Light&Fun

Flying among arts, science and traditions.

VIDEO GAMES FLIGHT SIMULATOR

We’ve already talked at length about how flight is fascinating from many points of view. As time goes by, our blog is becoming a small encyclopaedia covering every aspect of flight, from the strictly technical aspects (with our AVGeek section) to more fun elements,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

5 APPS FOR TRAVELLERS

People born before the ‘80s remember (not without a little nostalgia) travel which was pretty different from that of today. They had to make space in their luggage for maps, tourist guides full of page markers and underlined notes, pieces of paper with hotel...

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...

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...

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...

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...