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Flying among arts, science and traditions.

NEL BLU, DIPINTO DI BLU OR ‘VOLARE’ BY DOMENICO MODUGNO

Volare oh, oh Cantare, oh oh Nel blu dipinto di blu Our blog is published in three languages (Italian, German and English) because we want to kindly welcome our readers, just as we do our passengers. But there are some things, words, phrases and verses which need...

NOVELS TO TAKE ON HOLIDAY

AIRDOLOMITI_letture in vacanza
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....

TOP GUN BY TONY SCOTT

AirDolomiti_TOPGUN_MOVIE
“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,...

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...

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,...

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...

AVIATORS AND WRITERS OF THE PAST: 3 BOOKS FOR AEROPLANE LOVERS

For some reason, certain aviators loved writing. Maybe looking at the world from up in the sky inspired them to come up with fantastic tales made of clouds, blue skies and new perspectives. You might remember Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a very famous French aviator and...

A TRIP TO THE MUSEUM PART II

Una gita al museo
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...

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...

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...