The Sriwijaya Air Crash: A Brief Rundown of What We Know

Unfortunately we’re only a few days into 2021 and we already have our first major airline crash. Keeping it brief, here’s the basics of what we know: The airline: Sriwijaya Air is an Indonesian low-cost carrier that has operated since the early 2000s, with domestic and a few short international routes. The airline has had

Score! GOL Airlines 737 Flight Review

Are you in the mood for a trip down to South America? I was down in Brazil last year and got my first chance to fly a couple of local airlines. Brazil-based GOL Airlines was one of them. It isn’t a well known name outside of South America, but GOL is actually Brazil’s largest airline,

Head-to-Head Battle: Comparing Air France and KLM in Business Class

Just like the 2020 Olympics, the AvGeek sports circuit has been on hold while we’ve been socially distancing. What AvGeek sports circuit, you might ask? Well, there’s the 100m sprint to the gate, the luggage toss, and of course the “stuck-in-the-window-seat-with-someone-sleeping-in-the-aisle-seat-so-hold-your-pee-in-for-as-long-as-you-can” challenge. But there is one sport we can still enjoy from the comfort of

I’m a pilot! FAA Checkride Successfully Completed.

Success! I finally earned my private pilot certificate! This is a continuation of my multi-part series on learning to fly. You can read the whole Fly With Francis series here. After a year and a half of concerted effort, I’ve finally completed my initial training and earned my private pilot certificate in early November. It’s a

Air Mail Arrows and Beacons Across America Link to the Industry’s Infancy

Seen in 2019 – an air mail arrow outside Salt Lake City, Utah points to SLC on the San Francisco-Salt Lake route We aren’t ready to fly. Which is a bummer because travel is a large part of our identity. What are sidelined AvGeeks to do to remain connected to our passion? We are all