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Low Flying Friday Low Flying Friday

Azores Airlines retired its last A310, and used the occasion to do some hooning before the old bird was put out to roost. This particular aircraft entered service with Swissair in 1983, and had been flying for Azores for 18 years. Aside from the music, this is a neat video from inside the cockpit and from the ground.…

This Date in Aviation History: October 17 - October 19 This Date in Aviation History: October 17 - October 19

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from October 17 through October 19.

Twelve O'Clock High Twelve O'Clock High

Still working my way through this long piece, and I’ve never seen the movie, but now I desperately want to. Gregory Peck and a level of military authenticity virtually impossible to achieve under any other circumstances? Sign me up.

Crosswinds Aren't Just For Landings Any More Crosswinds Aren't Just For Landings Any More

Watch as this Ryanair 737 gets some serious drift on takeoff from Birmingham, England during tropical storm Ali. In typical understated fashion, the airline said, “This flight from Birmingham to Alicante departed as normal (in windy conditions) and the flight continued without incident.” Once airborne, the flight…

Drunk Planelopnik

This seemed crazy enough to share here for those who don’t frequent fp. Air India is officially on my personal no fly list.

This Date in Aviation History: October 13 - October 16 This Date in Aviation History: October 13 - October 16

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from October 13 through October 16.

Boom! Boom!

The X-1 on the anniversary of its sound barrier breaking flight.

Time to restart F-22 production? Time to restart F-22 production?

Sources have been telling Tyler that as many as 17 F-22s were unable to escape Tyndall Air Force Base prior to hurricane Michael.

I went to the airport today.... I went to the airport today....

....and the Marine Corps showed up.

The World's Longest Flight Just Got Longer The World's Longest Flight Just Got Longer

Before today, the longest commercial airline flight in the world, measured in great circle miles and time in the air, was Qatar Airways Flight 921, with service between Doha, Qatar and Auckland, New Zealand. QR 921 covers 9,033 statute miles (14,538 kilometers) and has a scheduled flight time of approximately 17 hours…

This Date in Aviation History: October 10 - October 12 This Date in Aviation History: October 10 - October 12

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from October 10 through October 12.

Something has always bugged me about this photo Something has always bugged me about this photo

In this dramatic photograph, we see the third X-1 being mated to its B-50 Superfortress mothership. Before the jacks were installed, they used a pit dug in the runway and then (presumably) backed the mothership over top of the X-1, as shown in the next photo.

IAF pilots back then are some hot motherfuckers IAF pilots back then are some hot motherfuckers

You wouldn’t want to mess with those guys, especially up close.

The graphics on the DCS F-14 add-on are just insane The graphics on the DCS F-14 add-on are just insane

Just play “Danger Zone” on continuous loop and we’re set here.

Any landing you can be rescued from.... Any landing you can be rescued from....

Light plane gets caught on zip line 100ft above the ground in South Africa. Pilot and passenger rescued.

Code Brown Code Brown

This could easily have ruined everybody’s day.

This Date in Aviation History: October 3 - October 5 This Date in Aviation History: October 3 - October 5

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from October 3 through October 5.

Ukranian Maverick should take it lil easy Ukranian Maverick should take it lil easy

Also, one does not simply stop with one low pass video so see you all in a couple of hours...

Down in the weeds Down in the weeds

When I saw this still, I thought for sure it was a photoshop. Nope. It’s from the Brisbane Riverfire celebration.

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