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 didContinue reading “An interview with the aviation YouTuber: Dan from Dj’s Aviation”

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 foundingContinue reading “A brief history of the Star Alliance”

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 ofContinue reading “Narrow-body vs Wide-body: Which is better for transatlantic flights?”

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 aContinue reading “The Ultimate Aviation Quiz”

Will Electric planes ever work?

In recent articles, I have talked about how the real plane of the future will be the Boeing 797, a mid to long-range, narrow-body plane that is capable of flying transatlantic, but could electric planes overtake the 797 in the running for the best plane that is to come? Join me as I take aContinue reading “Will Electric planes ever work?”

What can we expect from the Boeing 777X?

The Boeing 777 X or 777-9 has been highly awaited and its service entry date delayed, but with its time of arrival looming closer, what can we expect from the aircraft? In the Dubai airshow 2021, the aircraft made a trip to Doha to showcase the aircraft to Qatar Airways, this could also be likelyContinue reading “What can we expect from the Boeing 777X?”

How is the War in Ukraine affecting commercial aviation?

The war in Ukraine has been going on for nearly 2 months now, but how is it affecting the commercial aviation industry and what does the future look like for the skies above Ukraine? How it started There are many reasons why the war in Ukraine started, one of the most prominent reasons being Russia’sContinue reading “How is the War in Ukraine affecting commercial aviation?”

Which airports have the shortest runways?

Ever been scared because you thought that your plane was going to overrun the runway? In this article, you will discover the shortest runways in commercial airports. 1. Westray airport Westray airport is situated in the northern islands of Scotland, in the UK. It is home to the world’s shortest flight, which has a run-timeContinue reading “Which airports have the shortest runways?”

How are F1 cars transported by plane?

F1 is one of the most viewed sports events across the world, with a fanbase of over 70 million people watching every Grand Prix in the 2021 season. But how do these large cars and their drivers and teams get transported across the world in the space of just a few days? Whilst air transportContinue reading “How are F1 cars transported by plane?”

What are Spoilers and what do the Aerodynamics of the plane do?

Ever wondered what those large flaps on the wing are which often are open when the plane lands? These are spoilers and they work using aerodynamics. Join me as I take a look at what Aerodynamics actually does, and how spoilers help with it. What are Aerodynamics? Aerodynamics means the airflow surrounding the plane whenContinue reading “What are Spoilers and what do the Aerodynamics of the plane do?”

Why is flying so expensive?

In my previous articles, I have talked about how Low-cost airlines make their money off of cheap, quick, non-stop flights. That all leads to the question, why do traditional airlines like British Airways and KLM need to make flying so expensive? If you were to fly from LAX to JFK in New York, the moneyContinue reading “Why is flying so expensive?”

Ukraine confirms destruction of the World’s biggest aircraft

After the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, The Ukrainian minister for foreign affairs confirmed the destruction of the Antanov AN-225 Mriya, otherwise known as the world’s biggest aircraft. Days of fighting in Ukraine have led to untouched airspace of the country and evacuation from airlines as the Russians move in towards the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.Continue reading “Ukraine confirms destruction of the World’s biggest aircraft”

What will be the new Air Force One?

Air Force One is a plane designed for comfort, security and diplomacy. The current air force one plane has been in service for 32 years after the government used a Boeing 707. As the aircraft gets older, what will replace it? Join me as I take a look into a brief history of the presidentialContinue reading “What will be the new Air Force One?”

Why are low-cost airlines such big money makers? | Part 2

As I mentioned in my previous article, low-cost airlines are such massive money makers, but why? Join me as I take a look into the big names including Southwest, Ryanair and EasyJet. Always flying One of the biggest things you have to understand about low-cost airlines is that they’re all different. Ryanair is noticeably theContinue reading “Why are low-cost airlines such big money makers? | Part 2”

Why are low cost airlines such big money makers?

EasyJet, Air Asia, and of course, Ryanair are examples of the world’s biggest low-cost airlines, with Ryanair often selling flights for less than $15, but if their flights are so cheap, how do they make their money? The first thing you have to know about ultra low-cost airlines is that everything is about cost-cutting. NoContinue reading “Why are low cost airlines such big money makers?”

What is the plane of the future?

As Boeing’s 777X brings high hopes to those working at airlines, and the A350 continues to dominate the market, when will new medium-haul aircraft come into play? Join me as I find out what could be the plane of the future. The good plane we have now It may come as a surprise to youContinue reading “What is the plane of the future?”

An interview with legendary aviation YouTuber Kelsey Hughes (74 gear)

Kelsey Hughes, known best as the man behind 74 gear, is an aviation YouTuber with nearly 800,000 subscribers worldwide (as of January 2022) and a commercial and cargo Boeing 747 pilot. Viewers can expect humorous and interesting videos based on a variety of topics ranging from debunking the vast amounts of fake aviation news onContinue reading “An interview with legendary aviation YouTuber Kelsey Hughes (74 gear)”

What are runway names?

Runway names determine where a plane lands at an airport, especially if there is more than one runway. But, why are they named after numbers and what do these numbers mean? To work out a runway name, Maths is the main tool. This is easy for pilots as they taught simple maths like this problemContinue reading “What are runway names?”

