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Cessna Light Aircraft Converted Into A Car

Cessna Aircraft Converted Into A Car

Car-enthusiast cop Jeff Bloch has converted an abandoned Cessna aircraft into a car. Using parts from a Toyota van Jeff even takes the vehicle through drive throughs and fills up at petrol stations. The car reached top speeds of 70mph at a South Carolina race.

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Life-Size Spitfire Made From 6,500 Egg Boxes

Llife-Size Spitfire Made From 6,500 Egg Boxes

Architect Jack Munro and sculpture Charlotte Austen created the life-size model of a Supermarine Spitfire made from 6,500 egg boxes. They spent six weeks and used 5 liters of glue, 5,000 nails, 10 liters of paint and 10,000 staples.

According to the Dailymail Charlotte said: “Working on the spitfire has been quite a journey. I’ve enjoyed the challenge of it immensely. I hope everyone enjoys seeing it as much as we did making it.”

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Rolls-Royce Unveils Jet Engine Made From Lego Bricks

Rolls-Royce’s Latest Jet Engine is Made from LEGO

Rolls Royce, world-leading provider of airplane engines recently unveiled the Lego version of their newest version of Trent 1000 engine at the Farnborough International Airshow. This half-scale model is made from more than 150,000 Lego bricks, weighs 675 pounds and it took over eight weeks by a four person team at Bright-Bricks.

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Maho Beach: Planes Landing Above Your Head

Maho Beach

Maho Beach is a perfect place to watch low-flying aircraft on their final approach. Arriving aircraft must touch down as close as possible to the beginning of runway 9 due to the short runway length of 2,180 meters.

Due to the unique proximity of low flying airlines, the location is very popular with plane spotters but at the same time it is very dangerous place too. Because of the jet blast people standing to the beach can easily be blown into the water.

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Hello Kitty-Themed Airplanes

Taiwan airline EVA Air & Global Jet spread the message of love & friendship by launching three Hello Kitty-Themed aircrafts on which everything from the fuselage to the flight attendants to the food is kitted out in kawaii cat brand’s images.

EVA Air public relations officer in Hong Kong said, “Many people specify that they want to take EVA’s special Hello Kitty jet. The response has been excellent so far.”

The two companies launched the first generation of Hello Kitty jets in 2005. That Kitty fleet was disbanded in 2009, after its licensing agreement expired. Magic Jet flies to Sapporo and Guam. Apple Jet flies to Seoul and Fukuoka. Global Jet serves Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Hello Kitty Jets

Hello Kitty Jets

Hello Kitty Jets

Hello Kitty Jets

Hello Kitty Jets

Hello Kitty Jets

To book, passengers need to check for specific flight codes.

Magic Jet flies Taipei-Sapporo (BR116/115) daily and Taipei-Guam (BR20/19) on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Apple Jet flies Taipei-Fukuoka (BR2106/2105) every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; Taipei-Seoul (BR160/159) daily.

Global Jet flies Taipei-Hong Kong (BR857/858) and Taipei-Tokyo (BR2189/2197) daily.

(via: CNN Go)