Special Flights

Diverted: PK853 from NRT to PEK via TSN on an A310

Flight Review: PIA A310 Economy Class from Tokyo to Beijing with a Diversion to Tianjin

Fifth freedom flights are popular among enthusiasts as they offer them a chance to taste something exotic without having to go far away. This report covers Pakistan International Airlines flight 853 from Tokyo Narita to Beijing operated by an Airbus A310-300 that I took at the end of April 2016. Pakistan International Airlines Flight 853 …

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Day 6: Two Generations of A300s to and from Mashad

Tour Report: Iranian S&C Day 6 – Mahan Air A300-600 & Iran Air A300B2

<–Day 5: Caspian 737 and MD-83 to Shiraz and Back (Traveled on February 18, 2016) This was the tour’s final full day in Iran. Once again, we had to wake up very early in order to make it for our Mahan Air A300-600 flight to Mashad. After a half-day in Mashad, we flew back to …

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NH462: Goodbye, ANA Pokemon PEACE★JET!

Flight Review: ANA Pokemon Peace Jet Last Flight from Naha to Tokyo

(Flown on April 15, 2016) For over 15 years, ANA was known within the aviation enthusiast’s community as the airline with Pokemon Jets. Unfortunately, the era has come to an end, and the last remaining Pokemon Jet – PEACE★JET – was repainted into regular ANA colors. Below is a report of my experience of flying …

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Onboard World’s First Two Q400CC Flights

Flight Review: RAC Q400CC Inaugural, from Naha to Kumejima and Back

 After Ryukyu Air Commuter received the world’s first Bombardier Q400 Cargo Combi and announced its first commercial flight, I hesitated for a while. However, in the end, I could not miss the unique opportunity to fly on the inaugural flight of a new aircraft type. Ryukyu Air Commuter and the Q400CC Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC) …

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Star Wars BB-8™ ANA Jet Pt. 2: The Inaugural

Flight Review: Star Wars BB-8™ ANA Jet Inaugural, from Osaka to Tokyo

(Flown on March 28, 2016) This is the second half of a report about my trip to Osaka in March 2016 to catch the BB-8 Jet roll-out and inaugural flight. This part covers the second day of the trip during which I took the first flight of the BB-8 Jet from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda. …

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Day 5: Caspian 737 and MD-82 to Shiraz and Back

Tour Report: Iranian S&C Day 5 – Shiraz on Caspian 737-300 & MD-83

<–Day 4: Pouya An-74 Joyride & FARS Hangar Visit (Traveled on February 17, 2016) After the four short course tour members returned back to Kuala Lumpur, there was still a lot to come for the remaining six of us. On the fifth day of the tour – the first day of the long course – …

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Day 4: Pouya Air An-74 Joyride & FARS Hangar Visit

Tour Report: Iranian S&C Day 4 – Pouya An-74 Flight & FARS Hangar Visit

<– Day 3: Isfahan Sights & Back to THR with Qeshm (Traveled on February 16, 2016) While the previous days were a mix of aviation and sightseeing, day 4 was a day full of aviation. On this day, we chartered a Pouya Air Antonov An-74 for a one-hour joyride starting and ending at Tehran Mehrabad …

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Day 3: Isfahan Sights & Back to THR with Qeshm

Tour Report: Iranian S&C Day 3 – Qeshm Air Fokker 100 from Isfahan to Tehran

<– Day 2 Pt. 2: To the Abbasi Gardens with Iran Air (Traveled on February 15, 2016) Our third day in Iran was spent in the beautiful city of Isfahan which offers many sights worth seeing. After spending the whole day there, we flew back to Tehran on a Qeshm Air Fokker 100. Morning in …

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Tour Report: Iranian S&C Day 2 – Iran Air A320 from Tehran to Isfahan

<–Day 2 Pt. 1: Iran Aseman 727 to Ahwaz and Back (Traveled on February 14, 2016) The second part of the report of day 2 of our tour covers the time we spent in Tehran after our arrival from Ahwaz. Furthermore, it covers our flight from Tehran to Isfahan onboard an Iran Air Airbus A320 …

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