Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo First Feather Flight

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo

Watch the exclusive footage of SpaceShipTwo’s first feather flight. In this video, the space ship is dropping nearly vertically from its mother ship in a test flight that took place on Wednesday, 4 May 2011 over Mojave Desert, CA. SpaceShipTwo is the world’s first commercial spaceship.

Plane Struck By Lightning

Plane Struck By Lightning Bolts

Watch the following footage of an airplane struck by bolts of lightning from all sides just before it landed at Heathrow airport, London.

Hong Kong Airlines Trains Flight Attendants In Kung Fu

Hong Kong Airlines Trains Flight Attendants In Kung Fu

Everyone knows that flight attendants must be trained in foreign languages, grooming/make up and passenger service. However, for Hong Kong Airlines, a proficiency in martial art is a must for its flight attendants.

Knuffingen Airport, World’s Largest Miniature Airport

Knuffingen Airport, World's Largest Miniature Airport

The world’s largest miniature airport has gone on display at Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany. Miniatur Wunderland also hosts the world’s largest train and miniature exhibition. The 494-square feet model includes a whopping list of accessories, including 40 planes, 40,000 lights, 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches and 300 buildings.

Commercial Airlines Look to Apple’s iPad For Paperless Cockpits


Following early approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for charter airlines to use iPad in airplane cockpits, major commercial airline companies like Delta are exploring the possibility of using Apple’s touchscreen tablet to ditch paper maps entirely.

The Real-Life Balloon House From Pixar’s Up!


This is awesome! The team from National Geographic have created a real-life “balloon-house” version of Pixar’s animated hit film, Up. Yes, a house tied to gas balloons that actually flies.

Garuda Indonesia To Move To Changi Airport Terminal 3


Starting from 22 February 2011, Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, will move its operational base in Singapore from Changi Airport Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. The move is intended to improve the service standard and passenger experience.

Coming Soon: iPad on Jetstar Flights


Jetstar Airways, an Australian low-cost airline, subsidiary of Qantas, will offer an in-flight iPad rental service on its domestic and international flights. The in-flight iPads will come pre-loaded with a wide array of music books, magazines, movies and games.

This Weird Supersonic Plane Looks Like Swordfish, Has Pinnochio’s Nose


There is a reason why the Concorde flew over the ocean: Sonic booms. Sonic booms are very loud and annoying. Noise regulations in most countries wouldn’t allow plane to fly over land because of the sonic booms the Concorde generated.

Ever Wonder How It Feels to Fly Hanging From a Helicopter?


If you are curious how it feels to fly hanging on a helicopter as it swooshed through mountains and rivers at low altitude, this fun interactive panorama video will give you a good idea of how it feels without having to freak out and jizz your pants…