In 1996 the U.S. Air Force published a research paper on the possibility of weather modification in the future. It was in response to a directive to outline a future strategic weather modification system for the purpose of maintaining US military dominance in 2025 and was based upon fictional scenarios. This paper grew legs and […]
Nowadays not all commercial pilots wear hats but a lot of airlines still have them as part of their uniform. The origin of the hat itself, and indeed the general look of today’s pilots uniforms, stems back to the 1930’s. Prior to this era, most pilots’ attire was derived from WW1 military style clothing which was […]
It’s one of the most famous planes in the world but here’s a few facts about it that you might not know. 1. It’s name The term “Air Force One” is actually not the name of the plane but the ATC callsign for any US Air Force aircraft that is carrying the President of the United […]
As drones become more popular, the internet is starting to flood with more and more videos filmed from on high. Some bad, some good, and some quite amazing. This is one of the amazing ones. Filmed using a GoPro Hero 3 mounted on a DJI Phantom 2 drone, this short video gets right inside the […]
Take out a map and draw a straight line from London to LA and it will go across the mid-Atlantic and cut through the middle of the US. Seems like a logical route to take. So why, when you take a flight between the two points, do you fly over Scotland, Greenland and Western Canada? […]
As aeronautical design evolves and aircraft become more efficient, the distance they can travel without having to refuel grows. Not more than forty five years ago, you would have had to take 5 flights to get from London to Singapore. Now you can do it in one. That non-stop flight however, has been in operation […]
Check out this visually stunning air-to-air video created by 3DF. It was filmed in close formation with the Vectorvision camera system installed in the highly modified Wolfe Air LearJet 25. Cameras used are the Red Epic and Arriflex Alexa.
Yes, on some flights they do – but intentionally and obviously not all at the same time. Different airlines and aviation authorities around the world have different regulations about taking rest while flying but the over-riding rule that is common amongst all airlines is that, at all times, there will always be at least one […]
Colonel Terry Virtis took this amazing photo of the Northern Lights earlier this week from the International Space Station with the UK and Ireland below. ISS orbits approximately 250 miles above Earth.
This amazing photograph was published in September of last year by Lockheed Martin. It depicts pilots and back-seat reconnaissance systems officers of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the long-range reconnaissance plane used by the US from 1964-1998.