A journalist from Business Insider took a trip to Savannah to visit Gulfstream's headquarters, a Georgia-based business jet aircraft manufacturer. He, along with several other journalists, could enjoy a private flight on a Gulfstream G550. Here's his story about his trip, the jet and what he saw at the company's HQ.
The Airlander, a hybrid airship developed by British aeronautical firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), is one of the largest aircrafts in the world. It was selected by the United States Army to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for ground troops. But they cancelled the project for cost reasons in February 2013.
The Hughes H-4 Hercules is a one-of-a-kind, heavy transport aircraft, built as a prototype by the Hughes Aircraft company during the 1940s. It made its first flight in 1947 but the project never developed any further than this. Constructed from wood due to the wartime restrictions on aluminium, the craft is nicknamed “Spruce Goose” and is the largest flying boat ever built with the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history. It is now conserved at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregan, USA.
This amazing aircraft art is a form of graffiti that is painted on the nose of a military aircraft. Some of them have pinup girls painted on them but in a tasteful way. The artwork itself is incredible.
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