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RC Helicopter or Plane Recommendation

Looking to purchase an indoor Remote Control (RC) helicopter or place. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Nov 19, 2013 - 15 answers

Cats on a plane!

What's the best way to take a cat from the UK to the US and back again? Any advice on how to make this go smoothly? [more inside]
posted by klausness on Aug 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Forgotten Toy Filter

So, today, for no readily apparent reason, I was visited by a very vivid memory of a toy I had as a kid, some time in the early 70's. They were these die cast metal planes with little plastic landing gear and cockpits, kind of futuristic looking, in jewel-tone colors, that you flew on a little zip line setup that involved a little gun like thing with a little deck for the plane to sit on until you released it. Looking on Ebay reveals nothing like I remember. Anyone know what these things were called.
posted by Kid Charlemagne on Jun 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Passing out on a plane.

What would make someone pass out on a plane? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on May 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Photo gallery of travels with a small plane

I remember seeing this amazing picture gallery of some guy's travels with his small plane via some link aggregating site/blog a few years ago, but can't find it now. The guy had landed his plane in all sorts of amazing landscapes (mostly in North America, I think), and taken pictures. Anybody know what I'm talking about?
posted by palet on Mar 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Who nearly crashed himself & his son & wrote about it?

Who wrote about a change in perspective due to a near-miss in a private airplane he was piloting? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Nov 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I get back the notebook I left on the plane?

Can I get back the notebook I left on the plane? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jun 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Like the Goodyear blimp. Only for everything.

IF, tomorrow, the world switched to blimps from jets for all but emergency travel, how much fuel would we save? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on May 23, 2011 - 18 answers

Best way to deal with travel chaos, canceled flights, etc.?

Best way to deal with travel chaos, canceled flights, etc.? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Dec 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Preventing panic attacks on an airplane flight?

What else can I do to help prevent a panic attack on an airplane? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Apr 23, 2009 - 24 answers

How to make an object rotate while banking on a path in Maya?

How can I rotate an object in Maya while it's on a path and automatically banking? I'm currently making an animation involving a paper airplane, and I have it set to bank automatically, but I would like it to fly upside down at one point, and briefly turn on its side at another. I'm very new to paths in Maya, and whatever I try to do usually ends up making the plane rotated for the entire animation. Ideally I'd like to be able to keyframe a rotation while still having the paper plane following the path and banking normally. Is this possible?
posted by N2O1138 on Apr 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Are there power outlets on International United Airlines flights?

Are there power outlets on International United Airlines flights? My mother is wanting to be able to charge her laptop on a plane ride to Bejing, and wants to know if she is able to either plug her laptop in on the flight, or bring a cigarette lighter power inverter in order to charge it. Does anyone have any input on this that I can tell her?
posted by linzenoonoo on Apr 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Why are airplane seatbelts different from car seatbelts?

Why are airplane seatbelts different from car seatbelts? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Mar 13, 2009 - 14 answers

Pain while flying?

Why do I get a pain in my torso when I fly? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Oct 13, 2008 - 10 answers

How/where can I sell an airline/airplane/flight ticket?

I bought a plane ticket, I subsequently had to cancel the flight, and now I'm stuck with a Delta voucher. I want to sell it and buy a ticket on another airline, which happens to have a much better flight to my destination. But where can I sell my ticket? I tried eBay and Points.com already.
posted by harwons on Jun 14, 2008 - 7 answers

What food to pack in a cooler for a looong plane flight?

Food to put in a cooler for a long plane flight. Difficulty: one omnivore, one vegetarian. [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Mar 26, 2008 - 30 answers

whee, paper plane

What fun things can I do with paper planes? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Plane etiquette

Is it rude to recline your seat on an airplane? [more inside]
posted by lalex on Jan 25, 2007 - 100 answers

Why must I raise the window shades on a plane?

On a recent Indian Air flight from Bangalore to Mumbai, the flight attendants requested that everyone make sure their window shades were up (so you can see out) for "safety reasons" during the landing. What is the reason for this?
posted by nitsuj on Jan 15, 2007 - 2 answers

Renting DVD players for long flights

My wife and I are travelling from O'Hare to Tokyo to Bangkok next week. We don't have the ability to bring our laptop, but I was wondering if there's a way to rent a DVD player for the trip -- either a service that operates out of O'Hare and NRT or BKK, or something where I could rent it for the trip, lock it up in a BKK locker, and retrieve it for the plane rides home. [more inside]
posted by sandor on Jan 3, 2007 - 10 answers

Flying cross country with perishables and meltables?

I'd like to transport frozen food (ice cream) and refrigerated food on an airplane from San Francisco. Is this possible? I think the optimal plan will involve dry ice for the ice cream. Where can I get it in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on Apr 20, 2006 - 11 answers

UFO over Seattle

Help me identify the very odd, large, possibly military plane that has been flying over Seattle for the past three days at around 6:30pm. [more inside]
posted by donovan on Mar 17, 2006 - 15 answers

airplane junk

Is there an airplane cemetery? [more inside]
posted by apdato on Feb 6, 2006 - 18 answers

Best site for budget travel?

Which online travel site offers the best deals, particularly on air fare?
posted by sweetney on Feb 2, 2006 - 19 answers

How non-refundable is a non-refundable plane ticket?

I know Travelocity said the ticket is non-refundable. Is there a way to get anything back? [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart on Nov 16, 2005 - 7 answers

Surviving Long Plane Rides

Looking for suggestions on surviving long plane rides. I'm talking about transoceanic, 10+ hour flights. Limited Google searching has found this and this. I've also read the prior question, about sleeping. I have a laptop, mp3 player, and lots of ebooks.
posted by manilamd on Jul 1, 2005 - 30 answers

Short final for Red Square

Is this photograph of Mathias Rust's plane faked? [more inside]
posted by tss on Mar 16, 2005 - 14 answers

Sleeping in an Airplane

What's the best way to fall asleep on an airplane? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Feb 23, 2005 - 34 answers

When a plane crashes, what do the airlines put on the "Arrival" board in the terminal?

When a plane crashes, what do the airlines put on the "Arrival" board in the terminal? I would assume they start with "delayed," but I have no idea what they would change that to once it's verified the plane is never going to land at that airport.
posted by headspace on Jul 2, 2004 - 15 answers

First Class or No Class?

What happens if you sit in the first class cabin with a coach class ticket? I got on a plane a couple of days ago, near the end of the line. First class passengers had already boarded. A nervous, but respectably dressed man in front of me sat down in a spare, first class seat. I don't know if he had a first-class ticket or not - if he was lying, what risk was he running? Does anyone, for example, check first class tickets after boarding?
posted by andrew cooke on Jun 13, 2004 - 20 answers

Air Travel post 9-11

I haven't been on a plane since 2000 (before a certain terrorist attack) and I have a trip next week so is there anything i really need to know? Can I bring food, pencils, fingernail files, etc. onboard with me? Should i be careful what i say out loud? Are people gonna stop me wherever I go?
posted by Slimemonster on Apr 13, 2004 - 32 answers

scared to fly, need to fly

I'll be flying 8+ hours to London two weeks from today. I have a paralyzing fear of flying, any advice?

Also, what should I do once I make it there? [more inside]
posted by esch on Dec 12, 2003 - 30 answers

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