tagged w/ Aeroplanes
Artist recreates 15th century portraits in aeroplane lavatory
http://www.rockingfundas.com/2012/04/artist-recreates-15th-century-portraits.htmlArtist recreates 15th century portraits in aeroplane lavatory... more
Aircrafts are designers' favourite forms of transportation to toy-around with, but with all that fun comes useful concepts, like the MagLevAir airplane.
Designed to reduce noise, space and energy consumption, the MagLevAir limits the cost of using kerosene*, by being hooked to a maglev shuttle. This means more time can be spent on making sure that the airplane will do the job of transporting passengers to airports across short distances.
*(used for acceleration during take-off) source article says "cerosin" however I don't believe that is correct.Aircrafts are designers' favourite forms of transportation to toy-around with,... more
SkySpark is an aeroplane operated using lithium polymer battery as its energy source. However this plane has incredible speed (up to 250 km/hour) . SkySpark was tested on June 10th 2009 and it broke the record of the world’s fastest electric aeroplane with its speed.SkySpark is an aeroplane operated using lithium polymer battery as its energy source.... more
I am not sure that a hotel suite made from an old being 727 fuselage is what I would look for when visiting nature heaven Costa Rica but apparently a spokesman for Hotel Costa Verde thinks it is "the most exclusive hotel suite" in the country!
Featuring a terrace opening up to the edge of the Costa Verde National Park, the interior is furnished with handmade teak furniture from Java and boasts a two wood panelled rooms, a kitch, dinning room and living room area and two bathrooms.
And of course while you're there, don't forget to have dinner at El Avion, a converted C-123 airplane like the ones used in the Iran Contra affair. (no kidding)
What do you think? Would you pay £250 a night to wake up in a "plane crash" every morning?I am not sure that a hotel suite made from an old being 727 fuselage is what I would... more
Sir Richard Branson has launched a global competition to find the best Richard ‘look-a-like’, as part of Virgin Atlantic’s 25th birthday celebrations this year.
The quest to find a carbon copy of Sir Richard began at Madame Tussauds in London on Saturday morning where he came face to face with his own waxwork - and 25 Richard 'wannabes'.
He now embarks on an epic 8 day round-the-world trip with the Virgin Atlantic look-a-like spot squad.
The journey will include the inaugural flight of V Australia – Virgin’s new airline launching on 27th February. The airline will fly between Sydney and LA, and for the first time will allow passengers to fly around the world on the same airline carrier.
If you bear an uncanny resemblance to Sir Richard, visit Virgin Atlantic’s Facebook page
and simply upload your picture for a chance to win. The best look-a-like of the competition will win two return flights and VIP tickets to Virgin Atlantic’s exclusive 25th birthday party in New York (terms and conditions apply).Sir Richard Branson has launched a global competition to find the best Richard... more
In a freak accident 5 people have been killed after 2 light aircrafts crashed in flight near Coventry.
The BBC report both planes were approaching the city's airport when they collided.
In a freak accident 5 people have been killed after 2 light aircrafts crashed in... more
Emirates airlines has built a 1/3rd sized model of their A380. The A380 is the largest airplane on earth, so you can imagine the model is as big as a plane. The model is embedded in cement along the the entrance to Heathrow, to entice passerbys to fly Emirates.
So they basically built an airplane, and forgot to put an engine in it.Emirates airlines has built a 1/3rd sized model of their A380. The A380 is the largest... more
This time, the landing gear doors failed to close.
Faltering performance in an otherwise near-perfect safety record, or just plain bad luck?This time, the landing gear doors failed to close. Faltering performance in an... more
Fortunately, large holes do not appear on passenger jets very frequently. But the cause of last week's incident on the Qantas Boeing 747 - in which a gash in the front end of the craft caused rapid decompression - is still under investigation.
