Exploring an Abandoned L1011 TriStar on a Beach in West Africa

What a view! Could you imagine just seeing an L1011 on the beach? – Photo: Jerome de Vries I was recently in Cotonou for a 24-hour layover. Cotonou is the

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80 Years Ago Today: The Japanese Secret Weapons Used at Pearl Harbor

The HA-19 miniature submarine used on the attempted attack of Pearl Harbor after being towed to the beach by the U.S. Navy. (Photo: U.S. Navy Archive) ” data-medium-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/PearlHarbor_30.jpg?fit=460%2C286&ssl=1″ data-large-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/PearlHarbor_30.jpg?fit=706%2C439&ssl=1″ />

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I am Glad I Waited to be Vaccinated Before Flying

A Southwest Air 737-700 seen at BDL – Photo: JL Johnson A few weeks ago I posted about how I was ready to fly. This is a follow-up to that

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I’m ready to fly

An early morning departure from Kansas City International – Photo: JL Johnson It has been three-hundred and ninety days since I last flew. That flight was as routine as possible:

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Score! GOL Airlines 737 Flight Review

Are you in the mood for a trip down to South America? I was down in Brazil last year and got my first chance to fly a couple of local

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Head-to-Head Battle: Comparing Air France and KLM in Business Class

Just like the 2020 Olympics, the AvGeek sports circuit has been on hold while we’ve been socially distancing. What AvGeek sports circuit, you might ask? Well, there’s the 100m sprint

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We Tried America’s Newest Airline and It Was a Breeze

We recently flew Breeze Airways from Tampa (TPA) to Tulsa (TUL). Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of the airline, as it launched barely four months ago. Two Breeze

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Learning to Fly: Working Toward the High-Performance Endorsement in a Cessna 182T

A Cessna 182T looks quite similar to a C172; it has a slightly larger cowling and a more powerful engine with a three-blade constant-speed propeller. It’s rated for 230hp vs

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Canada Rejects Boeing’s Proposal For CF-188 Hornet Replacement Program

A file photo of a Canadian CF-188 Hornet climbing in full afterburner. (Photo: RCAF) ” data-medium-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Canada_Rejects_Boeing_Bid_1.jpg?fit=460%2C257&ssl=1″ data-large-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Canada_Rejects_Boeing_Bid_1.jpg?fit=706%2C394&ssl=1″ /> The proposal based on the Super Hornet reportedly did not meet the

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Alleged British F-35B Crash Video Leaked Online

A screenshot of the F-35B crash video. ” data-medium-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/F-35B-crash-video.png?fit=460%2C257&ssl=1″ data-large-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/F-35B-crash-video.png?fit=706%2C395&ssl=1″ /> Provided it is genuine, the clip shows the British F-35B crashing in the sea during a failed take off

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