I have this love-hate relationship with videos that should be articles and vice-versa. Give this one a shot anyway; it is short and interesting. If you've ever flown over an ocean, this will make you feel better about that safety of that... I think? I could be wrong and it will freak you out? One of those two things will happen....
Also, I didn't know that we are just now certifying planes that can fly anywhere in the world. Seems like we would have already done that. -Brian
Brian shared a link about ETOPS, here's a link about VTOLs. Acronyms are great...
Vertical take-off and landing vehicles are basically a mashup between helicopters and airplanes, and look like they belong on Coruscant.
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Porsche may not figure out how to make this work, but it looks. so. cool. - Calvin
A few years ago a GermanWings airline pilot committed mass-murder-suicide by flying his plane into a mountain. The next day I walked up to my SwissAir flight in Zurich and discovered it was actually a GermanWings operated code-share. Since that day I’ve taken a train whenever I could instead of flying. And I fly a lot. And in general there aren’t a lot of trains out there. But if I could take a blimp instead of a plane or a train or a car you can bet imma gonna blimp the blimp out of that blimp. A more refined vehicle from a more civilized age. -Brian
Sensing a theme for this week's travel section? - Calvin