Windmilling jet engine rattling sounds

Sometime in the past, when boarding through mobile stairs or a stairs truck (otherwise known as the-only-real-way-to-board-an-aircraft) you might have noticed a distinct rattling...

Trying to land in a real Boeing 737 simulator

There are some things you can only do once. Whether it is meeting someone for the first time, or having spaghetti bolognaise with a...

Surprise on Swiss A340-300 from Athens

Unusual type on Athens-Zurich Gate B12 was more crowded than usual on this early february afternoon at Athens International airport. That day, Swiss flight 1831...

Short hop to Iceland

Friday, just after noon. Boarding on Wow is oddly calm. No music, no one talks loudly. Takeoff from Lyon is to the north, so...

Landing on a glacier at 10 800 feet

It’s 7:20 am, uphills of Chamonix in a 70x30m opening in the forest. The sun is rising behind the mountains in front of us...

AF1980 AKA crossing the channel in an unreasonably oversized aircraft

Back in 2010, A380 weren't yet a much common sight, in Europe or elsewhere. Only Singapore Airlines, the launch customer, had a few, as well...

Power takeoff on the Emir’s jet

It has been a while since I wanted to fly the Kuwait airways (KU) A300. For a long time, it has been flying between...

Kai Tak-like approach on the 757

After getting back from a spotting day at Grenoble 3 weeks ago, I though well how about I try to fly one of these...