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  • Model aircraft demonstration flight

    On the occasion of the 23rd., World Model Aircraft Championships held in Marmande (south-west France) in July, a number of demonstration flights were organized, and Franck Vigrout, one of our internauts, kindly sent us a video of one of them to share with you. Many thanks Franck.
     

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  • Model Aircraft World Championship

    Between 19 and 26 July some exceptional aircraft were hosted at Marmande Airfield in south west France: an Antarès, Fouga Magister, De Haviland and even a Caudron G IV. But don't be fooled by appearances, these machines are actually models, flying models.
     

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  • Red Bull Air Race : Hannes Arch over Poland

    The least one can say is that on 27th., July, there was a big crowd at Gdynia in Poland for the fourth round of the Red Bull Air Race. Not less than 130,000 spectators went to see the battle over the Baltic Sea between the top twelve aerobatic pilots in the world.
     

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  • Muscle power versus Boeing 777

    There are several ways to move an airplane on the tarmac: using its engines, which we are all used to seeing, or when taking a powerful V8 Japanese 4x4, or more simply by putting your biceps to the test.
     

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  • New York from the sky

    With its Times Square, skyscrapers and 13,000 yellow cab, New York annually attracts more than 45 million tourists, some of whom, in wanting to see as much as possible of the "Big Apple", in as short a time as possible, often do not hesitate to go over the top, so to speak, as evidenced south of the city, by the incessant helicopters, toing and froing overhead…
     

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  • The Extra 330-SC: world aerobatic champion ‘plane

    The Extra 330-SC is the reigning world champion aerobatic title holder in all categories. This aircraft, which has been produced since 2010 by the German manufacturer Walter Extra, is a small technological jewel weighing under 600 lbs. (270 kg) capable of slicing through the air thanks to its 315 h.p. 6-cylinder Lycoming engine.
     

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  • Five ''bird-men'' over New York

    On 18th. May, in all legality, five wing-suited members of the Red Bull Air Force flew over Manhattan. At a speed of over 110 mph, these "bird-men" flew over the skyscrapers of New York before their parachute landing on a platform specially installed for the event on the Hudson River. Flight duration: two minutes.
     

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  • Malaysia: third round Red Bull Air Race

    The third round of the Red Bull Air Race took place about twenty kilometres south of Kuala Lumpur on 17th., and 18th., May over the lake at Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia; and it was with the colossal Putra Mosque as a backdrop that 12 of the world's fastest globetrotters thrilled the spectators...
     

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  • The smallest airport in the world

    With an area of only 150 m2, last year the Knuffingen airport located in Germany, welcomed over one million visitors ! All the biggest companies are there. Absolutely normal, as this is the largest airport hub in the miniature world ! It cost 3.5 million euros and required 150,000 hours of work. Come and see for yourself !
     

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  • Red Bull Air Race : second round

    The 12 pilots of the Red Bull Air Race have not really had time to enjoy the scenery at Rovinj in Croatia. This April 13th., in the second round of the world aerobatic championship, the battle has raged between these joystick aces but finally, not much separates the places on the podium.
     

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  • "Red Bull Air Race 2014" - this not to be missed spectacle !

    It was at Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, where the first round of the "Red Bull Air Race 2014" took place on 28th., February. In this unbelievable air race, the top 12 aerobatic pilots in the world at 360 km (225 miles ) per hour, slalomed between nylon pylons and gates. A spectacular show just a few metres above the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf...
     

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  • 5,000 hours of work for a paper Boeing 777 !

    This 22 year-old Californian is not crazy, although he did have a crazy idea. Luca Iaconi-Stewart has built a model Boeing 777 from Kraft paper. He found the design and plans for this Air India's plane on the internet.
     

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  • Emirates' London Amusement Park

    Emirates has definitely set up shop in London ! After the now famous Arsenal team stadium or the cable car over the Thames, the company now has its own attraction in the British capital. Located in a building comprising nearly 300 sq m ( <3,200 sq ft ) floor space adjacent to its cable car...
     

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  • Chinese New Year creates an intense period for travel...

    On 31st., January, 2014, China entered the Year of the Horse. This period of festivity is the largest movement of people in the world involving more than three billion individuals in the space of just one month ! On the occasion of the New Year, 50,000 flights are undertaken in China...
     

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  • Red Bull Air Race returns !

    After a break of three years, the Red Bull World Championship Air Race will make its comeback in the skies over Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, on 28th., February next year. Created 10 years ago, the competition watched by millions of thrilled fans was suspended in 2011...
     

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  • Red Bull Air Race 2014 : Video presentation...

    On the occasion, next year, of the return of the Red Bull World Championship Air Race, come take a look at the spectacular video presentation of this the world's fastest motorsport. Thrills guaranteed !
     

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  • World Aerobatic Championships

    From October 9 to 20, the World Aerobatic Championships are held in Sherman, Texas (USA). For this 27th edition, 70 pilots from 18 different countries perform sequences of compulsory figures. In this video provided by the French air force, Captain François Le Vot is behind the controls !
     

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  • In the wake of Roland Garros, they've succeeded

    100 years after the crossing of the Mediterranean by Roland Garros, the association Réplic'Air has repeated the feat. On September 22, the Morane G connected Frejus in France with Bizerte, Tunisia, in under 8 hours. A historic flight.
     

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  • First images of Mediterranean crossing…

    Réplic'Air Association has succeeded! On September 22, the replica of the aircraft used by Roland Garros 100 years ago, crossed the Mediterranean. First images, with a full report coming…
     

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