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March 04, 2007

How to Save the Airline Industry

Dancing_on_air From Samcheok, Korea to Dickinson, North Dakota: The world’s ten most unfortunately coded airports

Flying Through Mountain

Manoeuvres of The Red Arrows Aerobatic Team

Flying a baloon at 85,000 feet

The story of BA flight 009, June 24, 1982

Eva Air, the Hello Kitty Airline

The interior of Putin’s plane

The Glamour of Flight: An online gallery of The fashionable stewardesses of the past

By the way, I am away on a weekend cruise at the moment. This post had been pre-blogged for your enjoyment

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January 05, 2007

Fly powered airplane

Jetman Prince Juliana Airport at St Maarten (YouTube and pictures)

Dance Of The Flight Attendant by Jen Wang, depicting a flight attendant’s “ritual” safety routine. (From Ektopia)

Old photographs of The Wright Brothers

Seeing the old Work well together image depicting the construction of a fly powered matchstick airplane, I had to try it for myself

Inside the cockpit B-1 Bomber

Will you help with this historic, monumental challenge? Faith healer evangelist Benny Hinn is asking 6,000 believers to send him $1,000 each for a new Dove One Gulfstream G4SP

Yves Rossy The Swiss Jet Man

(No time to blog tonight. Sorry)

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November 14, 2006

Jefferson Airplane

Grace_slick Flyaway, America's first vertical wind tunnel

A dream come true

Gay flight attendants in an ad for Travelocity UK

The Flying Luxury Hotel

Beercan airplanes

Painting an airplane. (From Name our planes)

A London man has become the first person to exchange his frequent flier miles for a trip into space with Virgin Galactic

Jefferson Airplane

I am away on a short vacation to China at the moment. This post had been pre-blogged for your enjoyment

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September 23, 2006

Oh, the humanity

Hindenberg_explosion Flying to Oshkosh. (Scroll down to see Mt Rushmore from an unusual angle. From Bifurcated Rivets)

The Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst 1937

An army helicopter crash

Satellite images of Groom Lake area (Area 51)

The Flying Car. Better known as the Aerocar

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September 03, 2006

Pioneer Aviators

Flight_pattern Nose art history and paintings

Also, Save the Girls from The American Airpower Heritage Museum

Snacks On A Plane

Are security checks at airports effective? To find out, I decided to re-enact the classic scene from the 1974 movie This is Spinal Tap, where Derek Smalls puts a foil-lined cucumber down his pants, which is picked up by the security wand. Only I decided to go one better, by putting a buzzing vibrator down my pants

Flying Machines - Pioneer Aviation History

Wing Walking

(Visualization above from Flight Patterns)

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July 22, 2006

Gliding

Gliding_in_new_zealand From 1934 towards the end of the sixties, the French Ministry for Tourism employed full-time PR photographers to snap "celebrities" traveling by Air France. I've found a pack of these press photos at the flea market of Clignancourt, and bought them for 1 euro each

60 Seconds in the Life of Landing Gear. (Part of an ongoing series of 60 second films)

What is Soaring/Gliding? Gliding videos (Some may take some time to load). Gliding in New Zealand

Famous People Who Died in Aviation Accidents

A new emergency landing system proposed

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May 21, 2006

Don’t spill your drink

Barrel_roll Why is this man not smiling? Earlier this month, the controls on an F-22A at Langley Air Force Base showed that the aircraft's canopy wasn't locking. After several attempts at opening and closing the canopy, on the final try it locked and jammed--trapping the pilot inside…

Inspecting an F-16 engine , a Fark Photoshop contest. (Warning: Farkiness!)

How to build your own Rubber Band Helicopter. A toy similar to this caused the Wright brothers to invent the airplane. (From Screenhead)

I've heard rumors about a pilot who demonstrated that you can pour a drink in the cockpit while doing a barrel roll and not spill a drop. Thanks to the magic of YouTube and an email tip, here’s the video

History & Development of the Boeing 737

Ant-Like FedEx Airplanes Swarm Around Thunderstorms

Seat Guru

Helicopter Directory

What could a boarding pass tell an identity fraudster about you?

