Airlander 10: World's biggest aircraft takes maiden flight in UK

Posted by The King Slayer 2018 years ago in News
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Aerial footage showed the successful maiden flight of the world's longest aircraft on Wednesday (August 17) in England. The part airplane, part airship Airlander 10 measures 92 metres (302 feet) long, which is around 15 metres (50 feet) longer than the biggest passenger jets. It slowly lifted off from the Cardington airfield in Bedford, 60 miles north of London climbing to an altitude of 2,000 feet in 15 minutes. British company Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) funded the 25 million pound (GBP) aircraft, which was first developed and then cancelled by the American government as a surveillance project

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