back to top

9 People Totally Obsessed With Airplanes

Do you love flying? Chances are, not quite as much as these folks. Here are a few people that have taken their love of aviation to the next level. And for all the conversation around flight, be sure to check out the amazing Farnborough Air Show right here!

Posted on

2. The guy who built a $30,000 Jumbo Jet Simulator in his bedroom

View this video on YouTube

8. The team that designed this 'roadable' plane


Designed by a group of MIT-trained aeronautical engineers and private pilots, the Terrafugia Transition is a two-seater plane that at the touch of a button converts into a road-legal car.

9. The pilot that created the "Solar Impulse" project


In June 2012, The Solar Impulse, an aircraft powered entirely by solar power, made its epic journey across the Atlantic. But that's not all, the coolest part of the Solar Impulse mission was how easy it was for anyone with an Internet connection to put themselves in the cockpit of the aircraft. When users visited, they were greeted with a wide array of ways to track the flight, live video feeds from inside and outside the aircraft and breathtaking views of Solar Impulse — all in real-time.