In a busy AvGeek week we go large as we jump on board a giant fire engine, get excited about a huge new plane and watch a massive advert!
We also got to see some fireworks – unfortunately these turned out to be a huge investment from SpaceX and Facebook going up in smoke!
This week also saw the passing of the legendary engineer Joe Sutter – a man that created an amazing aircraft and spawned whole generations of AvGeeks.
B747-400 Global SuperTanker
When the fire service can’t get the job done – who you gonna call?
Antonov 225 to be built again!
AvGeek joy knew no bounds this week as we learned that another one of these amazing machines wil be built!
The long and the short of the 787 at All Nippon
A very interesting analysis of All Nippon’s unusual deployment of their Dreamliner fleet.
First class and business class flight gift bags
Not quite the gift bags seen at the Oscars but we wouldn’t say no – if we ever get the chance!
Tired of driving to work, this man built a plane
Cool Idea + Cool Plane + Cool Guy = Massive AvGeek respect from us!
4 spaces though! We can’t even get one at AvGeek towers!
The $30,000-A-Night Jet That Flies Empty
FedEx forgot to pick up your parcel? No problem – just leave your landing light on!
SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch
Sad news from the Cape this week as a SpaceX rocket disappeared in a fireball taking a Facebook satellite with it.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Meet the people who helped shape Boeing’s 100-year history
Joe Sutter – Father of the 747 who passed away this week.
IN THE JET STREAM
Breaking the World Record for Largest Aerial Projection Screen
Wired take us behind the scenes to show how this giant flying advertisement was made possible.