Facebook permanently grounds its Aquila solar-powered internet plane

continue its work with partners, such as Airplane, to help advance “high altitude platform stations” (HAPS) like the Aquila.The program has been underway because 2014 ( the acquisition of Ascenta seems to have been its real start) and very first test flight in 2016– leading to a “structural failure,” hard landing, and subsequent NTSB investigation….

Here are the finalists for Boeing’s $2 million ‘personal flying device’ contest

In 2015, the first X-Prize competition, which efficiently spurred the personal area industry, or to appear in the far corners of the world of aviation hobbyists. Vertical liftoff and landing (VTOL) airplane, specifically ones that are powered by electrical motors, are becoming increasingly popular, with significant business like Boeing, Jet, and Uber tossing big cash…

Shooting the Pickups, Part 1: Getting The Team Back Together

Last week we had an unique opportunity to shoot some pickups for Iron Sky The Coming Race as part of a workshop organized by Digital Sputnik, a company producing a new kind of LED light system for film use. Without going too much into details about their lights – they are amazing, and you can…

Flight safety: How to tell the age of the plane

The airline is currently performing an accelerated inspection of the fan blades on all CFM56 engines, manufactured by CFM International, which is expected to be completed over the next 30 days, Fox News reports. The US Federal Aviation Administration has ordered ultrasound inspections of all engines like the one that exploded. This order affects 352…

The Best Ways To Alleviate Bloating After Flying

While flying can be supremely interesting– new places, new viewpoints, new adventures– it can likewise be profoundly unpleasant. One of the most typical grievances about flight pertains to its effect on the body. Travelers often experience swelling and bloating during flights, the latter which is typically called “jet bloat.” There’s no one response to the…

Lots of cats take personal airplane to Denver

Courtesy: Dumb Buddies League KUSA-Lots of cats got a very first class ticket to Denver– in truth, they had their own private jet. The Dumb Buddies League got 36 felines through a transfer from numerous shelters around Los Angeles on Feb. 15. Courtesy: Dumb Buddies League The Dumb Friends League informs us it was a…

Ideas of the Week: Batteries, Billionaires, Robotics, Airplane Carriers

1) China’s Building the Equivalent of Three Gigafactories 2)Even Billionaires Get Foreclosed On For the second time in a month, an apartment at a prominent Manhattan apartment is entering into foreclosure. An apartment that offered for$ 50.9 million in December 2014 is set up to be auctioned on July 19. Property records for the apartment…