The airplane-shaped handbag that costs almost than an actual airplane

Designed by Louis Vuitton’s menswear artistic director Virgil Abloh as part of this year’s men’s collection, this airplane-shaped handbag recently went viral for allegedly costing more than a used, single-engine airplane. Virgil Abloh’s collections have always divided critics and fashion fans, and the main critique is that he overloads his creations with a bunch of ideas and concepts. And, in fact, his latest one is no different. Unveiled in January, Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2021 men’s collection featured a variety of eccentric ideas, including clothes inspired by famous architecture and landmarks.…

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The last flight: the tragic story of the worst aviation accident in Slovenian history

A piece of white marble on a grave is actually a rich symbol. White stone, that symbolizes purity and innocence, by origin from Pohorje Mountain above Maribor, Slovenia, indicates the homeland. In the symbolism of stone are embedded gestures of young victims of the worst aviation accident in Slovenian history. Sergej Ničevski was a passenger on Adria Arways flight from Ljubljana Airport Brnik to Ajaccio, city in Corsica. On the morning of December 1, 1981, the plane flew with 173 passengers and seven crew members on board. This was Adria’s…

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Takao Shito: the farmer who lives in the Middle of Japan’s second largest airport

Living in an airport isn’t easy. Try to imagine the sound of planes taking off and landing both early morning and late at night, or simply the mess. However, for one stubborn Japanese farmer it’s the only place worth living in! Takao Shito’s family has been growing vegetable on the same farm for over 100 years. His grandfather was a farmer, his father as well and, rightly, he followed their footsteps…even if things are “a bit” different than they were for his ancestors. At the time, the Shito farm was…

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Air Sinai: the ghost airline that has linked Cairo and Tel Aviv for decades

A flght from Cairo to Tel Aviv is a 50-minute flight on a clear day. But if you’ll book your ticket, when you’ll arrive to the airport, probably you’ll not find the gate, because It is not posted on the screen, and so you’ll have to ask someone where to go. Then, when you’ll find the gate there will be no sign that said this is Tel Aviv. Eventually, you’ll jump onto a bus that took you and the other passengers to a far corner of the tarmac, where a…

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Taipei’s Songshan Airport launched the first “Fake Flight” service for grounded travelers

Taipei’s Songshan Airport recently launched a unique “fake flight” service that gives melancholic travelers the chance to go through the check-in and plane boarding procedures without actually taking off… Ever since Taiwan closed off its borders in mid-March due coronavirus pandemic, travelers have been forced to dream and reminisce about their past adventures in foreign lands. However, a month ago, more precisely on July 2, the Songshan Airport introduced an offbeat service that gives people the full airport experience without to leave. The service includes airport security checks, passport verification,…

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The mystery of WWII bomber plane that still lies in North Carolina’s Badin Lake

Apparently some North Carolina lakes of considerable depth generate as many legendary tales, expecially fish tales, but not only. Badin Lake, just outside the town of Albemarle, is not an exception. Created in 1917 by the damming of the Yadkin river, the 5300-acre lake reaches depths of over 60 meters and holds in its belly the remains of farmhouses and entire forests, as well as, according to a legend, the mysterious wreckage of a World War II B-25 Mitchell bomber. As story goes, Mary Elizabeth McDaniel hurried through an early…

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#April 13, 1928: First nonstop flight from Europe to North America

German pilot Hermann Köhl, Irish aviator James Fitzmaurice and Baron Ehrenfried Günther Freiherr von Hünefeld, the expedition’s financier, completed on this day, April 13, 1928 the first Europe to North America transatlantic flight, taking off from Ireland and landing safely on a small Canadian island. The prevailing winds in the North Atlantic blowed from North America towards Europe, hastening Eastbound airplanes on their way but making headwinds a major problem for those flying West. Köhl, who had flown in the German Army Air Service in World War I, and von…

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The mystery of the abandoned plane on the Linate Airport runway.

From the 27th of July the Linate airport has closed its doors, the restoration works of the tracks, taxiways and the structures will last until the end of October. The usually crowded airport runways have been cleared and are now deserted. It’s well know that the airport of the city of Milan is preparing to undergo a transformation: the first of the interventions that will be carried out will be the rebuilding of the Linate take-off and landing runway, but also the restyling of the boarding area and the plant…

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Idroscalo of Pavia: a piece of history of the city abandoned on the Ticino river.

On the Ticino river, south of the covered bridge, which was one of Pavia’s most symbolic monuments, there is a now abandoned structure, left to decay. It is the Idroscalo of Pavia, which was an important piece of history of the Pavia of the Twenties. Although there is a community that hopes for a restoration of this piece of city history, proposing its use as a museum, exhibition location, restaurant or entertainment venue and a project appeared about a year ago, due to high costs it was not done nothing.…

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Milan and its first forgotten airport.

Few people know that the first ever Milanese airport was neither Linate nor Malpensa. The latter, although born in 1909, became a reference point for the Milanese industrialists only in 1948. Instead Linate airport was born in 1932, when the Podest Marcello Visconti di Modrone proposed to the Minister of Aviation Italo Balbo the construction of a new airport. 1910 is officially the year in which Milan and the Milanese began to fly. Small or large, all cities around the world have a history made of moments that determine their…

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