The glamour of being a flight attendant or pilot is regularly showcased on television and in the movies. But few people think about the backbone of the aviation industry.Monday, 22 April, 2013, 9:20am
A giant helium balloon plunged 20 metres, injuring five people, at Ocean Park in Aberdeen yesterday afternoon.
Among those injured was a mainland woman who was on the ground when he was hit on the head by the SkyStar balloon - measuring 22 metres in diameter - that fell outside its designated landing site.29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
We don't want to burst your bubble, but there's now more to party balloons than bendy poodles and limp decorations.
Online retailer Balloonfish is out to show that balloons can be gifts in themselves, and delivers 'bouquets' of the helium-filled wonders, which float out of their box when it's opened by the recipient.16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Sugar gliders are very cute. They have small bodies covered in grey and white fur. They have a striped face and very big black eyes. They also have long furry tails.
If you didn't know, you might think that they were squirrels. They aren't. Sugar gliders are quite special animals.22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
The Chinese use a colourful phrase, 'Not even a fly is allowed inside' to describe an area of tight security. With the Communist Party's 17th National Congress opening on Monday, the government is trying to literally remove airborne pests with a flight ban announced on Wednesday.12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Soaring, sailplaning, gliding - whatever you want to call it, there's no better way to see the countryside.26 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
With just a couple of weeks left of the holidays, why not try something different. You'll then also have something new to share with your friends when you get back to school.
If you have never tried grass skiing, snowboarding or hang gliding, now is your chance.11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Paper 1a Practice
The following texts are the kind you find in brochures and guides. They are rich in information and are intended more for scanning than detailed reading. They tell us about a series of holidays. Glance at the headings first to orient yourself and then turn to the questions. Return to the texts to find the answers.
A. Langkawi Getaway11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am
Leaping into the air, hundreds of metres above the jungle that surrounds Rio de Janeiro, all I can do is open my mouth in wonder. 'We're flying,' I say, somewhat stunned, to Pedro, who's guiding the hang-glider with the grace of a condor. 'Like a bird,' he replies with a grin.19 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
CitySeen has a tip for guys searching for a perfect time and place to pop the question to their girlfriend - in a hot air balloon on Valentine's Day with the Hong Kong skyline in the background. She'll have nowhere to run.26 Jan 2005 - 12:00am