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

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years ago

‘It was not a true luxury experience:’ Air Traffic Controller describes what it was really like flying on the Concorde Supersonic Airliner

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

2 years ago

Airline pilot explains why the co-pilot is more important than the captain on a plane and why he would rather have a good co-pilot than a good #2 engine any day

‘Co-pilots are absolutely essential to airline safety. I would rather have a good co-pilot than a good #2 engine any… Read More

2 years ago

That time a UN Aircrew played a Prank on Passengers by making them believe their Aircraft was Crashing during a Falling Leaf Landing at Herat

There were still a lot of hostilities at the time, so the pilots did what is called a falling leaf… Read More

2 years ago

Airbus A320 Vs Boeing 737: which is the better Short Haul Airliner? The Unbiased Perspective of a Boeing 737 Pilot

The best way to describe the fundamental differences of Boeing and Airbus is to compare it’s two short haul airliners,… Read More

2 years ago