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Viral Super Hornet Video from VFA-27

The Royal Maces are having altogether too much fun in their jets. Strike Fighter Squadron 27 is a US Navy Super Hornet fighter squadron based in Japan. Naval Air Facility Atsugi, in the Kanagawa Prefecture, is the largest US Navy air base in the Pacific. The attack squadron was established in 1967. The squadron’s insignia,…

Read more… 25 Apr 14

Hijack, Low Flying, Airport Stress and more…

Today, a selection of fun and interesting links that I found on the Web just for you! I recommend all of these articles and videos as interesting and informative. Please note that videos and other embedded items won’t work on the mailing list, so if you’ve received this post in your inbox, you may need…

Read more… 14 Feb 14

Amazing Aviation Videos

As we run up to the holiday season, here’s a couple of amazing aviation videos to brighten up your day! If you are reading this on the mailing list, I’m afraid you’ll have to click through to see these as I can’t embed them into the mail for you! Anyway, these are all stunning new…

Read more… 20 Dec 13

Going Viral at a Website Near You

This week, a selection of aviation news and videos that caught my eye. Seems like everyone is talking about this unbelievable video of skydivers escaping from a crashing plane, as broadcast by NBC. The headcam footage is amazing (and chilling). Planes Collide in Mid Air – Terrifying Skydiving Accident caught on camera – Exclusive Full…

Read more… 8 Nov 13

Aviation News and Posts that Made Me Smile

So, I’m finally back online but boy, do I have a lot of catching up to do. Here’s a number of links, photos and videos that made me smile as I started reading through the aviation news that I had missed. Young pilots praised for ‘textbook’ crash landing at Victoria Point – ABC News (Australian…

Read more… 6 Sep 13

Baby chickens, touchdown in slow motion and more…

A selection of links and videos that I was perusing when I should have been writing you an interesting post for the week… Apparently it’s a shame about the plot, however this is some of the most stunning footage I’ve seen in a long time. Eat your heart out, Top Gun. Aw, so cute! Chicks…

Read more… 5 Jul 13

Accident Reports

Going Around: Bulgaria Air Charter flight 8115

It was 4am on the 16th of July 2018 when the Bulgaria Air Charter flight crew arrived at the airport, an hour before the scheduled 05:12 flight 8115 from Catania…

Arrow Air flight 1285: icing or explosion?

On the 12th of December 1985, a DC-8 Jetliner operating as Arrow Air flight 1285 crashed on departure from Gander, Canada. This was an international charter flight carrying US troops…

Demystifying

How do you pronounce…?

This is a very interesting article by Allen Amsbaugh which was originally published in NASA’s ASRS Directline about the issues of navigational fixes which sound or look similar. The ASRS…

Flightradar 24 and aircraft tracking

Flightradar24 (FR24) is a global flight tracking site which offers realtime information about flights by tracking ADS-B. ADS-B stands for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast. This is a means for an aircraft…

History

The Real “Bionic Man”

Some of you may have spotted the recent comments on Wingless Flight in the M2-F1 by aerospace journalist and author Nigel Macknight, who had written about NASA’s M2-F2 pilot Milt…

Flight 19: The Point of No Return

I was interviewed about Flight 19 for a documentary recently and although I’ve limited the details of the experience to supporters of my personal Patreon (for travel writing and essays),…

Fun Stuff

Toddler Overboard and other aviation videos

I’ve got quite a collection of interesting videos building up so it’s past time for me to share them! These are not all brand new but new to me and…

Top Ten Posts of 2019

Next week we’ll be starting on a detailed look at Lion Air flight 610 but first, to celebrate the end of 2019, I want to share the most popular posts…