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737 MAX – Southwest CEO Joins A Readiness Flight

737 MAX – Southwest CEO Joins A Readiness Flight

Just before Christmas, Southwest’s CEO Gary Kelly went on Twitter to announce that he flew in a 737 MAX readiness flight. The airline is still some way from returning the aircraft to service, but are working hard at it. Southwest has stated that they won’t return the...
Workation – A Trend That Could Outlive The Pandemic?

Workation – A Trend That Could Outlive The Pandemic?

The pandemic has certainly impacted the way we work, shop and travel, but trends like the ‘workation’ could make up for any lost mobility. But what is it? So, you thought that people learning to work remotely with Zoom, spells a reduction for future air travel? When...
[Sort Of] New IL-114-300 Makes Maiden Flight

[Sort Of] New IL-114-300 Makes Maiden Flight

A day after the MC-21’s first flight with Russian engines, the Il-114-300 turboprop took to the skies for the first time. This is an aircraft for regional routes, operating in harsh conditions. But to some, celebrating this as a new aircraft, might seem a bit odd. In...
Chuck Yeager, The Bell X-1 Test Pilot, Passes Away At 97

Chuck Yeager, The Bell X-1 Test Pilot, Passes Away At 97

Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier and a life-long test pilot, passed away on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 97 years old. He was in hospital. His passing was announced by his wife Victoria. Fr @VictoriaYeage11 It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell...
Drone Crash With Police Helicopter in Los Angeles

Drone Crash With Police Helicopter in Los Angeles

Last Friday FBI agents in Los Angeles arrested a 22-year-old drone pilot, whose drone had a crash with a Los Angeles police helicopter. It is the first case of a criminal prosecution in the US for unsafe operation of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Local police...