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THE MYTHOLOGY OF FLIGHT

Before Air Dolomiti, before the Wright brothers and the Montgolfier brothers, even before Leonardo Da Vinci’s flying machines, before any of these revolutionary inventions, humans could only fly in their wildest imaginations. In ancient times, we looked to the sky, hungry for knowledge, observing celestial...

A TRIP TO THE MUSEUM

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If you’re truly passionate about aviation, then you must have been to a museum dedicated to aeroplanes at least once in your life, haven’t you? There are hundreds of them around the world. Aviation, aerospace, war, science and technology museums satisfy the curiosity of flying...

APHORISMS AND QUOTES ON AEROPLANES

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Are you one of those people who underline nice sentences in books with a pencil? Do you keep hold of that little piece of paper you once found in a fortune cookie? Fall in love with a song for its lyrics? And do you...

AIRPLANE! (1980)

If we were to establish a ranking of the funniest films of all time, Airplane! would definitely get a place of honour. As a matter of fact, in 2000 the American Film Institute placed it number ten in the rank of AFI's 100 Years... 100...

A TRIP TO THE MUSEUM PART II

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This article is dedicated to you. You, who follow this blog without ever missing an article. You, who happen to find yourself here by accident (but maybe you’ll read our blog again?). You, who add comments to our Thursday posts and give us the...

LESSONS FROM HOLLYWOOD: ‘UP IN THE AIR’

Cinema doesn't give air travel a good rep, let's face it: disasters, accidents, emergency landings.... but there are some exceptions. For the parents among you, 'Planes' may spring to mind (you're so busted!), but if you want to stick to realistic movies, let's start with...

AEROPLANES IN CONTEMPORARY ART

Almost all of us have dreamt of flying at some point. During REM sleep, our unconscious shows our desires and wishes and offers us useful advice, somehow showing us the direction to follow. It’s a difficult phenomenon to explain scientifically, but art is usually...

LESSONS FROM HOLLYWOOD: ‘THE TERMINAL’

Tickets in hand, but no passport. This is the space dedicated to cinema. Now showing: 'The Terminal'. For those who missed Steven Spielberg's film, here it is in a nutshell. The story is about Viktor, from the small former Soviet state of Krakozhia, who lands at...

AVIATORS AND WRITERS OF THE PAST: 3 BOOKS FOR AEROPLANE LOVERS

For some reason, certain aviators loved writing. Maybe looking at the world from up in the sky inspired them to come up with fantastic tales made of clouds, blue skies and new perspectives. You might remember Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a very famous French aviator and...

HOME ALONE

“Keviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin Keeeeeeviiiiiiiiiiin!!!” How could you forget little Kevin McCallister rigging his house with traps against a clumsy thief played by Joe Pesci? Home Alone by Chris Columbus, along with the Die Hard saga and masterpieces such as Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump, are among the greatest...