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WATCH: Harrison Ford Narrates A Plane Documentary That'll Make You Tear Up | Loungtastic

This is one of those exciting times you find out about something new and then realize it's not actually new!

Pretty Touching Story...

It just never came up, so now we're going to do that for you.

Along with National Geographic, Harrison Ford (who is an aviator by the way) narrated on of the most heartfelt aviation documentaries we've ever seen. It might actually be the only one of its kind.

The shots in this film were captured in 18 countries and across 7 continents.

The premise is simple: people simply take flying for granted. We've been doing so for only 100 years or so as a species, yet, we've become so accustomed to it that we literally don't appreciated it anymore. We're (many of us) are actually annoyed by it to be honest, just because we need to wait an extra 30 minutes or pay 20 bucks more for luggage.

When did we stop considering the fact that you can get from the East to the West coast in 7 hours or less by FLYING THROUGH THE AIR?

This documentary tackles that exact question and does a great job at invigorating that wonder of flight some of us lost. Just take a look at the trailer below and you'll probably want to watch the whole thing. It's stunning.

 Vintage Flyover

Illegal in all controlled airspaces, would never be allowed today!

Air Force Ejection Seat

(When you're a cat and you use 8/9 lives up the same time) Gear Problem

Will He Make It? Check out the footage... Nice!

This is one of the best photo shoots we've ever seen. It is pretty spectacular.

The Spanish Air Force currently operate 86 F-18 Hornets.

From the description, we gathered that this was a photo op showcasing the F-18 Hornet. It was done by the Spanish Air Force and boy, did they get close.

To make things even more exciting, the Hornet popped a few flares as well to make the pictures look even better We're trying to get more info on this as we speak and get the final pictures if possible. Those in high resolution must look great.

Billionaire Paul Allen's private spaceflight company Stratolaunch...

has just unveiled the world's biggest airplane: a massive carrier plane with a wingspan longer than an entire football field.

Top Gun 2 Two

The colossal Stratolaunch carrier plane rolled out of its hangar at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, today (May 31) to undergo fueling tests. It's the first public look at the full craft - which is designed to launch rockets into orbit from the sky - since construction began.

"We're excited to announce that Stratolaunch aircraft has reached a major milestone in its journey toward providing convenient, reliable, and routine access to low-Earth orbit,"

Microsoft's co-founder jumps into the billionaire space race with a plane to launch rockets. It's not just ego: There's a lucrative new industry up there.

Billionaire Paul Allens private spaceflight company Stratolaunch

Stratolaunch Systems Corp. CEO Jean Floyd said in a statement. "This marks the completion of the initial aircraft-construction phase and the beginning of the aircraft ground- and flight-testing phase."

The Stratolaunch carrier plane is designed to launch rockets into orbit from an altitude of 30,000 feet (9,100 meters).

Initially, the plane will carry a single Pegasus XL rocket built by Orbital ATK, but the craft will eventually be able to carry up to three of those boosters simultaneously, Floyd said. Stratolaunch Systems has been quietly designing and building the rocket-toting plane over the last few years.

"Over the past few weeks, we have removed the fabrication infrastructure, including the three-story scaffolding surrounding the aircraft, and rested the aircraft's full weight on its 28 wheels for the first time," Floyd said. "This was a crucial step in preparing the aircraft for ground testing, engine runs, taxi tests and, ultimately, first flight."

Allen founded Stratolaunch Systems in 2011 with the goal of making access to low-Earth orbit "more convenient, reliable and routine," according to the company's tagline. Allen teamed up with Scaled Composites, a Mojave-based aerospace company founded by Burt Rutan, to build the Stratolaunch carrier plane. Allen bankrolled Scaled Composites' SpaceShipOne space plane, which went on to win the $20 million Ansari X Prize for private reusable crewed spacecraft. Stratolaunch's launch profile resembles that of SpaceShipOne, which was carried to launch altitude by its own mothership, called the WhiteKnight. The Stratolaunch plane is a twin-boom aircraft with a wingspan of 385 feet (117 m), a length of 238 feet (72 m) and a tail height of 50 feet (15 m). The massive plane weighs 550,000 lbs. (250,000 kilograms) by itself and a mind-boggling 1.3 million lbs. (590,000 kg) when fully loaded with a rocket payload. It takes six Pratt & Whitney PW4056 jet engines to power the monster jet.

The Stratolaunch carrier aircraft's 385 feet (117 metres) wingspan compares to 320 feet for H-4 Hercules and 225 feet for Boeing 747-8

"Over the coming weeks and months, we'll be actively conducting ground and flight-line testing at the Mojave Air and Space Port," Floyd said. "This is a first-of-its-kind aircraft, so we're going to be diligent throughout testing and continue to prioritize the safety of our pilots, crew and staff. Stratolaunch is on track to perform its first launch demonstration as early as 2019."


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