The First Flight Of The World's Largest Plane

The First Flight Of The World's Largest Plane

The world's largest plane by wingspan took its first flight on Saturday above the Mojave Desert in California.

With a wingspan wider than the length of an American football field, the plane features six turbofan engines, a dual fuselage design and was made using parts from two Boeing jets, according to The New York Times.

The Stratolaunch, as the plane is called, is designed to carry rockets to an altitude of 35,000 feet, at which time they would ignite and launch into orbit, according to The Verge. The rockets would carry commercial satellites into space.

The plane was built by Stratolaunch Systems, which was created in 2011 by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. By launching rockets, satellites and other spacecraft from the sky, the company is betting it will be able to avoid the types of delays that ground launches are prone to, such as bad weather.

The Stratolaunch plane features six turbofan engines and a dual-fuselage design.
Stratolaunch Systems

During the test flight that lasted more than two hours, the plane reached an altitude of 17,000 feet and a top speed of 189 mph, according to the company.


What It Takes To Fly The $21 Million Goodyear Blimp

What It Takes To Fly The $21 Million Goodyear Blimp

We took a ride on the world-famous Goodyear Blimp as it flew above the Daytona International Speedway where it provided aerial coverage for NASCAR in February. Our journey began at the Blimp Base in Pompano Beach, Florida — from there, the Blimp flew 200 miles north to a small airport in New Smyrna, where it would call home for the weekend.  We got to spend about five hours in the Blimp, which was updated in 2014 in collaboration with the Zeppelin company. The new model isn't technically a Blimp, due to the internal structure inside its balloon, or envelope. This is what it's like to fly on the iconic Goodyear Blimp, which isn't accessible to the public — only the crew and invited guests are allowed to go for a ride.


Plane Shoots Fireworks And Lasers During Australian Airshow

 Plane Shoots Fireworks And Lasers During Australian Airshow

Nothing got the crowd going more than the Friday night fireworks and laser display put on by the Scandinavian Catwalk.  It was one of the most memorable moments of the 2019 Avalon Airshow in Australia.


Wasted JetBlue Passenger Announces She Does Not Want To Fly With Children

Wasted JetBlue Passenger Announces She Does Not Want To Fly With Children

All 32-year-old Valerie Gonzalez wanted to do is fly to Las Vegas without sitting next to a three-year-old, citing that she has been drinking all day. When she was told to leave, she decided to make things much worse for herself. After leaving the plane, she tried to reboard, at which point she was arrested. According to her arrest affidavit, she stated: 'I'm not sitting next to a f---ing 3-year-old. I've been drinking all day.'


DRUNK THROWN OFF A PLANE IN RUSSIA - THIS HUGE HOOLIGAN REALLY WANTED TO SHAKE HIS HAND

This dude just keeps growing.

From a youtube description ( translated by google):

Drunk American made a riot at Sheremetyevo Airport

At the Sheremetyevo airport, a passenger made a riot after a failure in flight. Employees of the airline "Aeroflot" were forced to reassure the client by force, reported on February 13 Telegram-channel Varlamov News, at the disposal of which appeared the video of the incident.

February 12, immediately after boarding the flight. A US citizen was very drunk and incessantly cursed at the flight attendants and fellow travelers. He responded aggressively to the warning, after which the crew commander decided to refuse him a flight. Together with the man, his wife and daughter also left the plane, and they also tried to calm the head of the family who had been sold.

When the stewardess brought the documents about the withdrawal from the flight for signing, the failed passenger broke out into abuse, and then grappled with the personnel of the air port. In the end, he was thrown to the floor, twisted and handed over to the police.

The Americans were prosecuted under the article "Petty hooliganism," but the punishment he incurred, the guards did not specify.

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The US Government's $350 Million Doomsday Plane

The US Government's $350 Million Doomsday Plane

Those are some lucky members of the press and flight attendants.


