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+++ tornado at Vienna Airport +++

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In the vicinity of Vienna airport - schwechat has formed a strong tornado. It has now dissipated - because of the radar image, the tornado can be re-formed at any time. Cell moves to the east, with: - hail with up to 6 OR 7 CM (!!!) = Tennis Ball size - squalls - huge rain --tornado at the south end of the super cell Source: https://www.news.at/a/wetter-tornado-wien-8224595 http://www.wetteronline.de/wetterticker?postId=post_201707105236165 (www.facebook.com) Mehr...

Tokio and Kapstadt as new Austrian destinations in 2018

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In the coming year, with Tokyo and Cape Town Austrian Airlines will start two seasonal long-distance destinations. As a spokeswoman for the airline confirmed exclusively against Austrian Aviation Net, Tokyo-Narita will be included in the frequency 5/7 on 15 May 2018. The first flight to Cape Town is scheduled for October 27, 2018. The African destination is to be served with two weekly runs. According to Austrian Airlines, Boeing 777 engines are used both to Tokyo-Narita and to Cape Town. Both… (www.austrianaviation.net) Mehr...

Edelweiss launches Zürich - San Diego direct flight

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Yesterday, on June 9th, Edelweiss launched a new non stop service between Zürich and San Diego. It will fly twice weekly (15) and be operated by their newly acquired A340s. (www.airplane-pictures.net) Mehr...

End of the Season for Super Connstellation HB-RSC, next target 2018

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Due maintenance problems (especially with the 24 wing flap link rods) and an fire damaging gears and hydraulic, the famous Bird of the Super Constellation Flyers Association (SCFA) has to cancel all planned flights this year. The Association whould be happy for some financial help - please share this info: Liebe Freunde der Super Constellation, Wir haben keine guten Nachrichten. Weil unsere «SUPER CONSTELLATION» noch mehrere Wochen, voraussichtlich die ganze Saison 2017, nicht flugtüchtig sein… (flytogrimmi.blogspot.ch) Mehr...

Air Namibia granted right to fly into US

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Windhoek-Namibia’s national airline has just joined the virtually elite club of a few African national airlines approved to carry passengers in and out of the United States of America (USA), a privilege thus far enjoyed by only South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, Moroccan Royal Air Maroc and Cape Verde’s TACV airline. The approval, which the United States of America’s Department of Transport granted in April, is just one of the recent exciting developments around the embattled… (www.newera.com.na) Mehr...

Sonntäglicher Luftpolizeieinsatz der Schweizer Luftwaffe

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Es handelte sich um eine Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV-X Gulfstream G450 Bern, 24.04.2017 - Ein Businessjet ohne Funkverbindung sorgte für einen sonntäglichen Einsatz der Schweizer Luftwaffe im Rahmen des Luftpolizeidienstes (LP24). Das Flugzeug war von Beirut nach Paris unterwegs. Die italienische Luftwaffe informierte am Sonntagmorgen um 10.20 Uhr die Einsatzzentrale Luftverteidigung (EZ LUV) der Schweizer Luftwaffe, dass sich im Luftraum Südtirol ein Businessjet ohne Funkverbindung befinde. Das… (www.admin.ch) Mehr...

Unusual Footballcharter with an Douglas DC-6 !

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Red Bull's DC-6B (OE-LDM) flew this morning from Salzburg (Austria) to Geneva. On Board where the Football Club Staff of Red Bull Salzburg which will play against Lisboa e Benfica for the UEFA Youth League finals this evening. The Charter should be return directly after the game, but because Salzburg will close down at 2200h LT there is a chance that they will stay overnight. (flytogrimmi.blogspot.ch) Mehr...

Gulfstream looses nose gear

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Right after takeoff a Gulfstream G450 retuned back to Salzburg Airport (SZG/LOWS) due to a technical problem. Back on the ground on the way to the apron, the nose gear broke away on the taxiway. (www.salzburg.com) Mehr...

Condor code share with AirNamibia

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From summer 2017, lots of advantages for passengers of both airlines with daily connections and new destinations. Frankfurt am Main, 9 March 2017 – Condor and Air Namibia concluded a codeshare agreement. This agreement will allow Condor passengers to have access to daily flight connections to Windhoek from summer 2017. The twice-weekly Condor flights from Frankfurt (Mondays and Fridays) are being supplemented with flights from Air Namibia. (www.airnamibia.com) Mehr...

