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The US standard railroad gauge is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s...

The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's...

15 Awesome and Interesting Facts About Military Aircraft

15 Awesome and Interesting Facts About Military Aircraft

The world’s first Boeing 747 converted to a restaurant

At Mokpo City, South Korea you will find the world's first Boeing 747 (numbered N747-10) converted to a restaurant. The engine has been converted...

The Boeing 727 House

Continental Airlines’ first Boeing 727-224, serial number 19510, made its maiden flight on May 11, 1968. It was registered N88701 and delivered to the...

Shot down by mosquito

I wanted to go back for another 50 missions, but they ruled it out because I had a case of malaria that kept recurring....

The Man Who Rode the Thunder

Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Rankin (1920 — 2009) was the only known person to survive a fall from the top of a cumulonimbus thunderstorm...

Timelapse – Space Shuttle Discovery being placed atop NASA Shuttle Carrier...

Discovery, Thank you for your service Today at 11:08 a.m. ET, Discovery, atop a jumbo jet, lands at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, where it...

Boeing 747 Cowling Booze Bar

What to do when your reliable cocktail or gin just aren’t doing it for you anymore? You gotta get this unique blend of aviation...