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Passenger doesn't switch his phone to flight mode - gets over $2000 fine

It is something every traveller is familiar with - turning off your phone when a plane is taking off or landing, or at least switching it to flight mode. But one British passenger found out the costly way of ignoring the crew's request. Aaron McWilliam was flying from Amsterdam to Exeter last December on a Flybe jet when he refused to switch his phone to airplane mode before take-off, reports the Daily Mail. (www.stuff.co.nz) More...

What happens if you open the plane door during a flight?

It’s one of the nervous flier’s (numerous) nightmare scenarios. A potty fellow passenger makes a beeline for the emergency exit and yanks the door open, sending themselves, and any unsecured trolley dollies and holidaymakers, spinning into the stratosphere. (update-traveltechnology.blogspot.in) More...

A stunt pilot's near fatal crash at a Budapest air show

A stunt plane has bounced off the water as it tried to fly in formation under Budapest’s iconic Chain Bridge at speeds of up to 200km/h. The almost-catastrophic mishap happened during the European city’s annual Great Race. (www.9news.com.au) More...

RAF jets generate sonic booms chasing Air France jet with radio problems

Typhoon jets were scrambled on Monday night to intercept a wayward Air France airliner over Yorkshire – with the deafening booms caused by the supersonic pursuit shaking residents in their houses. The aircraft were launched from RAF Coningsby to identify an unresponsive civilian aircraft, the Ministry of Defence said. The loud bangs were later confirmed to have been sonic booms. An RAF spokesman said: “Quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft were launched today from RAF Coningsby to identify an… (www.theguardian.com) More...

4K cockpit youtube videos -> new standards.

There are already thousands of flying videos on YouTube. I have used the first time 4K video technology. The resolution is amazing, although most of the monitors do not support this yet. Happy Landings, Guido (www.youtube.com) More...


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