NASA 747, Cleared for Take-Off: Observing a SOFIA Mission

NASA 747, Cleared for Take-Off: Observing a SOFIA Mission

(Posted on October 27, 2018) Every summer, NASA’s airborne observatory SOFIA leaves its base in Palmdale, California, and heads to Christchurch, New Zealand to observe the Southern Sky. Being in the southern hemisphere for a couple of months not only…

"Per Aspera Ad Astra:" The Complexities of Operating SOFIA

“Per Aspera Ad Astra:” The Complexities of Operating SOFIA

(Posted on September 8, 2018) Every year, NASA’s airborne observatory SOFIA takes off about a hundred times to help scientists gather data to better understand our solar system and the rest of the universe. Each of those flights, however, starts way before the heavily…

Spotting Guide: An Afternoon at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Spotting Guide: An Afternoon at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

(Posted on July 29, 2018) If you are traveling to Toronto by air, you are most likely to arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport located west of the city. However, if you are arriving from a limited selection of Canadian and US airports, you might arrive at Billy Bishop…

5 Reasons Why It's Great to Be an Aviation Enthusiast in Japan

5 Reasons Why It’s Great to Be an Aviation Enthusiast in Japan

(Posted on July 26, 2018) Earlier this year, I wrote about JAL Todofuken Seal, collectible stickers the airline’s cabin crew hands out to passengers. Continuing on that topic, I decided to take a look at some of the ways aviation enthusiasts in Japan are pampered. Not only…