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GA peak body to conduct independent inquiry into Essendon DFO crash

AOPA is concerned official crash investigation might leave out safety issues arising from position of DFO shopping centre beside runway The post GA peak body to conduct independent inquiry into Essendon DFO crash appeared first on Plane Talking.

OPINION: The New Air Canada Livery Makes Me Hate Myself!

NO! Okay. There. I said what we were all thinking as Canadian AvGeeks. I just can’t. I am not a fan of Air Canada’s new look. I want to understand the decisions behind this branding. Except, when I look at it I see nothing but bad things. Show More Summary

Qantas reveals a wide new premium economy seat for 787s

Qantas has flagged a premium economy emphasis in future marketing with a seat that offers relief from the terrible things being done in ordinary Y class cabins everywhere The post Qantas reveals a wide new premium economy seat for 787s appeared first on Plane Talking.

Qantas first half year results drop statutory profit by one quarter

All things considered, Qantas has reported strong results in a weaker trading environment in the December half year The post Qantas first half year results drop statutory profit by one quarter appeared first on Plane Talking.

ETA for re-done Pel-Air crash report now set for this March

It's now likely that the re-done final investigative report into the Pel-Air crash in 2009 will be published before MH370 is found The post ETA for re-done Pel-Air crash report now set for this March appeared first on Plane Talking.

Just where did MH370 track after crossing peninsula?

The newest 'sane' paper on aspects of the MH370 mystery also underlines less than full disclosure of vital information by Malaysian authorities The post Just where did MH370 track after crossing peninsula? appeared first on Plane Talking.

How Victoria screwed up land use near Melbourne’s airports

Somewhere in the burned out debris there should be evidence of a cockpit voice recorder The post How Victoria screwed up land use near Melbourne’s airports appeared first on Plane Talking.

Essendon B200 crash similar to Sydney disaster in 1980

The Essendon plane crash this morning is the third disaster involving King Airs in Australia The post Essendon B200 crash similar to Sydney disaster in 1980 appeared first on Plane Talking.

Taking a VIP Polaris Flight on United’s First 777-300ER

Last Monday, it was disorienting when my alarm went off at 3:30am. At the time, I was not sure why it was happening, but I knew that I was not a fan. That was until I snapped back into reality and remembered that I was getting up early to fly on a few airplanes. Show More Summary

You Can Always Go Around

You might want to play the video as background music while reading or responding to this post. You've probably seen all the clips before, so you don't really need to watch it. The song, however, is good advice. I'm trying to remember the last time I did a visual go around. Show More Summary

Trump praises newest Dreamliner the 787-10 as all American made

Australian cities are expected to get some of the first 787-10 services to Singapore from next year, but will we fit into the seats? The post Trump praises newest Dreamliner the 787-10 as all American made appeared first on Plane Talking.

Virgin Australia says more about Hong Kong, China flights

Virgin Australia quietly pushes 737 MAX program further into the future The post Virgin Australia says more about Hong Kong, China flights appeared first on Plane Talking.

Sydney Airport publishes more ransom notes in general media

That whining noise you hear in Sydney this morning doesn't comes from jet engines but the owners of the city's airport The post Sydney Airport publishes more ransom notes in general media appeared first on Plane Talking.

Flying on Bubbles — Upper Class on a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340

Recently, I used my Delta Skymiles for a trip to London. However, rather than flying the genteel Southern airline (aka Delta), I used my miles to book an Upper Class ticket with their joint venture partner, Virgin Atlantic (recently named the fifth-best international airline by Travel + Leisure). Show More Summary

Just how good or bad is Australia at managing air traffic control safety?

It seems that air safety in Australia remains entirely a matter of business efficiency and $$$ government fees The post Just how good or bad is Australia at managing air traffic control safety? appeared first on Plane Talking.

Emirates chief eyes smaller jets for Dubai’s giant new airport

Emirates gives a glimpse of how it might change once it breaks free of the confines of Dubai's present airport The post Emirates chief eyes smaller jets for Dubai’s giant new airport appeared first on Plane Talking.

Almost forgotten a very different Jupiter shows its spots

Every day NASA shows the curious views of the solar system's planets and moons no human has ever seen before The post Almost forgotten a very different Jupiter shows its spots appeared first on Plane Talking.

First year at SimpliFlying: lessons learned from external and internal consultancy

“Hire for attitude; train for skills” is a well-known approach executed by Southwest Airlines. It is also true at SimpliFlying. A year ago, during my final semester at university in Latvia — and with a rather vague understanding of aviation — I got involved in this fast-paced environment, first as an intern, and later, full-time. Show More Summary

Cargo Pilot Status

I buy a supply of non-perishable food for crews to eat in flight or when report times are earlier than restaurant times in the remote places we sometimes overnight. Even so-called "non-perishable" food gets stale eventually, so at the...Show More Summary

South Africa’s Wild Coast gives up another likely bit of MH370

MH370 wreckage finds are like signs of an unsolved crime or tragedy that just won't stay buried The post South Africa’s Wild Coast gives up another likely bit of MH370 appeared first on Plane Talking.

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