An expert on disaster survival and behaviour psychology, Time Magazine's Amanda Ripley explains that in such circumstances, the plane dropping in altitude quite dramatically is "good news ... It usually means that the pilots are trying to get the plane low enough so that the outside air is breathable for humans."
Oxygen masks are usually dropped from the ceiling at this point. And it would seem Tyler Durden's dismissal of them was premature ... sort of:
"But you won't die if you don't get the mask on, provided you were already generally healthy ... There are only about 10 to 15 minutes of oxygen on those masks anyway, and they are provided just to help keep you comfortable until the plane reaches a lower altitude, where you can breathe easily and without assistance. The most important thing is that the pilots get their masks on first — and they have been trained to do this much faster than you will. That said, it is best to put your mask on before helping anyone else, since you only have a matter of seconds before you may lose consciousness."Fortunately, large holes do not appear on passenger jets very frequently. But the... more
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A naked, unruly passenger forced an American Airlines flight to make an emergency landing Friday afternoon at Will Rogers World Airport.
The man was aboard Flight 725 en route from Boston to Los Angeles when he became distraught and began running down an aisle naked, police said.
The man tried to force open an exit door when the plane was at 30,000 feet, said Sgt. Gary Knight with Oklahoma City police.
FBI spokesman Gary Johnson said members of the New England Revolution professional soccer team, who were aboard flight, helped subdue the man. The plane landed safely at 1:30 p.m., Knight said.
The plane departed for Los Angeles about an hour later.
Members of the New England Revolution were among those who grabbed the man near an exit door, FBI spokesman Gary Johnson said. Tie wraps were placed on the man, whose name was not immediately released, and he was taken off the flight in Oklahoma City and placed under mental evaluation, Johnson said.
The trouble began when a man on the flight emerged from a bathroom without his clothes on, Johnson said.
"He was asked to go back to the bathroom to put his clothes on and he did and went back to his seat and then allegedly attempted to open an aircraft emergency exit door," Johnson said.
The airplane had 151 passengers and seven crew members aboard. - News9.comOKLAHOMA CITY -- A naked, unruly passenger forced an American Airlines flight to make... more
A plane registered to a Waukesha company landed on top of another plane at an airport in Texas.
It looked like it was a movie stunt, but it wasn't.
Pilots are supposed to be in radio contact on a common channel if there is no tower open or in operation. Some people just can't follow simple rules, and this is the result.
A plane registered to a Waukesha company landed on top of another plane at an airport... more
The aviation industry's failure to curb its soaring carbon emissions could lead to the "worst case scenario" for climate change, as envisaged by the United Nations.
An unpublished study by the world's leading experts has revealed that airlines are pumping 20 per cent more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than estimates suggest, with total emissions set to reach between 1.2 billion and 1.5 billion tonnes annually by 2025.
The report, by four government-funded research bodies, is one of the most authoritative estimates of the growth of pollutants produced by the industry. It was presented to a conference. Combining data produced by the leading emissions-modelling laboratories in the US, Britain and France, the study found that the number of people seriously affected by aircraft noise will rise from 24 million in 2000 to 30.3 million by 2025, despite the introduction of quieter jets, and that the amount of nitrogen oxides around airports, produced by aircraft engines, will rise from 2.5 million tonnes in 2000 to 6.1 million tonnes in 2025.The aviation industry's failure to curb its soaring carbon emissions could lead... more
Early last week Ofcom approved the use of mobile phones on aeroplanes flying above 3,000m, stating that it's the responsibility of the airlines to deal with any possible problems. Is this a whole new chapter in travelling irritation, or a nice way to pass the time on long flights?Early last week Ofcom approved the use of mobile phones on aeroplanes flying above... more
Dreaming of flying off into the sunset, but not sure you have quite enough money to make it happen? Thursday night is the best time to find good fares: airlines usually update their available seats just after midnight eastern time, and Thursdays are when the weekend get away fares become available for most airlines. Dreaming of flying off into the sunset, but not sure you have quite enough money to... more