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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...

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...

MARILYN AND THE AEROPLANES

How much do we really know about Marilyn Monroe? Who was Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker? How many of us know that her modelling and acting career related to aeroplanes? Platinum blonde hair. Angelic features. A profile able to turn the heads of sportsmen, intellectuals...

CELEBRITIES & AIRPLANES

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When we think about a pilot, we don’t think about an everyday person. A pilot has specific knowledge, he’s in perfect shape, and has more responsibilities than most professionals. Without of course belittling doctors, nurses, engineers and architects, judges and lawyers, volunteers, soldiers, teachers…There’s...

SINGING IN THE AIR

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Writers and poets have always considered flying to be a mysterious and fascinating concept, but music may well be its most successful field. Let’s set aside for a moment Sinatra’s "Fly me to the Moon", all of those songs about "your mind flying away",...

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...

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...

TOP GUN BY TONY SCOTT

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“Watching in slow motion as you turn around and say: take my breath away…” It was 1986 when Giorgio Moroder composed Take my breath away for the band Berlin. The song, written as the soundtrack of a film that would soon become an ‘80s cult,...

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...

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...