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This massive, luxurious 'flying boat' could barely get off the ground

Designed by Dr.Claudius Dornier, the Dornier Do-X was the largest and heaviest flying boat in the world upon its completion in 1929, with a wingspan of 157 feet and a maximum takeoff weight of more than 61 tons.

Missing MH370 pilot conducted suicide flight simulations over Indian Ocean

Missing MH370 pilot conducted suicide flight simulations over Indian Ocean The FBI was able to recover six deleted data points that had been stored in Microsoft Flight Simulator X.Once the fuel tanks were exhausted, the aircraft would’ve plunged into the sea.

New evidence suggests Amelia Earhart died as a castaway on a desert island

New evidence suggests Amelia Earhart died as a castaway on a desert island But — and this is critical — these skeleton measurements are the merest tip of the iceberg as far as the evidence TIGHAR has encountered.The discovery of a water catchment system in 1944 that could’ve been built using materials carried aboard Earhart’s Electra.

MIT's ultra-light composite morphing aircraft wing harkens back to the Wright brothers

MIT's ultra-light composite morphing aircraft wing harkens back to the Wright brothers The new composite wing would do away with weight and complexity of flaps and ailerons.For the test, the morphing wings were configured to use the twisting process to replace the ailerons and flaps.

Boom Technologies unveils its new supersonic jet prototype

Boom Technologies unveils its new supersonic jet prototype Back in the late 1960s, British and French airlines formed an alliance to build a new, supersonic passenger jet.For the past 13 years, we’ve had no supersonic jets in-service with any airline — but Boom Technologies is hoping to change that.

Take a look inside SOFIA, NASA's flying telescope

Take a look inside SOFIA, NASA's flying telescope Originally designed as a Boeing 747SP widebody, the SOFIA aircraft was built on a modified 747 airframe with a stripped-down fuselage, to save weight on the ultra-long flights for which it was developed.While it flies as SOFIA for NASA under the call sign NASA747, originally the aircraft first flew regular passenger service with Pan Am.

Royal Jordanian Airlines just trolled America's 'laptop ban'

Royal Jordanian Airlines just trolled America's 'laptop ban' What to do on a flight with no laptops?One of the affected airlines has, um, a few ideas.

Here's United Airline's adjusted 2017 pre-flight safety speech

Here's United Airline's adjusted 2017 pre-flight safety speech We're here to help with a customized pre-takeoff safety speech.We're excited to have you aboard this United Airlines flight and we appreciate your attention as we demonstrate the safety features of this aircraft.

Mark this as the moment when United trolling jumped the shark

Mark this as the moment when United trolling jumped the shark Good one, Qatar Airways, you’ve “united” …*snicker*.It means the United Airlines trolling has officially jumped the shark.

One airline is cutting back legroom because flying hasn't become terrible enough

One airline is cutting back legroom because flying hasn't become terrible enough According to CNN, American Airlines is taking away some legroom in its new forthcoming 737 Max jetliners.The legroom for three economy rows will be shrunk to 29 inches, just one inch more than the industry minimum.

Man's gluten-free meal on his 9-hour flight leaves a lot to be desired

Man's gluten-free meal on his 9-hour flight leaves a lot to be desired The gluten-free breakfast option for a nine-hour flight on All Nippon Airways is apparently an exquisite single banana served with packets of salt and pepper and I am getting hungry just thinking about it!Although definitely gluten free, the banana did not keep me full for very long.