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Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands has reported and analysed the mechanical mobility of humanity since late 1960 - the end of the age of great scheduled ocean liners and coastal steamers and the start of the jet age. He’s worked in newspapers, radio and TV in a wide range of roles as a journalist at home and abroad for 56 years, the last 18 freelance.

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Why didn't that AirAsia plane land immediately, instead of going back to Perth?

Why didn't that AirAsia plane land immediately, instead of going back to Perth?

Ben SandilandsJun 26, 20179 Comments

Did the AirAsia X plane really land as quickly as it could once it discovered it had engine trouble?

Airbus might have found a way to reverse Howard’s uncomfortable legacy

Airbus might have found a way to reverse Howard’s uncomfortable legacy

Ben SandilandsMay 24, 2017

Press gallery journalists will be singing Airbus' praises if the company pulls this off.

Trump brains trust might be rethinking laptop ban on US-bound flights

Trump brains trust might be rethinking laptop ban on US-bound flights

Ben SandilandsMay 19, 2017

Reports suggest Trump's anti-terrorism stance on passenger personal devices to US-bound flights may change.

Could Badgerys Creek airport be built cheaper and faster? One man thinks so.

Could Badgerys Creek airport be built cheaper and faster? One man thinks so.

Ben SandilandsMay 10, 20172 Comments

The man behind the Wellcamp Airport says Badgerys Creek could be open after three years of hard but determined work, and for a fraction of the money.

Meet 'Joe', the asteroid that could incinerate your city next week

Meet 'Joe', the asteroid that could incinerate your city next week

Ben SandilandsApr 10, 20172 Comments

"Joe", a might-be cosmic killer, is going to visit Earth's neighborhood next week.

Don't look now, but scientists might have just discovered evidence of alien spaceships

Don't look now, but scientists might have just discovered evidence of alien spaceships

Ben SandilandsMar 15, 20174 Comments

Have we heard evidence of intergalactic space travel?

The colossal stupidity of turning a publicly owned airport into a badly run private monopoly

The colossal stupidity of turning a publicly owned airport into a badly run private monopoly

Ben SandilandsMar 7, 2017

This is not just about Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports, but the mindset shared by the Coalition and Labor parties when it comes to short-term privatisation profits versus the economic future of Australia.

Three years on from MH370's disappearance, is the mystery now unsolvable?

Three years on from MH370's disappearance, is the mystery now unsolvable?

Ben SandilandsMar 7, 20174 Comments

The risk that MH370 might not be found until well after all of those alive today are dead, and its mystery thus irrelevant and forgotten, is very real.

Outta this world: space tourists to hitch a ride to the Moon

Outta this world: space tourists to hitch a ride to the Moon

Ben SandilandsMar 2, 20177 Comments

Is space the place to use paying passengers as flight testers? We may soon find out, with a manned mission to the far side of the Moon to include two amateur space tourists.

The airline that could kill off Australia's low-cost carriers

The airline that could kill off Australia's low-cost carriers

Ben SandilandsFeb 28, 20173 Comments

The airline Norwegian is shaking up the aviation industry, exploiting opportunities to do to established carriers what Qantas wanted to do years ago.

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