For three decades, the only way you could travel faster than Concorde was as an astronaut. Ever since the iconic jet was grounded in 2003, supersonic flight for civilian travellers has been out of reach – could that be about to change? Title image credit: Fonds André Cros, used under Creative Commons license CC BY-SA 4.0 Revival … Continue reading “Encore for Concorde?”

SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic are betting it all on space tourism taking off. But is there really a market for suborbital space flights priced at $250,000? The Challenges of Consumer Spaceflight Flying is so common and so routine that it’s become mundane. Air travel in modern times is actually considered by many to … Continue reading “Space Tourism: Pie in the Sky?”

Does UK aviation face dark clouds after Brexit? It seems a lot of the questions about what happens next are still up in the air. With only months to go until the UK’s 46 year-long membership of the European Union comes to an end, will they be answered in time? Bordering on Friction The free … Continue reading “Aviation after Brexit”

Photo Source: The Australian On the 17th July 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was downed over eastern Ukraine. All 298 passengers and crew were killed, sparking media frenzy across the world. There were 30 nationalities onboard, including 186 Dutch, 42 Malaysian and 27 Australian nationals. The plane, a Boeing … Continue reading “Investigators Confirm MH17 was Downed by Russian Missile”

Humankind is perhaps the loneliest species of all – we’re the only ones with deeply formed language, culture and appreciation of the sciences. We’ve never met another species like us – one with flying machines, cities and society. It’s no surprise that people get excited about UFOs and the prospect of aliens – and UFOlogy, … Continue reading “Tracking UFOs Through History”