Ethiopian Airlines Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia

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Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, concluded a codeshare agreement with Air Namibia on February 21st, 2017. The codeshare agreement covers Ethiopian thrice weekly services to Windhoek and the services of both airlines beyond their respective hubs. The agreement will allow both airlines to expand their global network through the services of each airline and also facilitate the provision of competitive and convenient travel choices to their respective customers. (aviationtribune.com) Mehr...

Swiss PC-7 Team kills an TV-camera - nobody hurt

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If it's not scary by thinking of the Prowler-Incident in Italy a few years ago, it whould be a funny anecdote ... Anyway - Swiss PC-7 Team touched an cable of an camera due training of the Demo on FIS Ski World Cup in St. Moritz (Switzerland). The camera crashed into the middle of the ski arena, luckily nobody there at the moment. Also the aircrafts/pilots returned safely to there temporary home on Samedan airfield nearby. Swiss Air Force cancelled all further flights of the Team in St. Moritz… (www.srf.ch) Mehr...

Imagine an A380 as a Flowerpot?

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Who says the era of the Airbus A380’s use is waning when clever minds can still find unique uses for the aircraft, or at least creations that look an awful lot like an A380? (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

Air Namibia & Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement

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Air Namibia (SW) and Turkish Airlines (TK) signed a codeshare agreement yesterday. The agreement that will be effective as from 01st March 2017, covers routes between Turkey and Namibia, and set to expand the travel opportunities for the passengers of two airlines. The signing ceremony took place at Turkish Airlines’ Headquarters in İstanbul. Namibia Deputy Minister of Works & Transport honorable Sankwasa James Sankwasa and Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO, Bilal Ekşi signed the deal… (www.airnamibia.com) Mehr...

Antonov AN-124 on the way to save SWISS 777 in the arctic

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At the moment, ADB228F is on the way to ZRH for taking a new engine. It will depart again in the afternoon to Iqaluit, where SWISS flight LX40 is stranded since Feb 2nd due engine shutdown. Antonov An-124 UR-82007 is a former Soviet Air Force Aircraft. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

World Economic Forum (WEF) 2017 in Davos - airspace restrictions January 16th 'till 21st, 2017

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Air traffic over Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy will be restricted within a radius of 25 nautical miles (about 46 km) from the centre of Davos. Restrictions apply not only to helicopters and aeroplanes. From 16 January 2017, the restrictions on flight operations apply to all airspace users, including model airplanes, drones, hang gliders and para-gliders. The Graubünden cantonal police will issue special restrictions for this purpose. Validity of the restrictions: Monday, January… (www.vtg.admin.ch) Mehr...

Airspace over North Korea - 24 hrs time-lapse

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Alternate version with different zoom-level: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6AArsTqmrY (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Flugzeug vor Myanmar abgestürzt

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Nahe der Westküste Myanmars ist am Freitag offenbar ein Flugzeug ins Meer gestürzt. Um was für eine Maschine es sich handelt und wie viele Opfer es gibt, ist bisher unklar. Das berichtet "Reuters". Ein Sprecher der Flugaufsicht sagte gegenüber der Nachrichtenagentur: "Das einzige, was ich bisher sagen kann ist, dass das Flugzeug nicht von einer inländischen Airline stammt, so weit wir es überprüfen konnten. Wir versuchen derzeit noch, mehr über das Flugzeug herauszufinden."… (www.focus.de) Mehr...

Lufthansa flight makes safe landing in Gander after smoke appears in the cockpit

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A Lufthansa transatlantic flight (LH 464, Frankfurt to Orlando) was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Gander on Tuesday after the crew noticed smoke in the cockpit. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

Ethiopian Airlines to service Windhoek route

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Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and largest African airline, has announced that it will commence services to Windhoek, via Gaborone, starting from October 4. “As a pan-African airline, it has always been our source of pride to connect Africa together and to the rest of the world. I believe the commencement of this flight will surely give our customers a more convenient option to travel to Namibia. We will continue to expand our reach in our home market in Africa with a view to support… (www.newera.com.na) Mehr...

