These Are the Sad Remains of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program
SubmittedRussian photographer and urban explorer Ralph Mirebs just published one of the saddest photoseries on space exploration. He managed to get inside an abandoned hangar at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where two Burans—the prototype space shuttles of the Russian space program—are slowly decaying in their burial crypt. (gizmodo.com) More...
To celebrate their 60 years, Lufthansa has created some "now and then" photos
SubmittedTo celebrate their 60 years, Lufthansa has created some "now and then" photos, replicating memories of the past. (www.lufthansagroup.com) More...
A Billionaire Just Spent £400 Million Pimping Out A Boeing 747-8i
SubmittedWelcome aboard the custom-built plane that makes Air Force One look like The Wright Brothers’ first effort. These extraordinary images show an enormous jumbo jet that has been converted into a luxury home for a mystery billionaire. (www.viralthread.com) More...
Oops: American Accidentally Flies Wrong Plane To Hawaii
SubmittedAmerican has sub-fleets of both ETOPS and non-ETOPS A321s. In other words, some are certified to fly under ETOPS conditions (ie, over oceans), while others aren’t. And it’s important for airlines to get that right. Well, it seems like on August 31, 2015, American didn’t get that right. On that day, American flew a non-ETOPS A321 — with tail number N137AA — from Los Angeles to Honolulu. (onemileatatime.boardingarea.com) More...
Montana Rail Link Train Derails Dumps 3 737 Fuselages In River
Submitted19 cars of a westbound Montana Rail Link train carrying aircraft parts (737 Fuselages), soybeans and denatured alcohol derailed near Superior yesterday. (newstalkkgvo.com) More...
While its aircraft can be tracked online, the U.S. Air Force only worries about Tweets….
SubmittedBad OPSEC (Operations Security) exposed by Air War on ISIS? “Loose Tweets Destroy Fleets” is the slogan (based on the U.S. Navy’s WWII slogan “Loose Lips Sink Ships”) that the U.S. Air Force Central Command used a couple of weeks ago for an article aimed at raising airmen awareness about the risk of sharing sensitive information on social media. (theaviationist.com) More...
More than half of TransAsia's ATR pilots suspended due to bad test results.
SubmittedTaiwan's aviation regulator said 10 of TransAsia's 49 ATR pilots had failed oral proficiency tests on handling the aircraft during engine failure. A further 19 pilots did not take the test, due to sickness or because they were not in Taiwan, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said. The 29 pilots who failed or did not take the test have been suspended, the CAA said. (www.msn.com) More...
Eastern Air Lines To Start Weekly Air Service to Cuba From Houston International Airport
SubmittedMiami based HavanaAir Charters continues its expansion into the Cuba market with their direct air carrier partner Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. HavanaAir will begin weekly, direct service from Houston International Airport to Havana, Cuba giving U.S. West Coast gateway cities a more convenient and faster route to Cuba. HavanaAir is one of the largest providers of passenger traffic to the island, currently operating some 65 flights a month to Havana from Miami with additional service to Santa… (easternairlines.aero) More...
Hummingbird Spy Drones being developed/
SubmittedThe U.S. military is testing tiny drones shaped like hummingbirds. A more than 4 Billion dollar project. (www.cnn.com) More...
JetBlue to Open Farm at New York’s JFK Airport
SubmittedWait..... What?!?! (NEW YORK) — JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city — opening its own “farm” at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. (time.com) More...
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