A World Airways MD-11 departs Atlanta. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

Using Social Media to Cover the Entire Lifespan of the MD-11

Every aviation enthusiast has a particular airplane that is at the top of their list. It is not always an attachment we can explain, but it is one every Avgeek understands. For Njord Zonneveld, that airplane is the McDonnell Douglas MD-11. The MD-11 is a widebody, three-engine airliner that was developed from the DC-10. Introducing an array of improvements over its predecessor the MD-11 came with a glass cockpit, extended fuselage and a number of aerodynamic changes including the addition…

The Aftermath of United Airlines Flight 3411

As many news groups have reported over the last day and a half, something went terribly wrong at Chicago O’Hare yesterday. After boarding a full flight and realizing that four crew members traveling to operate another flight still needed a seat, an unfortunate string of events ultimately resulted in Dr.…