The Orvillecopter

Part cat, part machine. Dutch artist Bart Jansen along with Arjen Beltman made a cat into remote controlled taxidermy helicopter. 

Watch it in action after the jump

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A Great Complement To Your Million Dollar Lake House

The Flying Hovercraft.

Flight Simulation and Footage From The December 2000 Attempted Hijacking of British Airways Flight 2069

Bryan Ferry was on the flight.

226 feet, 10 inches

The new world record for the distance a paper airplane can be thrown.

 

The Flying Pinto Did Not Fly

It actually killed.

The Expanding Airport

A short animated film made in 1958 for Washington International Airport written, produced, and directed by Charles and Ray Eames.

via, cartoonbrew

The Woman Who Fell To Earth

About a year ago Vice interviewed Juliane Koepcke, the lone survivor of a 1971 plane crash in Peru. The resulting read is fascinating.

via, @fucknfilthy

Airport Runway Patterns

Available as prints from NOMO

Art Planes

Round Trip: Art From The Bone Yard Project curated by Carlo McCormick, and organized by Eric Firestone at The Pima Air & Space Museum in Tuscon, Arizona. Now through May 31st, 2012.

More info here

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Most Have Only Dreamt Of It

Skydiving sex.

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G.I. Joe Vehicles 1983 – 1986

From the impressive collection of Chad Hucal on Yo Joe!

New York to Los Angeles in 12 minutes

The Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle aka The World’s Fastest Plane aka The Pentagon’s Amazing Failure

Big Boy Toys

Bas-relief sculptures made out of salvaged wood by Ron van der Ende

Airbus Concept Cabin

A bespoke inflight experience set for completion in 2050. We’ll all be pretty old by then…

“Personalised zones replace traditional cabin classes to offer tailored levels of experience. While taking a hop between destinations, according to Airbus, passengers in 2050 could join an interactive conference; enjoy a game of virtual golf; read the kids back home a bedtime story; and recharge in a ‘vitalising seat’ whilst watching the planet spread out beneath their feet.”

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Guillow’s Balsa Wood Airplane Design Studio

Design your own plane and fly’em high.

Kit comes with over 35 parts (balsawood wings, tails & bodies, plastic parts, rubber motors, etc)

Available here

via, gearpatrol

StndAIR

As you’ve probably already heard by now, the Standard hotel chain has branched out into aviation by launching StndAir. Without a doubt, one of the coolest ways to get out east this summer.

More info on flights here

 

Airplanes Designed Like Slave Ships

A curious observation from Steven Heller.

via, gawker

Air Retna

It’s official. Introducing the VistaJet Global Express XRS with a handpainted tail by Retna.

SF to Paris in Two Minutes

A photo shot roughly every two miles between take-off in San Francisco and landing in Paris CDG.

video after the jump

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