Monthly archives for August, 2012

Aviation for the newbie

Aviation for the newbie

Although most visitors to the Thirty Thousand Aviation Blog are happy to bask in the aviation knowledge and news headlines supplied here, there is sure to be someone who is confused by a few things. Most of you probably have at least a rough idea of what aviation really is, but if not, you don’t […]

United Announces More 787 International Flights

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Chicago based United Airlines today announced which international routes its first 787 Dreamliners will be utilized on. The state of the aircraft’s first destinations will include Lagos Nigeria, Tokyo, Shanghai, London, and Amsterdam. United announced earlier this year that the 787 will be utilized on flights from Denver to Tokyo’s Narita Airport. This service will […]

Virgin Atlantic to Begin Domestic UK Flights

A Virgin America a320, very similar to the a319's Virgin Atlantic will use on the new Manchester-Heathrow Route. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

If you have ever seen a Virgin Atlantic aircraft, you know that they only operate widebody Jumbo-Jets. Although the airline is one of the biggest in the United Kingdom, they currently operate flights to virtually everywhere except within the UK itself. Starting March of next year, this will change as Virgin Atlantic will begin short […]

Asia-Pacific Region Opens Up Unprecedented Growth Opportunities For Airlines

A Korean 777-300 after touching down in Atlanta. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Aviation in the Asia-Pacific region grew by 73.1 percent between 2001 and 2010, and overtook the US as the largest market in 2009. Last year, 99 million seats were scheduled in July alone – a six percent year-on-year rise and an 11% increase in flight numbers. This rapid growth continues. It’s anticipated that by 2014, […]

(Video) NASA’s “Green” Moon Lander Crashes on Test Flight

(Video) NASA’s “Green” Moon Lander Crashes on Test Flight

NASA’s Prototype Morpheus Lander crashed on a test flight today at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In this video you can see it lift off, rise about 10 feet in the air, and then tip over before crashing into the ground and exploding. A larger explosion followed a few moments later. Luckily nobody was […]

Curiosity Touches Down on Mars!

One of the first pictures taken by Curiosity on the surface of Mars. (Photo from nasa.gov/Mars)

NASA’s “Curiosity” Mars Rover has officially touched down on the Red Planet. The rover successfully touched down on the surface of Mars right on schedule at about 1:30 AM Eastern Time Monday morning after traveling for 8 months across 500 million miles. Pictures are already being sent from the craft to NASA mission control back […]

Southwest’s Newest Promotion: Charging your Credit Card Multiple Times

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Upon Southwest’s Facebook Page reaching 3 Million Fans, the airline decided to create a promotion featuring Half Price fares to thank its loyal customers and “Friends”. The promotion quickly turned into a rather large inconvenience instead, as passengers credit card’s were charged multiple times for the same reservation. Southwest’s “luv2like” promotion was meant to award […]

Photo Friday: August 3, 2012

This was taken at the new Boeing facility in Charleston SC. The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter is used to transport large components to the facility at KCHS where the new 787 is being built. (Photo by Ray Barbour Photography)

Each Friday I choose some of the best aviation related shots, submitted by my readers, for my readers. The only requirement is that your photo has something to do with the world of aviation, be it an airport, airplane, runway, control tower, or anything in between. Submit your photos to Kyle@Thirtythousand.us Be sure to include your name, a […]

San Antonio Airport Evacuated amid Bomb Threat

San Antonio Airport Evacuated amid Bomb Threat

The San Antonio International Airport (KSAT) has been evacuated after airport officials received at least one bomb threat. The airport spokesman has said that a “very specific” threat was made but hasn’t provided any details yet. All the passengers in the terminals were evacuated onto the airport tarmac. They have since been bussed to 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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