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JOHN GILLESPIE MAGEE JR., AVIATOR AND POET

John Gillespie Magee Jr. only lived for 19 years. But this Anglo-American pilot born in Shanghai, who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War, left us something extraordinary: High Flight "Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the...

SCENES SET ON AEROPLANES IN TV SERIES

Necessary premise: it’s never a good sign when a TV series starts on an aeroplane. Just think of the enormously popular TV series Lost (2004-2010), Manifest, created by Jeff Rake in 2018, and the latest Belgian series Into the Night. In this article, thankfully, we’re...

NEL BLU, DIPINTO DI BLU OR ‘VOLARE’ BY DOMENICO MODUGNO

Volare oh, oh Cantare, oh oh Nel blu dipinto di blu Our blog is published in three languages (Italian, German and English) because we want to kindly welcome our readers, just as we do our passengers. But there are some things, words, phrases and verses which need...

VIDEO GAMES FLIGHT SIMULATOR

We’ve already talked at length about how flight is fascinating from many points of view. As time goes by, our blog is becoming a small encyclopaedia covering every aspect of flight, from the strictly technical aspects (with our AVGeek section) to more fun elements,...

EXPLAINING FLIGHT TO CHILDREN THROUGH GAMES

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‘How do aeroplanes fly?’ If you spend a lot of time with children, then you’re almost sure to have found yourself having a hard time answering questions like this one. Understanding flight is difficult enough for adults, let alone for children. There are various ways to introduce...

AIRCRAFT PARTS TRANSFORMED INTO DESIGNER FURNITURE

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  The current buzzword is upcycling. Have you ever heard of designer furniture obtained from things or parts of things which used to be something else? Reusing means using an object again for the same purpose for which it was made, whilst upcycling adds a creative...

FIVE APPS FOR SPORTS TRAVELLERS

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Tourism, business, personal reasons: these are the main reasons why many of us choose to fly somewhere. There is, however, one category of traveller that we at Air Dolomiti particularly love (since we operate in some of the airports connected with the most beautiful ski...

PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO WHILE ON THE PLANE

What can you do while flying? As you probably already know, you can read a book or magazine, or take a nap if you’re one of those people who can sleep on cue. Today, though, we’d like to recommend some great podcasts you can listen to,...

5 APPS FOR TRAVELLERS

People born before the ‘80s remember (not without a little nostalgia) travel which was pretty different from that of today. They had to make space in their luggage for maps, tourist guides full of page markers and underlined notes, pieces of paper with hotel...

INSIDE THE AEROPLANES OF THE SUPER-RICH

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Ordinary mortals can only dream of them: private jets owned by the super-rich, custom-made to satisfy their owners’ tastes and needs. In the cabin, there are no seats marked with numbers and letters, but there are dining rooms, gyms, proper bedrooms and all possible kinds...