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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For Sale: An Original Concorde Jet Engine (With Afterburner)

Concorde Jet Engine

This is an original Rolls-Royce Olympus Turbojet engine (593-610), fitted with afterburner. It was fitted to a Concorde and flown at supersonic speeds as engine #3, it’s now notable as it’s the only Concorde engine sold by BA with its afterburner and serial number still in place. If you’ve been concocting a plan to buy…

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For Sale: A Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 Engine

Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine

The Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 is almost certainly the most famous aircraft engine in history, I’m sure there are other contenders of course but I’m convinced the Merlin has them beat. Although most believe the engine is named for the famous wizard of the same name from the legend of King Arthur, it’s actually named after…

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Documentary: The Flying Boats

Saunders-Roe Princess Flying Boat

Flying boats were initially considered to be the only way to feasibly build large aircraft successfully due to the fact that they didn’t need heavy and complex landing gear, just a hull-shaped underside allowing them to touch down on water – the water itself would act as shock absorber and runway. The great benefit of…

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