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Aviation Updates, Photos & More

Find the latest aviation news, hottest new planes, reviews of cool new gadgets and more. We've visited and photographed some of the largest collections of historic airplanes, helicopters and spacecraft in the world. Also, check out GAYOT's selection of the Top 10 Business Class Airlines.

André Borschberg (CEO, co-founder and pilot) sits in the cockpit of Solar Impulse 2 for the aircraft's first-time ocean flight

FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD
Solar Impulse's First Ocean Crossing Resumes
The Solar Impulse 2, the first airplane of perpetual endurance, reattempts its oceanic flight from Nagoya, Japan to Hawaii in its journey across the globe. Marked as the first aircraft of its kind to cross the ocean, pilot Andre Borschberg will be flying this challenging portion nonstop for at least five days and five nights.

Read the whole story on the Solar Impulse official website



Maverick Helicopters' Maui Spirit tour

BIRD'S-EYE TOUR OF THE ALOHA STATE
Maverick Helicopters Opens Maui Location

Maverick Helicopters, a division of the Maverick Aviation Group, has expanded its terrain and opened a new location in Maui, Hawaii. The company offers a range of aerial tours aboard its ECO-Star helicopters featuring quiet technology, giving guests a unique overhead perspective of Maui's coastlines, valleys, cliff-side waterfalls and volcanoes. The aircraft holds up to seven people and individual voice-activated headsets are provided. The wrap-around windows ensure that everyone has a great view and for a more intimate flight, custom and private helicopter charters are available.
There are three tour packages to choose from and prices range from $329 to $399 per person.

Take flight at the Maverick official website




Papillon Group reveals its Golden Helicopter for the company's 50th Anniversary in April 2015

LOOK TO THE SKIES
Papillon Group's Golden Helicopter

Papillon Group reveals its one-of-a-kind Golden Helicopter (also known as Copter 50) in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary on April 16, 2015. It will arrive in Nevada at the Boulder City Aerocenter in style—via five-chopper formation to reflect each decade of being the world’s longest-running helicopter tour company.

Cheers to five decades Papillon Group


Fly comfortably with Flying Eyes Sunglasses

RUNWAY READY
Flying Eyes Sunglasses
Fly in comfort with these pilot-friendly sunglasses, which offer interchangeable sides that work with headsets, helmets and more.

Take to the skies with a pair of your own


Get an inside look at the end of the Apollo program in The Last Man on the Moon

THE END OF AN ERA
The Last Man on the Moon
We all know Neil Armstrong, but what of the other astronauts of the Apollo program? This documentary tells the story of Gene Cernan, the final astronaut to set foot on the moon.

Get the scoop on the last manned mission to the moon


MyGoFlight’s PLC Duffel is made out of water-resistant material and has a spacious center section

A PILOT'S LIFE
MyGoFlight PLC Duffel
Developed around the unique needs of general aviation pilots, MyGoFlight's PLC Duffel is a solid, durable bag that will streamline any aviator's life.

Fly prepared


WINGS AND WINES
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
This massive museum in Oregon wine country houses the celebrated Spruce Goose, military aircraft, helicopters, space vehicles and more.

The Spruce Goose has been housed at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, since 1993


A Business Class seat on American Airlines’ new Boeing 777-300ER
LUXURIOUS PERKS
American Airlines' Business Class
To keep up with competition and new standards, airlines are in renovation mode, and American Airlines is no exception. The airline is bringing modern luxury to its fleet.

SOARING ONE CLASS HIGHER
Japan Airlines JAL SKY SUITE 777

With an array of newcomers upping the ante for the quality of air travel, Japan Airlines is keeping up with the competition with its new JAL SKY SUITE 777.
A Japan Airlines aircraft in flight

A rare Caproni Ca.20 aircraft at The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA
TAKE FLIGHT
The Museum of Flight Photo Gallery
See pictures of The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA, as well as the various exhibits and aircraft on display, including a Russian Vostok spacecraft, a rare Caproni Ca.20 aircraft and the first Boeing 747.

YOUR PERSONAL PILOT
Lufthansa Private Jet Service

Lufthansa Private Jet, German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG's private jet service, is offering direct flights to more than 1,000 destinations around the world.
Exterior of a Gulfstream GIV, one of the aircraft available in the Lufthansa Private Jet service



 
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