Photographer Captures Incredible Aerial Photos Show Thousands of Abandoned Military Aircraft
Since 2010, Bernhard Lang has captured the earth’s surface in his photo series “Aerial Views.” To take these stunning pictures from the heavens, Lang takes off in a helicopter flown by a pilot that he charters. Continue reading »
R-100 Airship: Inside a British “Flying Hotel”, 1929-1930
The R-100 moored in Cardington, England. 1929.
The R100 airship was built as part of a British government programme to develop airships to provide passenger and mail transport between Britain and the countries of the British Empire, including India, Australia and Canada. Originally, it was proposed that two airships be constructed: one, R101, to be designed and constructed under the direction of the Air Ministry, and the other, R100, to be built by a private company under a fixed price contract. Continue reading »
Explorer Visits Abandoned and World’s Largest Ekranoplan, Here Are Some Great Pictures of The Inside and Outside
Many people have seen the ekranoplan from outside but few have had a chance to get inside. This vehicle is something in between an aircraft and a ship. “Lun” is the world biggest ground effect vehicle designed in the USSR in late 70s. Now the ekranoplan as big as a five-storey building is in Derbent, it has been preserved as a museum exhibit. Continue reading »
Inside A 1947 Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, The Largest And Fastest Aircraft In Commercial Service
The Stratocruiser’s lower-deck lounge had a bar where passengers could buy a cocktail or soft drink.
After World War II, Boeing reentered the commercial market with a new long-range airliner, the Stratocruiser (Model 377). It was the first Boeing commercial transport since the Stratoliner, and like its military counterpart, the C-97, was based on the B-29 Bomber. It possessed all the speed and technical improvements available to bombers at the end of the war. Continue reading »
Fasten Seat Belt Sign Not Included: New Furniture Designed Using Retired Aircraft Parts By Plane Industries
Founded by brothers Harry and Ben Tucker, Plane Industries (previously) create beautiful and unique furniture and accessories using reclaimed aircraft parts. Based in the UK, the brothers initially started their venture in 2012 as Fallen Furniture, with a few tools and some scrap parts from an Aircraft breakers they set about making furniture. Initially there was no real plan just an idea and inspiration to create beautiful interesting pieces of furniture and to see if it was possible to make a living. Continue reading »
Ultrasonic Airliner On Display – A Rare Sight
Just a couple lucky people got permission to attend – a display of rare plane – first our take on superjet – supersonic airliner that could fly at speeds of mach. Those were Tus, Tu-144s – built in 1970s. Back in time, in 68 – they decided build a jet that could fly as fast as MiG. Like Concord but Soviet model. Continue reading »
Eagles vs Drones: Dutch Police To Take On Rogue Aircraft With Flying Squad
Photo by Emmanuel Dunand / AFP Photo
A trained young eagle attempts to catch a drone during a demonstration organized by the Dutch police as part of a program to train birds of prey to catch drones flying over sensitive or restricted areas, at the Dutch Police Academy in Ossendrecht. Dutch police are adopting a centuries-old pursuit to resolve the modern-day problem of increasing numbers of drones in the skies, becoming the world’s first force to employ eagles as winged warriors. Continue reading »
NASA Unveils Future Aircraft Designs: Stunning Models
Three industry teams spent 2011 studying how to meet NASA’s goals for making future aircraft burn 50 percent less fuel than aircraft that entered service in 1998, emit 75 percent fewer harmful emissions; and shrink the size of geographic areas affected by objectionable airport noise by 83 percent. (NASA) Continue reading »
Golden Model of Chinese Aircraft Carrier
A miniature golden replica of China’s first aircraft carrier is on display at the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution in Beijing. The carrier was bought from the Ukraine and is being refitted for scientific research and training purposes. The replica is made of pure gold, at a scale of 1 to 1680. (CFP)
Giant Bomber Aircraft!
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