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Steve Fossett

Did They Ever Find Steve Fossett?

James Stephen Fossett was an American businessman and a record-setting aviator, sailor, and adventurer. He was the first person to fly solo non-stop around the world in a balloon and in a fixed-wing aircraft. But what happened on September 3, 2007, and did they ever find Fossett?  A hiker discovered three crumpled identification cards in …

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Concorde

Why is the Concorde’s Fuselage Painted White?

The Concorde was a supersonic airplane that was built in the 1960s as a joint venture between the United Kingdom and France. It was the first aircraft of its kind. Only 14 of these plans went into service before it was eventually retired in 2003. With all the advancements in the aircraft’s design, you might …

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Tom Attridge F-11 Grumman

How Did A Fighter Plane Accidentally Shoot Itself?

The Grumman F-11 Tiger was a supersonic, single-seat carrier-based fighter aircraft used by the United States Navy in the 1950s and 1960s. It was originally tagged as the F11F Tiger in April 1955 but was renamed the F-11 Tiger under the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system. While the F-11 Tiger is a remarkable …

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Bill Nye the Sciecne Guy

What Did Bill Nye Invent for 747 Airliners?

American mechanical engineer, science communicator, and television presenter, Bill Nye began his career as a mechanical engineer for Boeing in Seattle. He is also a well-known inventor. But did you know, before he became a celebrity, he invented something for the 747 airliners?  Bill Nye, famously known as the Science Guy, used to work with …

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B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

How Much Did It Cost to Develop the B-29 Superfortress?

The B-29 was one of the most technologically advanced planes during World War II. It had several innovative technologies such as remote-controlled weapons. Crewmen could also crawl between the fore and aft crew areas, which were pressurized and connected by a long tube over the bomb bays. With such an advanced flying machine, it would …

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When Was Orville Wright’s Last Flight?

The Wright brothers are considered the most influential personalities in aviation history. Their creative and technological minds paved the way to revolutionize transportation everywhere. The brothers dedicated their adult lives to working towards their dream of building a flying machine. They strived hard to achieve their goal. But did you ever wonder if the brothers …

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Witches are banned from flying above 150 meters in the landlocked African nation of Eswatini. Any witch caught flying their broomstick above the limit faces arrest and a hefty R500,000 fine according to the country’s civil aviation authority. There’s no penalty for flying below 150 meters.

In Swaziland, witches on broomsticks must fly low In Swaziland, the days when witches could enjoy the untethered freedom of flying high in the sky are, regrettably, over. According to the marketing and corporate affairs director of the Civil Aviation Authority, Sabelo Dlamini, “A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the [150-meter] limit.” …

Witches are banned from flying above 150 meters in the landlocked African nation of Eswatini. Any witch caught flying their broomstick above the limit faces arrest and a hefty R500,000 fine according to the country’s civil aviation authority. There’s no penalty for flying below 150 meters. Read More »