One of the most tranquil forms of flight, hot air balloons glide calmly through the skies with only the propane gas burner sporadically breaking the silence. But how do they fly? And more curiously, how do they navigate? To begin with, at the setup stage, cold air is blown (using a large fan) into the […]
It’s one of the most common questions asked by people who have an innate fear of flying in order to maximise their chance of survival in the case of an accident. So where is the safest seat? Well, unfortunately both Boeing and Airbus will tell you that there’s no one place that is the safest […]
An afterburner is a facility incorporated into some jet engines (mainly on military aircraft) which allows them to create a massive amount of thrust in order to achieve maximum acceleration. In simple terms, fuel is added to the jet exhaust section of the engine downstream of the turbine and this reignites the air creating more thrust […]
On the evening of December 28th, 1978, United Airlines flight 173 was making its final approach into Portland, Oregon. Upon lowering the landing gear, only the nose-gear down indicator light illuminated green. No green lights came on for the main wheels. The approach was abandoned and the aircraft entered a holding pattern to sort out […]
So the whole world of drones has literally taken off if you can excuse the pun, and those that have them are creating all sorts of amazing videos to wow us with. One of the great things about them is that they can be used to create lovely tracking shots, especially of people engaged in sporting activities […]
Looking to get somewhere in a hurry and money isn’t too much of an issue? Well look no further than the Uber of the private jet world. Victor is the new booking app for corporate jets which allows you to quickly access multiple brokers and receive a quote and timeframe within seconds. Clive Jackson, the […]
A Seattle based film maker who spent 3 months on holiday in Thailand produced this amazing video while there. Gabriel Ng used a DJI Phantom 2 mounted with a Go Pro Hero 4 to achieve these stunning results. For more articles like this sent directly to your inbox, subscribe using the link below.
This picture was taken in 1989, during the Cold War, when two US Airforce F15’s were scrambled to intercept two Russian Mig 29’s. The Migs were innocently on their way to an air show in Canada.
In short, yes. Jet fuel (typically JET-A1) which is used to power aircraft with jet engines (and turboprop engines) is basically diesel fuel with extra additives. For that reason a car or truck with a diesel engine will run comfortably on airliner jet fuel although it isn’t recommended. Similarly, piston engined aircraft (such as Cessna […]