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Passenger Evacuation and British Airways Flight 2276

Passenger Evacuation...complete with luggage. (Image: The Guardian)<p>The smoke plume from British Airways Flight 2276 was still reaching skywards as …

A Pilot's Father's Day. By Owen Zupp.

Another Father’s Day has come and gone. On one hand it was a reminder of the void left by my father’s passing and on the other, the hope and promise …

Great Depression

Is this a piece of MH370?

(Image: WSBTV)<p>Can one piece of debris tell us what happened to MH370?<p>The debris has only just washed up on La Reunion Island and speculation is …

The Next Flight. By Owen Zupp.

The Recovery Team Does Its Job.<p>A date slipped by unnoticed recently - it was the anniversary of my forced landing in rather inhospitable terrain. At …

Would you fly in a Pilotless Plane?

(Title Image from 'Skytechnics)<p>“Would you fly in a pilotless ‘plane?” is a question I am being asked frequently lately.<p>It’s a simple question …

My Girl and the Final Flight of the QANTAS Boeing 767.

(Image: Rohan Flick)<p>When QANTAS received their first Boeing 767 in 1985, Ronald Regan was the US President and Kirrily Zupp was starting high school. …

Electric Flight. Is it a dream or destiny for aviation?

Electric Flight. Is it a dream or destiny for aviation?<p>This last week, flight by electric power has emerged from beneath the radar and made headlines …

The Pilot's Theatre. By Owen Zupp.

Flying allows us mere mortals to tread lightly about the threshold of another world. The sky is a vast expanse that shrouds our planet in alternating …

The Practical Pilot Book Series is Taking Off

Hi All,<p>The first eBook in my 'Practical Pilot' series has taken off.<p>Volume One is now available via Amazon for the pre-order price of 99 cents</b> …

Airbus A400M Crash in Spain

The news of the crash of the Airbus A400M at Sevilla is sad indeed. The loss of life aboard the four-engined transport aircraft is a tragedy and …

Aviation and the Media. MH370, MH17 and Germanwings.

(Image: ibtimes)<p>This aviation blog always endeavours to consider the ‘positives’ in aviation, however, on this occasion there is a change in …

The Germanwings Tragedy. One Pilot's Perspective.

Image: www.telegraph.co.uk<p>The tragic events of this week are still resonating around the world. The loss of the Germanwings Airbus A320 appears to …

Aviation, Airplanes and Aeroplanes.

Aircraft, aeroplane, airplane, helicopter, gyrocopter, trike, airship...the list goes on. Aviation goes by many names.<p>It also changes its form over …

The Centenary of Air Mail.

Things weren’t looking good.<p>The next morning I was scheduled to depart Essendon and re-enact the historic air mail flight undertaken by Maurice …

If MH370 is Found. By Owen Zupp.

Image: emergingequity.org<p>Where is MH370?<p>That is the question.<p>One year on from the tragedy we are seemingly no closer to an answer. The search …

Another Untold Story of the RAAFCaribou

A documentary has aired titled, 'The Untold Stories of the RAAF Caribou'. It chronicled the long, proud history of the Caribou in service and some of …

Beautiful Boeings

<b>The QANTAS Boeing 747-400 VH-OJA on its final approach to land with the beautiful Boeing Stearman in the foreground.</b><p>Share this post<p>Comments<p>Post has …

A Passion for Flight. Ready to Fly. By Owen Zupp.

In addition to being an experienced flight instructor, my father was a gifted handyman. The shed where our car normally resided now became an …

Learning to Fly? 5 Tips for Choosing a Flying School.

Choosing a flying school is a major first step on your journey in learning to fly. The quality of your flight training is vital and as a customer you …

The Airbus E-Fan Project

(E-Fan Image: Airbus)<p>Aviation took another sizeable step forward this week. The Airbus Group announced that their small two-seat concept aircraft …