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Big Aeroplane coming

For the real die hard spotters, there is an Antonov AN-124 heading toward Heathrow. This is coming to collect a spare engine and associated bits for the BA A380 stranded in Miami after an engine connected with an air bridge at MIA. Currently over Russia and heading in the general direction of Minsk, the plane, RA-82044, is scheduled to arrive at LHR as flight VDA1901 tomorrow evening at 18:05. How considerate! Arriving in the dark!

Showing now on Planefinder

Added by Kelvin Davies on January 21, 2016 at 16:14 — 2 Comments

Australian Aviation Websites

We have just published 'Australian Aviation Websites' in the iBooks Store

The companion websites:

Added by Anthony Nixon on January 20, 2016 at 7:17 — No Comments


It appears Planefinder has been updated with new fonts, better & sharper icons etc.

And it looks quite good!

Brilliant! Well done the Planefinder team!


Added by Kelvin Davies on January 6, 2016 at 7:36 — 3 Comments

British Moon Shot

On New Year's Eve, British Airways undertook an attempt to reach the moon with a B787-9, G-ZBKB.

Unfortunately it didn't all go to plan and the attempt to get to the moon was abandoned with the aircraft flying on to Abu Dhabi instead.

See it here:…


Added by Kelvin Davies on January 2, 2016 at 21:58 — No Comments

Australian Aviation Websites

We have just published this website which may be of interest to subscribers

Added by Anthony Nixon on December 26, 2015 at 8:21 — No Comments

New Zealand Aviation Websites

This may be of interest to subscribers.

We have just published a 'Free' eBook in the iBooks Store [51 Stores World Wide] with the Title: "New Zealand Aviation Websites".

The book is supported with a 'Free' to browse companion website at this URL:

Added by Anthony Nixon on December 22, 2015 at 23:16 — No Comments

One to watch

I just watched Lufthansa 415, Frankfurt to Cancun, make a U turn while passing over London.

The plane then headed toward Calais and I assumed it was returning to Frankfurt. Wrong! Over the Straits of Dover, it made yet another U turn and appeared to be heading toward London to rejoin its original track.

Wrong again! It has now made a large circle over Sussex & Kent and is once again over the Channel.

It isn't squawking any emergency code and has maintained altitude…


Added by Kelvin Davies on December 22, 2015 at 15:07 — 6 Comments

Supermarine Spitfire PV270

Pinkfroot subscribers might be interested in the 'Free' eBook with the title 'Supermarine Spitfire PV270' which is supported by resources that include video, audio and photo galleries and can be read or downloaded from the iBooks Store.

This complimentary book is about the Spitfire LF Mk.IXc PV270 (ZK-SPI) owned by New Zealand businessman Brendon Deere which has been restored to an airworthy condition over five years at Feilding, New Zealand and flew again on the 18 March…


Added by Anthony Nixon on December 13, 2015 at 0:00 — No Comments

Skills of a pilot

Thought you all might like to see this

Added by Jack Dryden on October 17, 2015 at 20:16 — No Comments

Destroços achados em serra são de avião sumido, dizem bombeiros

Monomotor saiu de Ubaporanga com destino à cidade de Pará de Minas. 

Suspeita é que duas pessoas estariam a bordo.

O Corpo de Bombeiros confirmou, por volta das 14h30 desta sexta-feira (9), que os destroços encontrados na Serra do Caraça, na Região Central de Minas, são do avião que estava desaparecido desde a terça-feira (6). O monomotor modelo NEIVA EMB-711C, com prefixo PT-NKU, saiu de …


Added by Adriano Almeida on October 9, 2015 at 18:04 — No Comments

New antenna location in Kissimmee Florida

It has taken a while but I finally got around to moving the antenna outside. The mast is 10' of 1" electrical conduit and the mount is made from angle iron stock. It has increased the number of hits by 5 times and the range to over 250 miles for high flying aircraft. I can now see north to southern Georgia and south to Boca Raton/Naples and out to the western side of the Bahamas. I also converted from a PC and an SBS to Raspberry Pi which should save on my electricity bill.…


Added by Cliff Tamplin on September 4, 2015 at 1:33 — 1 Comment

Unusual Airport Runways Around the World

1. Gisborne Airport, New Zealand

This North Island airport is one of the few in the world that has a railway line running through its runway.

Both the railway and the airport are active, so lets hope they are precise about their scheduling.…


Added by Jack Dryden on August 27, 2015 at 18:02 — 2 Comments


YACHT DELIVERY - 85 foot custom-built motor yacht complete with 4 state rooms, a state-of-the-art galley, GPSSystem and radar for navigation, twin supercharged diesel engines.



Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries with cream and

music dockside for the excited 'soon to be owner' and a small

group of his friends.



Added by Jack Dryden on August 19, 2015 at 16:41 — 5 Comments

An amazing War Story

B-17 "All American" (414th Squadron, 97BG)


Pilot- Ken Bragg Jr.

Copilot- G. Boyd Jr.

Navigator- Harry C. Nuessle

Bombardier- Ralph Burbridge

Engineer- Joe C. James

Radio Operator- Paul A. Galloway

Ball Turret Gunner- Elton Conda

Waist Gunner- Michael Zuk

Tail Gunner- Sam T. Sarpolus

Ground Crew Chief- Hank Hyland

In 1943 a mid-air collision on February 1, 1943, between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock…


Added by Jack Dryden on June 14, 2015 at 9:39 — 3 Comments

Budapest Airshow

Thought you all might like to see this

Added by Jack Dryden on June 11, 2015 at 20:10 — No Comments

Vehicle Carrier Courage

Just reported on BBC raio; the US flagged vehicle carrier, Courage (IMO 8919922) has suffered a fire while on passage to Southampton.

Firefighters have been winched on board although it seems the crew may have already dealt with the fire.

Ship is currently at the Nab anchorage:…


Added by Kelvin Davies on June 3, 2015 at 15:10 — No Comments

The joys of spotting at Heathrow

Spotting at Heathrow can be both very rewarding and very disappointing at the same time!

A couple of days ago, I had noticed United had a B747 arriving early in the morning. Also, a couple of South African Airways flights were due in and I had not seen these before, along with a Kenya Airways flight.

So, out of bed at 04:30 and headed off to Heathrow, arriving just after 06:00. The sun was in the wrong place, mainly behind the arriving aircraft but I was prepared to accept…


Added by Kelvin Davies on June 1, 2015 at 9:28 — 1 Comment

Cunards leaving Southampton today.. Calshot Castle view point photo opportunity

Going to pop down to Calshot Castle today (Sunday) to catch the Cunards...
5 departures (inc Cunards) all leaving Southampton at 16:30

Link for details

Added by Steve Hood on May 3, 2015 at 9:54 — No Comments


hi all

thinking of going down to LHR/EGLL is there any good places to take photos from

many thanks

andy man egcc

Added by andy santini-man-egcc. on April 25, 2015 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

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