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AirAsia QZ8501 flight missing

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An AirAsia Airbus A320-200 has gone missing on a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore, shortly after the pilots requested to change the flightplan because of weath, the airline said today. The plane, flight QZ8501, which reportedly had 162 people on board, lost contact at 7:24 a.m. local time near Belitung Island, Indonesia, according to a statement from AirAsia. It was scheduled to land in Singapore at 8:30 a.m. local time. (abcnews.go.com) More...

Boy Scout Troop Saves Crashed Pilot's Christmas

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The pilot of a downed Mooney M20 was lucky his bad day was met by a troop of scouts who lived up to their motto to always be prepared. Shortly after takeoff engine trouble required the pilot to ditch in the nearby Congaree River near Columbia, S.C. (planelopnik.com) More...

Loudmouth passenger tossed from AA flight

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Well, if he don't like Merry Christmas, he should have respected the rights of others. (nypost.com) More...

This time-lapse video from the ISS reveals a stunning view of our planet

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German astronaut Alexander Gerst recently returned from a six-month stint aboard the International Space Station. Between conducting various experiments in Lower Earth Orbit as part of his Blue Dot mission, the astronaut managed to capture 12,500 strategic images of our little blue planet that have since been stitched together to create the stunning time-lapse clip embedded above. (www.techspot.com) More...

Turkish Airline Fires Stewardess for Being Too Sexy

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This is the same airline that tried to ban its employees from wearing lipstick, and seems to becoming increasingly mired in its religious and right-wing approach. (www.weirdlife.com) More...

Watch Airbus' mad stunt with $1.5 billion worth of airplanes

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I have to give kudos to Airbus for having the guts to do this using five test A350-900 XWB airplanes, its newest wide-body airliner. I know the stunt was well calculated and the pilots—all of them ex-military aviators—knew exactly what they were doing, but the entire thing still looks reckless. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...

Jet Blue offering free trips to/from Police Officer's funeral

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In these days when airlines are at the bad of everything, a breath of fresh air is nice. (www.tpnn.com) More...

Armchair flying over the Christmas days

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to the "flightaware" aviation / pilots / spotter community a Merry Christmas & happy landings in the New Year. Guido a.k.a "okguido" (www.youtube.com) More...

American airline B752 near Vail stuck flaps

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An American airlines Boeing 757-200 jet with registration N677AN with flight number AA 1495 from DFW (DALLAS) was en route to Vail with 179 souls aboard, was on approach at FL 12,000 when the flaps became stuck. The aircraft climbed to FL017000 and diverted to Denver where it landed Saltley .http://www.aeroinside.com/item/5116/american-b752-at-vail-on-dec-23rd-2014-stuck-flaps (www.aeroinside.com) More...

American airlines B738 at Boston M.A smoke in cabin

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An American airlines Boeing 737-800 with rego N955NN with flight number AA 165 from Boston M.A to Los Angeles (KLAX) with 155 pax on-board, WAS CLIMBING FROM RUNWAY 33l WHEN CREW SMELT SMOKE IN CABIN http://www.aeroinside.com/item/5117/american-b738-at-boston-on-dec-26th-2014-smell-of-smoke-in-cabin (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Pictures: Qatar Airways’ 1st A350 accompanies its 4th A380

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Departing Toulouse on its delivery flight to Qatar Airways’ base in Doha, is the airline’s first A350 XWB accompanied by its big sister A380 – the fourth for Qatar Airways which is also making its first journey home. (www.airbus.com) More...

Last Qantas Boeing 767-Retirement Flight

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It has spent more than a decade in the sky, carting almost every Australian from the prime minister to the Socceroos. Now, after 29 years of service, the last of the Qantas Boeing 767 planes is being retired. Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/12/27/14/04/qantas-boeing-767-makes-final-flight#RiRwXlWtkhuvbhPO.99 Another Great Link: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/12/gallery-qantas-boeing-767-final-flight/ (www.9news.com.au) More...

Air Asia X blasted for cancelling Melbourne - Bali flights

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Budget carrier Air Asia X has angered passengers and throwing them into chaos after cancelling the Melbourne to Bali flights and giving the passengers a day notice via sms. This was due to the carrier which failed to gain approval rights for the new route http://www.couriermail.com.au/travel/travel-news/airasiax-blasted-for-cancelling-melbourne-bali-route-and-telling-passengers-via-text/story-fnihr7xj-1227167967426 (www.couriermail.com.au) More...

Paris Air Show Le Bourget 2015

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Paris Air Show Le Bourget 2015 will take place June 15th to June 21st 2015 in Le Bourget Airport, 16 km north of Paris on the way to Charles de Gaulle Airport. From Monday June 15th to Thursday June 18th 2015, professionals only will be allowed into the Paris Air Show, and access will be refused to children under 16. (www.parisdigest.com) More...