Tyler   

McDowell   

Tyler McDowell is in his early twenties and has a passion for aviation and music. His interest in music is deeply rooted in classic rock and various genres from that era and he has dabbled on radio between 2013 and 2018, broadcasting with Radio Wexham and A1 Radio. His travels have taken him across Europe and more recently, to the USA.

August 14, 2019

With the first two decades of the twenty-first century coming to an end in less than six months’ time it has been an era in which airlines have come and gone; evolutions, revolutions and airline rebranding has been rife over those twenty years.

Social Media has become q...

June 19, 2019

June 6th 1944: the war in Europe had turned in the favour of Allied forces in the five years since Neville Chamberlain announced that Britain and France would lead a second conflict against German led Axis forces after the invasion of Poland.

In little over a year...

May 25, 2019

Swiss International Airlines

 In the aftermath of September 11th 2001, the aviation industry around the world was in turmoil as new security and safety laws were introduced swiftly, with many business and leisure holiday makers avoiding flying following the tragic event...

April 14, 2019

Tyler McDowell samples the First Class cabin on a British Airways Boeing 777-300/ER during a short hop to Madrid.

Since Alex Cruz came to the helm of British Airways in 2016, he hasn't had a lot of good publicity. The change on short-haul flights from being a full-servi...

February 26, 2019

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of Europe's top three gateways.  It handled 71,053,157 passengers during 2018, along with 1,716,892 tonnes of cargo, on 499,466 arrivals and departures.  The airport has a reputation for being welcoming to enthusiasts and its facilitie...

February 22, 2019

Cologne Bonn Airport is a bustling gateway that supports full-service, low-cost and holiday airlines.  It also hosts a thriving overnight cargo operation that involves United Parcel Service, FedEx Express and DHL, while the German government's VIP fleet is also based o...

February 13, 2019

The Smithsonian Institute holds one of the world's most impressive aircraft collections.  Tyler McDowell visits Washington DC and nearby Virginia to find out what it offers the aviation enthusiast.

The Smithsonian Institution was established with funds provided by James...

February 5, 2019

Tyler McDowell has  spent some time at London Heathrow , the UK's busiest airport, over recent years and his camera caught some of the amazing variety of liveries that are on offer.  Please click on the pictures in the gallery below to see larger full-frame versio...

February 2, 2019

Brussels National has had its ups and downs since the turn of the millennium, with a terrorist attack and the bankruptcy of the national carrier causing substantial drops in traffic.  Nevertheless it has rebounded, as Tyler McDowell found when he paid a quick visit.

Bru...

January 17, 2019

The 1980s and ‘90s saw the founding of two of Europe's largest – and at times most controversial – airlines.  They brought the ‘budget’ revolution from the United States, and in doing so changing the way people travelled.  Tyler McDowell reviews the history and se...

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