Monday, 28 October 2019

Commercial use

Future production data for all types is available, also accurate daily test flight logs for all types.  Contact me at aerotyke@gmail.com with your requirements for pricing.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

It is time

When it reaches the point where ex-cargo airline pilots are posting your blog entries in full on aviation forums as their own work, without any credit, source link, back-link or even having the courtesy to ask permission, you know you have reached the absolute epitome of piss-taking.  There is only so much a person can take before being pushed beyond breaking point.

It was bad enough seeing Chris Edwards and Manolis Katsafarkis (Boeing Test Flights Per Day) copying all my work every day and reposting it as their own (deliberate errors included!) without a single credit to me, but now I discover that it's all being copied and reposted into private Facebook groups pretty much word for word as well.

This is in addition to all the for-profit companies stealing my work and reselling it (with deliberate errors included!) for commercial gain, namely Alexandre Avrane (yes, I see you running your bot scraper on my blog every night), Thomas Jaeger, FreeBird, ADU, FlightRadar24, to name a few of the obvious ones.  Perhaps you'd all like to forward me your original applications for re-use as I seem to have missed them or do you believe that Copyright law does not apply to you?


1. Never bite the hands that feeds you.

2. You reap what you sow.


It is time for this blog to close.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Nope.

@BTFPD I didn't come down in the last shower.  You can contact me for pricing.  $5,000 for 4.5 months of data is a fair price imo.

YR-MXA 737-8 Blue Air first pics in new livery

Blue Air's first 737-8 Max registry YR-MXA returned from painting at Spokane a short while ago.  Check out the pics HERE.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

A6-BND 787-9 Etihad Airways delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Oct17-18 #KCHS to #OMAA Abu Dhabi as ETD9011.

Msn 42373/910 hex 89653B.  Painted in a special blue Manchester City football club livery.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

PH-BKC 787-10 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines delivery flight

Flew away on delivery Oct16-17 #KCHS to #EHAM Amsterdam flying as KLM9878.

Msn 42503/908 hex 485B43.

SP-LVP 737-8 LOT Polish Airlines first flight

First flight Oct16 from #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE979 unpainted.

Msn 61864/7773 hex 48AF0F.  Leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

EI-HAX 737-8200 Ryanair first flight

First flight Oct16 from #KRNT flying as BOE607.  Ferried to #KMWH Grant County for storage.

Msn 65080/7607 hex 4CA9A9. #ryanair

B-20DH 737-8 Air China return from painting

Flew Oct16 #KARA Acadiana back to #KBFI as BOE275 after painting.

Msn 60922/7761 hex 7817AB.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

VH-ZNI 787-9 Qantas Airways delivery flight

Flew away Oct15 #KPAE to #KLAX Los Angeles on delivery as QFA6027.

Msn 66073/921 hex 7C806C. Named KOOKABURRA.

VQ-BIN 737-8 Utair Aviation return from storage

Flown Oct15 #KSKF Kelly Field back to #KBFI as BOE041, returning from storage.  Reason?

Msn 44300/7518 hex 424474.

B-.... 737-8 China Southern Airlines first flight

First flight Oct15 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE715 unpainted.  No reg assigned yet.

Msn 65275/7764 hex A13E31, decodes to N1799B and was wearing it.

SE-RTK 737-8 Norwegian Air Sweden flown to Acadiana for painting

Flown Oct15 #KBFI to #KARA Acadiana as BOE326 for painting.

Msn 42844/7765 hex 4ACA8B.

N8800L 737-8 Southwest Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct15 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE040 for storage.

Msn 42633/7661 hex AC2038.

SP-LSG 787-9 LOT Polish Airlines flown to Meacham for painting

Flown Oct15 #KCHS to #KFTW Fort Worth Meacham as BOE890 for painting.

Msn 62144/920 hex 48AE26.

Monday, 14 October 2019

Oman Air 737 Max cancellation ?

Oman Air's #omanair next 737 Max frame due, A4O-ML (LN 7707), has seemingly been painted in full Boeing company 'light' livery from my observations.  However, it is still sporting Oman Air winglets.  I currently have no answers for why this frame is painted in the Boeing company livery when the 737-8 test program has long since been completed.  It is not the former test frame #3 LN 5728 N8703J which was in the same livery and also at BFI, as this has been in full Southwest Airlines livery since the summer.


A4O-ML

Photo credit: Jeff Berry

VP-BXM 737-8 Globus Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct14 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE205 for storage, fully painted in S7 livery.

Msn 62878/7746 hex 4243BA.

N420PK 737-8 Gol Linhas Aéreas flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct14 #KBFI to #KMWH Grant County as BOE585 for storage. Still painted all white.

Msn 44872/7745 hex A4FCEE.

N8742M 737-8 Southwest Airlines first flight

First flight Oct14 from #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE048, unpainted.

Msn 61868/7756 hex AC07DC. Leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

B-20CL 737-8 Xiamen Airlines flown to Grant County for storage

Flown Oct14 from #KVCV Victorville to #KMWH Grant County as BOE342 for storage after painting at Victorville.

Msn 43836/7750 hex 78174B.

N618UP 747-8F UPS Airlines return from painting

Flown Oct14 #KPDX back to #KPAE as BOE683, returning from painting at Portland.

Msn 64264/1556 hex A80E46.


N8806Q 737-8 Southwest Airlines first flight

First flight Oct14 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE050, unpainted.

Msn 65471/7767 hex AC210E.

A7-BHC 787-9 Qatar Airways flown to Portland for painting

Flown Oct14 #KPAE to #KPDX Portland as BOE939 for painting (Jen Schuld).

Msn 64210/927 hex 06A2E6.

HP-9911CMP 737-9 Copa Airlines first flight

First flight Oct14 #KRNT to #KBFI flying as BOE061 unpainted.

Msn 44212/7772 hex 0C200C.  Incorrect hex code supplied by the customer and conflicting with company 737 HP-1378CMP.  Will be corrected to 0C210C before delivery. #copa #copaairlines

B-20AZ 737-8 Xiamen Airlines flown to Victorville for painting

Flown Oct14 #KBFI to #KVCV Victorville as BOE338 for painting.

Msn 43833/7662 hex 7816DD.