Let This F-16 Fighter Jet With Stabilized Cockpit Camera Take You For A Ride

Let This F-16 Fighter Jet With Stabilized Cockpit Camera Take You For A Ride

Many of us have dreaming about taking a flight (or flying) in a military fighter jet, but truth is most of us would never qualify. Now you can take a wild ride in a fighter jet with this cool footage from Josh Walters which he filmed using a virb360 cam in the F-16 Viper's cockpit.


The Air Force’s Crazy 747 Aircraft Carrier Concept

The Air Force’s Crazy 747 Aircraft Carrier Concept

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: A Boeing 747 with an internal hanger loaded with 10 specially designed fighter jets. An on board crew to launch, recover, refuel and rearm the jets while in mid-flight. Sleeping quarters and a crew lounge to ensure that a squadron of 14 fighter pilots and 18 mission specialists stay rested. All of it hurtling forward at Mach 0.85, 35 thousand feet above sea-level. That’s asking a lot from a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. But a once classified feasible study prepared for the U.S. Air Force details how it could be done.


The Better Boarding Method Airlines Won't Use

The Better Boarding Method Airlines Won't Use

I’d heard before that random boarding was significantly faster than group boarding back to front. I think they’re trying to avoid fights for position in line... but they could just assign boarding group numbers randomly and then it would trick people into feeling like there was group organization when there was really none. Just avoiding jostling in random board mode. But of course, if they’re going to change it, they ought to use the alternate row speed max version.


5 Inexplicable Cockpit Events

5 Inexplicable Cockpit Events

5 strange and unusual cockpit and airplane incidents that took place in the middle of flights...


United Airlines Passenger Loudly Complains About Her Seatmates On The Flight

United Airlines Passenger Loudly Complains About Her Seatmates On The Flight

A woman, who claimed to “eat salad” (twice, within four minutes and 32 seconds), was captured verbally shaming her seatmates on a United Airlines flight in a viral Facebook video.  The video, shared last week on Facebook, showed a female passenger sitting in the middle seat of a United flight and saying to a person on her phone that her seatmates were “so big.”

“Oh my goodness, I don’t know how I’m going to do this the next four hours. This is just impossible because they’re squishing me,” she said in the video, adding, “At least they’ll keep me warm.”

The woman, after hanging up her phone, tells, presumably, a flight attendant to find her a window seat and “get me out of here. I can’t do this,” when the woman next to her finally speaks up.

“Excuse me, can you find her another seat?” the woman recording the video says to the flight attendant. “Because I will not be verbally abused by this bitch or anybody else.”


How Close Are We To Hypersonic Travel?

How Close Are We To Hypersonic Travel?

Flying at hypersonic speed could revolutionize transportation, but there are incredible engineering and logistical challenges we need to get through first. So, how close are we to hypersonic travel?


10 MOST EXPENSIVE MILITARY HELICOPTERS IN THE WORLD

10 MOST EXPENSIVE MILITARY HELICOPTERS IN THE WORLD

Modern military helicopters boast many characteristics-combat power, maneuverability, speed, among others. But sometimes, for the production of a helicopter, companies need to spend a round sum of money. Today we have prepared for you a rating of the 10 most expensive military helicopters in the world!


Drones Are Delivering Coffee To Your Doorstep If You Live In Australia

Drones Are Delivering Coffee To Your Doorstep If You Live In Australia

Alphabet's Wing is testing a drone fleet getting coffee into people's hand within three minutes of ordering.


Woman Loses It After Her Jetblue Flight Is Delayed

1Woman Loses It After Her Jetblue Flight Is Delayed

So yesterday I was stuck in the airport for 10hrs as #JetBlue flight was canceled due to computer failure. They said they would send another plane from New York, but this took many hrs. While in Fort Lauderdale airport, everyone remained calm apart from this woman who went crazy on the JetBlue staff.  She called him a rapist and said she had a gun on her plus many crazy things in front of kids.  Swipe right to see the chaos.

