Raymonde de Laroche piloting an aircraft

The First Licensed Woman Pilot – Raymonde de Laroche

The First Licensed Woman Pilot – Raymonde de Laroche Today, on March 8th we celebrate the International Woman’s Day, celebrating the strength, resilience and beauty of every single woman around the world. However, coincidentally, 109 years ago one woman defied all odds and became the first licensed pilot ever. Her name – Raymonde de Laroche. […]

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Supermarine Spitfire

The Supermarine Spitfire Took Flight 83 years ago

The Supermarine Spitfire Took Flight 84 years ago On this day in 1936, one of the most iconic fighters of all time took to the skies. The Supermarine Spitfire came to life. A fighter which completely changed the outlook of the RAF (Royal Air Force) with its unique and innovative design and helped Britain achieving […]

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How Flight 3407 Completely Changed Aviation Safety

How One Flight Completely Changed Aviation Safety In The United States On February 12, 2009 something happened that would reshape the safety standards in the United States completely. While the day started off normal for everyone around the world, for some it ended in grief. Yet that grief sparked a movement to redefine the safety […]

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Aircraft That Brought The Future – de Havilland Comet

The Aircraft That Brought The Future – de Havilland Comet If you’ve never heard of the de Havilland Comet before, there can be multiple reasons why. Firstly, the last Comets flew in the air for commercial airlines in 1980 for Dan Air. The airline is also defunct as of 1992. Secondly, airlines did not operate […]

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Boeing Revealed The Queen Of The Skies 50 Years Ago

Boeing Revealed The Queen Of The Skies 50 Years Ago We’ve been blabbering about the most iconic jet aircraft for quite some time now. From the story of Concorde, the Soviets put up the middle finger to the West with its Tu-104, to the Boeing “If It ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going” 707, these are […]

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Pan American Airways Poster

Top 10 Airline Advertisement Posters Of All Time

Top 10 Airline Advertisement Posters Of All Time As times change, various technologies and ways to announce yourself to the world also change. The internet and social media, in particular, has completely shifted the way marketing teams have to work today. Because of the current pace of the world, marketing professionals have to have lightning […]

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If It Ain’t Boeing – I Ain’t Going. The Iconic Boeing 707 Story

If It Ain’t Boeing – I Ain’t Going. The Iconic Boeing 707 Story If it ain’t Boeing – I ain’t going is quite a bold statement. However, consider the context at the time. This was the beginning of the jet age – with the de Havilland Comet becoming a synonym for “mid-air explosion”, the Boeing […]

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United Airlines and Delta Airlines

The Day That 4 American Legacy Carriers Went Bankrupt

The Day That 4 American Legacy Carriers Went Bankrupt September 14th, 2005 was truly a unique day for the United States’ aviation industry. That day Delta and moments later Northwest filed for bankruptcy in court. This put the air space above America in an exceptional position – 4 airlines were flying under Bankruptcy protections. Delta, […]

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Tupolev Tu-104

When Soviets Almost Beat The West: The Tupolev Tu-104

The One Time Soviets Almost Beat The West: The Tupolev Tu-104 Story Okay, to clarify – we’re talking about commercial aviation here. I know the Soviets were the first to put a person in outer space, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves too much. The Tupolev Tu-104 was a commercial passenger jet that was […]

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BOAC Boeing 747

British Airways Reveals Classic BOAC Livery

British Airways Reveals Classic BOAC Livery To Celebrate Their 100th Birthday 2019 is an important year for British Airways. The flag carrier of Britain is celebrating a century of operations and is going to provide us with the chance to feel like we’re in the 70s again. The airline announced that starting from the 18th […]

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