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Antonov 225 at Toronto Pearson Airport: Photos

The largest aircraft in the world, the Ukrainian built Antonov 225, tail number ADB 3452, made it’s first ever appearance at Toronto Pearson International Airport on November 18, 2014.  It was delivering mining parts from Doncaster, Sheffield, England (DSA/EGCN)  via Keflavik, Iceland (KEF/BIKF) and Goose Bay (CYYR).  It departed YYZ on November 19, 2014. Images courtesy of Andy Cline. Seeing this ...

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Landing Gear Collapses on Air Canada Express Dash-8 Aircraft in Edmonton

On November 6, 2014 on a routine flight from Calgary, Alberta (YYC) to Grande Prairie, Alberta (CYQU), a Air Canada owned Dash-8 blew a tire on takeoff from YYC. Due to unfavourable landing conditions at YYC, presumably strong crosswinds, the pilots announced they would divert to Edmonton International and carry out an emergency landing. Upon touchdown the right landing gear collapsed sending ...

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One of the most dangerous takeoffs in the world

This BAe 146 Avro is not taking off from a ‘normal’ airport.  It’s not normal to have ground proximity sensors going off during this sequence of flight, but given the circumstances, there is good reason why they do.  Bhutan’s Paro airport has a field elevation of 7,200 feet and the peaks around there top out at 18,000 feet. It is ...

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Flying Is Freedom

Great video from American pilot from his experiences flying over a two year period. Footage is from Wyoming, Utah, Montana and Idaho.  Watch while he flies through some canyons, follows rivers, weaves through gorgeous mesas and other beautiful landscapes! Thanks “Ranch Pilot”!

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Float Plane Almost Lands on Whale – Video

This dramatic video shows a sea plane just missing a humpback whale as it just happens to be surfacing as the plane is about to touch down.  This footage was captured in the remote village of Angoon, which is 35 miles southwest of Juneau, Alaska, by a San Diego businessman with his cell phone. The pilot in the De Havilland ...

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Malaysian Airlines passenger jet went down in Ukraine

Reports are in of a sad event that a Malaysian Airlines flight, a 777 enroute from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpor, Malaysia crashed near a town in the eastern Ukraine, near the border of Russia and Ukraine. Apparently the plane was shot down. Flight MH17 was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet (10,000 meters) when it fell out of the sky ...

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