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New Website Look for FlightAware on 10th Anniversary

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The team at FlightAware is proud to announce the release of a new site design, with the following features: We have improved and streamlined site search. We’ve replaced the three orange search boxes on the left (Private flight tracker, Airline flight tracker, and Airport tracker/info) with a single search box at the top of the page. You can now search for airports, airlines, flight numbers, and private aircraft in this single box. As you type, suggestions will appear. You can select your desired… (flightaware.com) More...

Preacher1 gets his wings

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All of us ago frequent these pages are familiar with the wisdom and insight provided by Wayne Bookout, AKA Preacher1. Many of you know of his health problems of late, and I wanted to pass along to the FA community that our friend Wayne had "slipped the surly bonds of Earth" and met his Lord yesterday afternoon. I never met Wayne inn person, but became friends with him through conversations here and on other social media. I learned a lot about flying and about life from him. Fly high… (www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com) More...

Video: Remove Cat Before Flight

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A cat video on Flightaware?! What a world . . . Unruly Purr-senger removed from flight. (www.youtube.com) More...

Germanwings A320 Crashes in Southern France

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An Airbus plane operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in southern France on Tuesday en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, police and aviation officials said. (www.reuters.com) More...

This lady is not telling the truth

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I was actually on this flight on Friday evening from ORD to DCA. I have been a reader of this forum for a long time but seeing this all over the news made me sign up so I could tell you what really happened here and hopefully stop this liar in her tracks....As many on this forum suspected we were not getting the whole truth. (www.flyertalk.com) More...

British Airways Fire in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — Passengers on landing planes grabbed dramatic photos of a fire that engulfed a British Airways Boeing 777 at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened shorlty after 4:20 p.m. (PT) Airport officials said 159 passengers and 13 crew members were evacuated by emergency slides. Two people were reported injured. (www.wsbtv.com) More...

Video shows the power of "Wet Microburst"

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It's called a wet microburst -- but when you see it on video like this, there's nothing "micro" about it. This time-lapse footage captured by Tucson photographer Brian Snider shows a microburst absolutely unloading on an area near the city. It seems as if a giant nozzle has been turned on in the sky, sending a blast of water straight down, which then quickly fans out (www.huffingtonpost.com) More...

1992 April Fools Day: Welcome to Chicago

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Airline passengers descending into Los Angeles Airport saw an 85-foot-long yellow banner on the ground that spelled out, in 20-foot-high red letters, "Welcome to Chicago." It was raised above the Hollywood Park race track, about three miles from the airport. Park spokesman Brock Sheridan explained, "It was something we always wanted to do. We thought it would be kind of funny and our new management... thought it would be a great practical joke." The sign remained up for two… (hoaxes.org) More...

Caution, Wake Turbulence (Blue Angels fly-by)

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In this video shot by Jason Neeley, Blue Angel #5 does a low fly by and sends beach tents and umbrellas into the air. (www.youtube.com) More...

First images of the world's largest airplane

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Holy crap, it's real! Behold the first glimpse of Paul Allen's crazy space venture: The largest airplane in history, a 385-foot (117-meter) wingspan beast designed to carry and launch a giant rocket to space, with a combined weigh of 1,200,000 pounds (540,000 kg)! Check out the mind-blowing photos. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...

Video: Exhilarating DC-10 Firefighter Plane Pulls Off Incredible Maneuver In Silverado Canyon 9/12/2014

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"When on a hike to view the carnage a wildfire was taking on my hometown, I caught a fantastic clip of DC-10- dropping fire retardant in a treacherous ridge about to be enveloped in flames. Nobody wanted to come with me because of the steep trail and the inherent dangers of being close to a forest fire, so I was just up there alone. A very unique experience. On the way up the steep trail, I watched many other planes pass over the burning ridge and drop retardant and water, and I was just… (www.youtube.com) More...

Build an ADS-B receiver using your old Android phone

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Your mobile ADS-B station can run FlightAware's Android software to track flights within 50-300 miles (line of sight, range depending on antenna) and will automatically feed data to FlightAware. You can track flights directly off your Android device with the FlightFeeder app or via FlightAware.com. (flightaware.com) More...

(Video) Dashcam of plane landing on road in Irvine, CA

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A small plane with an instructor and student pilot made an emergency landing on an Irvine street Wednesday evening, authorities said. The Piper Cherokee aircraft landed at 6:18 p.m. near John Wayne Airport at Red Hill and McGaw avenues during rush-hour traffic, coming to a stop at MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine Police spokeswoman Farrah Emami said. (www.youtube.com) More...

This MD-80's Takeoff From St. Maarten Island Is Absolutely Nuts

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Usually, departures occur in the opposite direction, toward the cliffs, so videos like this are somewhat rare. (youtu.be) More...

