The Airbus A400M Atlas is a large military transport plane. Here's one in service with the Royal Air Force making a touch-and-go landing on a Welsh beach, then looping around to make a full one. Dafydd Phillips captured the beast in motion:
An airbus A400M from RAF Brize Norton making a rare visit to Pembrey sands to conduct natural surfaces operations. With the weather being wet prior to the aircraft arriving the pilot conducted some low approaches then some touch and go’s before the all clear to land the 76 tonne aircraft on the beach.
This grim yet amusing description of the statistical realities of flight safety might save more lives than the usual snoozefest. To quote YouTube commenter Alan Macphail: “100% of accidents happen within the last 8 minutes of the flight.”
Pakistan has 860 pilots working for Pakistan International Airlines and other carriers. Turns out, 30% of those people aren’t actually qualified to fly and their licenses aren’t legit. “They don’t have flying experience,” said aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan. According to CNN, the pilots paid others to take the required exam. image: Airplane!
Last century, the Muzak company created custom mixes of soft music for locations ranging from doctor’s office waiting rooms and restaurants to barber shops and, yes, elevators. Muzak were self-proclaimed “specialists in the physiological and psychological applications of music.” Two decades before Brian Eno riffed on this environmental music concept with his phenomenal “Music for […]
“The way to have power is to take it.” — Boss Tweed. We think an 18th-century political power broker probably had a different definition of power in mind when he made that statement, yet the sentiment still applies. We’ve all got devices all but falling out of our pockets and the need for power to […]
If the last 50 years of education have taught us nothing else, it’s that it often requires different tactics to best reach different learners. To pick up a foreign language, some students take best to the old-school high school language lab method, using heavy repetition, verb conjugation and grammar emphasis to embed a new language. […]
For those who want a career in video games, there’s no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably aren’t going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if you’re an indie developer with a good idea and some passion, you can create a really […]