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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,...

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...

AEROPAINTING AND FUTURISM

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It was 1912 and the whole world, shocked by the tragedy of the Titanic, was focused on the new huge machines that allowed you to reach the other side of the planet in reasonable times. The ’new’ continents were no longer the domain of...

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...

NOVELS TO TAKE ON HOLIDAY

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Last day at the office. TO DO: Set-up an auto reply for your work e-mails. ✓ Check your garden sprinkler system. ✓ Empty the fridge: chicks won’t hatch out of eggs in a month, but the eggs will become nuclear weapons! ✓ Pack your bag. ✓ Turn off the gas....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...