Civil Aviation

Hey Geeks! Here you can read all Civil Aviation stories published on The Aviation Geek Club site.

The story of when two Concorde supersonic airliners landed simultaneously at Orlando International Airport (They cooked the runway when they took off)

The story of when two Concorde supersonic airliners landed simultaneously at Orlando International Airport (They cooked the runway when they took off)

When two Concorde supersonic airliners landed simultaneously at Orlando International Airport Taken on Oct. 18, 1982, the photo and the… Read More

2 days ago

How the flawed L-188 Electra airliner originated the P-3 Orion, the most successful compromise in the history of maritime aviation

The P-3, the most successful compromise in the history of maritime aviation Designed to replace the P-2 Neptune, Lockheed's P-3… Read More

2 weeks ago

Airline pilot explains why Concorde cockpit was one of the most user-friendly cockpits of its era and why it paved the way for modern cockpits of today Airbus airliners

The Concorde The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde was a British-French supersonic passenger jet airliner. It had a maximum speed of Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h… Read More

1 month ago

Airline captain explains why arguments between pilots and ATCs are more frequent at New York JFK than in other airports

Arguments between pilots and ATCs Pilots and air traffic controllers (ATCs) don’t usually argue, but when they do it is… Read More

1 month ago

Unique video shows iconic Flying Bulls DC-6 flying through Mach Loop ahead of Red Bull Hardline 2024

Flying Bulls DC-6 flying through Mach Loop ahead of Red Bull Hardline 2024 Filmed by our friend Dafydd Phillips on… Read More

1 month ago

The German teenager who humiliated the Soviet War Machine by landing his Cessna 172 in Moscow’s Red Square: the story of Mathias Rust

Mathias Rust On May 28, 1987, West German Private Pilot Mathias Rust managed to make international headlines by flying his… Read More

2 months ago

FAA ATC recalls when a Tu-95 passed 1,000 feet above a DC-8 flying over the Atlantic. The DC-8 pilot reported hearing the Bear passing by.

The Tupolev Tu-95 The Tupolev Tu-95 (Russian: Туполев Ту-95; NATO reporting name: “Bear”) is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile… Read More

2 months ago

89th Airlift Wing Pilot tells why Gold Medal Enriched Flour was used to remove Scuff Marks of the VC-137C Air Force One

The Boeing 707 Although not the first jet powered airliner, the Boeing 707 is easily the most successful of the… Read More

2 months ago

Cool video shows NASA DC-8 doing low pass over San Francisco Bay during its final flight

Low pass over San Francisco Bay NASA specially modified Douglas DC-8 airliner has made its final flight in some style… Read More

2 months ago

Did you know that the Concorde supersonic airliner with Pepsi Blue Paint was limited to Mach 1.7? Here’s why

The Concorde The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde was a British-French supersonic passenger jet airliner. It had a maximum speed of Mach 2.04… Read More

2 months ago