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TRIP REPORTS Mar 26, 2024 Travis AFB Bids Farewell to the KC-10 Extender at Wings Over Solano 2024 A visit to Travis Air Force Base (KSUU) to document the farewell flights of the McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender from the USAF fleet. The aircraft is expected to be retired by the end of this year. Read More →
ROUTES Feb 29, 2024 Chinese Airlines Can Now Offer 50 Weekly Flights to U.S. Destinations The U.S. will allow Chinese airlines to increase the number of weekly direct passenger flights between the two countries. The decision will help reduce U.S.-China tensions by providing more opportunities for direct connectivity. Read More →
ROUTES Jan 27, 2024 American Airlines Gets Tentative Approval for New York-JFK to Tokyo Flights On January 26, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) gave tentative approval for American Airlines to launch nonstop flights between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND). This service will join existing routes between New York-JFK and Tokyo-Haneda offered by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines. American will be the only U.S. carrier connecting JFK and Tokyo, with United Airlines also serving Tokyo's two airports from nearby Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Read More →
STORIES Dec 27, 2023 The Russian Concorde: Why Did The Tupolev TU-144 Fail? During the Cold War, the ever-looming threat of technological inferiority drove innovation in the aviation industry on both sides of the Iron Curtain. One of the most prominent examples was the race to conquer commercial supersonic air travel. The Tupolev Tu-144 was built as the Soviet Union's response to the Concorde in the West. Unlike the Concorde, the Tu-144 never experienced the same level of success as its western counterpart. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 20, 2023 JANET: The Top-Secret Airline Transporting Government Officials to Area 51 Did you know that the U.S. government flies an airline to some of the most secretive places on Earth? This airline, operating from "Just Another Non-Existent Terminal," supposedly flies to some of the most mysterious and secretive locations in the United States, including (supposedly) Area 51. This is the captivating case of JANET Airlines, the carrier that flies to nowhere. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 17, 2023 The World's Five Worst Mid-air Collisions Mid-air collisions are exceptionally rare but present some of the most horrifying crashes in history. There is almost no possibility for survival, given the high rate of speed and altitude these crashes typically occur. This article recaps the five worst mid-air collisions based on fatalities. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 16, 2023 Why Don't US Airlines Fly the A380? The Airbus A380 is an aircraft that needs no introduction and cannot be mistaken. Yet in spite of the aircraft's prestige, it has never been ordered by any U.S.-based airline. So why is it that despite the United States having the world's second-largest aviation market, no airline based in the country has ever operated the Airbus A380? Read More →
NEWS Nov 11, 2023 U.S. Drone Shot Down Near Yemen Amid Rising Middle East Tensions On the week of November 6, a United States military drone was shot down in the Middle East. The shootdown comes among rising tensions between the United States and its ally Israel and Iran. In recent weeks, the United States military has slowly increased it's presence in the Middle East over fears of Israel's conflict with Hamas escalating into a regional conflict. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 10, 2023 JetBlue's Tussle With Amsterdam Schiphol Airport JetBlue Airways launched service to Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS) from its major East Coast hubs earlier this year. The new JetBlue service to Amsterdam has already faced rough air, with Schiphol Airport announcing a flight cap that directly impacts JetBlue's operation among other carriers. Read More →
NEWS Oct 23, 2023 Off-Duty Pilot Attempts to Crash Alaska Airlines Plane An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to divert early Sunday night after an off-duty pilot attempted to crash the plane. The off-duty pilot responsible for the incident is facing 83 counts of attempted murder. The incident highlights the importance of mental health in aviation. Read More →