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Why commercial planes usually fly at 9-13 km altitude?

Getting used to the miracles of technology is the strangest human trait. People are sitting at an altitude of 12 kilometres without...

Why hot air balloons still have wicker baskets?

A hot air balloon is a relatively simple aircraft. It is just a thin fabric balloon with a wicker basket underneath (with...

The giant dream – Antonov An-225 Mriya

On February 27, 2022, it was officially confirmed that Ukraine and the world had lost a special plane - the Russian invaders...

Aircraft recognition test from 1943 – can you recognize these WW2 airplanes? (Part 2)

At first you hear it roaring through the sky and then you see it - a military airplane, flying directly towards your...

Aircraft recognition test from 1943 – how well do you know WW2 planes?

How well do you know airplanes from the Second World War? Today it is merely a curiosity, but back in the day...

Is it true that Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was leaking fuel?

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is undoubtedly one of the most incredible planes ever made. This bird from the Cold War era was made...

Inflight smoking is forbidden not just for the comfort of non-smokers – there are...

Several decades ago flying was much less glamorous than it is now. Sure, people used to dress up for the journey, but everyone was...

Tour in Tomark Aero factory: how two-seater planes are born (Video)

Travelling is different when you are an aviation enthusiast. While some are looking for the best places to eat, researching nightlife, trying to list...

Who made the first airplane? The answer is not that easy to tell

It should be relatively easy to recognize first inventions, especially if they were made already during the era of journalism. However, do you really...

The fastest propeller-driven airplane was developed during the Second World War?

Science and technology is constantly moving forward, but that doesn’t mean that some records will just continue to be broken. While planes with piston...

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