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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Landing at HKG's Former Kai Tak Airport

Friday, November 28, 2008

Russian Shuttle Buran 1988

Great footage set to electronic music...

Boeing Md-80

Ballistic Parachute

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ebraer 135 - N910LX

Ebraer 135 - N910LX, high over Polk City Florida. 11/21/08.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Air hostess helped land passenger jet after co-pilot had 'breakdown' over the Atlantic

An air hostess helped land a jet carrying 146 passengers after the co-pilot had an apparent mental breakdown over the Atlantic Ocean, investigators revealed today.

The UK-bound plane made an emergency diversion to Shannon Airport, in Ireland, last January after the Air Canada flight officer began a ‘rambling and disjointed’ conversation, said an official report.

Another attendant suffered wrist injuries as the crew forcibly removed the co-pilot from the cockpit controls and restrained him in a seat in the cabin. [READ MORE]

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pentagon Clears Flying-Car Project for Takeoff

Pentagon mad-science division Darpa is helping build thought-controlled robotic limbs, artificial pack mules, real-life laser guns and "kill-proof" soldiers. So it comes as no surprise, really, that the agency is now getting into the flying-car business, too.

Darpa hopes its "Personal Air Vehicle Technology" project, announced yesterday, will ultimately lead to a working prototype of a military-suitable flying car -- a two- or four-passenger vehicle that can "drive on roads" one minute and take off like a helicopter the next. The hybrid machine would be perfect for "urban scouting," casualty evacuation and commando-delivery missions, the agency believes. [READ MORE]

Thursday, November 13, 2008