(Video) Airbus A380 Crosswind Landing at Düsseldorf

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"I have filmed lots of crosswind landings within the past four years but this was the first time I was able to film an A380 crosswind Landing. All crosswind Landings are amazing but seeing an A380 fighting against the wind was something special. In addition to that the runway was very wet and the A380 touched down a little late." (www.youtube.com) More...

Great photoset/tour of the world's largest aircraft An-225 Mriya

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A very unique aircraft (only 1 of these has been made), this guy got to fly on one and got a lot of nice pictures of the interior as well. (gelio.livejournal.com) More...

Delta Airlines Baggage Handlers Honor Fallen Soldier And His Dog

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Well done Delta...exemplary show of respect for a fallen soldier and his K9 (arr.sfglobe.com) More...

US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. (news.yahoo.com) More...

(Video) Surprise at the end of a cat 1 ILS & go-around in a BBJ

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"The approach flown was a CAT I ILS. I could see the rain column approach from the other side of the field so I got out my phone camera from the jump seat. You can hear the GPWS announce minimums at 200' AGL, and shortly after all visibility is lost due to rain. You do not hear the "50" foot call out during the touch and go, but it had to be close. The HUD really provides incredible center-line tracking, although you can't see the symbology from the camera angle. Ultimately, we… (www.youtube.com) More...

FlightAware Targets Remote Markets to Expand Global Flight Tracking Innovation

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FlightAware is continuing to expand the capabilities of its global flight tracking and flight data technology. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

MSP adds new plane viewing area

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MSP has opened an officially-sanctioned place for people to view and photograph aviation traffic. (www.mprnews.org) More...

Explore the JFK TWA terminal, a pristine time capsule From 1962

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Closed since 2001, a photographer was recently granted access to the terminal. Explore these photos of an amazing example of midcentury design that is still in amazing condition. (ny.curbed.com) More...

These Are the Sad Remains of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

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Russian photographer and urban explorer Ralph Mirebs just published one of the saddest photoseries on space exploration. He managed to get inside an abandoned hangar at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where two Burans—the prototype space shuttles of the Russian space program—are slowly decaying in their burial crypt. (gizmodo.com) More...

UPS Flight 1354 crash: Lessons to pilots

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The National Transportation Safety Board released a new 8-minute video that focuses on the key lessons that pilots can learn from the investigation of a UPS cargo plane crash in Birmingham, Ala., in August 2013. (www.youtube.com) More...

The Time A Tanker Saved A Fighter That Was Falling Apart Over The Atlantic

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On the 5th of September, 1983, 4 USAF F-4E Phantom jets were flying over the Atlantic en route to Europe along with the support of a KC-135 known as “North Star.” These five aircraft were part of a larger number of Phantoms and tankers on a routine trans-Atlantic flight. To make the crossing, the Phantoms would need to tank a total of 8 times to fill their thirsty engines. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

You Must Register Your Drone With the FAA Starting December 21

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If you’re the proud owner of a drone—or are one of the thousands of shoppers who’ll purchase one this holiday season—the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to know about it. And the agency has finally set a deadline. (gizmodo.com) More...

A Boeing 757 landed on the blue-ice runway in Antarctica for the first time

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A Boeing 757 landed on the blue-ice runway in Antarctica for the first time (mashable.com) More...

See the secret airplane bedrooms where flight attendants sleep on long-haul flights

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Flight attendants are humans too, and just like everyone else, they need to sleep on long-haul flights. Most Boeing 777 and 787 airliners have a secret stairway that leads to a tiny set of windowless bedrooms for the cabin crew — and few people know they even exist. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

British Airways 2276 Tower Audio

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Tower audio from the engine fire earlier today. The jet was evacuated. Two people were injured. (clyp.it) More...

Watch These Jetmen Fly Wing-to-Wing With an Airbus A380 Above Dubai

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Well, this is insane. In this video, Jetman pilots Yves Rossy and his protegeVince Reffet fly wing-to-wing with an Airbus A380, the world’s largest airliner. It’s incredible. (gizmodo.com) More...

NetJets-operated Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Sets Two New World Speed Records

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NetJets Global 6000 aircraft set a new world speed record flying from Aspen, U.S. to London, UK; subsequent record flight occurred as aircraft traveled round trip between London, U.K. and Lugano, Switzerland (www.bombardier.com) More...

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket after launching it to space

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Share on Facebook Tweet Share Pin SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed upright on solid ground at Cape Canaveral, Florida this evening, after traveling into space and back. It's the first time SpaceX has been able to gently touch down the Falcon 9 post-launch — something the company has been trying to do for the past year. It’s a big first step toward reusable rockets. This launch was also the first time SpaceX has flown since June, after one of its Falcon 9 rockets exploded en route to… (www.theverge.com) More...

