The 1903 Wright Flyer is a small, fabric covered piece of engineering that will live on as one of the most important achievements of mankind in the 20th century, and probably in all of our recorded history. The original plane was restored after its last flight, which had resulted in a crash-landing, and is now…
There is an updated version of this story here on the new Skyrunner. The SkyRunner is that mythical beast that we’ve been waiting for since the early days of science fiction – it’s a flying car. Or a flying off-road buggy if you want to be nit-picky. The first Skyrunner prototype was developed by company founder Gilo…
These fantastic art deco Air Force posters are the brain child of Nicholas Anderson – a serving USAF officer and a very talented digital artist. Nick sells them for $20 – $25 a pop and then donates $5 of the proceeds to his squadron’s Booster Club.
These fantastic designs are the work of Bill Clave, his goal was to set about creating a hybrid between those vintage racing cars that we all love so much and classic aircraft.
The Cloudmaster is a DC-6 born in June 1958 at Santa Monica, California. She was delivered new to Eagle Airways, the then major British independent airline, which itself was started during the Berlin Airlift 10 years earlier. After modification to the airline’s specifications the aircraft was registered G-APSA and began flying all over the world on commercial and military charters.
In 1938 Ettore Bugatti started work on an aircraft designed to win the illustrious Deutsch de la Meurthe Cup Race and to test performance technologies with a view to using them on French fighter planes. Before the incredible plane had a chance to fly, the Nazis invaded France and left Ettore and his chief engineer Louis de Monge with no choice but to smuggle the partially completed aircraft out under the cover of darkness to Bugatti’s estate outside Paris.
The concept of landing a plane on the underside of a moving airship at altitude it so utterly mad that it instantly becomes an addition to my bucket list.
It isn’t everyday that the chance to buy something as iconic as the De Havilland Gipsy Moth from the film ‘Out of Africa’ comes along, she’s heading to the auction block on the 7th of February 2013 and rather remarkably, is still fit to fly.
This is a shot of Chuck Yeager climbing out of the Bell X-1 in 1949, Chuck was first human to break the sound barrier on October 14, 1947 sitting in the cockpit of this very plane.
This is a WWII ear photograph of trainee aircraft mechanics being trained in the finer details of Merlin engine maintenance.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photograph shot into the cockpit of a WWII plane before, the nonchalant look of the front gunner is just too cool for words.
This captivating shot gives you a 3rd person view out the turret of a German bomber.