What Happens to Planes After Retirement

Do you think that the newer an airplane, the safer the flight? Not quite. Modern commercial aircrafts are very robust. One of the oldest commercial airplanes, a Boeing 737-200, made its first flight 40 years ago and still makes 3-4 regular flights a day! But what happens to the retired aircraft? There are several options…

Plane Spotting Philippines–Manila Ninoy Aquino November 2019 inc a 747

Air Asia A320 RP-C8971 Z2433 from Puerto Princesa (PPS) Gulf Air A330 A9C-KE GF154 from Bahrain (BAH) Cebu A320 RP-C3263 5J886 from Cotabato Awang (CBO) PAL A321 RP-C9911 PR2040 from Caticlan Boracay (MPH) Air Asia A320 RP-C8972 Z2351 from Panglao Bohol (TAG) Indonesian Air Force B737 A-7305 Korean Air B777 HL7532 KE621 from Seoul (ICN)…

NASA X-Plane Looks To The Future of Supersonic Flight

Narrator: Historically, October has been a big month for supersonic flight. Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in an aircraft on October 14, 1947. The Concorde made its final passenger flight on October 24, 2003. Now, NASA is developing a prototype of an aircraft that could bring supersonic flight back to the traveling public. The…

Why No One Should Swap Seats on a Plane

You board yet another long-haul flight and look for your seat. “26B – here we are!” You look down to see two husky dudes sitting in 26A and C. “Oh boy…” Hmm…There are plenty of empty seats around… “Time to switch places!” But not so fast! You could put the whole plane at risk! First,…

What Happens When You Hide in the Landing Gear of a Plane

It’s raining men, hallelujah, it’s raining men, amen. So goes the famous 1982 hit by The Weather Girls, It’s Raining Men. Yet for a woman in London on the 30th of June of this year, it was literally raining men- or rather a single man, who fell to his death and landed in the garden…

A Plane Landed With 92 Skeletons On Board

Every now and then we hear a scary story on the news about a plane which is vanished now most of the time there’s a malfunction on the plane and it simply falls into the sea later on wreckage is found and we know exactly what happened but in a few select cases we have…

Why Some Planes Have Backwards Wings

When you picture an airplane, a pretty familiar shape comes to mind. A long narrow body with two main wings sticking out from the middle, a pair of smaller wings on the back end, and a tail fin in the rear sticking straight up. The wings may be straight or swept to the back, but…

What Happens When Lightning Strikes a Plane

It was a cold rainy day in October of 2016. Huge balls of hail crashed into the ground. In short, it wasn’t a good day to fly, and Wow Air Flight 404 headed from Reykjavík, Iceland to Paris, France would soon understand why… That iconic fuchsia-colored plane was struck by a massive bolt of lightning…

DJI – Introducing the Matrice 200 Series

[Chiming] [Intense Music] – [Narrator] Introducing the Matrice 200 Series. DJI’s most rugged, reliable, and versatile commercial aircraft to date. Forged by the hands of our top drone engineers, it wields an array of functionality for enterprise users who demand tools that exceed expectations. A newly designed dual-battery power system, supports up to 32 minutes…

Miraculous Plane Landing on New Orleans Levee

NARRATOR: It’s a rough ride aboard a 737 on descent in the wilderness. A violent thunderstorm has caught the pilots off guard. Ask the flight attendants to take their seats. [THUNDER] CAPTAIN: Flight attendants, please take your seats. [RAIN AND THUNDER] NARRATOR: Suddenly, less than 17,000 feet from the ground, the flight becomes all the…