12 06, 2020

How A Pedal-Powered Airplane Crossed The English Channel (Cool Weird Awesome 319)

By |2020-06-12T06:56:12-04:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

Today's the anniversary of a pretty unusual moment in the history of human flight: on this day in 1979, an airplane flew over the English Channel that was entirely powered by its pilot. Plus: watching the heaviest airplane ever built take off is a sight to see.

6 05, 2019

Change The (English) Channel (Cool Weird Awesome 33)

By |2020-06-12T07:11:09-04:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The commemoration ceremony for the Channel Tunnel was a diplomatic coup but an engineer's nightmare: they had to run a train carrying Queen Elizabeth II and a train with French President Francois Mitterand toward each other... on the same track.