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April 22, 2006

The Mystery of Love

Bird_flu The Mystery of flight and of love. By Adam Shecter

Photos of the Aviation Warehouse in El Mirage, California, in November 2005, taken by Todd Lappin, AKA Telstar Logistics, which is scam for parking illegally in loading zones. His other interesting flickr sets

How to build an Airbus A380 in about 7 Mins. (Time lapse video from Screenhead)

Pilot/Blogger Philip Greenspun is looking for a Aviation Summer Intern. Author Stephen J. Dubner is also looking for some help

Public domain ISO symbols at the Airport by Iain Anderson

Pentagon Strike - 9/11 conspiracy trailer

Hal Baugh's P-38 Page

Aviation Blogs

Trade-A-Plane

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January 12, 2006

Like AutoTrader for airplanes

Oxygen_masks_1 Airplanes for sale world wide: Airplane Trader is the plane enthusiast’s choice when searching online. We offer a wide selection of planes for sale including hundreds of personal, business and transport planes. Our excellent selection of airplane listings also includes float planes, kit planes, helicopters and classic warplanes

Panic at 30K Feet: Ever had them oxygen masks deploying in mid-flight?...

The 'Enya Trailer', created by Brian J. Terwilliger as a promotion for his film ‘One Six Right: The Romance of Flying’

World’s smallest co-axial helicopter. Some specs in Japanese

Also, Proxflyer, the smallest RC helicopter in the world

Can I drive The Ultralight Flying Scooter on the freeway? A: No, this vehicle can not reach freeway speeds (60-75mph) because it is a motor scooter

The Upside Down Balloon Illusion

Learn to fly with Whittsflying….

2006 Airshow Schedule.This is a preliminary list of the air shows currently scheduled for 2006. There will be a lot of changes and additions as airshows finalize their plans

Ohio dirigible

The Airboard

10 greatest fight planes

Boeing 777-200LR, Hong Kong to London non-stop

Image above from Melody Rose. Many More Unusual Flight Links Here

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October 16, 2005

Emergency landing

Polar_bear_1 Front wheel of the Jet Blue plane that did the emergency landing in LA recently

Sky Dyes hot air balloons. (From ”Surfez Avec Moi”)

Aircraft covers - bras for planes

Another photo gallery of giant airplane graveyards

Did a man soared three miles above Los Angeles in an "aircraft" consisting of an aluminum lawn chair tethered to helium weather balloons? The truth behind The Flight of the Lawn Chair Man

How to make an X-Wing fighter out of a Metro ticket and X-acto knife

The 10 Most Undervalued Airplanes

World’s largest king salmon on the side of Alaska Airlines 737-400

Just the words: The complete unexpurgated scripts of the original Monty Python's Flying Circus

Many More Unusual Flight Links Here

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August 18, 2005

My Toy Helicopter

Downhill_2 A giant site of Airport Postcards For Sale from Larry Myers

Six B747-400D Disney planes for Japan Air Lines 50th Anniversary Campaign

Wrong Way Corrigan became a legendary aviator, not because of his accomplishments as a pilot but rather because of a supposed navigational error. In 1938, Corrigan "mistakenly" flew from New York to Ireland - when he was supposed to be flying from New York to California

Airport Homes. Find your pilot dream house

Emilio Pucci’s hostess couture, designed for Braniff International

Early Aircraft Design. The drawings featured here were found in original U.S. Patent applications. The patent drawings reflect the various design styles of the early 20th Century. (From Jeremy Tolbert)

Welcome to Airline Timetable Images, a site devoted to the collecting of airline timetables. Here you will find images of many timetables, both old and new

Complaint from Seat 29E, sent to Continental

Shannon Goff’s Cardboard Helicopter

New Micro spy planes. The Wasp air vehicle has a 13-inch wingspan and weighs 6 ounces

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July 07, 2005

Paper airplanes

Status_quo “May your skies be blue, and you humidity low.” Ken Blackburn holds the Guinness record for time aloft for paper airplanes. Guinness’s Record Guidelines

World's Largest Paper Airplane, Mukilteo, Washington

Which came first, paper airplanes or real ones?

