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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",...

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....

PAPER AEROPLANES

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Do you remember folding sheets of paper with the utmost precision during school breaks to make little paper aeroplanes? And how satisfied you were as you saw them fly further and further away? These paper planes are called kami hikoki in Japanese. Why in Japanese?...

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...

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...

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...

DRONES AND THE FUTURE OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

We’ve arrived at the third chapter on the history of aerial photography. After having retraced its birth and outset (in this article) and its use in contemporary art, today we’re going to talk about its future. A quick note before we start. Given the nature...

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: ‘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...