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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!

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

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3. The Costa Rican Hotel made from an old airplane

Via inhabitat.com

Located on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the Costa Verde Resort features an incredible hotel suite set inside a 1965 Boeing 727 airplane.

4. The guy who got a CFM56 Engine tattooed on his arm

Via blogsouthwest.com

It's one thing to love your aviation, but it's another thing to get an engine permanently tattooed on your arm. It must have been love at first flight!

5. The woman who makes art out of old plane parts

Via sculpture-network.org

"Airplane Parts" by sculptor Nancy Rubins is made of scraps of old airplanes wired together into a massive junk tree -- 25 feet tall and 65 feet across.

8. The team that designed this 'roadable' plane

Via terrafugia.com

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

Via mashable.com

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 SolarImpulse.com, 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.

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