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Fokker F27 Mk 50 and an all black DHC8

It looks like Alliance Airlines from Australia are back in New Zealand undertaking one of their tours. As usual, the aircraft is a Fokker F27 Mk50, VH-FKO. Here it is departing Wellington this morning. Fokker More...

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Fokker F27 Mk 50 and an all black DHC8

It looks like Alliance Airlines from Australia are back in New Zealand undertaking one of their tours. As usual, the aircraft is a Fokker F27 Mk50, VH-FKO. Here it is departing More...

Aircraft at Christchurch

Here are a couple of aircraft of interest from yesterday’s brief trip to Christchurch. First up [and much anticipated] is an Airbus A380-800, A6-EUK, which is operated More...

Flight to Christchurch

Yesterday I had a quick trip to Christchurch for a Flying NZ meeting. It was planned as an 8:05am departure to Christchurch, then a 6:05pm return to Wellington. The aircraft More...

Controversial Crash of K-14

By Chuck Lyons 10/18/2017 • Aviation History Magazine Was the loss of a patrol blimp off Maine in 1944 the result of pilot error, as the U.S. Navy maintains More...

Ulysses Grant’s Last Campaign

By Gordon Berg 10/17/2017 • AMERICA’S CIVIL WAR MAGAZINE The Grant Cottage, operated by the Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic More...

An Iranian made Mohajer-2 UAV in Libyan warlord hands

On Oct. 5, 2017, Maghreb Confidentiel — a professional journal covering Africa’s intelligence services — More...

My publication for October 2017

In October issue (No. 355) of Air Force Monthly magazines, I published my fourth contribution to the “Flashpoint” More...

Spring Abounds

MS and the IFR Pilot are in Tallahassee for about 18 hours. Weather was crummy leaving...

From the Archives

In November 2009, MS and the IFR Pilot flew N62TB from her old domicile on the...

An Update

N62TB still remains in the family, so might as well fly it. SM and I did...

Chinese airlines to open 102 international destinations since 2006. Air China, HNA growing fastest

China’s airlines opening 102 destinations – and counting  China’s airlines have opened, or intend More...

Drones: adapting to a world of UAVs making data driven decisions in real time

Drone use is already widespread, with multiple uses Drone use is already well established and growing across a vast array of..

Brexit will be disaster for UK airlines?: Will pilot unions threaten Open Skies? CAPA London Summit

Brexit will be a disaster for UK airlines?: the Great Debate at CAPA’s London World Summit For more details on the..

Finally, After 31 Days

Finally, after 31 days I get back in the air! It’s been a struggle to get in the air, after dashed More...

Scheduled Flights

Since I have recently assumed the position of the Mid-Atlantic Region Director for the Beech Aero Club (BAC), I have been..

New Commercial Hot-Air Balloon Safety Program

News Search October 13–After a July 2016 balloon accident in Lockhart, TX that caused 16 fatalities, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)..

Fokker F27 Mk 50 and an all black DHC8

It looks like Alliance Airlines from Australia are back in New Zealand undertaking one of their tours. As usual, the aircraft..

12 years later

Twelve years ago, I was taking-off on my first solo in a Cessna 150. Every pilot has a story, mine involves..

Fokker F27 Mk 50 and an all black DHC8

It looks like Alliance Airlines from Australia are back in New Zealand undertaking one of their tours. As usual, the aircraft..

12 years later

Twelve years ago, I was taking-off on my first solo in a Cessna 150. Every pilot has a story, mine involves..

Finally, After 31 Days

Finally, after 31 days I get back in the air! It’s been a struggle to get in the air, after dashed..