From bikinis to aviation greatest secrets | Best reads of 2018
Air Force One, the flying White House
If there is one aircraft as notorious as the Pope, one name as known as Coca Cola in the aviation world, it is the Air Force One. The sole mention of this plane is enough for most people to see its light blue, white and gold livery. Get to know the rock star of airplanes.
Bikini airlines: new destinations, old habits?
The company, also known as the “Bikini airlines”, used swimsuit-wearing flight attendants to market their arrival. However, good looking and not-so-modestly dressed stewardesses are far from new in aviation, as history shows.
What is in store for in-flight entertainment?
Today, there is a requirement for airlines to up their game to meet the ever growing demands of their customers. And we are not just talking about a wider duty free selection or more leg space. Passengers now expect both better customer service and unforgettable entertainment. This is why airlines are hunting for new ideas how to entertain passengers, not only to ensure their clients remain loyal, but also to attract new ones.
The science behind the (mysterious) windshield
Incidents involving cracked cockpit windshields due to bird or lightning strikes are quite common. Window cracks also occur more often in the cockpit than in the cabin, experts say. But let’s go back to the basics. Aircraft windows are designed not only to be Fail Safe but also Safe Life, points out Luís Almeida, an aerospace engineer and airline pilot.
Speculations lasting a century
The theories of what might have happened to Amelia Earhart ranged from her crashing into the ocean, actually being alive in the US under the disguise of Irene Craigmile to an alien abduction. Nevertheless, a theory of Earhart being a spy gained traction over the decades.
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Russian air force to receive long-range combat drones in 2021
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Icelandair, Boeing settle on “substantial” 737 MAX compensation
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Qantas to restart joy flights over Antarctica
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