An interview with the astonishing artist Juan Calderon

Juan Calderon paints incredible artwork as a part-time job whilst living in Costa Rica. I sent him some questions to give the viewers a great insight into the artwork that he produces. What makes you decide on what to paint next? “Honestly, there is nothing in particular that makes me think what painting will beContinue reading “An interview with the astonishing artist Juan Calderon”

British Airways announces plans to restart London Gatwick Short haul flights

Earlier this week, British national flag carrier British Airways announced that it plans to return short-haul flying from London’s second-biggest airport, London Gatwick. Gatwick has lost a lot of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they should be pleased to know that BA is scheduled to start short-haul flights again in March of theContinue reading “British Airways announces plans to restart London Gatwick Short haul flights”

Thousands of pilots were forced into quarantine in Hong Kong

Over the past 2 months, hundreds of pilots have been forced into three-week long quarantine periods in Hong Kong’s Penny’s Bay facility. The rooms consisted of converted shipping containers and people staying there were allowed no outdoor time. Pilots in the quarantine have come from a variety of airlines, like British Airways and Cathay Pacific.Continue reading “Thousands of pilots were forced into quarantine in Hong Kong”

Recap of Dubai Airshow Day 4

Hello and welcome to today’s Dubai Airshow recap. Today we saw many things such as Emirates SkyCargo signing a memorandum of agreement with Emirates Post Group. As like the other days, we continue to see many airlines and the airshow itself posting on social media to be viewed across the world with what they haveContinue reading “Recap of Dubai Airshow Day 4”

A look at the incredible art of Juan Calderon

Juan Calderon is an Aviation enthusiast who has been interested in art since the age of 11. He paints incredible oil paintings of different scenes in aviation and goes into extreme detail on all his work. Join me as I take a dive into this exceptionally talented artist’s work, and hearing some words from theContinue reading “A look at the incredible art of Juan Calderon”

The story of America’s only ever unsolved hijacking

On the afternoon of November 24th, 1971, a man under the name of Dan Cooper hijacked a Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 flying between Portland and Seattle. The Hijacking today remains the only unsolved hijacking in American history, hundreds if not thousands of people came forward claiming to know the real Dan Cooper, but was oneContinue reading “The story of America’s only ever unsolved hijacking”

One year on | Why was Berlin Brandenburg Airport such a failure?

On the 31st October 2020, Berlin Brandenburg airport (Commonly known as BER) opened to the german public and international flights. This airport was internationally renowned to be a failure for years, but what caused it to get its reputation? During the Cold war, Berlin was divided into 2 parts, West and East Berlin. After theContinue reading “One year on | Why was Berlin Brandenburg Airport such a failure?”

Unlimited first class flights? The story of American Airlines’ “AAirpass”

If you asked me if I wanted unlimited first class flights with one of the world’s biggest airlines, my response would only be two words: Hell Yeah! That’s what 66 people thought when they bought American Airlines’ “AAirpass”, a card enabling its users to travel anywhere, for free, in first class, for the rest ofContinue reading “Unlimited first class flights? The story of American Airlines’ “AAirpass””

The top 5 coolest Island Air Force Bases

Air forces need to be on alert constantly when and where the action happens. Island air bases have proved a great station to get your aircraft to where you need them, when you need them and this proved a lot in the Pacific island fighting of the second world war. However these can be aContinue reading “The top 5 coolest Island Air Force Bases”

The return of Lufthansa’s 747s

The queen of the skies is returning! Lufthansa recently announced the return of their Boeing 747-400s from dessert storage and they are being used on routes across the world. Let’s find out why, when, and where these beautiful aircraft are returning. They came into play on 1st October 2021 After a really rough year andContinue reading “The return of Lufthansa’s 747s”

The rise and fall of economy airline food

We all know how it was when aviation was relatively new, with full dining service with proper tables and tablecloths, but why has it become like school food? (If you are not from the UK, and it isn’t similar to how it is here wherever you are, UK school food is meant to be awful)Continue reading “The rise and fall of economy airline food”

The Top 5 Traditional Airlines

We all know of a traditional airline, no matter where you are, the country you live in will most likely have a traditional airline as it’s flag carrier, but why have they taken off as well as Low-cost airlines, and why do people still fly with them? *DIsclaimer before we start, All these airlines areContinue reading “The Top 5 Traditional Airlines”

The top 5 most underrated low-cost airlines

When we think low cost, we think horror, delays and being cramped next to noisy passengers, where you pay for anything and everything. There’s no denying that these airlines do just that, they just do it in a more comforting way! Please note that all these airlines are from my opinion so if you wantContinue reading “The top 5 most underrated low-cost airlines”

The return of the Super Jumbo

In 2020 and 2021, we saw airlines such as Lufthansa and Air France retiring most, if not all, of their Airbus A380s; with many more airlines putting them in storage, some never to be used again. But now as the world begins to slowly emerge from the global pandemic, a new sign of hope hasContinue reading “The return of the Super Jumbo”

The Story of the World’s Busiest Flight

If you were to go on a fully booked all economy flight for 4 hours straight, you would be dreading the very thought of going on it; but not the passengers of an El Al Boeing 747 on the 24th May, 1991. In fact, most of them were quite happy to be leaving a veryContinue reading “The Story of the World’s Busiest Flight”

The rise of airlines on social media

Credit: (Twitter.com) Over the years, we have seen many ways of advertising from airlines like EasyJet’s famous billboards campaign in which according to Easyjet’s ex-head of marketing Tony Anderson said there was an unwritten policy “ If it moved, we painted it orange. If it didn’t, we added an extra coat.” But now we areContinue reading “The rise of airlines on social media”