Does UK aviation face dark clouds after Brexit? It seems a lot of the questions about what happens next are still up in the air. With only months to go until the UK’s 46 year-long membership of the European Union comes to an end, will they be answered in time? Bordering on Friction The free … Continue reading “Aviation after Brexit”

Photo Source: The Australian On the 17th July 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was downed over eastern Ukraine. All 298 passengers and crew were killed, sparking media frenzy across the world. There were 30 nationalities onboard, including 186 Dutch, 42 Malaysian and 27 Australian nationals. The plane, a Boeing … Continue reading “Investigators Confirm MH17 was Downed by Russian Missile”

Humankind is perhaps the loneliest species of all – we’re the only ones with deeply formed language, culture and appreciation of the sciences. We’ve never met another species like us – one with flying machines, cities and society. It’s no surprise that people get excited about UFOs and the prospect of aliens – and UFOlogy, … Continue reading “Tracking UFOs Through History”

Extreme aircraft are fascinating feats of engineering. They flirt with the limits of what humans can achieve, pushing the envelope further every time. Breaking records isn’t just about being the biggest or fastest – there are extremes at each end of the scale, and some of the tiniest, cheapest and slowest planes are also some … Continue reading “7 Extreme Planes: the Biggest, Smallest, Fastest and Slowest”

The future’s coming around fast. Just a decade ago, there was no iPad, no 4G network, no voice assistants – not even Plane Finder (we first released our flight tracking app in 2009). Today, we’re in the midst of an all-electric, self-driving car revolution, while automation, AI and the Internet of Things is making work … Continue reading “What Will Replace Air Travel?”

Since the 1990s, air travellers have been staring into seatback screens on almost every international flight. But now, those screens we’ve come to know and love could be set to disappear. In flight entertainment will never be the same again. Saying Goodbye to Seatback Screens Those screens won’t be missed by every passenger. Clunky user … Continue reading “The End of In Flight Entertainment?”