The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - established November 19, 2001 - is best known an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that exercises authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States. They're granted the power to screen both people and property. Sometimes, they come across things that are puzzling to say the least, like a costume watch (prop) that looks like it's made to detonate a bomb. Continue reading for more.
Not everyone can afford a $20,000 suite when they fly, but these photographers wanted to show that things aren't so bad in economy and / or business classes. On a related note, the first airline meals were served by Handley Page Transport, an airline company founded in 1919, to serve the London-Paris route in October of that year. Passengers could choose from a selection of sandwiches and fruit. Now, as you can obviously tell from the Air France economy class meal above, things have changed quite a bit. Continue reading for more.
Dronestagr.am teamed up with National Geographic France to host the first International Drone Photography Competition in the world. Believe it or not, the above shot of San Luis Potosi in Mexico, as well as the others you're about to see, were all captured by drones. If you're interested in getting into this hobby and have (or are planning to get) a GoPro, make sure to pick up the DJI Phantom Aerial Drone Quadcopter. Continue reading for more.
No, this isn't a new design for the space shuttle, just Lockheed's C-5 Galaxy. It's used to provide the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsize and oversize cargos, including all air-certifiable cargo. Lockheed proposed a twin body C-5 as a shuttle carrier to counter the Conroy Virtus, but the design was turned down. The C-5 is among the largest military aircraft in the world. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a hawk attacking a drone in mid-air.
First, there was the Terrafugia, which never hit production, now the AeroMobil aims to continue where it left off. This vehicle can fly up to 430-miles on a single tank of petrol. Best of all, when its wings fold down, it'll fit snugly into a normal parking space. The company says its third prototype is ready to be shown to the world on October 29, at the Pioneers Festival in Austria - the wings will fold into the back seat behind the driver when in car mode. Continue reading for a video and more information.
There are first class airplane suites and then these cool and secret cabin crew sleeping quarters. On select Boeing's 777 and 787 airliners that fly international routes there are secret stairways that lead to a tiny (yet comfortable) set of windowless bedrooms for flight attendants and pilots. One thing you won't find are any high-tech displays or entertainment centers. Continue reading for more images and information.
Similar to Sikorsky's groundbreaking X2 technology, the S-97 Raider also features a pair of fixed coaxial rotors made of rigid, counter-rotating blades along with a six-blade pusher propeller for reduction in hub drag as well a low acoustic signature, high cruise speed and improved high/hot hover performance. Continue reading for a live unveiling video and more information.
Travel blogger Derek Low recently got the chance of a lifetime, when he decided to cash in nearly $20,000 USD worth of frequent flyer miles (93,500) for a trip aboard Singapore Airline's First Class Suites. The stunning suites, which are exclusive to the airline's Airbus A380 planes, boast enclosed private cabins complete with sliding doors that 'cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury'. The middle suites offer a full-size bed that can be turned into a double bed, a television, bedside cabinets and a leather armchair hand-stitched by the Italian master craftsman Poltrona Frau. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.
Laurent Aigon from Aquitane, France had always loved jumbo jets. So, he spent the past 5-years recreating a Boeing 737 cockpit in his child's bedroom using Google for help as well as to source parts from various online vendors. His dream as a boy was to one day become a pilot, but poor grades quickly squashed that. Thankfully, his friend Jean-Paul Dupuy was able to help make the virtual version a reality. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Tom from Blendtec blending the iPhone 6 Plus.
Unless you're flying first class all the time, you're bound to encounter some bizarre sights in economy, also known as cattle class. For example, this person decided to do a handstand in their seat, or is an acrobat who can only sleep with their legs up in the air. Unfortunately, things only get stranger from there, and Instagram sensation "Passenger Shaming" has rounded up an interesting gallery for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.