, Eastern Airlines flight 401 is flying between JFK, new york, and Miami Airport, Florida. Operated by a 4-month-old Lockheed l-1011-1 Tristar registered as N310EA which was just delivered to the airline on August 18, 1979. It is the tenth Tristar delivered to the carrier since fleet […]
  • Reverse Thrust in Airplanes and how it Functions
    Used to decelerate an aircraft after landing, in the event of a rejected take-off, and/or, in some limited cases, during push-back from the gate; it is the reverse thrust. An essential deceleration mechanism in aircraft. In this article, we will discuss the mechanism of the reverse thrust, its function, variations, deployment & control, and how […]
  • Delta Orders 100 Boeing 737 Max 10 Planes
    US-based carrier Delta airlines announced a massive order for one-hundred Boeing 737 Max 10 aircraft yesterday on the opening day of the 2022 Farnborough Airshow. The news was rumored to happen after Delta CEO Ed Bastian hinted at a possible agreement with Boeing in a recent interview. This order will be beneficial to both Delta’s […]
  • Is this the revival of the big birds?
    Only a bit more than a year ago, in May 2021, the shocking news was all around the portals. It seemed that the A380 was coming to an end of its short life as many airlines seemed unhappy with the performance and the issues caused by the pandemic. In my opinion, looking back, it was […]
  • Here’s Why Airplane Tires Don’t Explode On Impact
    The chances of a baby landing an airplane is higher than tires exploding on impact. It does make sense in expecting the tires to explode when an airplane touches the runway with the sheer amount of speed and momentum, but why don’t the tires burst like a balloon? Well, there are a lot of reasons […]
  • Can Two Airplanes Collide in Mid-Air?
    Accidents involving vehicles of all sizes from bikes to trucks are something that we’ve all heard and seen. Whether it is two bikes crashing into one another or two trucks, the chances of such accidents on the road are extremely high. But when talking about airplanes, can two airplanes collide in mid-air? Well, simply consider […]
  • A Battle Of Stealth: F-22 vs F-35
    On one hand, you’ve got the world’s premier aircraft in air dominance, and on the other hand, you’ve got the most expensive weapons procurement program in world history. Even though the two jets have many things in common, both are still very different. The sole reason for the F-35 was to fill the void left […]
  • Women as Pilots, and what can be done to encourage more girls to become pilots?
    Women have soared into the air since 1932, more specifically since Amelia Mary Earhart, the first female aviator to fly over the Atlantic. She first gained fame by being the first female passenger on a flight across the Atlantic. Earhart was displeased that the pilot Wilmer Schultz did all the flying while she just sat […]
  • Why most of the Planes are painted in White?
    White is the color that most planes are painted with. When looking at a ramp at an airport, the fact is clearly evident. The reason airlines choose this is because of several factors ranging from the cost to operational conditions. Starting with the cost is an important factor especially if an airline operates with a […]
  • Aircraft Exterior Lighting – Explained
    Every component on an aircraft holds vital importance whether it is a small landing light or a vertical stabilizer. Lights are often shadowed by the sheer brilliance of other parts of an aircraft but do not be mistaken. Without lights, an aircraft would barely be recognizable. Recognizable in the sense that it would be difficult […]
  • One of the Weirdest Air Crashes to Ever Happen.
    Many crashes in the past could’ve been easily avoided but once it’s done it’s done, and the only thing we could do now is to learn from those mistakes. On February 6th, 1996, a Boeing 757-225 crashed into the open sea. Why did it crash and how could it have been avoided? It was February […]
  • Airlines of the World: “BA Better World” British airways
    Continuing our airline series, we’ll look at British Airways. IATA: BA, ICAO: BAW Part 3; British Airways: British Airways is the national airline of the United Kingdom. It was established on April 1, 1974.Its headquarters are located near Heathrow Airport in London, England, which serves as its primary hub.The airline is the second-largest in the United Kingdom […]
  • Which private jet is the best to travel in?
    Private jets, the transportation of the super-rich, can be luxurious or a total scam. But which private jets are the best to travel in, based on cost, comfort, and range? Please note, that this list excludes all private jets which are also commercial jets, such as the BBJ or ACJ range. Gulfstream G-650 The Gulfstream […]
  • Asia’s Oldest Airport: Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport Over The Years
    Bangkok’s Don Muang International Airport is Thailand’s longest-standing airport and Asia’s oldest Airport, once a glorious gateway for tourists to enter and exit the country and formerly the 2nd busiest airport in Asia, its former glory seems to have been long forgotten. IATA Code DMK IACO Code VTBD Skytrax rating 3 Stars Number of Terminals […]
  • In-flight meals over time
    Most airlines are working hard to develop and improve their services, International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicted a double of airline travelers by 2035. One of the most important ways is to offer premium in-flight meals. Through this article, we will see some important developments in the in-flight meals over time. The first flight ever […]
  • Types of aircraft wings
    We all know that an aircraft’s wings are one of the most significant, if not the most crucial, components of the plane. As it provides lift, which allows the plane to leave the ground and take off, as well as hold the fuel. As a result, wings feature streamlined cross-sections that operate as airfoils and […]
  • A look inside the UK’s royal plane
    What is the royal plane? The UK has many aircraft, but the one which is most commonly known is the reconditioned Airbus A330, used for long-haul flights for the royal family and higher government officials. It has been fitted with 58 business class seats and can be regularly used to transport large groups of people […]
  • Why is Water Not Allowed Through Security?
