Social Engineering 101: The Trump way of Trumping Things…

Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the most powerful country in the world was born to a Scotish immigrant (Marry Anne), while she was married to Fred Trump. Fred whose entire family had immigrated to America from a small German village called kallstadt. Yet, he managed to win an entire election riding on a wave of anti-immigrant … Continue reading Social Engineering 101: The Trump way of Trumping Things…

Pratt & Whitney & the Pinch of Pure Power…

The Pratt & Whitney PW1000 Geared Turbo Fan (GTF) family of engines is no stranger to troubles, but its recent mid-air shutdowns on Indigo (an Indian low-cost airline) flights and the subsequent grounding of all A320 NEOs (with faulty PW1000 series engine) by Indian authorities have brought it back to the limelight. Designed as a quieter and … Continue reading Pratt & Whitney & the Pinch of Pure Power…

SR-71: Secrets of the secret plane…

Developed by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, SR-71 AKA "the blackbird" is undoubtedly one of the greatest aircraft ever produced. An aircraft that has inspired and continues to inspire generations of aeronautical engineers. It is a prime example of human ingenuity and technological advancements, flying faster than a bullet ( it was capable of sustained Mach … Continue reading SR-71: Secrets of the secret plane…

The Conjoined Twins…

Are those two aircraft flying really close to each other or is it a single aircraft? Well, don't worry if you can not make sense of this picture, many get confused looking at this weird twin fuselage aircraft. Know as the F-82 Twin Mustang it was the last piston powered aircraft ordered into production by the … Continue reading The Conjoined Twins…

The Plywood Bomber…

"Necessity is the mother of all inventions" No other saying could more fittingly describe the circumstances that lead to the creation of this magnificent aircraft - De Havilland Mosquito also affectionately known as "Timber Terror" or "Wooden Wonder". An aircraft made up of spruce, birch plywood and Ecuadorean balsa that could be easily manufactured by … Continue reading The Plywood Bomber…

10 Mindblowing facts about C-130 Hercules…

The C-130 has the longest continuous production run in the history of military aircraft (1954-Present) with over 2500 aircraft spread across 32 variants. C-130 J of the India Air Force holds the world record for the highest landing of an aircraft in its class. C-130 also holds the world record for being the largest and … Continue reading 10 Mindblowing facts about C-130 Hercules…

The Extravagance of the United States Armed Forces…

The United States armed forces with approximately 1.3 million active personnel, 800,000 reserve personnel, 9000 tanks, 14000 aircraft, 10 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, 72 submarines and 4000 nuclear warheads is undoubtedly the strongest military force on this planet. A force that is feared and/or respected across the globe. With an annual budget upwards of $600 billion, … Continue reading The Extravagance of the United States Armed Forces…

Surface to Air missiles, top 10 facts…

The earliest known use of weapons specially made for the anti-aircraft role occurred during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. September 1915 was the first occasion in military history that a military aircraft was shot down with ground-to-air When Private Radoje Ljutovac (Serbian Army) fired his cannon at enemy aircraft and successfully shot one down. Nazi Germany … Continue reading Surface to Air missiles, top 10 facts…

Top 10 facts about the "Queen of the Skies", Boeing-747.

At 32 hijackings, the 747 is the most hijacked wide body aircraft of all times. With 3,718 fatalities since its introduction in 1970, the queen has claimed an average of 80 lives every year. The queen was actually designed as a porter, the 747 was actually designed to compete against the C-5 Galaxy as a … Continue reading Top 10 facts about the "Queen of the Skies", Boeing-747.

Top 10 Facts about the Worlds Largest Turbofan Engine, The GE90-115B

At 3.43 meters the Fan diameter of the engine is almost equal to the max. Cabin width of a Boeing 737. For their unique shape, the fan blades of GE90-115B have found a spot at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. A single GE90-115b produces the same amount of thrust as all the four … Continue reading Top 10 Facts about the Worlds Largest Turbofan Engine, The GE90-115B