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Suprise business class upgrade on Swiss ATH – ZRH

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 to Zurich wasn’t operated by the usual narrowbody A320 family, but an Airbus A340! Two weeks earlier, I was interrogating google flights for a good price / type / date …

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Luca Iaconi-Stewart : Behind the scenes of the Air India 777-300ER model

In 2008, while still in high school in San Francisco, Luca Iaconi-Stewart set out to build an Air India 777-300ER model using only paper, more specifically, manila folders. His building techniques are unique in many ways, like drawing the plans, cutting an endless number of tiny parts and assembling functional aircraft mechanisms. The model, that …

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Kathy McCullough: flying the 747 in Japan (part 1)

I was thrilled when Kathy McCullough accepted my request to share some of her experiences working in her very special office. As a former Northwest Orient Airlines pilot who worked her way up to the mythical position of captain of a Boeing 747, Kathy paints a very vivid picture of how it feels to be …

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In search of the VC-10…

2013 was the year where the RAF would put an end to two of their legendary aircraft’s careers. One extremely rare and very old 4 holer and another one with one less engine but almost as legendary. With the new flying-Airbus-jet-A-gas-stations being delivered, this would also make both species extinct for good, worldwide.