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EgyptAir Plane Carrying 66 Crashes Into Mediterranean Sea

An EgyptAir Airbus A320 with 66 people on board has disappeared from radar above Egyptian airspace yesterday, somewhere over the eastern Mediterranean.


Watch An Airbus A380 Abort A Landing While It's Incredibly Close To The Ground

Video: Here’s a British Airways Airbus A380 attempting to land at the Vancouver airport. You can see the world’s largest passenger aeroplane make its final approach and come so, so close to the ground — but then decide to abort and make a go-around instead. It’s incredibly impressive to see such a big plane make a manoeuvre like this.


Solar Impulse Has Made It To Tulsa

Solar Impulse has chalked up another 1600km in its bid to circumnavigate the globe. The all-electric solar-powered aeroplane successfully flew from Phoenix to Tulsa, landing in the dead of night.


Why Do Aeroplane Wings Curl Up At The End?

Have you ever noticed that aeroplane wings curl up at the very end? Why is that? Called winglets, the curled tips shrink the vortices at the end of the wing, which in turn improves its fuel efficiency.


What The Heck Makes Flying So Expensive?

Is it the fuel? Not really. Even though giant passenger jets do guzzle down fuel at a ridiculous 2km per gallon — seriously, they need 8l of jet fuel for every mile travelled — there areso many people on an aeroplane that the fuel cost gets split down to a much more reasonable price: a per person fuel efficiency of 169km per gallon. That’s good! So why is flying so expensive? It’s everything else.


Bad Arse Photo Of A Fighter Jet Against Fire

Image Cache: Just a great photo. Here’s the wall of fire display at the 2016 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. The silhouette of the plane against the giant dark orange and black flames makes it look more like art from some comic book than a real life shot.


Solar Impulse Safely Made It To Arizona

After restarting its bid to fly around the world last week, the team behind the all-electric solar-powered aeroplane Solar Impulse has now made it from California to Arizona.


The Aeroplane Seating Arrangement That Triggers 'Air Rage'

New research shows that the mere presence of a first class cabin on an aeroplane — plus the added experience of having to shuffle through this cabin while boarding — contributes to “air rage”, both among economy and first class passengers.


Solar Impulse 2 Successfully Landed In California After 62 Hours In The Air

After taking off from Hawaii at 6:30am, pilot Bertrand Piccard reported that he felt great after a day of travel, and after a total 62 hours of flight time, he successfully landed at Moffett Airfield, California.


This Is How An Aeroplane Picks Up A Banner While Flying In The Air

Video: Ever wonder how those advertising aeroplanes get their flying banners attached to the aeroplane? Me neither. I thought the planes just had those banners attached when they took off. Not the case! Apparently, the planes have to first be flying before they hook onto a specific target in order to launch the banner. They’re picking up the ad as they fly by!


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