    One of the most common problems that travelers encounter at the airport is the inability to bring water past the security checkpoint. This rule is often puzzling to many people, as it may seem absurd to prevent people from having something as essential as water. Why is something as harmless as water not allowed through […]
  • Tara Air Flight Crashes With 22 People On Board
    On Sunday 29th May, Tara Air and Nepalese authorities confirmed that a De Havilland Canada Twin Otter flight operated by Tara Air had gone missing. The Nepalese flight was reported missing at around 09:55 AM local time on Sunday, this information was confirmed by an airline spokesperson. The flight was supposed to take only 20 […]
  • The five generations of fighter jets
    The division of fighter jets into generations is used around the world as unofficial and occult because there is no authorized classification concept based on the features and performance of aircraft. This categorization is common due to its facility, it does not depend on features or plane performance. Every category contains technological divisions according to […]
  • What Happened to American Airlines Flight 587
    What’s the story behind the second deadliest aviation accident in the U.S.? The crash that ended the lives of 265 people and 2 dogs. How did it happen? And could it have been prevented?
  • Airlines of the World; “Say yes to the world” Lufthansa
    Continuing our airline series, we’ll look at Lufthansa, one of Europe’s most significant airlines.IATA: LH,  ICAO: DLH Part 2; Lufthansa: Lufthansa, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, is Germany’s flag carrier and the country’s largest airline.After Air France – KLM, Lufthansa, is Europe’s second-largest airline. The corporation was founded in Berlin in 1926, and its name is derived from the […]
  • Saudia Airlines – A New Competitor in the Market of the Top Airlines
    The airlines of most of the Gulf Countries are well known and reputable with their excellent services and high luxury travel experience. As an example of this, we have Qatar Airways & Emirates Airlines, and much more! Geographically, the Gulf Countries are well located and are considered to be in the middle of the world, […]
  • What Are The North Atlantic Tracks?
    The North Atlantic Ocean is one of the busiest airspaces in the entire world. On average, about 1,800 flights cross the eerie ocean every day. The ocean connects two major markets, Europe and North America. Flights range from commercial to cargo to military personnel. Considering that there is minimal radar coverage above the ocean, how […]
  • How Do World Leaders Fly?
    Air Force One, the plane that carries the US President is one of the most secure aircraft in the world, equipped with heat-seeking missile decoys and extensive sets of defenses, and according to several sources, Air Force One is so durable that the plane’s body can withstand a nuclear explosion. Other than the USA, which […]
  • An interview with the aviation YouTuber: Dan from Dj’s Aviation
    Dj’s aviation is a youtube channel known for its excellent coverage of aviation events and the everyday goings of the aviation world. Dan has almost 325,000 subscribers on Youtube and has reported on topics such as the up-and-coming Boeing 797. Join me as I put some questions to the man himself. At what point did […]
  • How do airlines deal with the death of a passenger on a flight?
    Due to the importance of flying in our modern life, it’s common to witness different accidents and/or incidents during flights. Several emergencies could happen on flights such as strokes, high blood pressure, and other medical incidents. Among all of these accidents is the death of a passenger during the flight. Although, each airline has its […]
  • A brief history of the Star Alliance
    The Star Alliance celebrated its 25th Birthday on May 14th, But why was it started and which airlines formed it? Join me as I take a brief look into the history of the alliance. When was it formed? Star Alliance is the world’s largest alliance, being formed by 5 airlines in 1997. The 5 founding […]
  • Highlights of the First Future Aviation Forum
    RIYADH – To unite international leaders from both sectors; the public and private, as well as international CEOs and regulators to initialize the evolution of international air travel as well providing new solutions, Saudi Arabia’s first future-aviation forum was held on the ninth and tenth of this month mainly focusing on passenger experience, sustainability, and […]
  • Tips to learn how to fly on budget
    Lots of people would love to learn to fly, but the fact that it is expensive prevents lots from doing it. This article will provide you with some suggestions for less expensive ways to learn to fly.     1. Don’t attended a fancy flight school Many of us are drawn to the large, professional flight […]
  • Airlines of the World; in honor of EgyptAir’s 90th anniversary
    ICAO codes are assigned to over 5,000 airlines. We’ll go through a few of them in this series.To learn more about their history, fleet number, and so on. Part 1; Egyptair: Egypt air is the national airline of Egypt. It was established on June 7, 1932.It is the largest airline in Africa, and it became […]
  • A glance over business aviation
    Business aviation is essential for many companies of all sizes and types. This article we will discuss some of the benefits of business aviation and its customers, and the most distinctive air jet. What is business aviation? Business aviation is a part of general aviation that relies on using airplanes and helicopters, piston-powered propeller-driven airplanes, […]
  • What’s special about A320?
