Aviation

Airline Asks Passengers to Use Toilet Before Boarding

Posted By Guest on October 07, 2009

All Nippon Airways (ANA) says empty bladders means less fuel consumption - reduced carbon emissions.

A Japanese airline has started asking passengers to go to the toilet before boarding in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.Read More

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Remote-Controlled Beetle

Posted By Guest on September 25, 2009

Remote-Controlled Beetle

The miniaturized system was developed by a team of electrical engineers led by Hirotaka Sato of the University of California, Berkeley.

Flight commands to start and stop flight and control the insect's elevation and turning were generated on a personal computer running specialized software, and transmitted to a microcontroller equipped with a radio transceiver.Read More

Be a Jetpack Test Pilot

Posted By Guest on September 20, 2009

Jetpack Test Pilot

Glenn Martin, the creative New Zealand designer behind the Martin Jetpack, is showing off his marketing creativity by auctioning off the chance to be the first person outside the development team to “be a Jetpack test pilot.”Read More

US Airways Launches Envoy Suite

Posted By Guest on September 18, 2009

US Airways unveiled its new business class "Envoy Suite"

US Airways Envoy Suite Seating

The seats offer "the ultimate in comfort, peace and privacy on trans-Atlantic flights," according to US Airways, which plans to start installing them on its fleet of Airbus wide-body aircraft in November.Read More

Flight Attendants From a Golden Era In Aviation

Posted By Guest on September 17, 2009

Vintage Flight Attendant Photos

Irazu Air Flight Attendants

In an age of cavity searches and bans on nail clippers, it's difficult to imagine there was a time in the airline industry when it was actually a pleasure to fly.Read More

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Space Photography On A Budget

Posted By Guest on September 14, 2009

How To Take Photos From the Edge of Space For $150
Balloon Space Photography

MIT students build a high-altitude, photo-snapping balloon using off-the-shelf components

An enterprising group of MIT students set out on a mission to photograph the uppermost parts of the stratosphere more than 17 miles above earth - on a budget of $150.Read More

Air Force Shoots Down Runaway Drone Over Afghanistan

Posted By Guest on September 14, 2009

Air Force Shoots Down Runaway Drone Over Afghanistan

A drone pilot's nightmare came true when operators lost control of an armed MQ-9 Reaper flying a combat mission over Afghanistan on Sunday. That led a manned U.S. aircraft to shoot down the unresponsive drone before it flew beyond the edge of Afghanistan airspace.Read More

Aircraft Nose Art

Posted By Guest on August 25, 2009

Aircraft Nose Art - Hard To Get

Aircraft Nose Art are personalized designs that were inspired by some of America's toughest air combat teams of the twentieth century.

Considered offensive by some, today's political correctness has tamed current designs to a whisper in comparison to World War II and Korea, when the popularity of aircraft nose art was at its peak.Read More