Archive | April, 2008

VIDEO: the Caspian Sea Monster in motion

I thought I’d seen it all but I clearly haven’t. I was taking an interest in Paul Gladman’s Image of the Day Blog when I spotted a very unusual aircraft type – the Caspian Sea Monster.

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American Airlines lays into “shabby” Heathrow – again

If you think American Airlines customer services honcho Don Langford’s much-publicised and rather uncharitable comment about London Heathrow’s being the “worst airport in Europe” sounds familiar, then you’re right. BBC radio broadcast his opinion in this programme today. But he pretty much said the same thing to Parliament’s transport select committee in November last year, […]

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Tupolev’s cryogenic Tu-155- 20 years on!

Twenty years ago, long before ‘biofuel’ became a marketing hook, the Soviet Union quietly flew for the first time a modified version of the Tupolev Tu-154B to demonstrate how aircraft could be powered with an alternative energy source. Designated the Tu-155 the aircraft took to the air on 15 April 1988, its thrust partly generated […]

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VIDEO: Brazilian priest takes a ride with helium balloons and goes missing

The Roman Catholic priest who took flight by tying himself to a chair with hundreds of helium balloons has gone missing off the coast of Brazil.

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Flightglobal’s video review of the week: Destruction, historical events and a non-propulsion engineer!

This week has seen some astonishing videos from Flightglobal.com. Firstly, came the Georgian UAV that was spectacularly caught on camera being decimated by a MiG-29: Next comes the harrowing images from Da Nang in 1975, where there scenes of rampant panic to board the World Airways 727 as it came in on a mercy mission: […]

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In the archives: World Airways 727 in mercy mission in Da Nang

A regular user on Flight’s AirSpace, Goose, has posted this harrowing video showing how there was “rampant panic” to board the last flight out of Da Nang in 1975:

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Watch paint dry: BA to OpenSkies in 90 seconds

This is the first British Airways Boeing 757-200 – line number 665, G-BPEK – for transatlantic subsidiary OpenSkies undergoing a time-lapse transformation into its new livery. Out goes the familiar blue on the under-fuselage and Rolls-Royce RB211 engines, replaced with white and shades of pale grey. Note the newly-fitted winglets, and twinned European Union and […]

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Flightglobal’s video review of the week: Low-flying antics,Terminal 5 rap songs and Ironman

This week’s review starts with some crazy helicopter flying, just like the television show Airwolf used to show on a weekly basis. Taken from our forum AirSpace, the B0-105 is flown from the great Charlie Zimmermann: hélicopter-The Flying Tiger by unknown_002

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VIDEO: Flying, crawling micro air vehicle

This UAV blog post is written by Flight technical editor Rob Coppinger

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VIDEO: Arctic COTS UAV makes ship deck landing

This UAV blog posting is by Flight technical editor Rob Coppinger

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