cool airplanes

NASA To Test Drag-Reducing Inflight Wing Folding

This is way cool!  Wings that fold at high speed to improve lift, drag and all the other important equations, made possible in part by an alloy that “remembers” its previous shape when heated. Reminiscent of another cool airplane whose wings folded at high speed, my favorite, the XB-70. I’m also including a photo […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Using the skill and experience of former RAF pilot Tim Ellison, north London born photographer John Dibbs was able to fly to within 15ft of different Spitfire planes.

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"Cockpits full of ghosts." Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum, 94, who was the youngest Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain and was awarded the DFC, talks about the first time he flew a Spitfire. 

By |May 24th, 2016||