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Beijing Capital Airlines touches down at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

A new Airline arrived into Melbourne Airport on a clear blue Friday morning, on the 30th September 2016. Beijing Capital Airlines which operates as Capital Airlines is a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines from China. Launched on April the 2nd in 2010 Capital Airlines is based at Beijing International Airport, China.[…]

Seattle – From The Air!

I nervously smiled as we finally lifted off the ground and departed from Boeing Field towards our first destination, Renton. The words of someone who is scared of flying? No. Just someone who has never been in a helicopter before! Those who know me would be aware that I fly[…]

Mr. 747 Joe Sutter the man behind Boeing’s Queen of the Skies, passes.

He’s known as the ‘Father of the 747’ or the ‘Jumbo Jet’. Joe Sutter, the chief engineer behind the design and build of Boeing’s iconic model 747, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, at the age of 95. Joe joined the US Navy serving on the destroyer escort, Edward H[…]

Spotting in Thailand, Part 1. Suvarnabhumi Airport

  One thing we can all agree on is there is a mass of airlines and airplanes the world over. While it’s fun chasing liveries and specific types in your local area, state or around Australia, the rest of the world has some interesting things to see as well. So[…]

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 first Service to Melbourne

Singapore Airlines took the honours of operating the first Airbus A350-900 9V-SME into Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport on Wednesday August 10th around 16:40 in the evening on runway 34, slightly ahead of the scheduled 17:30 that was originally planned. The aircraft was delivered on July 28th this year and is Airbus’s[…]

A flight back in time. Flying in the Douglas DC-3/C-47 VH-AES ‘Hawdon’

Let’s take a step back in time, it’s back to 1941, war is raging and as the United States has now formally entered the war after being attacked at Pearl Harbour by the Japanese Imperial Navy and suffering heavy casualties and losses, the American War machine is now in full[…]

Book of Souls Tour, Iron Maiden Touches Down Under in a 747

They formed in Leyton, East London in 1975 by the bands bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris and have been rocking around the world since. Iron Maiden are considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, with reports stating in 2015 that the band have sold over 90[…]

The ‘Dream’ becomes reality in Perth. Antonov AN-225 visit.

In its birthplace in the Ukraine she is known as the Антонов Ан-225 Мрія, to NATO she is known as the “Cossack” to everyone else its simply the Antonov An-225 Mriya. UR-82060 is the only AN-225 built and flying, operated by Antonov Airlines along side the smaller AN-124, Antonov Airlines has a[…]

Aerial Firefighting Demonstration Avalon Airshow 2015

During the 2015 Australian International Airshow, the Friday night show was quite unique. On show where some of the aerial firefighting assets that were in the country hired out at the disposal of the Victorian and New South Wales state governments to help fight any major fire that may threaten[…]