Documentary: The Nuclear Powered Plane From The Cold War

Nuclear Powered Planes

This short film by the team at Real Engineering provides an 11 minute, information packed speed run through the history of America’s Cold War nuclear powered planes. Early in the Cold War both the United States and the Soviet Union researched and experimented with nuclear powered planes, most commonly with engines that heated air with nuclear…

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Full Documentary: Chuck Yeager On Air Combat

Chuck Yeager Documentary

Chuck Yeager is a man who needs no introduction, he was a fighter pilot who flew P-51 Mustangs in the Second World War but it’s his career after the war that made him a household name. After hostilities ceased in WW2 Yeager became a USAF test pilot, flying many types of aircraft, the most historically…

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Documentary: The Only Surviving Airworthy Messerschmitt Bf109

Messerschmitt Bf 109

This documentary covers the remarkable, decades long restoration of what would become the only flying Messerschmitt Bf109 in the world. In the years since the film was made there have been more examples of the Messerschmitt Bf109 returned to airworthy status, so this aircraft is no longer the only flying example – but it’s important…

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Documentary: The Pan American Boeing 377 Stratocruiser

Pan Am Boeing 377 Stratocruiser

This film from 1950 was created to give Americans a look into what it was like to fly on the then-new Pan American Boeing 377 Stratocruiser. The Stratocruiser was an advanced aircraft for its time, it featured a pressurised cabin, two floors of seating for passengers, and it could carry up to 100 people. The…

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Documentary: The Flying Wing – What Happened To It?

Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing 2

This documentary film titled The Flying Wing – What Happened To It? features the last ever interview with John K. Northrop, it also features remarkable footage of the Northrop YB-49 flying wing manoeuvring through the sky to the original Star Wars theme music. The documentary was filmed in 1979, Star Wars Episode IV – A…

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Aircraft Bolt Cufflinks by Plane Industries

Aircraft Bolt Cufflinks Hero

These aircraft bolt cufflinks are machined from bolts sourced from commercial passenger jets by the team at Plane, a small company run by two brothers in the United Kingdom who specialize in building an entirely unique line of products from repurposed aircraft parts. This limited edition series of cufflinks are made from flight-used aircraft bolts,…

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