Video – Snowbirds – 431 Air Demonstration Squadron

Once again an awesome video was posted at This video features the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron “Snowbirds”.
The 1942 formed 431 (Bomber) Squadron was 1978 officially turned into an aerobatic team. Since then, the Snowbirds have become an icon of Canadian aviation. On this year May 18th a Snowbird crashed during practice, killing the pilot.

Thomson Fly 757 Birdstrike Captured

A spotter captured the moment when two herons were sucked into a Thomson Fly Boeing 757-200 moments after lift-off from Manchester airport at 9.15 on Sunday morning.

The engine, a Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4, was shut down and the pilot made a successful emergency landing on one engine.

The aircraft, with 221 passengers on board, was heading for Arrecife, Lanzarote, when the birds hit the right hand engine, causing a flameout and repeated puffs of black smoke. The pilot declared an emergency and dumped excess fuel before landing at 1030.
Source: Flightglobal

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