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New airplane alert! On Saturday, September 1, LAN Airlines picked up its very first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, becoming the first in the Americas to operate the aircraft. From the factory to the runway at Boeing's Paine Field in Everett, WA, we were there to kick the tires, put the seats back and get a feel for her. Stay tuned the next couple days for more Dreamliner dispatches.
Have you ever been on a flight and spotted another flight off in the distance? It's just the coolest thing to see another plane in midair; they become your friend for a few minutes, as if you're sharing the delicious secret that 38,000 feet is the place to be. And it is. Now imagine that flying alongside other airplanes was an everyday occurrence for youeven better, that it's your job. This is actually the case for the badass pilots and aerial cinematographers at Wolfe Air.
Thanks to our buddy David Parker Brown of AirlineReporter.com and the team at Wolfe Air, we were able to go beyond watching the LAN Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivery flight to participating in it while discovering how Wolfe Air makes their magicthe magic of capturing the Dreamliner on film, in flight, from a few hundred feet off the raked wingtip.
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It's been just over a year since Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM survived the crash of their private jet on the runway in Columbia, SC. DJ AM, who recently died of a drug overdose, and Travis were the only survivors of the accident which killed four others after the plane's tires skidded, it overshot the runway and then crashed and burned.
Although they'd probably rather forget the whole incident, the widows of the deceased and now Travis, who's the only one now still living, have settled their claims with the companies involvednamely LearJet and Goodyear Tire Company. The amount of the settlement is private, but what we do know from court document obtained by TMZ is that the amount is over $25,000. As it should be. When DJ AM was still alive and pressing his case, he had demanded a cool $20 million dollars for "medical expenses, lost earnings, profits and economic damages...non-economic losses, such as mental and physical pain."
If you don't already have your own LJ at your disposal of course...
Luxist reports that Executive Flightways is teaming up with Malmberg Travel to offer a contest which gives the winner a flight on a gleaming Learjet. You must depart from Boston or New York and you must enter by June 30th.
We say not too shabby.