(Video) 24 hours of FlightAware's airline flight data over the US

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How would it look if you animated an entire day of FlightAware's airline flight data over the US? NATS did it -- it's amazing and beautiful! The timestamps in the video are UTC, so the video starts in the middle of the night. (vimeo.com) More...

(Video) Labor Day flying: Behind the scenes at a busy airport

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A behind-the-scenes look at how one of the nation's busiest airport will get thousands of passengers to their destination over the busy Labor Day holiday. (www.youtube.com) More...

(Video) Shuttle Enterprise Separates from 747 In-Flight - 1977

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The Space Shuttle Enterprise never flew in space. It was the first Space Shuttle built (completed on September 17, 1976), and was used only for aeronautical flight testing. The Enterprise arrived at Dryden in January 1977 for a flight program involving a Boeing 747 airliner that had been modified for use as a shuttle carrier aircraft (SCA). (youtu.be) More...

To celebrate their 60 years, Lufthansa has created some "now and then" photos

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To celebrate their 60 years, Lufthansa has created some "now and then" photos, replicating memories of the past. (www.lufthansagroup.com) More...

Delta Plane Skids Off Runway at LaGuardia Airport

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An aircraft skidded on the runway at LaGuardia Airport and crashed into a fence ... It wasn't clear how many people were on the Delta plane when it slid off the runway (www.nbcnewyork.com) More...

A Singapore Airlines Airbus jet lost power on all of its engines mid-flight

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Over the weekend, Singapore Airlines Flight 836, flying from Singapore to Shanghai, lost power mid-flight on both of its Rolls-Royce engines. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Simple wave: Feel good video of the day

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A boy waves at a Southwest Airlines airplane and gets a surprise . . . (www.youtube.com) More...

United States, Cuba to resume scheduled commercial airline service

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The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore scheduled commercial airline service between the two countries for the first time in more than five decades, exactly a year after they started the process of normalizing relations. The latest step to restore U.S.-Cuba ties after 54 years of hostility will not go into effect immediately but should eventually increase tourism and business on the communist-ruled island. (www.reuters.com) More...

Why does London have so many airports?

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The history of every airport in London, including some that have disappeared, and some that don't really count. (www.youtube.com) More...

The "Ghost Rider" B-52 Rises From The Grave To Ride Again

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U.S. Air Force serial number 61-0007, a B-52H known by its nose art as "Ghost Rider," was brought out of seven years of storage at the Defense Department's boneyard in Arizona. Its new mission? To replace an active B-52H that was badly damaged by fire while on the ground at Barksdale Air Force Base and make the USAF arms treaty-dictated fleet of 76 B-52s whole once again (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

B-52 Makes Challenging Landing to Visit Oshkosh on Historic Anniversary

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One of America's biggest flying icons has never made it to America's biggest air show, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, until this year. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Bombardier CS300 takes off for 1st test flight

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Bombardier saw one of its CS300 jets take off from Mirabel airport in Montreal today, the first time the company's larger CSeries plane has taken to the skies. (www.cbc.ca) More...

United Continental Sent Safety Warning to Pilots

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United Continental Holdings Inc. ’s management sent a dramatic safety warning to its pilots last month, calling for stepped-up compliance with rules and procedures following several serious incidents caused by cockpit errors. The bulletin, issued Jan. 9 under the heading “significant safety concerns,” said it was prompted by four separate “safety events and near-misses” in previous weeks, including a plane whose pilots had to execute an emergency pull-up maneuver to avoid crashing into the… (consumerist.com) More...

First flight of an A388 to Mexico City

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Arrival to.Mexico City of the first comercial flight of an Airbua 380-800. Air France carrying 536 pax, 17 cabin crew and 3 pilots. (m.youtube.com) More...

SLC In Motion (Timelapse)

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Time lapse video captures the beauty and activity of operations at Salt Lake City International Airport. (www.youtube.com) More...

Delta Airliner Shares Runway With Porsche For Extreme Photo Op [Video]

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Delta Airlines managed to pack a massive Airbus A330, a Porsche Cayenne SUV, a Porsche Carrera GT supercar and a helicopter all on the same runway for a marketing opportunity like none other. (aviationbuzzword.com) More...

Video: CityJet attempting to land at a gusty Cork Airport

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Amazing Video: By AMF. Strong, gusty crosswind was causing problems on November 18, 2015 at Cork Airport. Pilot of CityJet flight from London City Airport was forced to abort landing after touchdown and perform go around procedure. Plane landed safely a few minutes later. (www.youtube.com) More...

Father, daughter team-up to fly American Airlines jet

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It was Co-pilot Jen Byrne's 1st anniversary with AA and she gets to fly with her father, Scott Byrne, an AA Captain. (www.msn.com) More...

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