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US Air 1549 update

Jan 22 2009

During the last few days many new details surfaced about the last 6 minutes (more or less) of US Air 1549 flight that ended with a successful textbook ditching of an Airbus 320 in the cold water of the Hudson ...

Is spotting at Rome Fiumicino dangerous?

Jan 20 2009

On Jan 18, I went to Fiumicino to watch some aircraft departing from RWY 25. After following the story of the US Air 1549 that performed a successful ditching in the Hudson river shortly after take off from La Guardia ...

Some lessons learned from US Air A320 ditching in NYC’s Hudson River

Jan 17 2009

The recent episode of the US Air Flight 1549 down in the New York City’s Hudson River 5 minutes after departure from La Guardia airport underlined a few things about Aviation Safety and, more generally speaking, about Aviation, that should ...

Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger: the hero of US Air Flight 1549

Jan 17 2009

Until yesterday, if I was asked who was my favorite superhero, I would have answered without any doubt Spider Man.

However, the images of an Airbus 320 floating in the Hudson River with the last passengers escaping from the hatches while ...

A US Airlines A320 crash lands in NYC’s Hudson river after birdstrike

Jan 16 2009

On Jan 15, at 15.26LT, US Air flight 1549 (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE1549), an Airbus A320 with 151 people (146 passengers and 5 crew members) on board taking off from La Guardia Airport in New York City to Charlotte, North Carolina, crashed into ...

A new era in Italy's civil aviation

Jan 14 2009

On Jan 13, AP 2853, an Air One A320 from Palermo Punta Raisi to Rome Fiumicino and AZ676, a B777 from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to San Paolo in Brasil, both taking off at 06.10 were the first revenue flights of ...

Military Aviation

Jun 22 2018
The Italian 5th generation jets have made another step to declare IOC (Initial Operational Capability). On Jun. 8, for Italian Air...
Jun 19 2018
Space May Be the “Final Frontier” Of a New Global Conflict Among Superpowers. U.S. President Donald Trump launched a thousand ...

Drones

Jun 10 2018
NBVC Point Mugu’s first two Triton drones commence operations (with interesting tail markings). On May 31, Unmanned Patrol S...
Jun 08 2018
In the Back Lot of the Pima Air & Space Museum You Can Discover History. 1547 Hrs. December 20, 2009. In the Back Storage Yard...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jun 20 2018
New Bomber Crew Stayed with Aircraft After Ejection Seat Failed. In a stunning story of split-second decision-making under pressur...
Jun 14 2018
The 10-mile long Holloman High Speed Test Track (HHSTT) is a United States Air Force aerospace ground test facility used to perfo...

Rogue States

Jun 18 2018
The new Tu-214ON has carried out a series of test flights in southwest Russia, close to the border with Ukraine. Tupolev is contin...
Jun 10 2018
Here’s yet another ultra-low pass of a Ukrainian combat aircraft. The following footage was reportedly filmed in 2014. It sh...

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