Ninety years ago, on the 28th of September 1924, a team of heroic US aviators completed the first round-the-world flight. So what better way to celebrate one of mankind's greatest achievements than with 14 facts about air travel.
These A-10 Warthogs have to be models shot against a gradient background, right? Wrong, apparently. It's an official US Air Force photo straight from their Flickr account, taken by Senior Airman Sierra Dopfel with a crappy Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS, according to the EXIF data.
On July 23, 1983, in the small Canadian town of Gimli, Manitoba, Captain Robert Pearson and Co-Pilot Maurice Quintal expertly glided a 100-ton Boeing 767carrying 69 people to a safe landing without engines, air brakes or flaps, and minimal control of the aircraft.