Tag: airplanes

December 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

Photograph by NASA Since 1976, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has held the world record for the fastest ‘air-breathing manned aircraft’ with a recorded speed of 1,905.81 knots (2,193.2 mph; 3,529.6 km/h). That works out to a staggering 36.55 miles/58.83 km per minute. The Blackbird was so fast that its strategy against surface-to-air missiles was…

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December 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Airport at Night

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Airport at Night

SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT AT NIGHT Photograph by Andrew Choy In this fantastic capture by Andrew Choy we see the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at night. The photo was taken from a cessna plane on November 16, 2005. It was a finalist for the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year in 2006.…

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November 29, 2012 at 11:15 am

Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

Whenever I fly I always ask for a window seat. Seeing the world from above gives you a different perspective on the world. Patterns emerge, nature shines and cities feel colossal. On Flickr there are many groups dedicated to photography from an airplane window. From the Airplane Window has a collection of over 15,000…

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October 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Picture of the Day: An Airplane Crosses the Moon

Picture of the Day: An Airplane Crosses the Moon

AN AIRPLANE CROSSES THE MOON Photograph by Chris Thomas In this perfectly timed photograph by Chris Thomas, we see an airplane passing directly in front of the Earth’s moon. Taken back in 2010, Chris posted the amazing capture to Ice in Space, an Australian website dedicated to amateur astronomy. Thomas said…

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June 13, 2012 at 10:20 am

40 Photos of Airplanes Breaking the Sound Barrier

f18 breaking the sound barrier

Supersonic speed is a rate of travel of an object that exceeds the speed of sound (Mach 1). For objects travelling in dry air of a temperature of 20 °C (68 °F) this speed is approximately 343 m/s, 1,125 ft/s, 768 mph or 1,235 km/h. A sonic boom is the sound associated with the…

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June 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm

The Private Suites on Singapore Airlines

The Private Suites on Singapore Airlines

Have you ever flown First Class and thought, “this is swell but I wish there was something better”? Well if you happen to be flying on Singapore Airlines A380 aircraft you’re in luck! The Singapore Airlines Suites are more than seats, they are individual cabins with sliding doors, window blinds and complete privacy.…

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January 17, 2011 at 9:05 am

What’s a G6? It’s the $58 million Gulfstream G650 Private Jet

What's a G6? It's the $58 million Gulfstream G650 Private Jet

Remember in the movie Tropic Thunder when Tom Cruise’s character Les Grossman is talking to Pecker? Right before the infamous dance scene, Les says: “I’m talking G5’s playa, no more frequent flyer b*tch miles for my boy!” He was referring to a Gulfstream G500. Or maybe you’ve heard that annoying song Like a G6 on…

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July 26, 2010 at 8:58 am

1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel

1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel

Photograph by Vincent Costello Located on a coastal rainforest bluff overlooking the Pacific, Hotel Costa Verde near Quepos, Costa Rica, features one of the most unique hotel rooms I’ve ever encountered. A two bedroom, fully retrofitted, vintage 1965 Boeing 727 fuselage, available on your next vacation! Check out the incredible pics and information below on…

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May 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – Birds of Prey

Picture of the Day - Birds of Prey

BIRDS OF PREY Photograph by Lockheed Martin A fleet of sexy Blackbird SR-71’s by Lockheed Martin. Awesome article on flying a Blackbird HERE via Lockheed Martin on Flickr

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August 6, 2009 at 8:18 am

Experience The Joy of Flight in the Icon A5 Light Sport Aircraft

Experience The Joy of Flight in the Icon A5 Light Sport Aircraft

In 2004, a category was made (Light Sport Aircraft), a license was created (Sport Pilot), and the notion of consumer recreational flight was realized. The following year, Stanford Business Graduate Kirk Hawkins founds ICON. Hawkins, an accomplished engineer and former Air Force F-16 pilot oversees the creation of the A5 Light Sport Aircraft, available at…

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