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  2. The world's largest plane, Stratolaunch, could be just months away from its first flight. The aircraft - which is the vision of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen - has a wingspan longer than a football field and comes equipped with two cockpits, 28 wheels and six engines normally used to power 747 jumbo jets. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6080013/The-worlds-biggest-plane-inches-closer-takeoff.html
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  5. Hello fellow skyLoungers and flight sim enthusiasts. I reached out to the Fantasy of Flight yesterday to see if they would open one week earlier for all of us aviation lovers that are coming to the Orlando area for Flight Sim Expo. I am sad to say, they will not open early but would do an expensive private tour for a max of 5 people. That would be 100 each and only 5 of us. I will just add it to the many trips that I was within 2 miles of them and could not visit because they were closed. If you would like to visit the place while you are in Florida, maybe you should reach out to them as well. It wouldn't hurt if enough people contacted them, maybe we could see the place. If we had 4 others, I would invest in seeing the place as well. If you are interested, please contact me -- caderly_one. Here is their response below: Hi Patrick(Caderly), I am so sorry but the museum will not be open at that time, we do not reopen to the public until the Friday June 14th. We do offer private tours while the museum is closed though. The private tour includes the museum as well as other areas, like our restoration buildings and storage hangars, that are not accessible to the general public. The tour is 3-3.5 hours, for up to 5 people, and is $500 plus tax. We offer this during the weekdays at 9 am & 1 pm. If you would like to book a private tour please contact me with a date you are interested in so I can check the availability of our aircraft department. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me. Best regards, Brittani Taylor | Receptionist Phone: 863-984-3500 Fax: 863-984-0254 1400 Broadway Blvd. S.E. Polk City, FL 33868 SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.fantasyofflight.com/collection/
  6. In case you missed this awesome video from Boeing. I love both these planes and this is an awesome video. I own both the models from Boeing on these guys. When my 747-8 gets here I am going to post pics of all 3 models together Caderly SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.boeing.com/commercial/paris-air-show-2017/
  7. Just not a good week in Aviation. Always seems to happen in 3's. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/xiamen-air-accident-manila/
  8. The first new Amphibian design in over 60 years according to the developer of the plane. The Privateer is powered by a 724-HP Walter 601 turbine engine, and expected to cruise at 215 knots. It has a roomy cabin with room for 5-6 passengers, and it can land on both water and land. It certainly got a unique design. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : http://www.privateerindustries.com/index.php NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Privateer-Amphibian-Makes-First-Flight-231389-1.html
  9. I’m not sure if this has been covered already on the Lounge ... Dramatic footage of an incident in Aug 2016 at BWI Baltimore Maryland. This video includes some interesting supporting reports and procedures to help explain how this pushback went VERY wrong indeed. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  10. There are air major class Bravo airspace changes at SFO starting today. https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2018/june/12/innovative-san-francisco-class-b-airspace-to-go-live SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2018/june/12/innovative-san-francisco-class-b-airspace-to-go-live
  12. VATSIM Preview Swift Client After all the coverage between VATSIM and POSCON earlier last week, online networks are a hot topic right now. One of the biggest talking points was the future of how simmers can interact via clients. Something that has been in development for a long time already is a new client for VATSIM users: Swift. The Swift client promises to bring a wealth of new features to the online network for its users. The biggest benefit of this client is compatibility with X-Plane 11. Although the previews came with little information, we wanted to share with the community the current situation with the Swift Client. We’ll bring you more news if we get it. SOURCE INFO https://fselite.net/previews/vatsim-preview-swift-client/
  13. Martin Hawaii Mars - Flight to Oshkosh SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
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  15. What is going on lately with people and planes.https://www.ksl.com/article/46375241/plane-crashes-into-house-in-payson-pilot-dies SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.ksl.com/article/46375241/plane-crashes-into-house-in-payson-pilot-dies
