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 »

The Golden Age of Flying: A Look Back On Air Travel In The 1950s And ’60s

The 1950 and 1960s have become known as the “Golden Age” of flying. It was a time of glamorous air hostesses and gourmet meals, and of great leg room for all.

Delta Airlines

While it might have become known as the Golden Age of flying, taking to the air in the 1950s and 1960s had its downsides. For a start it was much more dangerous, and far more expensive. Then there was the smoke from all those cigars, cigarettes and pipes. And, once you’d looked out of the window there was not a lot to do but twiddle your thumbs. But there were upsides to flying back then too – like ever-flowing drinks and a party atmosphere.

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Ultrasonic Airliner On Display – A Rare Sight


Marina Lystseva

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

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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 »

Inside Of The Antonov Aircraft Plant In Kiev

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A worker passes a new Antonov airplane at the Antonov aircraft plant in Kiev, Ukraine, September 7, 2015. State-run aircraft maker Antonov built more than 22,000 units of more than one hundred types and modifications of passenger, transport and special-purpose aircraft, including the world’s biggest cargo plane Antonov-225 (Mriya), according to the company’s official website. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)
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Solar-Powered “Solar Impulse 2” Experimental Aircraft

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Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard prepares for a test flight of the solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 experimental aircraft in Payerne November 13, 2014. The aircraft, weighing 2.4 tons with a wingspan of 72 meters, is fitted with more than 17,000 solar cells. An attempt to fly around the world in stages using only solar energy will be made in 2015. (Photo by Ruben Sprich/Reuters)
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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)

China’s New Luxury Aircraft Carrier Hotel

An attendant tidies up a presidential suite at a luxury hotel under construction inside the decommissioned former Soviet aircraft carrier “Kiev” at Bagua beach, on the outskirts of northern China’s Tianjin, August 16, 2011. China’s first aircraft carrier luxury hotel, occupying an area of about 6,000 square meters, has entered the stage of internal decoration and will be opened this year inside the 273 meter-long and 53 meter-wide Kiev Aircraft Carrier, which was sold to a Chinese company in 1996 and was a part of a military theme park since 2004. (REUTERS / Jason Lee) Continue reading »

Giant Bomber Aircraft!




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