Myths About Airplanes

Myths About Airplanes
04 May 2016

Myths About Airplanes From terrifying tales about airplane bathrooms to mid-flight door-opening fears, there are a lot of myths about air travel flying around out there.  Unfortunately, many of these myths and rumours are now commonplace and taken at face value, leading to unnecessary fear and apprehension about stepping on a plane. The problem is, a lot of them aren’t true. Myth: An aircraft door can be...

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Japan’s New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet

Japan’s New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet
04 May 2016

Japan’s New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ experimental fifth-generation fighter technology demonstrator X-2 “Shinshin” (formerly the ATD-X) took to the skies for the first time. Th 5th generation stealth fighter jet’s 25 min maiden flight from Nagoya saw it reach an altitude of 12,000 ft and a top speed of 200 kt (370 km/h), says Hirofumi Doi, manager of Japan’s Future Fighter Program. Post-flight feedback from...

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World’s Largest Helicopter Mi-26 Moves a Jet

World’s Largest Helicopter Mi-26 Moves a Jet
28 Apr 2016

World’s largest helicopter Mi-26 moves a jet The Mi-26 is a twin-engine heavy transport helicopter designed and manufactured by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Russia, for both military and civilian roles.  Helicopter stands roughly the same height as a three-story building and its rotors have the same span as the wings of an Airbus A320. Since its first flight in 1977, the Mi-26, also known as the Halo,...

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John Travolta’s House Is an Airport!

John Travolta’s House Is an Airport!
26 Apr 2016

John Travolta’s house is an airport John Travolta and his lovely wife Kelly Preston was one of the first couples to purchase land in the Jumbolair Aviation Estates, the residential airpark where they live. Actor is a flight enthusias and certified private pilot who owns five aircraft and an astonishing 16-car garage, so it’s only fitting that the John Travolta’s house has two runways that lead directly to...

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World’s Most Amazing Abandoned Airports

World’s Most Amazing Abandoned Airports
21 Apr 2016

World’s most amazing abandoned airports Many countries have a few small and simple airports that were once used and now abandoned. But that doesn’t even begin to compare with these amazing abandoned airports around the globe! Here are an amazing stories behind the biggest, weirdest, most expensive, most historic abandoned airports, with awesome photos: Berlin Tempelhof, Germany This airport was constructed in 1923 and officially became the...

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Why Airplane Windows Are Round?

Why Airplane Windows Are Round?
20 Apr 2016

Why airplane windows are round? While not everyone will have pondered the subject while staring out of the window during a flight, the question as to why aeroplane windows have rounded edges, unlike the hard corner in your home is interesting. As this this clever little video explains, round airplane windows are actually a major safety innovation that keeps planes from disintegrating mid-flight! Over the years, aerospace engineering has...

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World’s Biggest Jet Engine: First Testing

World’s Biggest Jet Engine: First Testing
19 Apr 2016

World’s Biggest Jet Engine: First Testing “General Electric Aviation has put together an engine it boasts is so gigantic that Shaquille O’Neil could comfortably fit inside of it with Kobe Bryant on his shoulders”, says Dailymail. And we couldn’t agree more! GE is gearing up for test runs of the first GE9X turbofan as components of the initial engine come together at its Evendale, Ohio, facility. The...

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Impressive Aerobatics at Smoky Mountain Air Show

Impressive Aerobatics at Smoky Mountain Air Show
18 Apr 2016

Impressive Aerobatics at Smoky Mountain Air Show Thousands of people turned out in the heat of a scorching April sun to watch top-drawer military pilots perform aerial maneuvers on the Smoky Mountain Air Show at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base this weekend. It is the first Smoky Mountain Air Show since 2000. With an aerial lineup made up of some of the most famous and talented performers...

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Air Force One – The Most Secure Aircraft in The World

Air Force One – The Most Secure Aircraft in The World
15 Apr 2016

Air Force One is the official air traffic control call sign of a United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. In common parlance the term refers to those Air Force aircraft specifically designed, built, and used for the purpose of transporting the president. The presidential aircraft is a prominent symbol of the American presidency and its power. The idea of designating...

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Of course we still love You, Elon Musk!

Of course we still love You, Elon Musk!
15 Apr 2016

Of course we still love You, Elon Musk! “SpaceX” made history once again by landing a major part of its rocket on a drone ship at sea, earlier this week. It is their second time to implement a vertical landing, and the first time to manage it on a floating platform. As we praise the ingenuity of rocket engineers, we also appreciate their sense of...

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