Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hanging By A Thread-Air Crash Investigation/Mayday

Aloha Airlines Flight 243 is en route from Hilo to Honolulu in Hawaii with 95 passengers and crew. Fuselage skin lap joints, badly damaged by corrosion resulting from a fault at manufacture, and by metal fatigue, give way and a section of the roof between the cockpit and the leading edges of the wings is torn off. The aircraft manages an emergency landing at Kahului, Maui. A flight attendant blown out of the cabin is the only fatality.

Hanging By A Thread Part 1

Hanging By A Thread Part 2

Hanging By A Thread Part 3

Hanging By A Thread Part 4

Hanging By A Thread Part 5

Source: ATI/Mayday

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Boeing 787's First Flight To Japan

An exclusive look on board a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight as a Boeing team flies the jetliner's maiden flight to Japan for a visit with ANA, the first airline that will fly the 787.

Source: Boeing

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Actor John Travolta to Promote Bombardier's Business Jets

Actor John Travolta has signed up to promote Bombardier's Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets as a "brand ambassador."
The world's largest business aircraft manufacturer says the actor and producer recently added a pre-owned Challenger 601 aircraft to the 11 different jets he's qualified to fly.
The Oscar-nominated actor also owns a Learjet 24 and previously owned a small Canadair De Havilland plane.
"Business aviation has always made sense to me in that it offers flexibility, privacy, security, and most importantly, timesaving -- meaning I have the ability to keep up with my busy schedule and have more time for my family, which is very important to me," he stated in a news release.
Travolta, 57, starred in Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978) and Urban Cowboy (1980) and continues to make movies.
The other brand ambassadors for Bombardier include classical pianist Lang Lang, conductor Valerie Gergiev and former astronaut Eugene Cernan.
Travolta also promotes Australia's Qantas Airlines and Breitling watches.
Bombardier spokeswoman Danielle Boudreau declined to provide financial terms of Travolta's contract, but said he is familiar with the company's offering.
"He has been in Montreal to visit our manufacturing facilities and meet with some of our employees and hopefully he will be coming back soon," she said from Los Angeles.
Bombardier sells 11 models of business aircraft and has nine facilities around the world providing pilot and technical training on its planes.
The leading manufacturer of business and commercial planes, along with railway cars had US$17.7 billion of revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31.

Source: The Canadian Press
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Friday, September 16, 2011

VIDEO: P-51 Mustang Crashes At Reno Nevada Air Races 2011, Mass Casualties Reported

At approximately 4:20 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, during the Reno Air Races Unlimited Class qualifying, the P-51 Mustang “Galloping Ghost,” piloted by Jimmy Leeward, crashed into the box seat area in front of the main grandstand. A mass casualty situation has been announced and local emergency personnel has rushed the injured to nearby hospitals in Reno. So far 3 have been confirmed dead.

P-51 "The Galloping Ghost" / KBVP

VIDEO: Plane Crashes at Reno, Nevada Air Show:

Source: MyFox

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Air Crash Investigation : Heathrow Crash Landing

British Airways Flight 38 (call sign Speedbird 38) was a scheduled flight from Beijing Capital International Airport which crash landed just short of the runway at its destination, Heathrow Airport, London, on 17 January 2008 after an 8,100-km flight. There were no fatalities, but 47 people sustained injuries. It was the first accident that resulted in a Boeing 777 hull loss.

Air Crash Investigation : Heathrow Crash Landing Part 1

Air Crash Investigation : Heathrow Crash Landing Part 2

Air Crash Investigation : Heathrow Crash Landing Part 2

Source: National Geographic

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

V-22 Osprey Tilt Rotor Scheduled to Perform This Weekend At The Canadian International Air Show

The Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) in Toronto, Ontario has managed to get a Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey Tilt Rotor Transport for the 2011 edition of the show. To get one for static display at an air show in the United States is challenging enough but to arrange for a flying display at a foreign civilian air show is quite a feat.

The CIAS has a long tradition of displays by unique aircraft including past demonstrations by the Concorde and the Lockheed SR-71. For anyone living in driving distance of the show, the show starts this weekend, September 3rd, 4th and 5th from 12:30 - 4:30 P.M each day.

V-22 Osprey

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