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What Did This Virgin A330 Get Up To During The AFL Grand Final?

It might be the NRL Grand Final between the Cowboys and Broncos today, but yesterday it was all about the AFL season decider, with the Hawks facing off against the Eagles. Part of the pre-match celebrations involved a flyover by a Virgin Airlines Airbus A330, but it did a little more than just blast over the Melbourne Cricket Ground… the pilots also went for an aerial wander.

The Case Of The MH370 Wing Segment Keeps Getting Weirder

When a wing section of a Boeing 777 washed up on the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion last month, the Malaysian government quickly ascribed the part to missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. But according to the ongoing investigation, the flaperon’s identity is far from certain.

FAA Approves In-Flight Internet That Might Not Suck

Slow internet is the worst possible kind of internet, as anyone who’s sold kidneys to use in-flight Wi-Fi can probably attest. GoGo, the biggest player in the airborne Wi-Fi game, has been promising faster speeds since 2013; thanks to a FAA decision, the company is now one step closer to coming through.

Plane Makes An Emergency Landing In The LA River

If you’re a small plane looking to make an emergency landing, there’s really no better place than the LA River. Mostly because large stretches of it aren’t so much a river, as it is a long concrete wasteland. Ever seen the movies Drive or T2? Then you know what I’m talking about.

Watch Planes Cut Straight Through Paris By Flying On Top Of A Street

Video: Watch as aeroplanes cut straight through Paris as they fly right on top of Champ-Elysses and hit all the landmarks of Paris, from La Defense to the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre and everything in between. The footage gets a little jittery at times and almost looks fake, but it’s so cool to rip through an entire city like this in one straightaway flight.

A Day In The Life Of An Airport

Video: Here’s a timelapse and tilt shift video of a day in Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. It’s a wonderful look into the puzzle of how a big time airport works but is also totally beautiful to see the lights of aeroplanes land and fly out of the runway. It’s like man made moving stars skimming across the sky. Just beautiful.

Electric Blue Fireworks Light Up The Sky Behind A C-130 Hercules Plane

Photo: Here’s a pretty picture perfect scene of fireworks exploding behind a C-130 Hercules aeroplane at Yokota Air Base, Japan. I like to imagine all those fanciful blue explosions as a swarm of alien planes that are waiting to come back to the mothership Hercules. Or something like that.

Boeing Dreams Of An Engine Powered By Lasers And Nuclear Explosions

Since we seem to be on the topic of fantastical power sources today, it’s my solemn duty to inform you that respected aeroplane manufacturer Boeing has aspirations to build a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions.

We Cannot Allow This Awful Idea For Aeroplane Seating To Become Real

Aeroplanes used to be luxurious things, laden with fine china and unlimited wine. But over the years the glory of flying has faded — giving way to broken technology (frustrating), bruised knees (painful), terrible smells (actually dangerous!). Yet, somehow, someone has figured out a way to make things worse.

All US United Airlines Flights Are Grounded Due To "Automation Issues" (Updating)

All United Airlines flights are currently grounded, and the Federal Aviation Administration is blaming “automation issues” for the travel nightmare.

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