Breakfast in Bed: Extraordinary Color Photographs Revealed the First Class of Air France in the 1950s
Air France, in full Compagnie Nationale Air France, French international airline originally formed in 1933 and today serving all parts of the globe. With British Airways, it was the first to fly the supersonic Concorde. Headquarters are in Paris. 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 »
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 »
A few photos of Soviet vintage ‘Antonov’ airplane ads target to Western buyers. Because the managers of the company was reasonably thinking that most of the buyers of the planes from abroad would be men, they decided to put women on the pictures. Continue reading »
The world’s biggest plane is a step closer to its first flight.
Named Stratolaunch, the colossal aircraft successfully fired all six of its Pratt and Whitney turbofan engines – each weighing 8,940lbs (4,000kg) – for the first time this week. Continue reading »
It’s that time of year again, so to celebrate Halloween 2013 creative team of Design By Soap dug out the LEGO and have produced the second scene in their LEGO Zombie series; the plane crash. Inspired by the plane crash in World War Z, the scene depicts a plane that has come down out in the British countryside, and the noise has attracted a large group of the undead… Continue reading »
A Spitfire made out of egg boxes is seen at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, in support of ‘Eggs for Soldiers’ which raises funds for the Help for Heroes charity. The life-size Spitfire took six weeks to make using 6,500 egg boxes, five litres of glue, 5,000 nails, 10 litres of paint and 10,000 staples. Eggs for Soldiers was created in 2011 to raise money for Help for Heroes, 15p from the sale of every khaki green box of six Eggs for Soldiers goes directly to the charity which helps wounded servicemen and women returning from conflict. So far Eggs for Soldiers has raised over £650,000 for Help for Heroes. (Eggs for Soldiers /PA)
“A small British company with a dream of building a re-usable space plane has won an important endorsement from the European Space Agency (ESA) after completing key tests on its novel engine technology.
Reaction Engines Ltd believes its Sabre engine, which would operate like a jet engine in the atmosphere and a rocket in space, could displace rockets for space access and transform air travel by bringing any destination on Earth to no more than four hours away.
That ambition was given a boost on Wednesday by ESA, which has acted as an independent auditor on the Sabre test program. Continue reading »
Microsoft co-founder and entrepreneur Paul Allen has teamed up with SpaceShipOne’s Burt Rutan for a carrier aircraft designed to launch next-generation rockets from high altitude.
Allen said he was prepared to commit over $200 million to Burt Rutan’s Stratolaunch project. Allen is known for his multi-billion dollar investment portfolio which includes ownership of two professional sports teams, the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.
The Allen Telescope Array, named for Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, is designed to seek out signals from alien civilizations. Physicist Gregory Benford thinks traditional methods may be wrong. (Reuters) Continue reading »
A Boeing 767 of Polish LOT airlines makes an emergency landing at Warsaw airport on November 1. The plane en route from Newark with 230 people onboard made an emergency landing in Warsaw airport on Tuesday. No passengers were hurt, Polish media reported. (Peter Andrews / Reuters) Continue reading »
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