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Inflight Planespotting, Thanks to JetBlue Fly-Fi

Inflight Planespotting, Thanks to JetBlue Fly-Fi

Civil aviation
How’s this for an AvGeek irony: it’s hard to planespot from a plane. Sure, while you’re on the ground there’s tons of aircraft around. But once you’re in the sky you’re zooming by other planes so rarely — and so quickly — that it’s hard to catch any of them. But one recent flight I took was a fun exception to that rule.     Thanks to a winter wave of employee COVID infections and a high-profile system meltdown, Jetblue had a tough past year from an operational perspective. But they rebounded from those issues, and their onboard economy product still shines strong — especially the free high-speed inflight internet (“Fly-Fi”).   Fly-Fi is one of JetBlue’s major points of differentiation, and they know it To minimize touch points in the C...
louise.rudkin:”Reposting some of my favourite TC memories  two years ago today I was offered the jo…

louise.rudkin:”Reposting some of my favourite TC memories two years ago today I was offered the jo…

Planes and Girls
louise.rudkin: "Reposting some of my favourite TC memories 🛬 two years ago today I was offered the job at Thomas Cook and I remember crying as I was so happy! It was the best job I’ve ever had and I’m still so sad that it’s over. I met the best people and had the most fun with my pals. I miss gossiping on night flights when everyone else was asleep, flying over London at night time (and hearing the important words: 10 mins till landing!!) and going into the flight deck and seeing views you don’t usually get to see. I can’t wait to get back flying this year - the world looks better from above! 🌍 ✈️" ©️📸@louise.rudkin Source
EASA advises carriers to switch off recirculation fans

EASA advises carriers to switch off recirculation fans

Airplanes, Flight Technology
Europe’s safety regulator is advising commercial aircraft operators to adopt new procedures to switch off air-conditioning system recirculation fans regularly, as part of measures to limit the risk of coronavirus contagion. Supplementary procedures to turn off the fans periodically would “accelerate cabin air exchange”, says the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. Its advisory is part of a series of operational recommendations to operators of passenger and cargo aircraft in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Carriers should provide a sufficient supply of surgical-standard face-masks for the intended operation, and these should be worn at all times by crew members having direct contact with passengers or non-crew individuals – and be replaced every 4h. Hand disin...
Flight Centre starts pitch for $500m rescue

Flight Centre starts pitch for $500m rescue

Airplanes
Flight Centre Travel Group is attempting to secure support for a $500 million equity raising, which would likely take place at a huge discount to its last traded price. The Australian Financial Review claims the business is now in front of a small group of fund managers working to secure a deal, priced at just $7.20 per share. The sources claim Macquarie Capital and UBS started crossing funds, including existing institutional shareholders, on Friday, with the two banks expected to underwrite the offer. Shares in the company last traded at $9.91, down from a 52-week high of $49.14, before a suspension. Last week, Flight Centre Travel Group announced that 3,800 sales and support employees would be either stood down or made redundant in Australia. The business also said i...
Smaller Southeast Asian carriers operate reduced schedules

Smaller Southeast Asian carriers operate reduced schedules

Airplanes, Breaking News
Smaller Southeast Asian carriers are operating on reduced schedules, alongside significant cuts by the region’s major operators. Vietnam Airlines’ domestic services are largely suspended, for two weeks until 15 April, except for five routes out of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. This comes after the government issued a directive on 27 March detailing measures to control the spread of coronavirus, which includes curtailing the number of flight operations. Bangkok Airways is suspending all international flights from 29 March till 24 October, and 10 domestic routes from April to October. It continues to operate seven domestic routes, either with reduced frequencies or by deploying the smaller ATR 72 turboprops. To mitigate the impact of lower revenue, the airline is reducing sa...
Top Gun Images – Pinup Girls on Planes

Top Gun Images – Pinup Girls on Planes

Planes and Girls, Video
We got to shoot behind the scenes of a pinup shoot with our friend Doug of Top Gun Images. The Collings Foundation brought their 2012 Wings Of Freedom Tour to Livermore Airport and their B-17 and B-24 made for great backdrops for Meredith and Shelby. Our friend Tony also brought out his P-51 and P-40 for the girls! topgunimages.net collingsfoundation.org more pics here evanflys.com/pinups_and_bombers Shot handheld with a GH2, 14-140mm, and Sanity 5 settings. source