Reasons Why Food Doesn’t Always Taste Good on Planes

You probably wondered why airplane food is often tasteless and dull. Of course you cannot just blame every meal on board, however, it is just not the same as on land! Can you relate? There are a lot of factors that can change your sense of taste, but let’s have a look at the mostContinue reading “Reasons Why Food Doesn’t Always Taste Good on Planes”

Say No to Terrain Accidents – MSAW summarized

Flying too low is dangerous, many accidents happened due to flying at unsafe altitudes. This is why the MSAW function came to life. The Minimum Safe Altitude Warning is an automated warning system for air traffic controllers to prevent flying too low and causing terrain accidents. MSAW has the main purpose of enhancing safety byContinue reading “Say No to Terrain Accidents – MSAW summarized”

Hijacked aircraft? The secret emergency codes

How can pilots give a sign to the air traffic controllers if a plane has been hijacked? Today we will talk about the special transponder codes. First of all, what is a transponder? The transponder is a must-have communication device in busy airspaces, it sends signals and gives information about the current aircraft and flight,Continue reading “Hijacked aircraft? The secret emergency codes”

Rotate! What are V-Speeds?

In today’s article, we will talk about one of the most wonderful moments in aviation. Lean back, fasten your seatbelts, taxi to the runway, and enjoy your view while we take off! Have you ever asked yourself, how does a pilot know when to pull the yoke? Or how does he know whether to continueContinue reading “Rotate! What are V-Speeds?”

Emergency landing of AN-124 in Novosibirsk

Friday, the 13th of November 2020 was not the best day in history of the Volga-Dnepr Company. The 30 years old AN-124 with the registration RA-82042 has been prepared for a flight from Seoul to Vienna with a planned stop in Novosibirsk. After lining up on runway 25 and taking off from the airport Novosibirsk-TolmachevoContinue reading “Emergency landing of AN-124 in Novosibirsk”