Eclipse - Chasing the Shadow at 50,000 ft | 2017 - 1973

Eclipse – Chasing the Shadow at 50,000 ft | 2017 – 1973

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On August 21st 2017, what being dubbed as the “Great American Eclipse” will take place on a path 2680 miles long that goes from the Oregon on the west coast to South Carolina on the east coast and will be the first total eclipse in the US to go coast to coast in 99 years. The width of the shadow where the sun will be completely blocked by the moon is 70 miles wide and will travel across the land at over 1500mph. For those on the ground, the time of totality will vary from just under 2 minutes in …

Rolls-Royce | What else do they make other than luxury cars?

Rolls-Royce ~ What else do they make other than luxury cars?

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Mention the name Rolls-Royce and probably the first thing you think of is the quintessentially British luxury cars, the brand that says “look at me, I’ve made it”, beloved by rappers, pop stars, entrepreneurs and royalty. But the cars are only a small part of a much bigger business that helped change the world as we know it, so what else do Rolls-Royce do, other than making rather posh cars. The Rolls-Royce that you see to today is quite a different business to how it started in 1906 with the collaboration of Henry Royce, a car builder and engineer and …

The Forgotten American Concordes - Boeing 2707 - Lockheed L-2000 SST

The Forgotten American Concordes – Boeing 2707 – Lockheed L-2000 SST

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When we think of supersonic passenger air travel, most people will think of Concorde, the joint British & French design which operated from 1976 until 2003 and up until this day, has been the only long term supersonic passenger jet service to operate. What many people don’t know is that in the 60’s a 70’s there were three other competing designs from the United States and Russia. The Russian Tupolev Tu-144 was the first commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST) which had its first flight 2 months before Concorde on 31st December 1969. However, after a crash at the Paris air …