It was a relatively uneventful Sunday morning in Bangor, that is until 8:23 when an email from FlightAware popped up in my inbox saying “Etihad Airways #103 (A388) en route from Abu Dhabi Int’l (OMAA/AUH) has diverted to Bangor Intl (KBGR) for an estimated arrival at 08:27AM EDT”. It wasn’t until an hour later that … More The Mighty Airbus A380 Comes To Bangor
Now that Christmas 2015 is over, it’s time to sit back and watch. Watch what you may ask? Watch the news, social media posts and other outlets for those who bought a drone for Junior and had it mysteriously take off. Having browsed a few groups on Facebook, there are already a bunch of postings … More Drones. Everywhere.
Last night while searching for flights to St Louis for a wedding this summer, I found a little gem through the Delta website. They will begin flying the Boeing 717-200s procured after the Air Tran/Southwest merger. When Air Tran and Southwest became one, the 717’s didn’t fit into Southwest’s all 737 fleet. Delta has absorbed … More Delta To FLy 717-200s from Bangor
The Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona is making the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport home to it’s beautifully restored B-17G bomber, the Sentimental Journey, from July 28th through August 7th. Leaving work a little early I made my way to KBHB to check it out. Having seen several B-17’s at air shows on static display, I’ve … More CAF Sentimental Journey
Today marked the day United Air Lines resumed scheduled air service from Bangor to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. With the official announcement coming in February, United began flying seasonal scheduled flights to Chicago with Canadair CRJ700 regional jets this afternoon. United 3625, a 2 1/2 hour flight departed on runway 15 bound for the Windy City … More United Resumes Flights from BGR to ORD
Suspense had been building over the weekend with an online contest to guess who and where the latestroute addition from Bangor International Airport(BGR) would be. The airport posted a contest to guess the route for a chance to win tickets to the Bangor Waterfront Brewfest this summer. In an announcement at the airport this morning it … More United Returns to Bangor
With the budget cuts that went into effect earlier this year(aka the Sequester, or here in Maine, Sequestah), one of the federal programs to take a hit were the Blue Angels. Not only were their shows cancelled but other air shows in 2013 were cancelled. The Great State of Maine Airshow at the former Brunswick … More Great State of Maine Airshow Returns
On October 22nd a new era in American Airlines history began with the delivery of their first Airbus A321 aircraft. As with the prior delivery flights for American’s new A319s, the A321s inbound from Finkenwerder, made a pit stop in Bangor for fuel and a customs check before continuing on for Dallas.
York High School graduate and NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy returned home from the International Space Station on Tuesday September 10th after 181 days in space. He landed in a Russian Soyuz space craft in Kazakhstan with 2 other Russian cosmonauts. Cassidy boarded a Gulfstream III and headed for the states to undergo medical tests after … More Chris Cassidy Returns from ISS
I got word from a friend that there were some MV-22 Osprey’s en route to Bangor on Monday. It was a busy day at work and I really didn’t think I’d be able to get away to stop by the field and check them out. This wasn’t anything new, the past 2 or 3 times … More MV-22 Osprey