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The Last One in the World: Flying on Asiana’s Non-ER Boeing 767-300

While the 767-300ER is, with nearly 600 airframes built, the most successful variant of Boeing 767, that cannot be said about the 767-300, of which only 104 airframes were built. With the considerably more capable ER version being introduced just a couple of years after the non-ER version, only a handful of airlines ever operated […]

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Toki Air Inaugural

Onboard Toki Air’s Inaugural Flight: The Steel Crested Ibis Carries Passengers at Long Last

Over three years after being founded in July 2020, Niigata-based Japanese regional airline Toki Air finally launched operations. On January 31, 2024, it operated its first revenue flight, from Niigata to Sapporo Okadama. I had a chance to take the inaugural flight so continue reading to see what it was like and to learn more

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2023 in Review

2023 in Review: Looking Back at My Highlights of Last Year

With 2024 here, it’s time to look back at what I did, aviation-wise, in 2023. You can check my previous annual reviews here: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. I mainly write these to have something to return to in the future and remember some of the aviation-related activities I did. That said, I hope you enjoy

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Catching the Elusive EMB-120: A Short But Fun Aeroexpress Regional Flight

I remember the first time I consciously saw an EMB-120, a now out-of-production Embraer turboprop. It was at Bratislava Airport, back in 2005 when I was just starting my plane spotting and aviation geek journey. While I took photos of the type a number of times since that moment, it took me nearly 20 years

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Air Tindi Dash 7

Air Tindi Dash 7s: Seeing the Canada-Made Workhorses in Action & Flying on One

  Over the years, the number of Dash 7 four-engined turboprops flying around the world has dwindled. With airlines like Air Greenland retiring the type out of their fleet, only two airlines operate the type on scheduled passenger flights today – Yellowknife-based Air Tindi and Nairobi-based Airkenya Express. Recently, I had a chance to spend

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Buffalo Airways C-46s: Two of the World’s Last Three Airworthy Commandos

Curtiss C-46 is a twin-engine transport aircraft that took off for the first time more than 80 years ago, in 1940. As such, it is no wonder that almost all of the 3,000+ airframes manufactured are now gone. At the same time, it is incredible that three still remain in active airline – albeit cargo

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Calgary Spotting

Calgary Spotting: An Afternoon Walk Around Canada’s Fourth Largest Airport

Having had over nearly 200 thousand movements and served over 14 million passengers in 2022, Calgary International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Canada after Toronto Pearson, Vancouver International, and Montreal Trudeau International Airport. In addition to WestJet which has by far the most flights in and out of the airport, Air Canada, Lynx

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Boeing Multi-Regional Trajectory Based Operations

Boeing Tests Multi-Regional Trajectory-Based Operations on a Live Flight (& More About TBO)

When thinking of sustainability in aviation and the way to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint, technological improvements – i.e. more efficient engines, more efficient fuselage design, or the use of sustainable aviation fuel instead of regular fuel – are what often comes to one’s mind first. What can easily be forgotten are the emission reductions

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