Fifth freedom flights are a great opportunity to fly on interesting, different aircraft without having to pay for a longer flight. It can also be a chance to try a new airline on a short route. Oftentimes, fifth freedom flights don’t vary much in price for a given sector, so they can also be a […]
During winter season, Saturdays come to me with a dilemma when it comes to spotting. Which airport, if any, out of Grenoble, Chambery or Geneva has the most potential? Geneva has the most traffic and decent scenery, Grenoble has great spots and can have great light, and finally Chambery has THE approach and magical scenery.
2017 has been a year of surprises, adrenaline and challenges. It was also a year of many firsts. Most of my flying was either completely unexpected, or due to good opportunities. So just like last year, here’s a recap of this past one. I want to thank everyone that’s been following the blog, I hope
After a first successful day at Pearson airport, it was time to get on the main spotting mission of my trip to Canada… catch the Sunday evening FedEx MD-10! As you know, cargo flights can be quite unpredictable. Flight FX132 being scheduled to land at 7:02 pm, this would be a tight fit with the
Long before going on this unexpected trip to Toronto, I’ve always enjoyed images of the low flying planes over the road and the Petro Canada gas station at Pearson airport. There’s just something about this spot, like LAX In-n-out, that makes it just mythical. In late august, when I found (by complete chance) a crazy
Last monday, as I was planning my unplanned spotting trip to Zurich, I couldn’t believe what popped up on google flights. The Tuesday afternoon flight back to Geneva was operated by an Etihad Regional Saab 2000 – a route they dopped a few month ago! A unique chance to fly on an airline that doesn’t
On Monday morning, I got wind of a Saudi 747SP that was supposed to fly into Zürich the next day. I have flown via the airport numerous times, but never actually stepped outside of the terminals or been on a proper spotting session. I though “Ok, this is it”! After an hour of intense transport
Around 1966-7, at a time when the 747 program was burning about 5 million $ a day, the 747 engineering team led by Joe Sutter faced a sudden crisis. As they were moving towards building the first prototype, they found a major problem with their wing: the outer section was bearing too much load. An