It seems anunas horriblus is getting more horribuls this year with the loss of another aircraft - this time a Yemenia Air Airbus A310 from on route IY626 Sanaa to Moroni in the Comoros islands. Picture (c) Baron Inchcap, - http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/photos/baron_inchcape1/airbus-a310-f-ohpr-yemenia-3198.aspx It seems the aircraft made one attempt at landing … [Read more...]
Project 787.. Oh dear… (or Seattle: We have a problem)
Note: I was going to publish this last week but I got distracted by a few other things. A few more updates will appear tonight including my personal 787's (Yes - I have an armarda of them). Sorry! Well Seattle. We have a little problem. What was going to be a glorious first flight has resulted in yet another delay for the 787 ZA001's first flight. Exhibit 1: Ok . Not a … [Read more...]
Those Kiwis are at it again…
Well, someone had to try and take Deltalina's crown. And ladies and gentlemen - we have a winner! Earlier on, I blogged about one of Air New Zealand's adverts - well it seems they've decided it was a bit successful... and have made a safety video! All I'm going to say is Well done!!! Excellent work all around. Beat that Deltalina! … [Read more...]
Mileage Run Designing – for my next trick…
At the moment, I'm beginning planning for my October trip to the USA (There's a little event going in Chicago I'm invited to do the photos in... so it's rude to say no). As I still need a fair wodge of miles to hit gold (wodge in this case being about 14k or so), I have to be slightly careful in how to plan this out. Here was the initial … [Read more...]
Meanwhile.. in LOLworld.
Please pay attention to this bunny for your safety briefing. Your safety is our number one concern. Thank you. Source: http://icanhascheezburger.com/2009/06/23/funny-pictures-exits-on-this-plane/ … [Read more...]
Tuesday SoapBox. Daily Mail – GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!!!
Yes, I know. The Soapbox is a bit late this week - so it's a double entry today. And today's soapbox entry is about an entry from "Back to Basics Britain, "Middle England," "Angry from Tonebridge" and "conservative with a small c - honest " the Daily Mail (also known as the Daily Hate) Here's the article that sparked my ire... URL: … [Read more...]
Virgin buys more Twin-Engined Jets – Throws out quadrapuff strategy….
Something that happened yesterday.. Virgin Atlantic became 25 years old... but more importantly for the geeks amongst us, Virgin made an order for more aircraft - this time more Airbus A330's. Hang on. This from the airline that said "4 engines 4 longhaul". They're also on the warpath for Boeing 787-9's and Airbus 350's. Now there is a sign that someone has visited the … [Read more...]
Come in BMI.. your time is up!
Well for us BMI Diamond Club members, the end is finally nearing in the Love-Hate forced takeover of BMI by Lufthansa. Like any couple heading up the isle, there has been squabbles, backtracking, leagel fights.. leaving the children (in this case, BMI staff and BMI flyers) waiting for the outcome. But today, it seems "LHBD Holding Limited" exists as a holding company in … [Read more...]
Airplane p0rn – Alaska Airlines 737 Salmon-Thirty-Salmon
As if I've forgotten - Time for some airplane p0rn. This week - it's the turn of Alaska Airlines and it's painted-up 737... Behold - the Salmon-Thirty-Salmon! … [Read more...]
Paris Air Show Day 5: Pretty Graphs at last
Now that I'm sitting at my desk and for once not cursing CA and their "wonderful" AV products, it's time to get down to the nitty gritty of Paris 2009 - or "The year when 10 Wide Body jet is considered a big order" New orders on day 5 - Olympic Airways join the Dash-8 400 party with an order for 5, option for another 5 So lets put this into graphics. So what are … [Read more...]
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