As President, Trump is a Powerful Business Man

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President Trump has shared his thoughts on many issues via social media over the last 12 months. From an aviation perspective, two costly programs namely the F-35 and 747-8 (new Air Force One) have been his strategic targets. In this post we will focus on the F-35 Program. Trump v F-35 Program The cost of the F-35 started … Read more

Top 10 Airline Livery Spotted in a Day at Sydney Airport

airline livery

Airline livery is one of the reasons we enjoy plane spotting. A busy morning on the eastern banks of Botany Bay close to Runway 16L – the third runway – at Sydney International Airport (YSSY) provided the variety of airline livery to inspire this list.  Ranked from least appealing to my favourite livery on the day … Read more

Air Strikes – Do You Know All The Aircraft Attacking ISIL?

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Daily air strikes continue to hurt ISIL by chipping away at their infrastructure and resources. A brief look behind the headlines shows us just how large the air campaign is. In short, 9 categories of military aircraft are deployed in the fight against ISIL. Around half are attack aircraft, the rest provide essential support functions to make … Read more

Bird Strikes – Just How Deadly Are They?

bird strikes

Bird strikes are a hot topic after the release of the movie “Sully”. With the hype that comes with a Hollywood movie it is timely to understand the bird strike phenomenon and consider just how deadly they are.  Bird Strikes in the USA 1990-2014 The FAA report Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, 1990-2014 is the source … Read more

Aviation Bucket List – 10 Great Ideas For Your List

BUCKET LIST

Every AvGeek needs a bucket list of must do or see activities. To help you kick off or add to your bucket list here are 10 great ideas. Let the dreaming begin…… 10 AVIATION BUCKET LIST IDEAS 1/ A Tour of the F-35 My interest in the F-35 started with the announcement by the Australian Government that … Read more

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