Ghosts of Airships.

Hangar One in 2007 (photograph by FlyingToaster/Wikimedia) At Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, Hangar One looms as one of the world’s biggest freestanding buildings. Built in the 1930s, it sprawls over eight acres, giving it, like the Goodyear Airdock, a distinct weather that sometimes includes hovering fog. As a naval hangar, it housed the […]

‘Flying Machines’ made from Cardboard.

If you want to create detailed and imaginative flying machine sculptures that look like they’re about to take flight, cardboard is hardly the material to use. Unless of course you’re artist Daniel Agdag, who has been toiling away creating a series of new works each more detailed and fascinating than the next. “The Principles of […]

The Flying Bum, Bedfordshire.

Full of gas: The world’s longest aircraft – part airship, plane and helicopter – has been unveiled in Cardington, Bedfordshire. It will be used for surveillance and aid missions… and resembles something very familiar. The 300ft-long ‘airship’ unveiled in Britain is the world’s longest aircraft. Known as the HAV304, aircraft is being displayed at a […]

Hercules C1030J training over Oxfordshire.

Current equipment category, second place. A C130J Hercules taking part in a training sortie over Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Photograph: Cpl Matty Matthews/RAF Source: Royal Air Force photographic competition 2019 – in pictures | UK news | The Guardian

Fog over San Francisco.

by Lorenzo Montezemolo San Francisco genuinely is really foggy. It’s not a joke. The fog rolls in from the Pacific and floats up against the beach, stacking up above Twin Peaks until it drops like an ephemeral avalanche onto the city below … blasting through the Golden Gate as if sprayed from a fire extinguisher, […]

Among The Clouds, Abu Dhabi.

Image Credit: Photograph by Khalid Al Hammadi The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the United Arab Emirates conjures up memories of Fairy tale stories such as Sinbad the Sailor and Aladdin. That was the first impression that came to my mind when I was there taking this photo, the view was incredible, a perfect structure […]

The Triplane Monster Plane, 1921.

A short article on a very big topic appeared in Illustrated World in June 1921. The photo showed a remarkable plane constructed by aeronautical engineer Giovanni Caproni (1886-1957)–three planes, really. Three triplanes were attached to a floating Pullman-like fuselage, making this the largest and heaviest aircraft ever built at that time. It was 32′ high, […]

The Montgolfier Bros and Manned Flight, 1783

A model of the Montgolfier brothers’ balloon at the London Science Museum. The brothers Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier developed a hot air balloon in Annonay, Ardeche, France, and demonstrated it publicly on September 19, 1783, making an unmanned flight lasting 10 minutes. After experimenting with unmanned balloons and flights with animals, the first balloon flight […]

Airships from the Past.

Here’s a gallery of beautiful air vehicles of the past Pax, a colorful airship, constructed by a Brazilian inventor named Augusto Severo. The inventor was killed in Paris in 1902 when the airship rose steeply and exploded. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images) USS Los Angeles, upside down after a turbulent wind from the Atlantic, Lakehurst, New […]

Amelia Earhart, first woman to fly Atlantic.

A Guardian photographic highlight: On 21 May 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She had meant to fly to Paris but bad weather and mechanical problems forced her to land in a field near Londonderry, Ireland. “After scaring most of the cows in the neighborhood,” she said, “I […]