AvTalk Episode 20: A Look Inside Flightradar24

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Summary: On this episode of AvTalk, we head to Stockholm to go inside Flightradar24. We sit down with co-founder Mikael Robertsson to learn how FR24 got started, and we talk to chief technology officer, Sean Atkinson to learn more about how FR24 works. We also check-in on a volcano in Bali, the world’s largest turboprop aircraft, and our favorite new airline, Joon.<br> <br> <a href="https://blog.flightradar24.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/AvTalk-Episode-20-A-Look-Inside-Flightradar24-1.pdf">Download a transcript of this episode</a><br> <br> The Antonov An-22<br> The world’s largest turboprop, the <a href="https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ur-09307">Antonov An-22</a> is flying this week and drawing the eyes and ears of many in the UK, Finland, Canada, and Cuba.<br> <br> Take a look at the video I caught of the <a href="https://twitter.com/AirlinesAntonov?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AirlinesAntonov</a> AN22 approaching <a href="https://twitter.com/manairport?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@manairport</a> <a href="https://t.co/sLYlpmwlIk">pic.twitter.com/sLYlpmwlIk</a><br> — Martin Orme (@ormey150873) <a href="https://twitter.com/ormey150873/status/937078128803041281?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 2, 2017</a><br> <br> Mt Agung eruption cancels flights in Bali<br> The eruption of <a href="https://www.flightradar24.com/airport/dps/map">Mt Agung</a> and the resulting ash cloud led to the cancellation of flights in Bali. We talk about why volcanic ash and aircraft engines <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_9">don’t mix</a>.<br> Iraqi airspace reopens to international overflights<br> After a few years of avoiding <a href="https://www.flightradar24.com/33.75,44.23/6">Iraqi airspace</a>, airlines are beginning to return to the country. We talk about what this might mean for your next flight.<br> How Flightradar24 got started<br> We sit down with Mikael Robertsson, co-founder of Flightradar24 to talk about how it all got started and how an <a href="https://vimeo.com/11205494">empty sky in 2010</a> was a big leap for flight tracking.<br> We flew on planes<br> Ian and Jason offer mini-trip reports on the flights to Stockholm. Spoiler: Jason’s trip was a bit rougher than Ian’s.<br> How Flightradar24 works<br> Chief Technology Officer Sean Atkinson joins the podcast to talk about <a href="https://www.flightradar24.com/how-it-works">how Flightradar24 works</a>.<br> Joon!<br> <a href="https://www.jetphotos.com/airline/Joon">Joon</a>, our favorite coffee shop inside a pet store that is ‘also an airline’ launched service this week.<br> Let us know what you think<br> Like the podcast? Have suggestions for future shows? Let us know by leaving us a <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/avtalk-aviation-podcast/id1215571407?mt=2">review on iTunes</a>. Reviews on iTunes not only help us make a better show, they help more people find the podcast! Want to send us additional feedback, just <a href="mailto:podcast@fr24.com">email us</a>.<br>