Tag Archives: airplanes

  • NASA X-Plane Concept: Sonic Thumps Instead of Booms (Video)

    NASA X-Plane Concept: Sonic Thumps Instead of Booms (Video)

    I grew up in the suburbs at least an hour’s drive from the nearest international airport, so I guess I have a tendency to underrate the effect sonic booms had on the populace below. But they are a major reason that the Concorde ended up being shuttered, and now NASA is working on a plane […]

  • Cirrus Vision Jet: The Cheapest Private Jet Out There

    Cirrus Vision Jet: The Cheapest Private Jet Out There

    The private jet is a universally recognized symbol of wealth and affluence, so much so that historically there’s never really been one made with affordability in mind. Affordability being a relative concept, an aircraft company called Cirrus Aircraft has developed what they describe as the first example of “a whole new category of aircraft,” called […]

  • Superveloce Aviatore Veloce Turbojet 100 Coffee Maker

    Superveloce Aviatore Veloce Turbojet 100 Coffee Maker

    I didn’t really realize it until today, but we are evidently living in a golden age for household appliances made out of and/or inspired by airplane parts. Last week there was the Jet Engine Ceiling Fan, and now there’s the Superveloce Aviatore Veloce Turbojet 100 coffee maker, inspired by the distinctive look of an airplane’s […]

  • Altimeter Table Clock From Cool Material

    Altimeter Table Clock From Cool Material

    If you’re looking to add a dose of World War II era aviation to your everyday routine (and really, why wouldn’t you?), the Cool Material Shop has an item just for you. It’s the Altimeter Table Clock, but unlike the authentic altimeters they’re crafted from, these pieces tell time, not altitude. The Altimeter Table Clock comes […]

  • Savage Bobber Custom Airplanes From Zlin Aviation

    Savage Bobber Custom Airplanes From Zlin Aviation

    Custom bikes and custom cars are cool and all, but how about a custom airplane? If you’ve got the cash to accommodate such a purchase (more on that later), it’s now possible thanks to the people at Zlin Aviation and their Savage Bobber custom airplanes. Each Savage Bobber airplane is customized to its pilot and […]

  • ‘Porta Estel-lar': LED Installation Built in Old Airplane (Video)

    ‘Porta Estel-lar': LED Installation Built in Old Airplane (Video)

    “Audiovisual research studio” Playmodes has come out with a very cool project utilizing a disused airplane. It’s called Porta Estel-lar (Catalan for “star gate”), and it’s a light installation resulting from the collaborative efforts of Playmodes, Eduardo Cajal, PlayMID, and Eduardo Cajal (who owned the plane). But more importantly than all that, Porta Estel-lar is […]

  • Aquila: Facebook Unveils Solar-Powered Internet Airplane (Video)

    Aquila: Facebook Unveils Solar-Powered Internet Airplane (Video)

    One of the big challenges of the 21st century is going to be providing internet access for everyone, not just those who can afford it or live close to a public library. Facebook has been one of the pioneers in that challenge, with the unveiling of Aquila, a solar powered airplane that’s only the latest […]

  • ‘The Internetest Safety Video on the Internet’ From Delta (Video)

    ‘The Internetest Safety Video on the Internet’ From Delta (Video)

    If you went back in time to 1975 and told the people who would become the parents of this generation that in the future, airline safety videos would be designed not just to inform airline passengers about safety protocols, but that they would also need to be entertaining to people on the flights themselves and […]

  • Virgin Australia Demonstrates Plane Painting Process (Video)

    Virgin Australia Demonstrates Plane Painting Process (Video)

    Airline Virgin Australia has given its fleet of planes a makeover. While most passengers of the airline are probably more concerned about what this means regarding their travel options and the flight experience itself, it also entails a literal makeover for the actual airplanes. And that’s the subject of a cool new promotional video from […]