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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.