KLM to fly to Windhoek

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced yesterday that it will expand its scheduled service in Africa to include Windhoek, Namibia. The flight schedule for the three existing flights to Luanda, Angola will be adapted slightly to make it possible to fly on to Windhoek and back after a short stopover, the airline said. (www.namibian.com.na) Mehr...

IndiGo hikes excess baggage fee for domestic flyers

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India's largest domestic airline, IndiGo, has hiked its excess baggage charges for domestic flyers checking-in more than 15 kg. (m.timesofindia.com) Mehr...

Watch : The beautiful blonde pilot whose stunning travel snaps have achieved her insta-fame

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The stunning blonde soars through the skies as a pilot, jetting off to various countries and sharing her exploits with her 67,000 Instagram followers. (www.airlineboarding.com) Mehr...

(Video) Wings for Doubting Thomas - 1950s Cessna Commercial

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Great 1950s Cessna video introducing general aviation to potential pilots (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

A350-900 first number machine by Delta Air Lines and the first coming to Narita

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A350-900 payment 1 number machine by 13:01 landing and Delta Air Lines was an acquirement flight flight 9761, and 8/19 and Delta Airlines came from Detroit to Narita. The one put in these fuselage and Delta makes the acquirement flight and the study of maintenance, etc. 8/5 really by a new construction machine in abuse abuse and enters service in Narita - Detroit flight from the end of October. (www.facebook.com) Mehr...

IndiGo denies 13 A-320 NEOs are grounded, but admits 8 non-functional

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Budget carrier IndiGo has denied media reports that 13 of its Airbus A-320 New Engine Option (NEO) aircraft are grounded. According to some reports, the airline had grounded these aircraft which had led to the cancellation of 84 flights. (m.thehindubusinessline.com) Mehr...

Australian scientists believe they can locate #MH370 based on French satellite images

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The new analysis is based on French military satellite images gathered on March 23, 2014 — two weeks after Flight 370 mysteriously veered far off course during a flight by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing and were taken near the original underwater search zone. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

Passengers evacuated on the ramp at Winnipeg Airport due to fire alarm

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Passengers in the departure areas have been evacuated to the aircraft apron ramp due to fire alarm. UPDATE The airport confirmed evacuation is over and was regarding an AC unit in the terminal that was malfunctioning and causing smoke in the airport. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

Businessman who paid £1,200 to fly to South Africa with British Airways is given a seat that a passenger urinated on

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A businessman who paid more than £1,200 to fly to South Africa with British Airways was given a seat that a previous passenger had urinated over. And to add insult to injury, he claims that when he protested, a British Airways stewardess handed him wet wipes to clear up the mess himself. IT consultant Andrew Wilkinson, 39, says it happened when he boarded a flight at the end of July to jet out from Heathrow to see his parents... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mehr...

E190 Draws the Embraer Logo over US

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Just landed back at Nashville after a 4 hour and 38 minute flight. Going after Boeing I see! (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Jet2 passengers are shocked when they realise their plane is being shadowed by a French fighter jet as they fly from Spain to Britain

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Passengers on board a holiday jet flying from Spain to Birmingham have told how it was shadowed by a French fighter plane for up to 15 minutes. Passenger Sarah Hatfield, who spotted the unusual sight while travelling back to the UK from Malaga with husband Ian and their 13-year-old daughter Emily, said she felt she could ‘read the writing on its tail fin’. (www.airlineboarding.net) Mehr...

Ridiculous: Southwest Shames Passenger For Not Being Large Enough To Book A Second Seat

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Most airlines have a procedure in place for passengers of size (those who can’t comfortably fit in one seat). The policy varies by airline, though virtually all airlines encourage such passengers to book an extra seat to be sure they’re comfortable. What differs by airline is: (www.aviationfigure.com) Mehr...

Aerotoxic syndrome is a term used to describe the symptoms of exposure to contaminated air.

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Aerotoxic syndrome is a little-known term used to describe the symptoms of exposure to contaminated air. It is a controversial diagnosis, and many in the aviation industry are adamant it doesn’t exist. (www.theguardian.com) Mehr...

SAA flight cancelled as aviation compliance issues between SA and Zim escalate

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South African Airways has confirmed that one of its flights has been grounded in Zimbabwe on Saturday morning, 19 August. The SAA grounding could be "retaliation" after the South African Civil Aviation authority prevented a Harare bound Air Zimbabwe flight from taking off from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday evening, 18 August. (www.traveller24.com) Mehr...

