Airplanes

When Flying, Is Taking Off Really More Dangerous Than Landing?

Quora | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
Quora

Is taking off more dangerous than landing? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from other...

London's Noise Pollution: It's Plane Stupid

Kate Baldwin | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Politics
Kate Baldwin

It's time that we challenge our politicians to stop solely debating over which London airport should have an extra runway or investment, fuelling the noise pollution and suffering of residents under its flight paths. If we shout loud enough, they have to hear the thousands of disgruntled residents... except, is that another plane I see heading towards us?

Why Are Airplane Windows Typically Below Eye Level?

Quora | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
Quora

So, let's take as given the fact that, as aviation entered the jet era. windows had to continue to be provided as a desirable amenity. Unfortunately, they turned out to create a critical and hitherto unrecognized vulnerability when installed in pressurized aircraft.

Flying With Kids: My Top Five Secrets For Stress-Free Travel

Jo Wimble-Groves | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jo Wimble-Groves

ier. I'm paranoid about forgetting something important and of course, I always do (my son's swimming shorts). But, I also have to remember that as long as we have medication and contact lenses, we will survive! It may have taken me seven years to figure out but I think I've finally cracked the best way to fly with children and I wanted to share some of my tips.

Ryanair And Germanwings Planes Both Make Emergency Landing In France

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK

A Ryanair plane flying from Liverpool to Alicante was one of two passenger planes forced to make an unexpected landing in France this morning. Flight ...

New Plane Debris 'Almost Certainly' From MH370, Investigators Confirm

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Two pieces of debris recently discovered along the coast of Mozambique are "highly likely" to have come from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Ana...

Storm Imogen Forces Plane To Abort Hair-Raising Landing At Last Moment

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

An aircraft briefly touched the runway at London's City Airport before being forced to take-off again as it battled the onslaught of winds brought by ...

Here's How To Ensure Flying With A Child In Tow Isn't A Total Nightmare

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Parents

Even when you've been counting down the days until your next family holiday, the prospect of jetting off on a five-hour plane ride with children in to...

The Taxpayer Has Bought David Cameron A Plane, And Twitter Can't Decide On A Name

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he and his senior ministers will be getting their very own private plane at a cost of £10million. The c...

This Is The Astonishing Moment An A380 Flew UNDERNEATH A Helicopter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech

A video has captured the astonishing moment that a gigantic Airbus A380 flew underneath a helicopter filming the world's biggest passenger plane. T...

Passenger Terror As Part Of Plane Wing Spotted 'Hanging Off'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK

A plane was forced to turn around on Saturday after part of its wing was found “hanging off”. According to Air Live, Monarch Airlines Flight ZB...

Ghostly Images Show Gnarled Wreckage Of MH17 Bolted Back Together

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

The reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane was unveiled on Tuesday, as investigators delivered their final report on the fate of the f...

Calm BA Captain Made Frightening Mayday Call Sound More Like A Coffee Order

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

Black smoke was billowing from the British Airways jet as flames shot out from under the wing, but listening to the British Airways pilot notify airpo...

Air New Zealand's 'Men In Black' Themed Flight Safety Video Is Epic

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Airlines are constantly trying to find new ways to make people actually pay attention during in-flight safety announcements, and Air New Zealand have ...

Watch This MiG-29 Pilot Pull Off A CRAZY Vertical Take Off And Live

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech

As with most jobs, being a MiG-29 pilot must have good and bad days. However, one polish pilot proved that some days at the office are just plain i...

Video Shows Moment Sky-Diving Plane Forced To Land On Busy Road

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

This is the shocking moment a small sky-diving plane was forced to land on a busy road after running out of power. The five-passenger plane can bee...

Face-To-Face Airplane Seats Could Be The Future Of Economy Class Flying

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Tech

Is this the future of flying? A French company has designed a face-to-face seating plan for economy class on airplanes. Zodiac Seats' latest paten...

'Nut Rage' Passenger Costs Airline £350,000 After Plane Diverted To Belfast

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

A plane traveling from Rome to Chicago was forced to divert to Belfast because a passenger got angry over nuts and crackers, a court has heard. Un...

Virgin Flight Grounded After Passenger Spotted Writing Suicide Note

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

A Virgin America flight was delayed in San Francisco this week after a passenger was spotted frantically writing a suicide note in which he threatened...

A Professional Hacker Claims He Took Control Of An Entire Passenger Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech

The FBI are investigating claims by aerospace security expert Chris Roberts that he was able to hack into an aeroplane's cockpit and take control of t...

Horrific Hygiene On Flights Revealed *Gulps*

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

As if flying wasn't stressful enough, a study into hygiene and cleaning standards on planes has unearthed some pretty grizzly facts. In what is es...

Military Airbus Plane Crashes In Spain

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK

Spanish media sources are reporting a military Airbus A400M has crashed in a field near Seville Airport shortly after taking off on a test flight. ...

Pilots Landed In Hot Water After 'Fighting In The Cockpit'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK

An Air India flight from Jaipur to Delhi led to two pilots being grounded on Sunday evening after a brawl allegedly broke out between the Airbus A320'...

Terrifying Video Shows Wobbly Planes Landing Almost Sideways Due To High Winds

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK

Videos showing planes landing at Leeds Bradford Airport today have emerged, showing one plane almost sideways until moments before touching down. H...

There's An App That Will Tell You The Odds Of Your Plane Crashing

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

If you're scared of flying, you might want to look away. A new app has emerged that uses data to calculate how likely it is that your plane will cr...