 

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23 IMAGES OF THE CRAZINESS THAT IS KNOWN AS THE AIRPORT (PRAY FOR THE BRAVE SOULS THAT FLEW THIS HOLIDAY)

23 IMAGES OF THE CRAZINESS THAT IS KNOWN AS THE AIRPORT

(PRAY FOR THE BRAVE SOULS THAT FLEW THIS HOLIDAY)

1. “A friend of mine saw this traveler and his falcons at Doha Airport in Qatar. Right, why not travel with them?”

2. The airport is where you meet new people.

3. Everyone kills time in any way they can: some of us rest.

4. Some of us snack.

5. Some of us role play.

6. Others just can’t wait to see their relatives.

7. Some people even work.

8. Nothing, not even travel, should change your habits.

9. How did these guys pass security?

10. Is he one of Santa’s helpers?

11. You can even take a photo with a celebrity.

12. And another one.

13. Or, you can see birds flying to Switzerland...

14. These pictures are amazing.

15. They are so cute!

16. Such a strong hug!

17. A long-awaited kiss

18. You will see some new and inventive sleeping positions.

19. You might also realize that you’re not really having a bad day.

20. Some people get really creative.

21. Why? How?

22. A great way to not lose your luggage.

23. So moving!


15 Unsettling Facts About The Denver International Airport Conspiracy

15 Unsettling Facts About The Denver International Airport Conspiracy

Built in 1995, the Denver International Airport has not been immune from its share of conspiracy theories. From rumors of a secret society to incredibly strange artwork lining the walls, even the most skeptical people think something odd is going on behind closed doors there.


The Amazing Hughes H-4 Hercules Flying Boat

The Amazing Hughes H-4 Hercules Flying Boat

It was a cool California November afternoon in 1947 when the HK-4 Hercules, also known as the Spruce Goose, finally flew. It was supposed to be a simple taxi test, nothing more than motoring through the water of Long Beach Harbor to show off its speed and test out the plane in open water. But having endured years of people mocking the project and himself for trying to build a plane so massive it had no hope of flying, Howard Hughes decided to take the opportunity to extend his middle finger at them all in the most poignant way he could.


50 Insane Fighter Jets Facts That Will Shock You

50 Insane Fighter Jets Facts That Will Shock You

I bet you didn't know these surprising facts about fighter jets! I this episode we will learn about US Air Force fighter jets, Russian Fighter Jets, etc.


Drunk Woman Goes Berserk On An Airplane

Drunk Woman Goes Berserk On An Airplane

Police reportedly escorted a woman off a plane after it landed at LAX in Los Angeles, California, after she harassed flight attendants and fellow passengers. Footage of her tirade shows her using racist and homophobic slurs against another traveler. It's unclear what sparked the aggressive behavior.


SUPERSONIC AIR TRAVEL IS FINALLY COMING BACK

SUPERSONIC AIR TRAVEL IS FINALLY COMING BACK

Supersonic air travel is back. 15 years after the Concorde was grounded, everyone from aerospace companies to NASA to small startups is working to bring back ultrafast civilian aircraft. We take a look at the engineering challenges that make supersonic flight so difficult, and try to figure out what’s different about this new generation of planes.


I SURVIVED AN AIRPLANE CRASH

I SURVIVED AN AIRPLANE CRASH

Sucked out from the airplane and falling 2,987 meters (9,800ft) from the sky, Juliane Koepcke miraculously survived her freefall from her disintegrating plane crash. Spending 11 days in the Amazon rainforest, at 17 years old, she had to remain mentally strong gathering all of her strength and her will to survive.


EDGE OF YOUR SEAT ACTION WATCHING TWO PILOTS LAND A 737 IN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM

EDGE OF YOUR SEAT ACTION WATCHING TWO PILOTS LAND A 737 IN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM

Boeing 737-800 landing in heavy rain in LEPA/PMI on runway 24L.
RVR approaching 600m with gusts to 35 knots.