This model arrived from Hong Kong funded from my Nectar points through Ebay so it cost me no real money except the postage which was minimal. It’s valued from HK at £17.50 My favourite turboprop airliner is without doubt the ATR-72 which is an infinitely more sensible design and build than Bombardier’s Dash-8, an aircraft […]Read more "SAS Scandinavian Airlines ATR-72-600 OY-JZA JC Wings XX4010 July 2014 release"
The aircraft is a model of 787-9 N38950 which at the time of writing is due to go into service with United in the next few weeks. It’s the airlines first 787-9 – a quite noticeable lengthening of the original 787-8. Its my 12th 787 model and fourth 787-9 so I have plenty to reference […]Read more "United Airlines 787-9 N38950 Gemini Jets GJUAL1420 August 2014 Release"
This aircraft at the time of writing, along with Qatar’s second A380 is still at Airbus having a lot of internal remedial work done. The Qatari’s were extremely unhappy with the quality of the fit and finish and have delayed entry into service, which is still formerly to be announced, though London Heathrow is the […]Read more "Qatar A380-861 A7-APA JCWings XX4861 1:400 August 2014"
Air Canada 787-8 C-GHPQ Apollo 1:400 June 2014 A13114 The aircraft is a model of a 787-8 which at the time of writing has just gone into service with Air Canada. Painted in the companies Ice Blue livery (which I know some Canadians don’t like but let me assure you, I think it’s wonderful and […]Read more "Air Canada 787-8 C-GHPQ Apollo 1:400 June 2014 A13114"
This is a life long member of the ailing giant Thomas Cook’s fleet of 757-300’s. The company is in varying degrees of dire straights depending on your view point – owing in excess of £1.1 billion it was deemed to large to fail by its creditors who reluctantly bailed it out with another £100 million. […]Read more "Condor Thomas Cook 757-330/w D-ABOJ Gemini Jets GJCFG1379 June 2014"
I am one of those people who may be few in number and I haven’t yet even flown on one, (though I have friends who have who loved it and hated it in equal measure), that love the A380. Personally I believe it to be an engineering masterclass that will be around for 30 years […]Read more "The A380? Success or failure depends on where you stand."
By now you will be hearing of the sad demise of Witty Wings and its sister brand, Apollo. By all accounts the JCWings firm have purchased the moulds and any releases due August or onwards are unlikely to materialise. This is a tough market with big long-established competitors, and as with VHS winning out over […]Read more "The End of Witty & Apollo"