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China: Flight attendant who fed elderly passenger praised for her act of kindness

A Chinese flight attendant has become an internet heroine after her act of kindness towards a disabled passenger left him in tears. Passengers on a …

The world's most beautiful airport control towers

Remember the crazy Emirates commercial where men flew alongside a plane in jetpacks? Here's how they made it

Last week, Emirates Airlines astounded the world when it aired a commercial featuring two men in jetpacks flying alongside their A380 jumbo jet, 4,000 feet above Dubai.<p>A stunt like this had never been done before, which is why Emirates released exclusive behind-the-scenes footage featuring the …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

The world's fastest plane flew its last flight 16 years ago today

On October 9, 1999, the storied run of the Lockheed Martin SR-71 came to an end after more than 30 years of carrying out covert surveillance missions at an altitude three times as high as Mount Everest.<p>The SR-71, or "Blackbird" as it's commonly known, was developed by Lockheed Martin's legendary …

The Himalayas: Trip of a Lifetime

Home to the highest peaks on the planet, the Himalayas begin in Pakistan stretching across India, Bhutan and Nepal until reaching China in the east. This is a majestic landscape of mountains, deep valleys and glaciers, dominated by Mount Everest (otherwise known as Sagarmatha in Nepali) at 8,848m …

Mountaineering

Grand Canyon: Trip of a Lifetime

Don’t be blasé about the Grand Canyon. If you are, it will eat you. It will shame and humiliate you. Go ahead and get morning-before-Christmas excited about this place. And expect the dictionary definition of awe when you see it for the first time: “solemn wonder tinged with latent fear”. The …

6 Things That Entrepreneurs Did Before They Became Entrepreneurs

Which one of the following did you do as an entrepreneur?<p>Most entrepreneurs didn't leap from the crib and start serially founding businesses.<p>Maybe some did.<p>Most didn't.<p>The paths to entrepreneurship are vast and varied... and really complicated. Some paths involve failure. Some paths involve …

Entrepreneurship

Sky high: who'd be an airline pilot today?

Photograph: Fred MacGregor for the Guardian<p>Class of 15: trainee pilots at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/10/21/1445423084964/9f26afc1-11b0-4cf0-a53a-69989f9c11e2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Fred MacGregor for the Guardian<p>Class …

Aviation

Red Wine & Honey-Glazed Lamb Chops in the Oven : Heart, Delicious Recipes

The world's best train views

Boeing 777 parts clouds with its wake turbulence in this mesmerizing video

There's a reason why pilots are wary of following too close behind large aircraft like the Boeing 777. Such aircraft generate strong vortices from …

Craziest plane landings of all time - top five

Aeroplanes have always been known as the safest mode of transport - until viral videos began to capture sharp, stomach-churning landings which could make even the most frequent flyer think twice about travelling.<p>In the video above, The Telegraph has collated some of the most unconventional landings …

Ask the Captain: How has technology changed a pilot’s job?

<b>Question: How have advances in cockpit electronics changed a pilot’s job in the last 30 years?</b><p><b>— Submitted by reader John Nuss, East Lake, Fla.</b><p><b>Answer:</b> The integration of automation has drastically changed the flight deck. In the 1970s and '80s, autopilots were primitive and required the constant …

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