aeroplanes

The Design Secrets Of Luxury First Class Aeroplane Seats

If you think being packed on an aeroplane with strangers sucks, then you’re probably a pleb like us who flies economy. But first class? It’s an entirely different alcohol-lubricated world up there — a world where a single seating unit can cost half a million dollars.


The Typhoon Looks Like A Cool Futuristic Fighter With Its New Top Tanks

This picture — taken by aeroplane photographer Luigi Sani — shows a weird smooth hump on the central fuselage of an Eurofighter Typhoon. It’s one of its two new top Conformal Fuel Tanks, designed to further extend its range. They are now being tested by BAE Systems in wind tunnels.


You Definitely Can't Afford A Round-The-World Trip In A Four Seasons Jet

Most of us can’t afford the luxury of being comfortable while travelling. However, if you’re loaded, fancy hotel chain The Four Seasons wants to fly you around the world on a nine-destination trip in a black Boeing 757. Forget adventure. This is luxury.


This Vertical Take-Off Drone System Is So Versatile It's Scary

Drones are getting pretty advanced, and they’re continuing to prove their usefulness. They can do anything from dodge bullets to land on aircraft carriers. And up next is an emerging new class of drones that can take off and land vertically, thanks to the likes of the new Arcturus UAV Jump system.


Teenager Survives Five-Hour Flight In Aeroplane's Wheel Well

A 16-year-old boy managed to stow away in the wheel well of a flight headed from California to Hawaii on Sunday. He then survived the five-hour trip despite freezing temperatures, low pressures and little oxygen.


The A-10 Warthog Looks Especially Cool In This Photo

It must be the combination of the steel grey palette, the black accents, and their patches and rivets, but these two A-10s look especially cool and futuristic to me in this photo. Like they can be piloted by this guy.


The Crazy Things Delta Does To Cancel Fewer Flights Than Any Other Airline

Last year, Delta Air Lines cancelled fewer flights than any other airline, scratching just 0.3 per cent of its flights. That’s more than five times better than the industry average. It’s an obsession for Delta, an airline that once ranked near rock-bottom for cancellations, and as The Wall Street Journal explains, the company strives for zero-cancellation days in some very unorthodox ways.


This Image Shows Eight Hours Of Airliners Departing From LAX

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a period of eight hours last Sunday. You can buy the photo if you want.


Listen To The Australian Cast Of The Lion King Sing On A Plane

This is either the best flight ever — if it wasn’t delayed and you managed to eat and rest beforehand — or the worst flight ever — if you’re trying to catch up on sleep and are stuck next to an oversized mouth breather. Still, I’d like to think that most people with a working heart that pumps blood would have a good time listening to the beautiful cast of The Lion King in Australia start singing The Circle of Life before their flight took off.


Chinese Satellite Spots Floating Object In Flight 370 Search

Chinese authorities said today that a satellite spotted a large object in the area of the Indian Ocean where the search continues for Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370. Malaysia’s defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein says China will send ships to investigate the object.