Archive for : December, 2017

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17 from 2017: What Else Happened in the Sky This Year

As the year comes to a close, we look back on what we followed through the sky this year. From celebrations to challenges and goodbyes to some impressive sky drawing, here are 17 things that flew—or didn’t—in 2017. (more…)

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Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Antonov An-124 with a Thrilling Demo Flight

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the An-124’s first flight, Antonov took one of their An-124’s on a quick, but thrilling demo flight on 22 December. Check out the video and flight track below.  (more…)

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From the Flight Deck: Stockholm to Dubai

Every once in a while, we get the opportunity to experience awesome avgeek adventures and share them with you. On Friday, we joined the crew of a Norwegian 737 MAX 8 on the flight deck for a flight from from Stockholm to Dubai. Here are a few photos and video of the landing in Dubai. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 20: A Look Inside Flightradar24

On this episode of AvTalk, we head to Stockholm to go inside Flightradar24. We sit down with co-founder Mikael Robertsson to learn how FR24 got started, and we talk to chief technology officer, Sean Atkinson to learn more about how FR24 works. We also check-in on a volcano in Bali, the world’s largest turboprop aircraft, and our favorite new airline, Joon. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in November 2017

In November we activated over 50 new Flightradar24 ADS-B receivers and hundreds more people around the world built their own receivers to contribute data to our network. These receivers and tens of thousands of others helped us track 4.7 million flights. (more…)