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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.

Harrison Ford nearly gave us all a heart attack again with his latest airplane drama

Harrison Ford nearly gave us all a heart attack again with his latest airplane drama Harrison Ford is finding out one near-miss at a time that piloting a private vintage warbird ain't like dustin' crops.No one was hurt and Ford safely landed his single-engine Husky — a modern, American-made backcountry flier — in the Monday afternoon incident.

One more gaffe for India's national airline and people can't stop rubbing it in

One more gaffe for India's national airline and people can't stop rubbing it in Because nothing seems to be going right for India's national airline, Air India.Then, a London hotel shamed its cabin crew for taking away buffet food in lunchboxes.

Qatar Airways is launching in one of the biggest aviation markets in the world

Qatar Airways is launching in one of the biggest aviation markets in the world QA chief Akbar Al Baker announced at the ITB Berlin Travel Show on Wednesday that the carrier would be making an application to the India government soon, Times of India reports.The Doha-based airline is owned by the state of Qatar and its operations in India would be in partnership with the investment arm of the Qatar government.

This startup wants to send electric planes from London to Paris within 10 years

This startup wants to send electric planes from London to Paris within 10 years One ambitious startup is aiming to put passenger planes powered by electricity in the air within the next decade.Or, perhaps more realistically, in the next 20 years — depending on battery technology advancements.

This documentary inspires pilots to 'fly like a girl'

This documentary inspires pilots to 'fly like a girl' Katie McEntire Wiatt has a simple mission: Fill the skies with women.The teacher-turned-filmmaker is producing a documentary to inspire girls and young women to join aviation — a field that, like many science and technology careers, employs mostly men.