20 Years On: Concorde supersonic airliner’s last commercial flight

20 Years On: Concorde supersonic airliner’s last commercial flight

Concorde last commercial flight On Oct. 24, 2003, Concorde flew for the final time after a 27-year service within the… Read More

1 month ago

SQUAWK, NO JOY, TALLY HO: commercial pilot explains some colorful expressions used by flight crews

SQUAWK, NO JOY, TALLY HO: colorful phrases that pilots say were conceived of in the sky and shared widely among… Read More

1 month ago

Here’s how a British Airways Boeing 747 that lost all four engines due to volcanic ash was able to land safely

The events around British Airways Boeing 747 flight BA 009 reveal the potential dangers of volcanic ash. Plumes of volcanic… Read More

2 months ago

Boeing 757 pilot recalls when he and his captain did an unrestricted climb to 10,000 feet (with no passengers aboard)

‘I asked the ATC controller how it had looked he said, “That was IMPRESSIVE!” It was a rush!’ Frank Fowells,… Read More

3 months ago

United Airlines Boeing 757 Pilot Recalls Challenging Landing Test for New Pilot

‘This would be only the fellow’s third actual landing in an airliner. He’d had one good one and one not… Read More

4 months ago

Did you know Concorde used the afterburners only on take-off and for a short while between Mach 0.95 and 1.5?

Concorde had the throttles set to 100% dry power on take-off and left them there. Reheat (afterburner) was used for… Read More

7 months ago

How Many Boeing 747s have crashed?

Of the 1,574 747s built up to December of 2022 (when the final 747 left Boeing’s Everett Factory), somewhere between… Read More

8 months ago

Former Boeing Employee explains why the company didn’t develop the 757 instead of the older 737

‘As a testament of how good the plane was, most of the Boeing 757’s built were still in service as… Read More

8 months ago

Remembering the deadliest incident in aviation history: When a KLM Boeing 747 Collided with a Pan Am Boeing 747 on the tarmac at the Tenerife Airport

Despite both aircraft attempting to avoid each other, with the Pan Am Boeing 747 veering sharply onto the grass and… Read More

8 months ago

The day Boeing test pilot Alvin “Tex” Johnston Barrel Rolled the prototype of the Boeing 707

Boeing Company President William Allen asked “Tex” Johnston: “What the hell were you doing?” He replied “I was selling airplanes.”… Read More

9 months ago

Boeing delivers final 747 Airplane bringing to a close more than a half century of production

Boeing and Atlas Air Worldwide joined thousands of people to celebrate the delivery of the final 747 to Atlas, bringing… Read More

10 months ago

Airline pilot explains why future passenger jets could be Windowless

Boeing built its first windowless jet airliners in the 1960s—and they flew as passenger-carrying jets from 1968 to 1992. Why… Read More

10 months ago

The story of the four British Airways Concorde Supersonic Airliners that flew in formation on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve 1985, a unique Concorde formation appeared in the sky. The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde was a British-French supersonic passenger… Read More

11 months ago

End of an era: Final Boeing 747 Airplane Leaves the company’s Everett Factory

The last Boeing 747 left the company's widebody factory in advance of its delivery to Atlas Air in early 2023.… Read More

12 months ago

When a British Airways Captain got sucked out of a BAC One-Eleven a flight attendant grabbed his legs and avoided him going out completely

With the captain pinned against the window frame for twenty minutes, the first officer landed at Southampton Airport. British Airways… Read More

1 year ago