August 2019

August 28, 2019

World’s First Commercial Airline & the Greatest Moments in Flight

from https://www.space.com/16657-worlds-first-commercial-airline-the-greatest-moments-in-flight.html On Jan. 1, 1914, the world’s first scheduled passenger airline service took off, operating between St. Petersburg and Tampa, Fla. The St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line was a short-lived endeavor — only four months — but it paved the way for today’s daily transcontinental flights. The first flight’s pilot was Tony Jannus, an experienced test pilot and barnstormer. The first paying passenger was Abaram C. Pheil, former mayor of St. Petersburg. Their 21-mile (34-kilometer) flight across the bay to Tampa took 23 minutes. They flew in a “flying boat” designed by Thomas Benoist (pronounced ben-wah), an aviation entrepreneur from […]
August 21, 2019

13 Of The Strangest Aircraft That Actually Flew

From https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/g1420/17-bizarre-aircraft-we-love-and-the-stories-behind-them/ Alexander Lippisch’s Aerodyne To look at Alexander Lippisch’s Aerodyne is to be baffled at how engineers managed to get such a crazy thing off the ground. And it’s far from alone in the gallery of bizarrely shaped aircraft we’ve seen over the years. From balance-driven helicopters to inflatable airplanes, even a cursory tour through the history of aviation reveals some strange beasts that look little like the jet shape we’re all accustomed to. You have to wonder, why do aircraft designers keep building such far-out flying machines? We asked Dan Hagedorn, the curator of Seattle’s Museum of Flight, who […]
August 17, 2019

Inside the 5 most luxurious private jets

While some of us struggle to buy an economy class plane ticket to travel to our dream destination, some rich people don’t mind splurging on a jet that lets them enjoy the luxury of travel. From https://tribune.com.pk/story/1129971/inside-5-luxurious-private-jets/ 5. Cessna Citation Longitude The Cessna Citation Longitude can fit up to 12 people and costs $26 million. This jet comes with a cabin area that can fit amenities like an espresso maker and microwave oven, as well as its own walk-in baggage compartment. The cabin offers plenty of space and cozy armchairs. It has 15 large windows to bring in plenty of natural light. […]
August 13, 2019

Fastest Passenger Airplanes In The World

Most of the passenger planes in the world are not renowned for their speeds. When comparing them to jet fighters, these aircraft are like snails. However, this does not mean that these aircraft should be completely ignored in their power and speed. A majority of passenger planes range in between speeds of 500 to 700 miles per hour, some airlines have unique airliners that can go well beyond this speed range. From https://crewdaily.com/fastest-passenger-airplanes-in-the-world/ Bombardier Global 6000: – 682 mph. … Dassault Falcon: 7X – 690 mph. … Airbus A380: 676 mph. … Cessna Citation X: 700 mph. … Cessna Citation […]
August 11, 2019

Empty Legs and Empty Seats on our websites and mobile apps

The best can be made better… Empty Leg page in our websites and the app. Greek Air Taxi Network now is improved and all empty legs are offered also by the seat. The empty seat program besides the empty seats on empty legs, offers empty seats on flights where the client wishes to share the cost of the flight. You can also open a flight and invite people to join. Welcome to a new way to fly!
August 11, 2019

King Air B200 joined the Greek Air Taxi network

The ideal air taxi airplane a King Air B200 joined the Greek Air Taxi network. This 6-7 turbo prop can operate even to airports with  short runways with speed and comfort. Base of operations is Athens and indicative prices and availability is shown on line  in our websites and applications. We strongly recommend  to use it next time you fly in Greece or the neighboring countries.
August 9, 2019

Goodbye to the A380, the biggest passenger plane there ever was

The largest commercial passenger plane in the world, the A380, is a double-decker behemoth with four engines, a wingspan of 262 feet, and a cabin that can hold more than 500 people. It has enough space inside of it, Airbus says, to fit 35 million ping-pong balls, if you count its cargo hold along with its two main decks. It first left the ground in 2005, and on Valentine’s Day 2019, Airbus announced it would stop producing the aircraft. The last vessels will be delivered in 2021. Read moreRead more
August 3, 2019

Advanced Air Bombardier Learjet 75 ( video )

The Learjet 70/75 is a light business jet airplane manufactured by the Learjet division of Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace. Wikipedia Range: 3,778 km Wingspan: 16 m Unit cost: 70: US$11.3 million; 75: US$13.8 million (2015) Engine type: Garrett TFE731 Number built: nearly 130 by January 2019 Manufacturer: Bombardier Aviation

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