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Frankfurt Aviation weekend November 2015 was fantastic. Photo report by Henry Tenby

Alupa airline models of current manufacture on offer at Schwanheim aviation fair 2015. The Interflug models were around 100 EUR each.

The 2015 Frankfurt aviation weekend was a raving success. Like every year, on the first weekend of November we have two large airline conventions in Frankfurt which attract airline buffs from all over Europe, North America and Asia. The airline slide convention organized by Chris Witt is always well attend with slide punters buying, selling […]

Vintage ANA All Nippon Airways Viscount YS-11 727 737 F27 images at Haneda Festa Shop

All Nippon Airways Boeing 727-100 JA8301 1964 apron view with passengers

The ANA Festa shop at Tokyo’s Haneda airport is an Aladdin’s Cave for airline enthusiasts that happen to find themselves at this knockout Japanese airport. Quick note: If you enjoy this article, please take a second to share it on Facebook or Twitter (using the share buttons on this page) so other people can benefit […]

Court Line Sikorsky S-61 1978 helicopter flight to tanker off Cape Town, by Ron Kosys

Court Line Sikorsky S-61 ZS-HGU at the Cape Town dock

Guest report and photos by Ron Kosys. On November 14, 1978, aviation photographer Ron Kosys had the good fortune to be in Cape Town, South Africa, and happened up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly on a Court Line S-61 as an observer during a non-scheduled maintenance flight to a super tanker. If you enjoy this […]

Treasure trove of vintage Trans-Canada Air Lines movie footage found

TCA Avro Lancastrian

Back in the 1940s and 1950s, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) contracted with a number of professional freelance film camera operators and movie makers to document the development of civil aviation in Canada. During these formative years, travel by air was a very new and novel means of transport that the travelling public […]

Five engined Boeing 747

five engined Boeing 747

Back in the 1960s and 1970s aircraft manufacturers devised special engine pods so that passenger jetliners could easily transport a spare engine between locations, often during the course of a schedule flight. The first generation jetliners including the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 were factory engineered for this special engine carrying capability. Special hard points […]