History of Aviation in Australia

Australia is rich in aviation history, known for being the leading pioneers before World War 2, learning and creating history changing aircraft for many years. Below are some of the milestones of Australia’s aviation history. Lawrence Hargrave, 1850 – 1915 Lawrence Hargrave was a pioneering inventor, engineer, explorer and astronomer. … Continue reading

Jim Greenshields Sets World Record Flying 43 Airplanes Within One Day!

Flight Instructor Jim Greenshields has set a new world record for the most airplanes flown solo in one day. Jim flew 43 aeroplanes from Dunkeswell aerodrome near Exeter to an altitude of 2000 feet and back to set the record. He started flying the first airplane at 5.30am on Saturday … Continue reading

Free Aircraft Tracking Service Launched After MH370 Tragedy

The British satellite communications company that pointed the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 to the Indian Ocean is offering a free and basic tracking service to its customers, which include most of the world’s airlines. Inmarsat said the service would be offered to all 11,000 commercial passenger aircraft that … Continue reading

Cirrus Smooth Emergency Landing with CAPS – Australia – Video

Videographer Doug Turner had the chance to capture the moment when a Cirrus with a failed engine descended smoothly after activate the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System – CAPS. The incident happened last Saturday in Lawson – Blue Mountains, NSW Australia, at about 14:05 hrs. The Cirrus pilot and three people … Continue reading

Airbus A350 XWB Completed Successfully Water Ingestion Tests

Airbus has successfully performed certification testing to demonstrate the A350 XWB’s ability to operate on wet runways. During these tests at Istres, France, the flight-test aircraft, MSN004, travelled through troughs containing at least 22mm of water depth, at a variety of speeds, starting at 60kts, and successively increasing to around … Continue reading

NASA – Alternative Jet Fuel Flight Tests Begin

The flight tests took place last Wednesday 7, over Palmdale, California, called Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions II (ACCESS II), include NASA’s DC-8 and HU-25C Guardian, DLR’s Falcon 20-E5, and NRC’s CT-133 research aircraft. NASA and a group of international partners, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and … Continue reading

Do You Want to Invest on an Airline? – Here You Have an Interesting Project.

London to New York on a premium non-stop business class CS100 series? Is the offer of Odyssey Airlines, a new UK operator planning to start services on 2016. Utilizing the innovative Bombardier CS100 Series, Odyssey team is pointed to offer a scheduled service business style from the less congested and … Continue reading

Why the Official Explanation of MH370’s Demise Doesn’t Hold Up

From  Ari N. Schulman Executive Editor of The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society Investigators searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight were ebullient when they detected what sounded like signals from the plane’s black boxes. This was a month ago, and it seemed just a matter of … Continue reading

FAA and Drones – Incident Case Study.

An US Airways Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft almost collided with a drone above Florida earlier this year, a near-accident that rise concerns about the growing risk from increased use of unmanned aircraft, said Jim Williams, head of the unmanned-aircraft office at the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Williams revealed the incident publicly … Continue reading

Flying Reimagined, The Residence – By Etihad

Etihad has released a reimagined way of traveling – The Residence by Etihad. Join our Guest Ambassador, Dannii Minogue as she takes you on a tour of The Residence, the only three-room suite in the sky! Designed for up to two guests travelling together, the Residence, is available on the … Continue reading

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