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.
This story features many pictures of different aircraft, some of which you may not be able to see very well. You’ve been warned…
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
It has been a while since I wanted to fly the Kuwait airways (KU) A300. For a long time, it has been flying between Geneva and Frankfurt, alternating with the company A340-300, on the first leg of its fifth freedom flight to Kuwait city.
First a bit of context. Last august, a huge 4 days event, the 100 years of Swiss aviation airshow was held in Payerne, with visitors like Vampires (yes, actual vampires!), P-51D and even the A380 and Swiss A330. We decided to go with friends from Grenoble and Chambery the day before the show for the
After getting back from a spotting day at Grenoble 3 weeks ago, I though well how about I try to fly one of these soon-to-be-gone airplanes as well. I am talking about the 757, the hottest narrow body there is.