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HOW WILL THE FUTURE TRAVELLER BE?

Sci-fi films and books talked about a 2030 where we will travel on flying cars, wearing silver overalls and communicating through microchips under our skin. 2030 is coming and none of us has pointed ears so far. But it is true that the way we travel...

HOW TO PAINT AN AEROPLANE AND WHY ALL AEROPLANES ARE WHITE

Painting an aeroplane is not exactly the same as painting a car. When an airline chooses a livery, they have to take into consideration several factors, not just aesthetic ones. Let’s start with the most obvious thing: almost all aeroplanes are white. The financial factor is...

WHAT ARE THE WHITE CONTRAILS OF AIRPLANES?

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Internet conspiracy theorists, please excuse us. We believe it is the right time to talk about one of the most “burning” topics on this blog dedicate to the world of the flight and airplanes: the contrails. No mystery, but only science. In order to convince you that...

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU’RE BORN ON AN AEROPLANE?

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Have you ever met anyone who was born on 29th February? Believe it or not, across the world there are about 5 million leapers, as people born on the extra day that comes every four years during a leap year are known. Meeting someone born...

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PASSPORT

The passport is perhaps the document most loved by globe-trotters. For some of them it’s almost a fetish. Each stamp a memento, each page a story to tell. But what’s the story behind this booklet full of inky souvenirs? How did people used to travel...

HOW MANY AEROPLANES HEAD FOR THE SKIES EACH DAY AROUND THE WORLD?

Wherever you are in the world, if you look up towards the sky, there’s a good chance you’ll see an aeroplane flying. Maybe even more than one. We can’t say exactly how many aeroplanes are in the air around the world at any one time,...