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Airline pilot explains 21 code words passengers don't understand

For most of us, flying is still an inherently mysterious activity.<p>To shed some light on the world of commercial air travel, Business Insider turned to Patrick Smith for some answers. Smith is not only an author and aviation blogger but also a long-time commercial airline pilot flying Boeing 757 and …

Airline pilot explains 21 code words passengers don't understand

1/<p>"Doors to arrival and crosscheck."<p>Hollis Johnson<p><b>Used in a sample sentence</b>: "Flight attendants, doors to arrival and crosscheck."<p><b>Definition</b>: The …

Airlines

Putin Sends His Stealth Jets Into Air War Over Syria

Two of Russia’s T-50s prototype stealth fighters landed at Khmeimim air base this week, potentially intensifying the risk to U.S. and allied …

Middle East

12 Monster Planes That Dominate the Skies

Double decker, six engines, wingspans longer than football fields—its amazing these monster planes can even get off the ground.<p>The marvel of flight never ceases to amaze, and the spectacle is that much more unbelievable when the aircraft are longer than Olympic pools, heavier than the biggest …

Aviation

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Launching Elon Musk's car toward Mars was a backup plan — here's what SpaceX actually wanted to do with Falcon Heavy's first flight

SpaceX on Tuesday launched Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, for the first time.<p>The payload on top was a red Tesla Roadster owned by the company's founder, Elon Musk. His electric car (and some cleverly placed trinkets) is now in space, helmed by a spacesuit-clad …

Massive US Counterstrike Against Assad's Forces Signals New Stage Of Syrian Civil War

Three hour battle with Assad's forces is a reminder that other parties may not give the US the choice of staying out of Syria's civil war.<p>Tech. Sgt. …

Sydney seaplane crash: Sharp turn 'inexplicable', operator says

<b>A seaplane was not following an authorised route when it plunged into a river north of Sydney, killing six people, the flight operator says.</b><p>Five members of a British family and a Canadian pilot died in the incident on 31 December. There were no survivors.<p>A preliminary report, released on Wednesday, …

Air Force Revs up 'Rapid Raptor' Program to Rush F-22s to War

The Air Force is strengthening its “Rapid Raptor” program designed to fast-track four F-22s to war - anywhere in the<br>world - within 24 hours, on a …

Aviation

Russian fighter jet buzzes US spy plane in Black Sea, Navy says

A Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Navy spy plane in the Black Sea on Monday, the first incident of its kind since a close encounter nearby in November.<p>The Navy EP-3 reconnaissance plane was flying in international airspace at the time, according to the Pentagon.<p>A Russian Su-27 jet came within …

The Air Force has appointed a general to investigate why pilots keep having trouble breathing in the cockpit

After a spate of physiological incidents involving cockpit oxygen supplies last year, the Air Force has selected a general to lead a team investigating the episodes.<p>Pilots flying several types of aircraft experienced symptoms of what appeared to be hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation, which led to the …

Military

The truth about aircraft stowaways – could you survive in the cargo hold of a plane?

Marilyn Jean Hartman, also known as America’s ‘serial stowaway’, has been hopping on planes without a ticket for years – and her latest stunt took her to London. She was arrested last week following a rogue journey from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago to Heathrow.<p>Depending on which source …

Flying

This Is the First Thing You Should Do If You Miss Your Flight (Video)

It can happen to even the best-prepared travelers.<p>Anyone who has ever had a tight connection, or been stuck in horrendous traffic on the way to the …

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

The question “<b>What aperture is best for landscape photography?</b>” is often asked via the CaptureLandscapes newsletter and other discussion venues.While</b> …

Landscape Photography

Holy Sh*t, You're Going to Feel Amazing After Finishing This CrossFit Workout

If you're dying to try CrossFit but a little worried about what it may entail, we're here to tell you not to worry. The sport involves loads of varied movements using different types of equipment that will help you gain strength and push you to try new things. Plus, WODS (that's workout of the day, …

Workouts

NASA turns to memory alloys for folding wings

NASA sees folding wings as a key aeronautical technology for the aircraft of tomorrow, and to make it practical, the space agency is looking to a …

Inside the $350 million Emirates complex designed to fix the Airbus A380 superjumbo

Over the past three decades, Emirates has become a global aviation powerhouse. The airline, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, now operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus A380 s and Boeing 777s.<p>The tally includes 102 Airbus A380s, five times as many as the next largest operator of the …

Here's why you should never take antihistamines when you fly

Every day, more than 10 million people take a flight somewhere in the world. While flying is relatively safe, the unique environmental conditions can …

Horrific Bed Bugs Infest British Airways Planes (Including Business Class!)

Related: British Airways<p>A man, who recently travelled in Business Class on British Airways, suffered from bed bug bites on December 30th on a flight …

United Airlines saves 170,000 gallons of fuel by using lighter paper on inflight magazine

What difference can an ounce make on an airplane?<p>If you are United Airlines, with 4,500 flights a day, an ounce can add up. The Chicago-based carrier said it recently began printing its inflight magazine, Hemisphere, on lighter paper, cutting 1 ounce from each magazine. It now weighs 6.85 ounces.<p>In …

United Airlines

Armed police board Gatwick flight after cabin crew called 999 over fears pilot was drunk

Armed police boarded a flight seconds before takeoff after cabin crew called for help over fears the pilot was drunk.<p>Shocked passengers watched on as the armed officers rushed onto the plane at Gatwick Airport.<p>Cabin crew had called 999 after allegedly smelling alcohol and feared one of the officers …

Bomb Cyclone, Deep Freeze Cripple East Coast: Pictures

Delaware

US fighter pilot reveals encounter with UFO and warns world leaders to take sightings seriously

AN AMERICAN pilot who claims to have chased an alien aircraft has warned world leaders to take UFO sightings seriously.

Where does Russia leave its aircraft to die? - Russia Beyond

When their active life is over, decommissioned aircraft are usually gathered for preservation on specially prepared fields. Usually, such places are located near working airports.<p>Before aircraft are abandoned at the ‘cemetery’ all useful details are dismounted. Military aircraft must go through …

UFO caught on camera before 'shooting off at high-speed' looks 'just like Millennium Falcon in Star Wars'

A dog walker claims she's snapped a UFO that looks JUST like Star Wars' Millennium Falcon.<p>Christine Iskander, 57, was shocked when she spotted bright …

Paranormal

Huge, mysterious object flying past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists say

A huge object that flew past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists have said.<p>Scientists had originally thought that the cigar-shaped object …

This Auto Bracketing Technique Delivers Perfectly Exposed Photos Every Time (VIDEO)

One way to make sure you nail a perfectly exposed image under difficult lighting conditions is to bracket shots by making what you think is a …

Cameras