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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...

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...

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...

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY: WRITER AND AVIATOR

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Nothing about Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s life has anything to do with the classic artist cliché. He wasn’t poor, reckless or troubled. Yet the French writer and aviator has left the world with some small masterpieces of creativity. This aviator of noble birth, who died in...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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",...