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London City Air Traffic Control Is Getting An AR Makeover

One of the more reassuring things about air traffic control, from the perspective of a layman, is that if all else fails they can just look out of the window in their gigantic tower to guide a plane in safely. But now London City Airport is going to replace the tower with some HD video cameras and put air traffic controllers in a room 80 miles away. Read More >>

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The US May Ban Laptops on All Flights From Europe

If you're planning on heading to the US anytime soon, you should probably prepare a decent amount of low-tech entertainment to keep yourself busy. European security officials have told The Daily Beast that all passengers flying in from Europe will not be allowed to take laptops inside the cabin. Read More >>

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Easyjet Collaborates on Electric Passenger Jet

A company promising the eco dream of electric flight says it might have a model ready, oh, within about ten years or so, with budget flier Easyjet helping steer the development on the commercial side of things. Read More >>

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The Last Concorde Comes Home to Bristol

British Airways' Alpha Foxtrot, the very last Concorde to be built, has arrived at its new home in Filton, Bristol, where it was made. Read More >>

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New 17.5-Hour Flight From Australia to London Will Be The Longest In The World

Australian airline Qantas just announced a new route that will take passengers from Perth, Australia to London. But you might want to stock up on sleeping pills. Because with a total flight time of 17.5 hours, it will be the longest nonstop flight in the world. Read More >>

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Why You Should Always Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

"I don’t want to die.” That’s what Destin from Smarter Every Day says as his oxygen level drops dangerously low, and yet he’s completely unable to put his oxygen mask back on because his brain isn’t functioning properly. Read More >>

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Glasgow Airport Pilots Arrested for Being Too Drunk to Fly

An astonishingly irresponsible pair of pilots have been arrested for being a leetle beet teepsy ahead of an Air Transat flight from Glasgow to Toronto yesterday. Read More >>

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Leaky Plane Forced into Emergency Landing at Edinburgh Airport

A United Airlines flight from London to Chicago had to abandon its flight before even Brexiting UK airspace, dumping fuel above Scotland before coming in to land at Edinburgh. Read More >>

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Doubts About the Aeroplane in 1909: ‘Emotion Has Run Away With Reason’

When prominent pilots were dying in the 1900s some people started to wonder if aviation really had a future. French daredevil Leon Delagrange died in early January of 1910, leading magazines like the Literary Digest to have doubts about whether air travel could become a serious means of transportation. Read More >>

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14 Things You Didn’t Know About Air Travel

Ninety years ago, on the 28th of September 1924, a team of heroic US aviators completed the first round-the-world flight. The journey began 175 days earlier, where four planes set off from Santa Monica, California, on an epic journey which covered 27,533 miles and passed over 27 countries. So what better way to celebrate one of mankind's greatest achievements than with 14 facts about air travel. Read More >>

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Where Are the Quietest Seats On a Plane?

Today’s the first official day of summer 2016, and isn’t that unexpectedly depressing? Before you book your flights out of this sodden land of puddles and misty breath clouds, it’s worth giving this a quick read. Read More >>

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Ryanair Promises Cheaper Flights Galore Through 2016

Holiday enabler Ryanair has said its fliers should see an average drop in fare prices of around 7 per cent this year, as it embarks on a wide range of price cuts designed to keep its planes full and batter the competition. Read More >>

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What the Heck Makes Flying So Expensive?

Is it the fuel? Not really. Even though giant passenger jets do guzzle down fuel at a ridiculous 0.67 miles per gallon (they need 1.5 gallons of jet fuel for every mile travelled) there are so many people on a plane that the fuel cost gets slashed to a much more reasonable price. Per person, the fuel efficiency is more like 104.7 miles per gallon. That’s good! So why is flying so expensive? It’s everything else. Read More >>

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This Blue Angels Stunt Looks Insanely Dangerous

The Blue Angels are no strangers to suicidal-looking formations and dives. But this one in particular really stands out as looking incredibly dangerous. Read More >>

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Japan’s X-2 Stealth Fighter Has Made its First Flight

Japan has an exciting new aeroplane! It's the X-2 prototype, an all-new, internally developed take on the stealth fighter genre, decked out in nationalistic red and white. Read More >>