    The Airbus 320 family is a line of narrow-body aircraft designed and manufactured by Airbus.In March 1984, the A320 was introduced, followed by the longer A321 in January 1994, the shorter A319 in April 1996, and the much shorter A318 in July 2003. The A320 The A320-100 and A320-200 are two variations of the A320 […]
  • Concorde: the Supersonic Airliner, and Why did it Stop Flying?
    Believe it or not, the world witnessed a flight between London and New York that took about three hours only! (Nowadays it takes about 8 hours to fly this flight) So, how was that possible, and what kind of airplane was able to fly about 5,600 km (3,500 miles) in only 3 hours?! In this […]
  • Narrow-body vs Wide-body: Which is better for transatlantic flights?
    In recent years, we have seen many airlines such as TAP Air Portugal and JetBlue using narrowbody aircraft for their flights across the pond, but which option provides more comfort and ease when traveling? Why are Narrowbodies used? Narrowbodies are used on transatlantic flights to provide flights that may not have the same amount of […]
  • The Deadliest Crashes in History
    Air transportation is the safest way to travel, however, our world has witnessed some terrific unforgettable air crashes. In this article, we are to list the Top 10 deadliest air disasters of all time listed in an article written by Patrick Smith.
  • Why are the seat belts on airplanes different than the ones on cars?
    Airplane seat belts are an important safety factor that must be in consideration on every single flight, as well as on cars during car rides, simply because, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); seat belts reduce the risks of injuries and death by half, Although seat belts’ designs on airplanes are […]
  • Did you know…? “Facts about aviation“
    There are several basic flying facts that some of us may overlook.If you’re even somewhat interested in aviation, these facts must tickle your interest! First Commercial flight: Did you know that the first commercial flight was in 1914 The first scheduled passenger airline flew for the first time on New Year’s Day, 1914. The first […]
  • The Checks Required To Perform Aircraft Maintenance
    Airplanes are one of the most complicated machines ever built by humans. People often overlook the sheer level of engineering that goes into manufacturing a metal machine that can sustain flight for several hours, cross oceans, land countless times and repeat the same procedures the next day. When boarding a modern jet airplane, it’s easy […]
  • How to Recognize the Type of Commercial Airplanes – PART#3
    Today I’ll be giving some simple and easy ways to differentiate between planes, with different angles of view. In part#1: we’ve talked about Airbus and Boeing’s narrow-body airplanes, then in part#2: we’ve talked about Airbus’s wide-body airplanes, and finally today in part#3 it will be all about Boeing’s wide-body airplanes. Let’s dig in!!
  • How to Recognize the Type of Commercial Airplanes – PART#2
    Today I’ll be giving some simple and easy ways to differentiate between planes, with different angles of view. In part#1 we’ve talked about Airbus and Boeing’s narrow-body airplanes, and today it will be all about Airbus’s wide-body airplanes. Let’s dig in!!
  • The small light bulb that brought this big jet to ashes
    It’s the year 1972, on the 29th of December, Eastern Airlines flight 401 is flying between JFK, new york, and Miami Airport, Florida. Operated by a 4-month-old Lockheed l-1011-1 Tristar registered as N310EA which was just delivered to the airline on August 18, 1979. It is the tenth Tristar delivered to the carrier since fleet […]
  • Thai Airways 787’s Tyre Bursts After Landing In Bengaluru
    On Tuesday 26th of April 2022, a Thai Airways International 787-8 which was operating flight TG325, touched down at Kempegowda International Airport via runway 09L, at around 11PM local time. Shortly after landing, while taxiing down the runway towards its parking stand, it was spotted by ground staff that one of the aircraft’s 12 tires […]
  • Do You Think You Can Be a Pilot?
    Let’s just say it like it is, not everyone can be a pilot. It’s not easy, there are certain requirements not everyone possess. It’s nothing personal, for example, I can’t be a pharmacist or a lawyer? It makes sense, it’s too late, I’ve already made my “life” choice. Wait, why can’t I be a pharmacist? […]
  • A Horrible crash just because of ignoring 28 seconds: Santa Barbara Flight 518
    February 21st 2008, Santa Barbara Airlines, flight 518 is preparing for a flight to Carcass from Alberto Carnevalli Airport Merida, Venezuela. Aldino Garatina Gomez is today’s Captain (age 36). He is a flight instructor and a senior pilot in the airline with 5000 hours of experience. The First Officer is Denis Ferreira Quintal (age 28). […]
  • The Ultimate Aviation Quiz
    Want a quiz that can challenge all your fellow aviation enthusiasts? If you’re stuck, some of these answers appear in AFA’s other articles so look there for help! Take a look at these 20 questions and show your friends just how much you know about aviation… Questions What is deployed from the engine when a […]
  • Reports: Pilot Smoking Cigarette Caused EgyptAir’s A320 Jet to Crash!
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