Download, print-out and make the David Hasselhoff paper airplane today

Photo Valet General Aviation pix

Too close for comfort

Molt Taylor's Aerocar

Japanese paper models

Chthulhu's Paper Models

Peter Kunzmann’s Paper Aeroplane World

Previously-blogged on the subject: Paper Airplane Flight Simulator, 3Ds by Christian Lowe and Build the Best paper airplane in the world, Paper toys

Also: World War II Aviation Training Films Playing Live Online

This is the seventh post that I am “co-blogging”, this time with Nick of blanketfort, who provided most of today’s links. (Previous posts here.) Thank you, Nick! If other bloggers are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details.

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June 10, 2005

Mile High Club

Soy_bean_futures Paper Airplanes

Blogger Philip Greenspun posted a review of his new airplane, the Cirrus SR20. Also, Buying an airplane. Articles by industry experts to help you choose, locate, appraise and buy a used aircraft

The interior of The Sultan of Brunei's Private Airplane. (From ”Attu”)

Jet Set Ruins. Scenes from aircraft scrap yards in Arizona and California

Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's Virgin Group developing space tourism for ordinary people

American Airlines Contest Fiasco. $52,800 tax hit comes with the certificate. (From J-Walk)

Vintage airport postcards

Haute Voltage stunt flight. (Direct .mpg. Bonus if you read Russian)

Number of Boeing 700-series Orders and deliveries for 2005. (From 777-200LR Flight Test Journal)

Aviation Top Pics by Kees Hensen & Hubert Reuther

The "Oops" list. Pictures of accidents, mostly of airplanes

Glossary of Terms related to Blimps

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February 25, 2005

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking

Birds_1 Air Pockets by Bruce McCall: “Dear Full-Fare Passenger Only, This is the last edition of Air Pockets in its current form. With the next issue, our in-flight magazine will appear as a lively, fascinating, and informative paragraph on the back of your boarding pass. And it’s yours to take with you.
As this airline’s new chairman, I have the pleasure of announcing a host of other passenger-related initiatives inspired by our merger with the Fifteenth Circuit Bankruptcy Court…”

Index of Aerodynamics Slides

Featured Slide Shows from NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center

Airport of the Year 2004

The “Hundred Dollar Hamburger” is a Pilot's Guide to Fly-In Restaurants

Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner

Photograph shows an in-flight airliner with panels missing from one of its engines

Why is American Airlines gathering written dossiers on fliers' friends?

Henk van de Meene’s $20,000 Suitcase

”To fly is everything”, one of the most comprehensive sites on the web covering aviation history

Dial-a-plane. The original Carousel Hangar revolutionizing aircraft storage

Modified Airliner Photos

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October 11, 2004

Flying machines

French_air Baggage Screening - The last line of defense against terrorism. Can you spot the threat?

Be the first on your block (or in the world for that matter) to privately own a modern Zeppelin. Price $10,000,000.00

No Gravity - The ZERO-G Experience is a program in which you will be inspired by the uses of Weightless Flight direct from a veteran astronaut

Tajik-Air passenger safety card explaining what to do in the event of a hijacking by glowing red space aliens. (From “Silt”)

“Snopes” Urban Legend: Photographs show prototype of a new F/A-37 "Talon" military plane . Are they true or false?

Plane crashes and stuff

Aviation Humour: Exchanges between towers & pilots

Leonardo’s Flying Machines from The National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan

Many More Unusual Flight Links Here

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