Runway in the fog (Image: Aviation Wales)
Features

How does fog affect air travel?

With the recent weather at Cardiff Airport causing diversions due to fog we thought it was time for our resident MET guru Philip Dawson to look at why fog has so much of an effect on air travel and what the limitations are on flying, and more importantly, landing in [read more]

Thomas Cook G-OMYT (Image: The Aviation Media Co.)
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport new routes and special visitors 2017

2017 is going to be an exciting year for Cardiff Airport, here’s why. New airlines/routes: Airline Destination Start Date Cobalt Larnaca LCLK/LCA Summer 2017 Alba Star Palma LEPA/PMI Summer 2017 BH Air Burgas LBBG/BOJ Summer 2017 Norwegian Air Shuttle Tenerife South GCTS/TFS Summer 2017 Blue Islands Guernsey EGJG/GCI 02/05/2017 Iberia [read more]

Stand 7 from the flight deck of A400M ZM406
Cardiff Airport News

When an A400M is at Cardiff Airport…

It’s always nice to see something different at Cardiff Airport and when the RAF’s latest transport plane drops in as a weather diversion its always a bonus. Especially when we got the view from inside the next day! Designed to replace the Lockheed C130 Hercules, The Airbus A400M “Atlas” is [read more]

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Last minute gifts for AvGeeks!

Looking for a last minute gift for the avgeek in your life? Here’s our top 5. SR-71 Flight Manual – The Official Pilot’s Handbook – Amazon £39.00 View on Amazon This is the reprinted facsimile edition of the manual issued to crew members of the US Air Force’s sleek SR-71, [read more]

The Red Arrows in Diamond Nine (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
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Red One on why trust has to be earned

The leader of the RAF’s Red Arrows display team David Montenegro, better known as “Red One”  recently sat down to talk about why rank doesn’t  engender trust, it has to be earned. You lead the formation. What exactly does that entail? David Montenegro: I have the glory of being able [read more]

Memphis Belle
Features

The most famous planes in history

Every now and again an aircraft goes down in history. We’re not talking types here like Concorde or the Jumbo Jet, we’re talking iconic planes such as Enola Gay or the Spruce Goose, planes that everyone knows just by the mere mention of their name. Here’s our top 5 most [read more]