Tag: aviation

airline meals

It’s advertising heavy, but just in case you wanted to find out how other travellers fare, try: http://www.airlinemeals.net/index.php

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Harriet Quimby

Today marks one hundred years since Harriet Quimby’s flight over the English Channel, the first woman ever to do so: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Quimby Although she sadly died in an air crash a few months after this achievement, Harriet Quimby had a major influence

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Quadrocopters

Many thanks to the contributor who alerted us to quadrocopters which are new to TOTD.  Here’s some interesting clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQIMGV5vtd4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-dkonAXOlQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geqip_0Vjec http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVrxvqYlCDs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoMrPKCpWXw

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When your model helicopter goes wrong

Did anyone get a radio controlled helicopter for Christmas? This clip shows what can happen in the event of a battery fault. It’s extraordinary how the operator managed to keep it airborne for so long. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPeoklS3PA0&NR=1&feature=endscreen  

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World’s shortest commercial flight

The distance covered by this scheduled flight service between Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands is apparently shorter than the main runway at Edinburgh airport. The video clip, which includes takeoff and landing, lasts only about two and

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Battle of Britain

This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of Britain when the RAF destroyed Hitler’s plans to invade the British Isles. Here are a few sites with information and archive footage about the battle, including the RAF Roll of

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Air Traffic Control Simulator

TOTD has been thinking a lot about flying recently since the trip to the RAF Museum at Hendon. Aircraft enthusiasts also have the Bournemouth Air Festival and the American Air Day at Duxford to look forward to this week. Budding

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Glass-bottomed hot air balloon

Standing on the glass floor in Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower is one thing, but a glass floor in a balloon basket is a very different prospect. The maiden flight took place on 12 August and this site has some good pictures

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RAF Museum, Hendon

Yesterday TOTD was lucky enough to visit the RAF Museum at Hedon, London. We were able to have a peak behind the screens at their archive and thanks to the welcoming and helpful staff had a fantastic day. Highlights included seeing Douglas Bader’s

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Flying cars

Have we really not covered flying cars before?  Let’s rectify that immediately: http://www.gizmowatch.com/entry/top-ten-flying-cars/ which includes some favourites from TOTD’s distant memories of youth. Are ‘everyday’ flying cars closer than ever or further off than ever?  Comments please!

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