Deadheads

SFO-Flight-Patterns

The names of the departure paths out of SFO are all Grateful Dead references.

 

Chem Trails

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A seagull joins the Red Arrows, who are the UK’s answer to the Blue Angels or something.

Whoa.

Dashcam video of the TransAsia plane crash

“This will be the largest moving structure to date at Burning Man.”

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The venture capitalists and tech lords over at Burning Man are converting a Boeing 747 jumbo jet into an art car.

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The Conspiracy Theorist’s Favorite Top-Secret Space Plane

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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.

 

Portrait of a Drone

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.

Another Addition to The Seemingly Endless Fodder of Wes Anderson Films

Vehicles.

Kicking and Screaming all the Way to the TSA

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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.

Glide, Glider, Glide… Up Up to Sky

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.

Might As Well Add Pedals So We Can Power the Whole Damn Plane

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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus recently applied for a patent featuring an airline seat that pretty much resembles a bicycle saddle.

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Better Than Your Average Balsa Wood Gliders

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Yoshida’s Model Airplane Kits are based on early designs in aviation history.

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The Sub Pop Airport Shop

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For the indie traveler

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