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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...

HISTORY OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Aeroplanes are an irresistible means of transportation! But have you ever thought why they’re so fascinating? Perhaps because they challenge the laws of gravity, maybe because of their engineering complexity or could it because they offer us a different perspective on the world? It’s this...

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...

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY

Breath-taking photos of the world viewed from the sky above are everywhere today, but in the past humans could only imagine what a bird’s eye view might look like… If you still haven’t read our article on the origins of aerial photography, now might be...

IN-FLIGHT COMICS OR FLIGHT IN COMICS?

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Cinema, music, painting and literature. Flight has always been a topic of interest across all art forms due to the appeal of going beyond the physical limits of humankind, the possibility of exploring unknown worlds and the sheer complexity of machines that challenge gravity,...

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...

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...

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS FOR FLIGHT

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The biggest, the smallest, the heaviest, the strongest, the most resistant: today we’re talking about records. Flying records, of course. Some aeroplane records are considered milestones in terms of aviation, changing the world and revolutionising transport and communication. Such as the first commercial flights from...

CASABLANCA

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Here’s a myth buster for you: the line "Play it again, Sam" NEVER features in the film "Casablanca". Never. How is it that one of the most famous lines in Hollywood history, wrongly attributed to Humphrey Bogart, was never actually said? The real line, "Play...