A few hours before on the other side of the World Pope Benedict XVI boarded on the Qantas B747-400 “QF6035” departing from Sydney to Rome Ciampino via Darwin (as usual the return flight of the Pontiff arrives in Ciampino), I went to Fiumicino to take a few pictures of another B747-400 landing on RWY 16R: the Japan Airlines flight JAL 409 from Tokyo. Here are the pictures I took of the JAL flight and a few other aircraft departing from RWY 25 or landing on 16R.
Giovanni Maduli, who is a frequent visitor of Decimomannu airbase, just sent me the following pictures he took in the last week showing the Italian and German aircraft deployed in Sardinia for training purposes. Currently, […]
An increasing number of aircraft enthusiasts and spotters around the world have been using receivers portable Mode-S/ADS-B receiving station and relative software for real-time tracking of flights on a sort of radar screen. Mode-S employs […]
Two months ago, commenting about the uncontained engine failure involving the Qantas B747-400 just departed from San Francisco (for details read here) I wrote: “Unlike other minor failures occuring almost daily everywhere, an uncontained failure […]