Daily Archives: March 2, 2009

Videos: 40th anniversary of Concorde’s first flight

She was always known by just her name. Never an article ahead of it. She was Concorde. Never THE Concorde or A Concorde or LE Concorde; and 40 years ago, she made her first flight from Toulouse in France, where the giant Airbus A380 is made today. F-WSST took to the skies at 15:40 on March 2, 1969, coincidentally, just …

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Bangalore Aviation plane spotting images

Been to Bengaluru International Airport over the last fortnight, and took some photos early in the morning with planes taking-off and landing in to the sun. Some of the planes I got; VT-JNV, VT-JGQ, VT-INE, VT-INS, VT-INF, VT-SGE, 9V-SFF, VT-DKA, G-OJIB (Ed Force One), VT-JNZ, Luftwaffe A310 10-27, VT-EPH, VT-JCD and a few others. Hope you enjoy the shots. You …

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Video Blog: Around the world in 8 days by Richard Branson Virgin Airlines

Virgin group Chairman Richard Branson went around the world in 8 days showcasing his airline’s world coverage with the launch of V Australia’s flights to the United States. Virgin is the only airline group that offers a traveller the ability to circumnavigate the world on one airline brand. He documented the events with a video blog and we can see …

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Airbus and Boeing moving from Winglets to Morphlets

Wired has a nice story on the constant efforts by both Airbus and Boeing to increase fuel savings by their aircraft. The latest technology which appears promising is “moving winglets” or “morphlets” whose configuration can be changed in-flight to suit flying conditions to deliver fuel savings. The two airframe makers are taking different approaches to the same goal. Read the …

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