VIDEO Jet Engine Vortices

The long trails behind the wings of landing planes may be the best known but are not the only signs of spinning air coming off aircraft. Jet engines produce a number of such vortices – which only become obvious when water vapor in the air condenses around the vortex into visible droplets, as in this…

VIDEO ‘explosive’ takeoff

Just what exactly happened here? Gulfstream IV N842PA on 23 May 2017, BHX to Wilmington. Found out afterwards this is reputedly the flight taking Ariana Grande home early from her ill-fated tour of the UK. Update – confirmation of the reason for the flight is at http://www.wwaytv3.com/2017/05/24/ariana-grande-makes-brief-stop-at-wilmington-international-airport/

ALERT Gripens fighter jets scrambled today as small plane entered Hungarian airspace without permission

A small sport-aircraft have entered the Hungarian airspace near Szombathely, Hungary today without permission. NATO Integrated Air Defense System has alerted Hungarian Air Force. Two Gripens took off from Kecskemét Airbase and identified the aircraft which has left Hungarian airspace around 1435 local time (1235 UTC). The aircraft took off from took from Graz, Austria. Hungarian authorities have…