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Aeropark Budapest, Hungary

Aviation Museum: Aeropark Budapest (Budapest, Hungary)

The second post in the “Introducing Aviation Museums” series looks at another European museum. This time, it brings you information about Aeropark Budapest, an aviation museum conveniently located right next to Budapest airport’s terminal. With its convenient location and an admirable collection of classic Soviet airliners, this museum should be on every enthusiast’s to-visit list. All of …

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Tupolev Tu-134A / CSA Czechoslovak Airlines / OK-AFB / cn 1351410

Aviation Museum: Letecke Muzeum Slavnica (Dubnica nad Vahom, Slovakia)

This is the first in a series of articles introducing aviation museums that I have visited around the world. In the articles, you will not only find photos from the museums, but also information including access, entrance fees, list of aircraft displayed, and so on. The first in the series looks at Letecke Muzeum Slavnica in …

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Day 7: From IKA to KUL with an Onboard Semi-Upgrade

Tour Report: Iranian S&C Day 7 – Iran Air 747-200 with a Semi-Upgrade

<–Day 6: Mashad on Two Generations of A300 (Traveled on February 19, 2016) After a week in Iran, it was time to head back to Kuala Lumpur onboard Iran Air’s flight 814. Before that, however, we found time to do some shopping in a bazaar and some more spotting at Mehrabad airport. Nuts & Dry …

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Four Aircraft Types You Can Only Fly in Iran

Four Classic & Rare Aircraft Types You Can Only Fly in Iran

For many years, Iran has been known among the aviation community as the go-to place for flying classic aircraft. With the ageing fleet and lifting of sanctions, the opportunities to fly on many of those types including the Tupolev Tu-154, Boeing 707 and Boeing 747 Classic have disappeared, but Iran still offers many interesting aircraft …

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LH 747-400 in PY with a Go Around (FRA-KIX)

Flight Review: Lufthansa 747-400 Premium Economy from Frankfurt to Osaka KIX

(Flown on May 10, 2016) On my way back to Japan from a family-visit in Europe, I took a combination of Austrian Airlines 777-200 and Lufthansa 747-400 from Vienna to Osaka via Frankfurt. Looking to experience something new, I upgraded myself from Economy to Premium Economy class at my gate in Frankfurt. Quick Spotting and …

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A Visit to Evektor’s Factory to See the Upcoming Evektor Ev-55

Kunovice in Czech Republic is best known in the transport aircraft sector as the birthplace of Let L-410. From over a decade ago, however, a little known light transportation aircraft is being developed there as well – the Evektor Ev-55. I had a chance to visit the offices and manufacturing facilities of Evektor and to talk …

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Diverted: PK853 from NRT to PEK via TSN on an A310

Flight Review: PIA A310 Economy Class from Tokyo to Beijing with a Diversion to Tianjin

Fifth freedom flights are popular among enthusiasts as they offer them a chance to taste something exotic without having to go far away. This report covers Pakistan International Airlines flight 853 from Tokyo Narita to Beijing operated by an Airbus A310-300 that I took at the end of April 2016. Pakistan International Airlines Flight 853 …

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Why and How to Collect Your Flight Data in a Flight Log Book

There are many items you can keep as a memorabilia from your flights – boarding passes, safety cards, waste bags, and so on. Another collectible – an intangible one – is a log of data about the flights you take. Turn it into a tangible thing with a log book! What is a Log Book …

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Day 6: Two Generations of A300s to and from Mashad

Tour Report: Iranian S&C Day 6 – Mahan Air A300-600 & Iran Air A300B2

<–Day 5: Caspian 737 and MD-83 to Shiraz and Back (Traveled on February 18, 2016) This was the tour’s final full day in Iran. Once again, we had to wake up very early in order to make it for our Mahan Air A300-600 flight to Mashad. After a half-day in Mashad, we flew back to …

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