NASA Electric Powered Plane

Is an 18 propeller plane in our future? NASA through the LEAPTech (Leading Edge Asynchronous Propellers Technology project is developing an efficient electric powered aircraft. Using a 31 foot carbon composite wing, 18 propellers, each with its own small engine, will be powered by its own lithium iron phosphate battery. Cruising speed is planned to be at between 200-230 mph. Interesting is that each propeller will be able to operate independently at various speeds. Wow, we wonder what that cockpit panel will look like!

18 propeller airplane

18 propeller airplane

Add comment March 21st, 2015

Airplane Wing Coffee Table

This Airplane Wing Coffee or Cocktail Table is fabulous airplane decor. Crafted from aluminum in the shape of an airplane wing it even includes the rivets for an authentic aviation look. This table is an ideal gift for a pilot, or anyone looking to decorate in an “industrial-look” motif. Place this airplane furniture in an aviator man cave, FBO lounge area, airplane hangar, or an airplane themed room to create a cool focal point. Airplane Wing Coffee Table

Add comment March 21st, 2015

Captain & First Officer are Related

Does the desire to fly run in one’s blood? This father and daughter whom are pilots and both fly for American Airlines think so. Yesterday was their first flight together since Jen Byrne began flying for America a year ago. Scott Byrne was the captain and 28 year old Jen flew right seat as first officer. Jen said she knew she wanted to be a pilot since she was 8-years old. Kudos to the father who inspired & to the daughter that followed her dream!

Scoot & Jen Bryne

Scoot & Jen Bryne

Add comment March 19th, 2015

Memphis Belle Chair

New at Tailwinds is our Memphis Belle Chair. Made in America from a recycled 55 gallon barrel, it is just loaded with plane style. This chair is great airplane decor and can be used indoor or outdoors. This pilot gift would look fantastic in an aviator man cave or at the airplane hanger.

Unique Airplane Decor

Unique Airplane Decor

Add comment March 13th, 2015

Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Ski Resort

A Jodel airplane made an emergency landing on a ski slope in the French Alps resort of Avoriaz. The experienced pilot attempted take-off from a nearby high altitude airfield but failed to take flight. The reason is not known at this time. With the ski-equipped gear the pilot was unable to stop the plane from sliding down the ski slope. Fortunately he missed a group of children but did clip a female skier with the propeller that almost severed her hand. So Friday the 13th lives up to its name. Plane's Emergency Landing in Alps

Add comment March 13th, 2015

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