Dashcam video of the TransAsia plane crash
The venture capitalists and tech lords over at Burning Man are converting a Boeing 747 jumbo jet into an art car.
The U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane landed quietly back on earth over the weekend after having been in orbit for the past 674 days “conducting experiments.” Measuring 29′ 3″ long and 9′ 6″ high with a 14′ 11″ wingspan, the plane is thought to be some type of “space bomber spy plane” that is tracking Chinese movements outside of earth’s atmosphere. The military won’t confirm the speculation.
Richard Mosse (of infrared photography fame) directed this short “Death Is Elsewhere” on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Featuring the X-47B drone in maneuvers on the aircraft carrier, it’s an up close look at the beautiful design of one of the pilotless killers.
A United Flight from Newark to Denver had to be diverted to Chicago for a time-out yesterday after two passengers got into tussle over a reclining seat. It all started when a man used the Knee Defender—a lock that jams up the reclining capabilities of the forward seat—to prevent the lady in front of him from reclining while he was typing away on his laptop. After the man refused a flight attendant’s request to remove the banned device, the furious woman in front took the matter into her own hands and tossed her cup of water all over the business-minded traveler. Emotions kept increasing, and the plane was forced to make a pit stop to hand the big babies over to the TSA, who promptly dismissed the case as “a customer service issue.” The real kicker here though? The grown-up children had been previously sitting in the airline’s “economy plus” section.
This Friday, August 1st, 60 artist interpretations of the Benny Gold logo will go in display in the brand’s Guest Artist Glider Plane show. Featuring works by a bunch of familiar names, the show will be on display for one-night only from 6-9pm at the San Francisco store.
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus recently applied for a patent featuring an airline seat that pretty much resembles a bicycle saddle.
Using 1200 cans of spray paint, Os Gêmeos recently finished a commission to paint the Brazilian national soccer team’s airplane. A can’t miss sight on the tarmac, the plane will carry the players and personnel from city to city during the World Cup.
Early on the foggy Saturday morning of July 28th, 1945, a U.S. Army B-25 bomber on its way to Newark Airport crashed directly into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building. The building reopened two days later.
Aircraft photographs by Jeffrey Milstein
Facebook and Internet.org are working together to develop solar powered internet drones that would fly at roughly 65,000 ft armed with lasers for communication between technology hubs (satellites, drones etc.)
A rumored landing spot for the missing Malaysian Flight MH370, and the location where Philip Wood, an IBM Engineer and flight passenger allegedly sent a photo from. Gotta love conspiracy theories.
Dr. Steve Brule on an airplane is your worst nightmare
Where it lands will have you laughing.
Untouchable by Dru Blair, Mixed Media on Illustration Board, 2007 (above)