NEWS DIGEST 30.01.2021: Rare rainbows, rare birds, much excitement

Today’s news is brought to you via Facebook. Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper is wowing skywatchers with a article accompanied by beautiful images of the Moon surrounded by a ‘celestial rainbow’ – a ring of colours. The high-quality and detailed photographs … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 30.01.2021: Rare rainbows, rare birds, much excitement

AIR MAURITIUS CRISIS: Fifty pilots from India drafted in to man ailing airline

Port Louis – VIJAY SHAH and ABHI RAMSAHAYE via LeDéfi Media Group A team of fifty pilots from India are being sent to the island of Mauritius to help solve a staff shortage that has brought the island’s national air carrier to its knees, reports local French-language news agency LeDéfi Media Group. The island’s national and most significant airline, Air Mauritius is currently undergoing a crisis caused by many of its pilots refusing to report for duty, for reasons unknown. Several flights by Air Mauritius have already been cancelled since last Thursday, a serious problem for Mauritius, a popular holiday hotspot and … Continue reading AIR MAURITIUS CRISIS: Fifty pilots from India drafted in to man ailing airline

DRONES: Have you insured yours?

Drones…..it seems these days that these tiny helicopter-like gadgets armed with cameras and fun are becoming as prolific in Britain’s skies as the birds are. Since they burst onto the scene a few years back, drones have taken on a multiplicity of roles. They have been used by the U.S. military to recce terrorist camps and one armed with missiles have obliterated a few of them, reducing the need for boots on the ground. One was used by a filmmaker to fly above the abandoned city of Pripyat in Ukraine, made radioactive by the fallout from the Chernobyl disaster in the Eighties. The price … Continue reading DRONES: Have you insured yours?

FLIGHT MH370: Suspected pallet from missing Malaysian plane spotted in Indian Ocean

As the search goes on for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane that vanished while on a flight from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing earlier this month, rescuers have offered a possible glimpse of the aircraft’s fate after a pallet was spotted floating in the Indian Ocean. As more than twenty countries have pooled resources together via air and sea to look for any sign of Flight MH370, extending from Kyrgystan in the north to Australia and New Zealand in the south, a search plane from New Zealand which had been flying over a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean … Continue reading FLIGHT MH370: Suspected pallet from missing Malaysian plane spotted in Indian Ocean