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"On the flight deck: airBaltic A220 | 6 hour flight from Tenerife + Business class review!" overlaid on an image from the flight deck of the landing lights and runway at Riga
Come along for a moonlit ride

Six hours from Tenerife to Riga leaves plenty of time for gratuitous shots of the beautiful A220 flight deck. Gabriel Leigh also pops back to review airBaltic’s business class offering on the longest flight in their network.
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3 images from top left: crash-protected recorder, flight test emergency evacuation system on the A350-1000 test aircraft, Icelandair 767 departing Troll Airfield in Antarctica
Revisiting our favorite AvTalk conversations from 2021

It was difficult to narrow it down, but we chose three of our favorite conversations from 2021 to revisit as we close out the year. We first head to Antarctica to find out how the Troll Airfield is managed and maintained. Then we’re off to the NTSB laboratory in Washington to learn how the agency extracts and analyses the data from crash-protected memory devices. And lastly, we take to the sky with Airbus’ chief test pilot Malcolm Ridley.
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Emirates 777 A6-EQI
Emirates 777’s close call in Dubai

On 20 December EK231 departing for Washington didn’t climb away from the runway as it should, passing just hundreds of feet over a neighborhood west of the airfield. Using data from the Flightradar24 network, The Air Current reports on the incident.
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A Lion Air 737 MAX in storage
Indonesia approves 737 MAX return

Indonesian authorities approved the 737 MAX’s return to service this week, pending updates to the aircraft and pilot training. 
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China Airlines flight 32 from Taipei to Vancouver departed in 2022 and will arrive back in Vancouver in 2021 with enough time to celebrate again
Celebrating the new year twice

Time travel is easy, you just have to be willing to endure more of this year. Follow CI32 and other flights as they depart in 2022, but arrive back in 2021 in time to celebrate the new year all over again.
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A United Airlines 787 landing in Munich
2021 Screeners’ Choices 

The JetPhotos catalog grew to more than 5.2 million photos in 2021, adding more than 300,000 photos. See some of our screeners’ favorite photos from this year. 
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What was your favorite episode of AvTalk in 2021?

We listed some of our favorites, but what were yours? Let us know which episodes you liked the best.
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