Category Archives: Flight

Inside Nasa’s amazing airport simulator

The skies are getting crowded. Every year more and more commercial aircraft join the world’s fleets. In the last 40 years the number of passengers flown on the world’s airlines has multiplied 10-fold to three billion a year. By 2030, … Continue reading

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The Personal Jet Pack has Arrived

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Daily air traffic in UK skies

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At Last, a Flying Car

The current flying car prototype AeroMobil 3.0 incorporates significant improvements and upgrades. It is now being tested in real flight conditions since October 2014. Initially certified by the Slovak Federation of Ultra-Light Flying, it now entered a regular flight-testing program. … Continue reading

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Personal helicopter will be as easy to drive as a car

Volocopter: easy to fly <i>(Image: E-Volo)</i>

Within two years, an 18-rotor battery-powered helicopter will be on sale to rich commuters who dream of open skies instead of gridlocked highways. After slipping into the pilot’s seat, I am handed a sick bag – “just in case” – and … Continue reading

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Top-secret space plane lands on California coast

The plane spent nearly two years circling Earth on a classified mission. Known as the X-37B, it resembles a mini space shuttle. It safely touched down at 9:24 a.m. Friday, officials at Vandenberg Air Force Base said. Just what the … Continue reading

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European air traffic data visualization

This data visualization was created from real flight data taken from a day in July 2013. It highlights the intensity of the operation in Europe – an operation which runs 24 x 7 x 365. NATS and the UK are … Continue reading

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Fantastic Flights

Here is a treat for anyone with a love of flight. Both videos really worth watching on full screen. Enjoy – Deskarati Credit to Yannick Barthe a swiss filmmaker specialised in aviation film and aerial discipline videos.

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These Two Planes Really Are Flying Like This

It’s called a Calypso Pass. That’s when two jets fly in a mirror image pattern like this, often only inches apart. A few weeks ago, two U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcons did just that. The Thunderbirds performed for … Continue reading

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Solar Impulse global flight plane unveiled

The team behind the Solar Impulse project – a mission to fly around the world in a plane powered only by the sun – has revealed the plane in which the pilots will make their attempt. Its predecessor, Solar Impulse … Continue reading

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Supersonic Jet To Have Windowless Cabin

Spike Aerospace, designers of the Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet, has just announced another innovation in aircraft design they plan to incorporate into the jet. The new supersonic jet will feature a revolutionary windowless passenger cabin so no more glaring sun … Continue reading

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Should Quadrotors All Look Like This?

Quadrotors are everywhere nowadays. Researchers have them, hobbyists have them, the military has them, and they’re being used commercially to do lots of stuff, from shooting movies to gathering aerial imagery to performing in shows and commercials. You’d think that … Continue reading

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Has the Flying Car Arrived at Last?

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Aeromobil is a “flying car” that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes, and opens doors to real door-to-door travel. In terms of automobile configuration, it fits to a standard parking space, its engine enables it … Continue reading

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Personal jetpack gets flight permit for manned test

The New Zealand developers of a personalised jetpack said Tuesday that aviation regulators have issued the device with a flying permit, allowing for manned test flights. Martin Aircraft chief executive Peter Coker said the certification was a significant milestone in the … Continue reading

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“Project Zero” All-Electric Tilt Rotor Unveiled

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Officially unveiled on March 4th, just prior to the Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, USA, the revolutionary AgustaWestland “Project Zero” all-electric tiltrotor technology demonstrator is the result of close collaborations with Finmeccanica companies – Selex ES, Ansaldo Breda, and Ansaldo … Continue reading

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A350: The aircraft that Airbus did not want to build

After many years on the drawing board and $15bn (£9.5bn) of investment the latest potential blockbuster from Airbus made its long-awaited first flight on Friday. The A350XWB (extra wide body) is an aircraft which Airbus says will set new standards in … Continue reading

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Landing a Plane on a Moving Motorhome

 

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Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Has Wings

Maybe I’ve just watched “Back to the Future” too many times but the latest design from Ma.-based Terrafugia, the maker of flying aircrafts that also work as cars, looks like all that’s missing is Doc and some plutonium. The next-gen TF-X … Continue reading

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Swiss Spaceplane Set to SOAR

In the wake of the Space Shuttle’s demise, new spacecraft are being developed in droves. While all existing craft are space capsules, not unlike those used back in the Apollo era, several of the next generation of spacecraft may be … Continue reading

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High-tech cargo airship being built in California

The massive blimp-like aircraft flies but just barely, hovering only a dozen feet off a military hangar floor during flight testing south of Los Angeles. Still, the fact that the hulking Aeroscraft could fly for just a few minutes represents … Continue reading

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