Back in 2012, fashion photographer and filmmaker Milton Tan
shot a time lapse film over a six month period, of planes overflying Singapore's Changi Beach
on their way to and from Changi airport. After his "The Air Traffic
" video went viral, managers at the airport made Tan an offer: six months of access to a restricted runway for a second film: The Air Traffic Two
. (Via) [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Aug 19, 2014 -
Building and flying free flight model airplanes is a pastime so obscure it doesn't even register on the geek heirarchy. But in the period between Lindberg's flight across the Atlantic until the start of the Second World War, thousands
of boys (and some girls) around
succumbed to the allure of rubber, lube
, and dope
. [more inside]
posted by gamera
on Aug 6, 2009 -
Remember when air travel was viewed as glamorous and exciting? Of course you don't. So check out this collection of vintage flight attendant photos: Part 1
, Part 2
, Part 3
posted by brain_drain
on Nov 13, 2007 -
Pull up! Pull up!
Several detailed Quicktime VR tours of aircraft and spacecraft cockpits, from the National Air & Space Museum. [QTVR plugin required, natch.]
posted by stonerose
on Feb 6, 2004 -
"Your online source for aviation information and media...aviation web resources for pilots and flight enthusiasts." I'm neither a pilot nor a flight enthusiast, but still found this site interesting (especially the accidents
section, which reminded me of this previous thread
on cockpit voice recorders).
posted by jdroth
on Jan 21, 2004 -
The thought of Concorde
saddens me ( possibly because 101
sits less than half a mile from my doorstep). It [with it'
s clone Concordeski
] was the only supersonic passenger jet to even make it to prototype status. Considering things like it's massive fuel consumption
, should we ditch the beast, find something else or go back to subsonics?
posted by twine42
on Feb 26, 2003 -
The Solution?...Fly Naked
So you can sneak a bomb in your shoe. The only solution is to fly naked. You can't bring anything on board; it all has to be shipped separately on cargo jet. There has to be an air marshall on every flight -- no in plain clothes (because nobody's in clothes) but sitting in front of the cockpit, heavily armed and ready. It's getting that ridiculous. What can we do?
posted by riley370
on Dec 28, 2001 -
Your tax dollars at work?
Apparently the FAA
is paying $50 a click to make sure that Americans are well informed passengers. What ever happened to Public Service Announcements? Anyone want to buy a $200 screwdriver?
posted by shoepal
on Dec 18, 2001 -
Boeing's new boat
will be able to fly 6,000 nautical to 10,000 nautical miles nonstop which means it could circle the earth having to only refuel twice. The linked page includes a nice rendering of what the plane will look like (with concords permanently grounded, boeing might actually pull this off)
posted by Zebulun
on Apr 30, 2001 -
This scares me silly
given the general skill level drivers display in my town. I'm imagining some idiot chatting away on a cell phone taking out my condo.
posted by rdr
on Mar 3, 2001 -