Time for us to land our final AvGeek of the year – and as usual we bring a mixture of the weird, brilliant, crazy and sometimes even terrible world of aviation.
Time for us to relax and head off to the “ballet” now.
Happy New Year!
2016 was the Second Safest Year in Aviation History
Despite the recent awful crashes in Russia and Colombia, 2016 was in fact a “good” year for aviation safety.
A Flight was Delayed after Someone Named their Wi-Fi Hotspot ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 7’
It seems like a great name for a hotspot to us!
Korean Air Loosens Up Its Taser Policy For ‘More Active Use’ Because Why Not
Korean Air intend to charge their passengers more it seems!
Russia Plane Crash: Flight Recorder ‘Reveals Faulty Wing Flaps to Blame’
The harrowing transcript from the cockpit of this aged Russian aircraft.
Amazon’s ‘Flying Factories’: Patent Suggests Firm will use Self-Driving AIRSHIPS to Launch Delivery Drones
Judging by the amount of Amazon deliveries we’ve had here lately they would do well to position one directly over the AvGeek offices!
‘Tow Tractor Ballet’ on New Year’s Eve
Ballet is not your typical New Years Eve dance but these Lufthansa aircraft will be busting out some fine moves in Frankfurt!
Heart Failure a Real Problem on Commercial Flights
2016 sure has been an awful year for celebrity deaths.
Here at AVGeek towers we are big Star Wars fans and were saddened this week by the passing of Carrie Fisher after suffering an in flight heart attack.
TMZ explain that this medical event is not uncommon when flying.
Security Risk on In-Flight Entertainment Systems, say Researchers
Judging by the age of the systems we’ve seen on aircraft it is no big surprise that they aren’t very secure!
Best keep an eye on what that kid next to you is really doing!
BLAST FROM THE PAST
The One of a Kind Plane Boat
Strange that there is only one of these!? Erm – maybe not!
IN THE JET STREAM
Interview: From AvGeek Spotter to Professional Photojournalist
A great interview with AvGeek and photographer Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.
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