Posts tagged with ‘airplanes

Icelandic guy gets drunk and rowdy on a flight, so the passengers taped him to his seat
On a flight from Reykjavik to New York, a passenger got totally shitfaced, attacked a female passenger and started screaming that the plane was going down. So his fellow passengers duct taped his dumb ass to his chair for the rest of the flight. TCB.
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Icelandic guy gets drunk and rowdy on a flight, so the passengers taped him to his seat

On a flight from Reykjavik to New York, a passenger got totally shitfaced, attacked a female passenger and started screaming that the plane was going down. So his fellow passengers duct taped his dumb ass to his chair for the rest of the flight. TCB.

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The FCC is trying to convince more airlines to add in-flight WiFi

Most flights in the US don’t have in-flight WiFi, but that looks like it’s going to change rapidly. First, the FAA decided to start talking about loosening restrictions on electronic devices during take-off and landing and now the FCC wants to help all airlines to offer in-flight Wi-Fi. 

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The coolest gift ever for a plane nut: This handcrafted airplane engine watch
The case of HM4 blends high-tech titanium for its lightweight and strength with a sapphire centre section offering a view into the engine. The limited editions HM4 Razzle Dazzle and Double Trouble take the aviation theme even further with real rivets in their fuselages and hand painted nose art inspired by the rebellious paintings on WWII aircraft, while HM4 RT offers an altogether more luxurious way to fly.  The Thunderbolt’s engine is the culmination of three long years of development. Each of the 300-plus components – including the regulator and even the screws – was developed specifically for this anarchistic calibre. Horizontally configured dual mainspring barrels drive two vertical gear trains, transferring power to the twin pods indicating hours/minutes and power reserve.
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The coolest gift ever for a plane nut: This handcrafted airplane engine watch

The case of HM4 blends high-tech titanium for its lightweight and strength with a sapphire centre section offering a view into the engine. The limited editions HM4 Razzle Dazzle and Double Trouble take the aviation theme even further with real rivets in their fuselages and hand painted nose art inspired by the rebellious paintings on WWII aircraft, while HM4 RT offers an altogether more luxurious way to fly.

The Thunderbolt’s engine is the culmination of three long years of development. Each of the 300-plus components – including the regulator and even the screws – was developed specifically for this anarchistic calibre. Horizontally configured dual mainspring barrels drive two vertical gear trains, transferring power to the twin pods indicating hours/minutes and power reserve.

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Floating London airport could be the airport futurists have been dreaming about for decades

Just look at that gorgeous concept for the proposed London Britannia Airport. It looks like something out of Doctor Who, from London in the year 2100. And it could be a reality, if it gets approval from the British government. The proposed airport is an alternative to another expansion of Heathrow, already the busiest airport in the world.

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How to pretend you’re rich enough to fly Emirates Airlines first class

On one of the shortest routes available on an A380, this man here flew Emirates First Class and filmed the experience for the rest of us to enjoy. Luxurious! There’s a shower, there’s two decks, and the flight attendants even tuck you in!

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A search team may have finally found Amelia Earhart’s plane after 75 years

Earlier this year, a search team from The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) felt really confident they had finally pinpointed the last location of Amelia Earhart’s plane, but initially didn’t find anything. When they got home and re-examined some of their underwater video footage, they found what appears to be plane wreckage matching the plane Earhart was flying.

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Broadband Wi-Fi is coming to JetBlue

JetBlue is already one of the comfortable and passenger friendly US airlines, and they’re about to up the ante with in-air broadband Wi-Fi.

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The definitive video on why the ban on using cell phones in airplanes is stupid

While the argument is sound, I’m also not entirely sure I want to spend hours and hours on a plane full of a hundred people constantly yammering away on their cell phones.

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Man builds a full size Boeing 737 simulator in his garage

Air traffic controller and private pilot James Price built a flight simulator out of the nose of a 1969 Boeing 737 in his Pleasanton garage. He has been working on it as a hobby since 2000. That’s really quite impressive.

The future of supersonic flight might be… biplanes?

In the early years of aviation, biplanes were all the rage for some, because of their superior stability over earlier single-span planes. Over time, as airplane technology evolved, biplanes became slow and outdated. But for nearly sonic boom free supersonic flight, oddly enough, the biplane might be the thing.

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This is what it’s like to eject from a jet going 800 mph

In a training exercise gone wrong back in 1989, Capt. Brian Udell had to eject at from his F-15 travelling at supersonic speeds. The force of the air on his body was so strong that it nearly killed him. Here is Udell explaining what happened.

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Tom Cruise will be in Top Gun 2, will be flying F-35s

With a sequel to Top Gun in development, we now know that the film will have Tom Cruise in the starring role, but since it’s the 21st century, Maverick won’t be flying the F-14 Tomcat. Instead, Cruise will be playing a test pilot flying the F-35 Lightning. 

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Unmanned drones will have access to all US airspace by 2015

Right now, unmanned drone aircraft can only fly over parts of military bases and along the US borders. However by 2015, the FAA will open up all US airspace to unmanned aircraft for military, law enforcement and civilian use. This is obviously good news to local law enforcement, bad news if you’re already paranoid about being spied on by The Man.

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This is what first class on a new Qantas A380 looks like
First class that finally looks like first class. Whenever I get on a plane and I walk by first class, I have to wonder if a few inches more of seat room and free drinks is worth 10x the price. But this? Oh yes.
The lower deck first class cabin was designed by Marc Newson, and each of the 14 lucky passengers gets their own private cabin with a completely flat bed for the long flight. You also get a clothes closet, a touch screen TV with over 1000 movies available, and just about every other type of pampering you could imagine.  Best of all there’s a central socializing area, where you and your friends could do recreations of classic Star Trek scenes. All you need is the $16,578 one way fare and you’ll be all set.
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This is what first class on a new Qantas A380 looks like

First class that finally looks like first class. Whenever I get on a plane and I walk by first class, I have to wonder if a few inches more of seat room and free drinks is worth 10x the price. But this? Oh yes.

The lower deck first class cabin was designed by Marc Newson, and each of the 14 lucky passengers gets their own private cabin with a completely flat bed for the long flight. You also get a clothes closet, a touch screen TV with over 1000 movies available, and just about every other type of pampering you could imagine. Best of all there’s a central socializing area, where you and your friends could do recreations of classic Star Trek scenes. All you need is the $16,578 one way fare and you’ll be all set.

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