Following this morning’s announcement that Southwest Airlines will acquire AirTran, the two carriers begin the complex process of combining together: which aircraft to take, which cities to keep, and which ad campaigns to stuff in the closet and hope people forget about. OK, that last one may not be on the list but it is […]
Archive | September, 2010
Ever wanted an aviation chair but had an unappreciative spouse object to putting real aircraft cabin seats–and thousands of buttock impressions–in your home? Here’s one solution: San Diego designer architect Dominique Houriet has designed the “Flyer” chair (above) whose “backward-canted seat offers the sensation of flight — specifically, takeoff”, the New York Times reports. With a […]
Powered By: VideoBuzz The Gordon Bennett Cup, the oldest (gas) hot air balloon race was launched this weekend for the first time in the UK. Unlike a normal hot air balloon race, the balloons are filled with hydrogen and so 20 took off from a site in Bristol. The gas balloons are controlled by a […]
News of an ornithopter with a wing span almost as wide as a Boeing 737 made it into my daily morning newspaper. The ornithopter, known as the Snowbird, was created by Canadian engineers, from the University of Toronot’s Institute for Aerospace Studies, has flown and stayed aloft by flapping its wings like a bird while the […]
Aviation and music have long been intertwined, from dedicated songs like Leaving on a Jet Plane to songs associated–by our special aviation geek kind–to aviation, like Rhapsody in Blue. (School’s back in session so pop quiz! What airline uses the song? Answer: United.)Rap group Far East Movement (Far Eastern Air Transport, anyone?) wrote the chart-topping […]
AirSpacer user ksmd11 Aviation geeks know Japan as the home of aircraft–like the one above–painted with Pokemon, a distinct Japanese cultural creation. But another uniquely Japanese invention didn’t quite make it to an aircraft.Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs was returning in July to America from a holiday in Kyoto and wanted to bring shuriken, […]
Here’s a PlayStation game video that involves landing aircraftt sent through to us by our ex-technical editor Rob Coppinger. Has anyone got this game? Any reviews?
It may not be Boeing’s record 21,601km, 22 hours and 42 minutes flight but an Embraer Lineage 1000, like the one below, recently (Embrarer won’t say when) performed the manufacturer’s longest flight to date, having flown from India’s Mumbai to London-Luton. The flight was 7,435 km and took 9 hours and 15 minutes. Embrarer reports […]
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