ANA Star Wars R2D2 Boeing 787 : a Blender challenge

Somewhere in summer 2015, my friend Keishi from KNaviation sent me a link to an artist rendering of an airplane of previously unseen beauty. The second I watched the All Nippon Airways’s R2D2 Boeing 787 pre roll-out rendering, I knew I had to make one myself some day.

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.

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 as Qantas and Emirates. The next company to join the whale club was going to be Air France. As usual with new aircraft type introductions this meant short haul training …

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