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What Does The Future Hold For Young Airplane Geeks?

The other day my seven year old son, Max, asked me why I can’t take him on the Concorde. When I explained to him that Concorde had been retired in November 2003 I was met with the follow up question enquiring why there were supersonic jets when I was a kid, but none while he…

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Reader Mail : “Why Don’t Airlines Use Their Name As A Callsign?”

I have written about airline call signs before … but not in almost three years … so this reader mail caught my attention.   Alberto Lopez, from Barcelona, Spain, writes “I was recently listening to air traffic control while waiting for a flight home from Chicago and noted many airlines do not use their name…

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Eastern Air Lines Died 20 Years Ago … today

In January 1991 I was in the 10th grade, living in my parents house just down the road from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. From my window growing up I watched all the airlines fly by, Pan Am, Braniff, TWA, National, Eastern, and woke up to both the British Airways and Air France…

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Iran Air’s Concorde: What It Wasn’t,What It Never Will Be

If you find yourself walking past 73 Piccadilly in London you’ll likely to see an unexpected site in the window … a large model of the Concorde painted up in full Iran Air livery. …Now of course we all know that the Concorde was only fully commercially flown by British Airways and Air France (the…

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Boeing X-51 Pushes The Bounds Of Hypersonic Flight

Hypersonic flight seems almost like science fiction and its development and introduction into commercial flight seems as if it could be in the far distant future … but it may be attainable sooner than most might imagine following the successful first test flight of the Boeing X-51 WaveRider reaching Mach 6 this past Wednesday. Before…

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40 Years Ago This Month Airline History Was Changed With “Concorde”

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 31/03/2009 – 40 Years Ago This Month Airline History Was Changed With “Concorde” Its the last day or March and it would be wrong of me not to mention that this month is the 40th Anniversary of Concorde first taking to the skies. Concorde…and yes it is “Concorde” not “The…

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What Does The Future Of Airline Travel Look Like 84 Years From Now?

Web: www.stevenfrischling.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 5/02/2009 – What Does The Future Of Airline Travel Look Like 84 Years From Now? One-hundred-and-six years ago when the Wright Brothers first took to the air in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, no one would have imagined where flight would have taken us. Looking at the massive changes in flight…

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Welcome To 2009!

Web: www.fishfoto.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 1/1/2009 – Welcome To 2009! ‘The Ball‘ has dropped in Times Square, the confetti has been thrown and in bright lights ‘2009’ has been displayed around the world. While the New Year may begin elsewhere in the world hours before it begins in New York City, the world seems to…

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