First, it was electric cars, now it looks like electric flights may be a part of the not-too-distant future. A new technology company, Wright Electric, aims to offer the first commercial, electric-powered flight on a route from London to Paris. The development is yet to commence, however, Wright Electric are said to be in talks … Continue reading “Commercial Electric Flights Supposedly Just 10 Years Away”

On 17th October 2009, Plane Finder was released onto the Apple AppStore. Plane Finder was a groundbreaking app enabling people to track planes on a smartphone for the very first time. We had no idea back then that Plane Finder would grow to be enjoyed by millions of users worldwide. Augmented Reality (AR) App In … Continue reading “History of Plane Finder on iOS”

It was announced this morning, after a following announcement by the US, that the UK government has introduced a cabin ban on large electronic devices on several flights from specific countries. These devices until further notice will only be permissible in the hold. The UK ban applies to direct inbound flights from six countries; Tunisia, … Continue reading “UK Flight Ban on Large Electronic Items Sparked by New IS Aviation Threat”

Airlines today seem to be in a continual battle to land the revered title of ‘World’s Longest Flight.” This battle is only ever rising in intensity with Qatar Airlines recently having launched the current leader; 9031 miles from Doha to Auckland can now be achieved in one sixteen and a half hour sitting. Besides this … Continue reading “7 of the Most Exciting New Flight Routes to look out for in 2017”

What is ADS-B? Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) is a surveillance technology that uses on-board satellite navigation to precisely determine an aircraft’s positioning. It is via an ADS-B Out transmitter that this system periodically broadcasts an aeroplane location, ground speed, altitude and velocity to both, nearby planes equipped with an ADS-B In receiver and … Continue reading “How ADS-B Flight Tracking Works”

Pakistan International Airlines Flight 757 (PK757) has been escorted to London Stansted. Flight PK757 Flight Path Flight PK757 departed Lahore Airport in Pakistan at 11:13 this morning and was scheduled to arrive at London Heathrow at 15:05 local time. The aircraft instead diverted into Stansted under escort from RAF Typhoon jets. A clickable screenshot of the flight path for PK757 … Continue reading “Lahore Flight Bound for Heathrow Escorted to Stansted”

We’ve had great fun creating 122 editions that have arrived every Friday in AvGeek inboxes across the globe. We hope that you have enjoyed all of the wonderful, bizarre and sometimes sad stories that we’ve pulled together from the crazy world of aviation. Whilst AvGeek Weekly has gone to the great plane desert we’re still here doing what … Continue reading “AvGeek Weekly – So long, and thanks for all the fish”

What is Flight Tracking? Flight tracking is, as the name suggests, the tracking of commercial aviation flights. However, due to this activity’s popularity and our ever-growing technical ability, flight tracking has grown into a huge network: One fuelled by global data received by data broadcasts and antenna radars placed all around the world. There are … Continue reading “A Brief History of Flight Tracking”