Tag Archives: air

Scenes from last Thursday’s maiden flight of Airbus’s new jumbo freighter – the Beluga XL – a jumbo freighter designed to ferry large sections of Airbus planes (up to 125 tonnes) to and from the company’s assembly plants in France and Germany.

The Beluga XL (the first of five such planes but not the first Airbus sky whale) now faces ten months of testing before going into commission.


A Fail Army compilation of ill-advised big air stunts.

They describe it as ‘one of the best videos we’ve made this year.’

You be the judge.

Previously: August Fails


A visualisation created from real data by UK air traffic control provider NATS, whose Paul Beauchamp sez:

It’s an amalgamation of two data sources – UK radar data from 21 June and European flight plan information from 28 July – and it clearly highlights the structure of airspace across the continent. A few highlights include the North Atlantic tracks that connect Europe with North America, the airways that run up the spine of the UK, the holding stacks at London’s capacity stretched airports and the military manoeuvres off Anglesey in Wales.



A moment of awesome. But where? Cork Rallysprint? Connaught Autocross?

Defiant tricolours at the Azerbaijan Parish Invitational Classic?




An old viral video of Sophie the fox terrier biting at a stream of air gets a helium laughtrack added (for teh lulz).

Funny. Then mildly unsettling. Then Evil Dead. In rapid succession.