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The story about Air Canada Flight 174, the “Gimli Glider”

Gimli is well known to Manitobans for many things: it’s the distillery home of Crown Royal Whisky; the Icelandic Festival, “Islendingadagurinn”, held annually on the August long weekend and — for those old enough to remember, a cheap sparkling wine called Gimli Goose, popular in the 1970s (along with a menagerie of other brands such … Continue reading

Twas the Night Before Christmas (Aviation Style)

This anonymously written aviation version of the classic Christmas Eve poem ‘The Night Before Christmas’ has been floating around the web for some time now. Thought it would be fitting to post it before Christmas Eve:  ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and out on the ramp, Not an airplane was stirring, not even a Champ. … Continue reading

Anson aircraft discovered 71 years after Disappearing

On October 30, 1942, five twin-engined Avro Anson L7056 navigation trainers of 32 Operational Training Unit took off from the Royal Canadian Air Force base at Patricia Bay (Victoria International Airport today) on southern Vancouver Island. Three of L7056’s crew were volunteer British airmen from the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve: observer Pilot Officer Charles … Continue reading

SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) Disaster in Milan

In 2001 a McDonnell-Douglas MD-87 from SAS and a Cessna Citation CJ2 collided in thick fog at Milan’s Linate Airport. There were a total of 118 casualties. The Linate Airport disaster occurred on 8 October 2001 at Linate Airport in Milan, Italy, when Scandinavian Airlines Flight 686, a McDonnell Douglas MD-87 airliner carrying 110 people … Continue reading

A Day in the life of the US Navy Blue Angels

This year I went to the CCA, California Capital Airshow in Sacramento, CA, having broken my rule that you only go once to an event in order to see more, rather than the same every year. This is my third time there and the second time I have broken my “rule”. The reason for this … Continue reading

The Crash of a KLM DC-3 at Kastrup/Copenhagen 1947

The 1947 KLM Douglas DC-3 Copenhagen accident was the crash of a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm on 26 January 1947. The accident occurred shortly after the Douglas DC-3 took off from Kastrup in Denmark. All 22 passengers and Crew are killed including Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden (at the time … Continue reading