First Korean Air CSeries enters the paint shop

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So far, the Bombardier CSeries has seen deployment with Swiss and airBaltic. But there are other customers watching and waiting for their aircraft. One of those carriers is Korean Air – and their first CSeries is in the paint shop. (www.airlineboarding.com) Mehr...

EXCLUSIVE: Delta CEO On Choosing Between Boeing, Airbus: Price Is Important But 'It's Not the Only Factor'

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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian is currently weighing his options as he gears up to order 75 or more single-aisle jets in a multi billion dollar deal. (www.bizjournals.com) Mehr...

SIA to up Brisbane frequency, plans A350 deployment

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15 AUGUST, 2017 SOURCE: FLIGHT DASHBOARD BY: FIRDAUS HASHIM SINGAPORE Singapore Airlines (SIA) has raised the frequency of its Singapore-Brisbane route from 24 to 28-times weekly, and plans to deploy the Airbus A350-900 on three of four daily flights starting 16 October. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

China Southern completes share issue to American Airlines

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11 AUGUST, 2017 SOURCE: FLIGHT DASHBOARD BY: MAVIS TOH SINGAPORE China Southern Airlines has completed the issuance of 270.6 million Hong Kong-listed shares to American Airlines, making the US carrier an official stakeholder. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Intense competition' swings Cathay to HK$1.7bn loss in H1

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The Cathay Pacific Group swung to an operating loss of HK$1.7 billion ($217.3 million) for the first half of 2017, reversing from the HK$664 million profit posted the same period a year ago, reflecting intense competition and downward pressure on yields (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Passenger device source of seat fire on Lufthansa A380

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Canadian investigators have disclosed that a passenger's electrical power bank was the source of a fire in the cabin of a Lufthansa Airbus A380 operating to Houston. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

American to base 737 Max in Miami

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American Airlines will base its first Boeing 737 Max 8 at its Miami International airport hub, with plans to enter new markets and replace other narrowbody flying. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Central Flying Service Soars to 475,000 Hours in Flight Training

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Arkansas' oldest aviation firm celebrating an incredible milestone on Wednesday that many other firms may never reach, a staggering 475,000 hours of flight training. (www.arkansasmatters.com) Mehr...

Great little ground attack option.

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Meet the Wolverine - WWII style with state of the art tech. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

HondaJet is Most Delivered Light Jet of 2017’s First Half

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As if winning the inaugural Flying Innovation Award at AirVenture 2017 wasn’t already a noteworthy accomplishment, HondaJet hasn’t left the spotlight just yet. Honda Aircraft Co. announced this week that the HondaJet was the most delivered light jet of the first half of 2017, with 24 airplanes were shipped out to buyers in North America and Europe. (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

A group of 12 year olds have come up with a cost effective way to help prevent bird strikes

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SALT LAKE CITY — A group of four Utah tweens has been nationally recognized for inventing a device to scare away birds from planes. (www.ksl.com) Mehr...

Huge fire and smoke over Barcelona airport

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Vegetation fire in nearby industrial area blows over Barcelona airport (www.mirror.co.uk) Mehr...

The Go/No-Go Decision: High-Speed RTOs Are Fraught With Risk

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Dann Runik still gets chills when he remembers the rainy morning of March 1, 1978. He was in the cockpit of a DC-8 at Los Angeles International Airport as he watched Continental Flight 603, a heavily laden DC-10, lumber down Runway 6R on its takeoff roll. The heavy trijet was bound for Honolulu with 198 passengers and crew aboard. Everything appeared normal to the DC-10’s flight crew as the aircraft accelerated toward its 156 KIAS V1 go/no-go decision speed. But when passing through 152 KIAS,… (aviationweek.com) Mehr...

Hong Kong Airlines will launch non-stop A350 flights to U.S.

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The line-up of international airlines flying to the U.S. mainland will grow this winter. The latest to announce service is Hong Kong Airlines, which will launch non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Hong Kong on Dec. 18 on Airbus A350 aircraft. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

This clip was taken maybe 1989 any guesses Some great planes in this video Some great planes in this

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This clip was taken maybe 1989 any guesses Some great planes in this video Some great planes in this (www.youtube.com) Mehr...