Monthly archives for December, 2011

2011: The Year in Aviation

2011: The Year in Aviation

2011 has been a very eventful year for the aviation industry. We have seen some great tragedies, some long awaited deliveries, and some consequences of the world’s poor economy. Here is a look back at the year’s top ten headlines surrounding the aviation world. 1. Boeing 747-8 Enters Service After a long, delayed testing program […]

Spotting Spot: Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook

Spotting Spot: Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook

Although Charlotte Douglas International Airport doesn’t have the best variety of airlines compared to other hubs, it has one of the best spotting locations in the United States. The “Airport Overlook Park” at North Carolina’s largest airport draws many aviation enthusiasts daily. The park sits right at the end of runway 18 Center providing great […]

Medical Helicopter Crash in Florida Kills Three

Medical Helicopter Crash in Florida Kills Three

A medical helicopter crashed this morning in Palatka, Florida. The three people killed were the pilot, a surgeon, and a medical technician. The helicopter was carrying two employees of the Mayo Clinic to the University of Florida to pick up donated organs.  No patients were onboard at the time of the accident. The surgeon has […]

Medical Helicopter Crash in Florida Kills Three

Medical Helicopter Crash in Florida Kills Three

A medical helicopter crashed this morning in Palatka, Florida. The three people killed were the pilot, a surgeon, and a medical technician. The helicopter was carrying two employees of the Mayo Clinic to the University of Florida to pick up donated organs.  No patients were onboard at the time of the accident. The surgeon has […]

Update: Ohio Plane Crash

Update: Ohio Plane Crash

The two passengers killed in the crash have been identified as Eudora Byers (78 years old) of Ohio and Siobhan Reynolds (50 years old) of New Mexico. The pilot has been identified as Kevin Byers (54 years old) of Ohio. He remains in critical condition at a hospital in Ohio. It appears the plane crashed […]

Breaking News: At least 2 Dead in Ohio Plane Crash

Breaking News: At least 2 Dead in Ohio Plane Crash

At least two people have been killed today in a small plane crash in Ohio. The single engine plane went down near a small airport southwest of Columbus. The crash occurred at about 2:00 PM. A total of three people were on board the plane, two of which are confirmed dead. The pilot was flown […]

ANA 787’s for San Jose & Seattle

ANA 787’s for San Jose & Seattle

All Nippon Airways has announced that it’s first destinations in the United States for it’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s will be San Jose, California and Seattle, Washington. The new services from Narita Airport in Tokyo will begin sometime in 2012. ANA is the launch customer for the highly anticipated and delivery-delayed 787 Dreamliner. Japan’s largest […]

Air Berlin introduces Dusseldorf to Las Vegas non-stop service

Air Berlin introduces Dusseldorf to Las Vegas non-stop service

German Air Carrier AirBerlin has announced that it will begin non-stop service from Dusseldorf, Germany to Las Vegas, Nevada. The service, set to begin in this Summer, will include flights on Thursdays and Sundays. The service will utilize Airbus a330’s. AirBerlin already flies to New York, Miami, Fort Myers, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. This […]

US Airway’s Diverse Fleet

US Airway’s Diverse Fleet

Many of our nation’s most profitable airlines stay efficient by sticking to only a few types of aircraft. For example, Southwest is one of the most profitable airlines, operating only Boeing 737’s. US Airways is very different from this. Including their express fleet, they operate 17 different types of aircraft, mostly from manufacturers Airbus and […]

Breaking News: 5 Killed in New Jersey Plane Crash

Breaking News: 5 Killed in New Jersey Plane Crash

Five people and a dog were killed in small plane crash in New Jersey today. The airplane was a single prop Socata TBM-700 bound for Peachtree-DeKalb Airport near Atlanta from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. Radar contact and radio communications were lost with the aircraft when it was about 30 miles out of Teterboro. The […]

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I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Aviation Management. I spend my time as an airline industry professional, private pilot, blogger and world traveler. I have visited 36 countries to date and don't plan on slowing down. This blog is my way of sharing the latest developments in the airline industry as well as experiences from my world travels. All views and opinions are strictly my own.

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