Russian Aircraft Relics of Germany
Up until 1990 Germany was split into two nations. The capitalist west and the communist east. Sanctions placed upon the Soviet Union and satellite nations by the West, prevented East Germany from purchasing western aircraft. This meant that Russian aircraft were predominantly operated during the communist reign. Interflug was the national airline of East Germany, […]
Russian Aircraft Relics of Hungary
Hungary was under communist rule until 1989, along with several other Eastern Bloc countries in the area. It had been this way since 1945 when it became a satellite state of the Soviet Union, following the defeat of Nazi Germany. Sanctions placed on the country by the West meant that Russian aircraft were operated throughout […]
Russian Aircraft Relics in the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is a relatively new country having been formed in 1993. Prior to this, the country was part of Czechoslovakia which was a communist state until 1989. Sanctions placed on the country by the West meant that Russian aircraft were operated throughout the country. During the Communist Rule, CSA was the primary carrier […]
FedEx Boeing 727s: Where Are They Now?
Federal Express operated the Boeing 727 for 35 years. It took delivery of the first aircraft in 1978. Initial acquisitions were from other carriers before the Memphis, Tenn.-based airline purchased new aircraft from Boeing. In fact, they took delivery of the very last 727 built in 1984. Line number 1832, registered N217FE. Now as the […]
The Boeing 727 Lives On In Mexico
The Boeing 727 has a long history in Mexico, and the iconic Trijet can still be seen after more than 55 years of operations. With less than 50 of the 1832 B727s built still in service, Mexico is one of the few places where you can still see one fly. The first Boeing 727 in […]
Aero California’s McDonnell Douglas DC-9s, Where Are They Now?
Aero California — an iconic low-cost Mexican airline — has been missing from the skies since 2008. Its yellow, orange and red cheatline were arguably one of the best liveries around. It operated 35 McDonnell Douglas DC9s in total and amazingly nearly 14 years on, most of them can still be seen parked up in […]
An Adventure with Aircraft of Years Past: Mexico City’s Zombie Theme Park
Mexico has always been a great place for seeing old planes. Airports like Mexico City and Toluca still have lots of old aircraft parked up, and there are several other airports in just the same situation. Some of those aircraft have been left to rot for over a decade. But fortunately, some of them get […]
A Look Inside Costa Rican Airplane Hotels
Plane hotels have become more and more popular over recent years. From the Boeing 747 hotel at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport to the TWA Lockheed Constellation at New York’s JFK Airport. Some have actually been converted into hotel rooms while other hotels simply use the aircraft as a theme to entice customers to stay at the […]
Virgin Australia Inks Agreement With Link Airways.
Virgin Australia has signed an exclusive agreement with Link Airways to restart Sydney to Canberra, Australia services. Flights will commence from 30 January 2022. They will operate 53 times per week, adding up to 16,250 seats between the two cities each month. The route — which was first paused in April 2020 at the […]
Boeing 747 Legacy Carried On Through Tourist Attractions
More than 50 Years after the first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line in 1968, the iconic jet is still being produced at Boeing’s factory in Everett, WA. But not for much longer. Production will end in 2022 and it looks like the last one will be line number 1570 for UPS. Boeing’s flagship […]