  16. https://www.npr.org/2018/08/11/637747839/plane-crashes-after-unauthorized-takeoff-from-seattle-airport SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK :https://www.npr.org/2018/08/11/637747839/plane-crashes-after-unauthorized-takeoff-from-seattle-airport NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  18. Courtesy of the BBC news site: == Spain's defence ministry is investigating after one of its fighter jets accidentally fired a missile over Estonia during a training mission. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon "in an area of southwest Estonia authorised for this type of exercise", the ministry said. It added that the air-to-air missile did not cause damage and was designed to self-destruct. But Estonia's military says it is looking for the remains of the missile. "A Spanish Eurofighter based in Lithuania accidentally fired a missile without causing any harm," Spain's defence ministry said in a statement. "The air-to-air missile has not hit any aircraft. [We] have opened an investigation to clarify the exact cause of the incident." == more details can be found via the link below. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45119223
  19. Clouds above the California wildfires. This is at 30k feet. That's the sunset on the horizon. https://www.news.com.au/world/pictures-californian-firestorms-a-vision-of-hell/news-story/289762a8670d5603d97b899dee9ce93 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  20. Check this article out. The RAF100 AR Flypast app receives a new update bringing a number of new aircraft for users to collect. The main addition to the app is the iconic Vulcan Bomber which will now be in people’s hands able to be viewed in stunning AR. The Vulcan Bomber has not flown since October 2015 but thanks to the new app, users will be able to experience it flying overhead once again in their own garden, school or living room. With Flight Sim 2018 in Cosford coming up, this is cool timing. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/08/the-iconic-vulcan-flies-again-in-augmented-reality/?sf194972082=
  21. Aerion Expects to Fly the First Supersonic Business Jet by 2023 Aerion says that it’s on track to fly the first AS2 by 2023, and it plans to build five flight test vehicles en route to certification in 2025. It’s recently secured an engine partnership with GE Aviation, and an engineering partnership with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. If you’ve enjoyed this video, please give it a thumbs-up, share it, and subscribe to our channel. Also, visit http://www.ainonline.com and check out our AINalerts e-newsletter for all the latest on the business aviation industry: https://www.ainonline.com/subscribe-ain-alerts SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/video/aerion-expects-fly-first-supersonic-business-jet-2023
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  23. Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future, drones. | Raffaello D'Andrea SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  24. King Air 250 Pilot Regional Aviation Campbell River Ltd. - Campbell River, BC Regional Aviation Campbell River Ltd. operates a King Air 250 for corporate and private use. We are looking for an experienced, customer-focused Captain to fly the aircraft according to Transport Canada and Company standard operating procedures. REQUIREMENTS At least 2,000 hours of flight time Type rated for King Air aircraft Conducting flights in strict adherence with regulations, the Aircraft Flight Manual, and Aircraft Standard Operating Procedures Completing the pre-flight, in-flight and post flight duties. Canadian flight experience Must have current and valid Canadian passport Must be able to obtain Transport Canada Restricted Area Pass (RAIC) 1,000 hours Multi-Engine Simulator training on BE20 an asset Able to meet medical standards Must meet requirements established in Client Standards Exceptional customer service skills Demonstrated ability supporting and enhancing safety initiatives. Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to coach and mentor. Excellent analytical and decision making skills Excellent ability adapting to change Demonstrated teamwork and interpersonal skills Job Type: Full-time SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://ca.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=bdf2f0084d32b982&l=comox+valley&tk=1cjhgcjid39rmcij&from=ja&alid=5a1351b8e4b0e302192d6930&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_alerts&rgtk=1cjhgcjid39rmcij NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  25. Courtesy of Dublin Aviation: On 22 July 2018, an Aer Lingus A330 departing KJFK refuses to take vectors assigned from ATC. It got pretty frosty over the radio on this one! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  27. With Cosford just over 2 months away. Can I suggest to @OMGEDSON and the rest of the TSL crew to consider posting a meet up and possibly a few options en route before / after the event . If time and monies allow. For example: visit RAF Hendon museum; visit De Havilland museum (both of these are quite close to your journey up the M1 from London). Visit a professional static 737 simulator at a small airfield (Sywell) which is a small detour from the M1. Also, could I cheekily put a request in for a lift in the TSL limo if there’s sufficient space?! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
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