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BEFORE GPS

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How many objects do we take for granted every day? The mobile phone that allows us to contact children, friends and relatives at any time, the internet that allows us to buy flights at just the click of a few buttons, the credit cards...

HEINRICH KUBIS: THE FIRST FLIGHT ATTENDANT

Heinrich Kubis (1888-1979) was the first flight attendant in history. In this article we bring you an imaginary short, first-hand, partly romanticised tale celebrating the life of one of the pioneers of civil aviation professions. My name is Heinrich Kubis and the story of my...

INVENTORS OF FLYING MACHINES

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Let’s travel back in time. Before aeroplanes, before fast and safe travel, before the world was at our fingertips, flying was a privilege reserved only for birds. For centuries, the curious were discouraged by Greek mythology, with the dramatic story of Icarus, a brave man...

CHARLES LINDBERGH

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In our section dedicated to great historical figures in the world of aviation, this time it’s the turn of Charles Lindbergh, a real rockstar for those who are passionate about aeroplanes. Have you ever been awake, attentive and focused on doing something extremely demanding for...

THE MONTGOLFIER BROTHERS

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Joseph Michele and Jacques Étienne Montgolfier were two French inventors who lived on the cusp of the 1700s and 1800s. Fathers of the hot air balloon (known as mongolfiera in Italian). The hot air balloon, as rudimentary as it may seem to us now, was...

RAYMONDE DE LAROCHE, OUR 8th OF MARCH

The 8th of March is a chance to do what we should do every day. It’s a chance to remember the social conquests, the political and economic struggles, and the process of empowerment of which women have been and still are protagonists. To answer what...

AMALIA ERCOLI-FINZI, “MOTHER” OF THE ROSETTA SPACE PROBE

Writing about Amalia Ercoli-Finzi on our blog is a huge honour. As an airline company, we look up to her brilliance in the field in which we operate. As human beings, we are grateful for her contribution to progress and innovation. As women, we...

LOUIS BLÉRIOT

A few years after it was founded, the British daily newspaper, the Daily Mail promoted a special prize: £1,000 would be given to the first person able to fly over the English Channel. In order to understand the value of that amount of money...

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...

ELLEN CHURCH: THE FIRST FEMALE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

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On 22 September, 1904, a woman was born in a small town in rural Iowa. She’d later make aviation history and change women’s role in the world of work. Ellen Church was a child with a big personality and a head full of dreams who...