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Learning to Fly a Seaplane: A Personal Reflection Part 2

In the world of aviation, enthusiasts are often seen discussing aircraft that land on concrete runways rather than those that land over water. However, living in a state that has a large coastline, as well as needing to obtain my rating for my job, I wanted to share my story highlighting the process and experience of learning to fly a seaplane. This is part two of the experience, to read part one click here.  After takeoff, my instructor and I…

A Visit to Heathrow Tower Ahead of National Aviation Day

It stands 87-metres (285 ft) above the ground and is easily one of the most recognizable air traffic control towers in the world. As far as aviation security goes, it is one of the most secure buildings in the United Kingdom, where access is very restricted and only a select…

Silver Airways Announces Fleet Renewal Effort and Leadership Change

On Tuesday, Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways announced a major order for new aircraft and a changeup in leadership. The order will see a new aircraft type enter the fleet that will help to replace the airline's fleet of aging Saab 340s. Along with the new order, Silver will partner with…

A Planespotter’s Dream Gig: A Look into the Life of…

A rainy Friday morning at Washington Dulles International Airport normally brings a dose of regular aircraft traffic along with passengers traveling to their respective destinations, but a new airline changes the game. It comes with fanfare, plenty of cameras, and aviation enthusiasts alike. For airport photographer David Buerk, this is…

easyJet Announces New European Air Operators Certificate

easyJet, one of Europe's biggest airlines, has announced the country where it's new Air Operators Certificate (AOC) will be registered. Subject to application approval, the airline will create a new registry in Austria, under the Austro Control regulator, called easyJet Europe. The news follows months of speculation of where the…

St. Maarten Sees First Fatality Caused by Jetblast

A New Zealand tourist was killed after sustaining injuries caused by the jet blast of a departing 737 at Princess Juliana Airport. The airport is a well-known attraction for keen aviation enthusiasts, as well as a famous spot as aircraft of all shapes and sizes fly over Maho Beach at…

The Fading Dutchmen: What’s Left of the Fokker 100/70s

The Fokker Aircraft Corporation launched their last great aircraft in the mid-1980s with the creation of the narrow body Fokker 100 and eventual baby version with the Fokker 70. While the aircraft wasn’t the most popular, Fokker sold a respectable 300+ airframes before going into bankruptcy in 1997. In service,…

Paris Air Show Day 3 Recap: 737 MAX 10 Gains…

As day three of the Paris Air Show comes to a close, it has been a rather quiet in terms of orders. While Airbus is still falling behind, Boeing continues to see 737 MAX 10 orders. Boeing [caption id="attachment_13617" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Air Lease Corporation's Memorandum of Understanding for 12 Boeing…

Branching Out: The Growth of Chinese Airlines

At 6:02 p.m. New Zealand Standard Time on Tuesday, Airbus A330-200 B-8962 touched down at Auckland Airport. The aircraft was operating Sichuan Airlines flight 8909 from Chengdu, China. The inaugural flight not only represented a new route, but was also emblematic of a larger expansion, one that continues to reach…

Aircraft Siblings: Boeing Jets Built for Both Commercial and Military…

While it has become easy to notice a Boeing 737 or Airbus A330 given its popularity with airlines, some might not know that the same production line that produced a Southwest Airlines 737-800 produced a military model of the same jet. In this two-part series, we will look into several…