AvTalk Episode 18: A United 747 Farewell

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In this episode of AvTalk, we send Jason to Hawaii on the final United Airlines 747 flight, the Maho Beach Cam comes back after Hurricane Irma, and Emirates takes delivery of its 100th Airbus A380.

A United 747 Farewell

After nearly 50 years of service, United Airlines retired its 747 fleet in style this week with a recreation of its first 747 flight from 1970. Jason, and many, many other avgeeks, were on board to celebrate the end of an era. We dig deep into the airline’s 747 history and talk with some of the people on board to see what the United 747 meant to them.

On departure from San Francisco, the flight made a special flypast of the Golden Gate bridge.

We got a special departure from @United out of SFO. Low and slow over the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown. #UA747farewell pic.twitter.com/lfXpoP9kkh

— Ryan McBride (@rpmcb) November 8, 2017

The Maho Beach Cam Returns

After being destroyed in Hurricane Irma, the Maho Beach Cam has returned, broadcasting live from next to the runway in St Maarten. Head over to MahoBeachCam.com to see and hear live traffic and track flights thanks to the Flightradar24 receiver hosted next to the camera.

Emirates gets its 100th A380

Emirates took delivery of its 100th A380 this week. A6-EUV will enter revenue service shortly. Emirates still has dozens of A380s on order and rumors are swirling that they will announce additional orders at this year’s Dubai Air Show.

Pilots to Follow on Twitter

Last week we asked followers on Twitter about the pilots they like to follow. The response was impressive and we’ve compiled a list. Get the details here.

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