The Boeing 787 Takes Off… And It’s Scary As Hell

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is preparing for the Paris Air Show and it’s showing off a little.  Okay, it’s showing off a lot.  Check out the take-off on this baby at :35!  It’s nearly VERTICAL.  I pray this is for the air show only and not the norm.  I don’t want to feel like I’m in a rocket when I am traveling.  Unless I am going to the moon.

A StarWars Plane? The Force is With ANA

Courtesy: ANA

Courtesy: ANA

Thanks to EverybodyHatesATourist.Net for bringing this to my attention.  This has to be the coolest things I have seen painted on a plane in years.  Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has painted a plane to look like the StarWars icon, R2-D2.  It’s part of an overall StarWars deal with the Japanese carrier.  No word yet on just where R2 will be flying, but I doubt it will be to a Galaxy, Far, Far Away (Sorry, I had to!).

Check out R2 in flight below!