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Flightradar24 screenshot showing positions and paths of AA106 and DL1943 at JFK
“Delta 1943 cancel take off clearance!”

Those were the instructions from the controller in the tower at JFK late last week after he notice American flight 106 crossing in front of the Delta 737 on the runway. We break down what happened and what investigators are looking into on this week’s episode of AvTalk.

Also this week, we hear from John Nilsson at Swedavia as explains how airports are preparing to integrate electric and hydrogen powered aircraft into their infrastructure.
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Yeti Airlines ATR 72 9N-ANC
Yeti Airlines flight 691 crashes near Pokhara

A Yeti Airlines ATR 72-500 crashed on approach to Pokhara over the weekend. The flight was inbound to the new airport in Pokhara from Kathmandu. 
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"767 Flight Deck Preflight" overlaid on a photo of pilots preparing the 767 flight deck
Warming up the jet

What does it take to get an aircraft sitting at the gate ready for flight? Ken Hoke, a recently retired 757/767 captain walks through each step of the 767 preflight explaining what pilots are doing from the time they get to the aircraft until it pushes back from the gate.
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A screen capture from the Herald Sun newspaper’s article on QF144. The text of the article says "Pictures have revealed the damage to the plane from the engine failure." But the photo shows the normally operating reverse thruster on the CFM 56 engine. We've overlaid a giant WRONG on the image.
Getting it wrong. Very, very wrong

Aviation reporting by non-specialists can sometimes be a bit off, like when newspapers use a photo of an old livery or an image of 777 when discussing a 737. But multiple Australian outlets got the story incredibly wrong this week after a Qantas 737-800 suffered an engine failure en route from Auckland to Sydney. 

The photo above shows the completely normal operation of the thrust reverser on the working engine of the aircraft as it landed in Sydney.
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THE REFERENCE SECTION—MILITARY AIRCRAFT
US Air Force Global Hawk
Which military aircraft are visible near Ukraine and what are their roles? 
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PLANESPOTTING WITH GABRIEL LEIGH
The best planespotting in the world??? overlaid on a photo of Gabriel and Pedro at Madeira as an easyJet aircraft departs.
The ultimate guide to planespotting in Madeira

We spent the day with Pedro from Madeira Airport Spotting visiting all of the absolute best locations for planespotting at the airport. Come along for stunning views from right next to the runway to high atop a mountain.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Hainan’s new Pepsi plane
A flying Pepsi 

Hainan Airlines now has a new Pepsi livery. Pepsi has a long history of special liveries, including a short-lived one on an Air France Concorde.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Wizz A321neo crossing in front of the moon
A Wizz Air A321neo crossing in front of the moon high above Belgrade.
Virgin Atlantic A350
A Virgin Atlantic A350 landing in London.
Philippine Airlines 777 and Emirates A380 moving in opposite directions in San Francisco
Nose-to-nose in San Francisco.
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The Transonic Truss-braced Wing is coming

NASA awarded Boeing a contract for development of a new aircraft concept. We discuss the concept and when we might see it fly on this week’s episode.
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"How to: Build and Set Up an ADS-B Receiver" overlaid on a photo of a raspberry pi ADS-B receiver
Step-by-step instructions to build and set-up and ADS-B receiver

If you’ve been considering sharing flight data with Flightradar24, but thought maybe it’s too difficult, this video has step-by-step instructions for building and setting up a raspberry pi ADS-B receiver. And remember, sharing ADS-B data with us gets you a free Flightradar24 Business subscription!
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