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    The Economics of Airline Class

    This is a Wendover Productions Video made possible by Squarespace–Make your next move with a beautiful website from Squarespace. This video is a bit of a continuation to my last one–Why Planes Don’t Fly Faster. I ended up talking a lot about the Concorde–the supersonic plane–but part of the story was left untold. Even though the Concorde failed, even though it wasn’t commercially viable, it still had a profound effect on how we fly today. Let me explain… Economy class is not how airlines make money. The real money, at least for the traditional airlines, is in premium cabins. Let’s take, for example, this British Airways 777. There are 224…

  • The Middle East’s cold war, explained
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    The Middle East’s cold war, explained

    The Middle East is one of the most complex regions in the world: Currently there are 4 failing states and 3 wars, with major powers increasingly taking opposite sides. Countless armed militias and terrorist groups are spreading violence across borders. The region has seen conflict after conflict going back well into the 20th century. But among all the uprisings, civil wars, and insurgencies, two countries always seem to be involved: Saudi Arabia and Iran. They’re bitter rivals, and their feud is the key to understanding conflicts in the Middle East. The Saudis and Iranians have never actually declared war on each other. Instead, they fight indirectly by supporting opposing sides…

  • History of the UAE
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    History of the UAE

    it’s often I think the case that people will look at the Emirates from outside and they’ll think oh it’s desert and sand and camels you know there’s nothing before the oil and when the oil runs out there’ll be nothing left after the oil this is not the case. in the Emirates we do have a history that is fascinating and it goes back a long way we have massive stone structures that are older than the pyramids I’m going to deal a little bit with issues related to trade and innovation ideas which are three fundamental aspects of UAE history over the past hundred twenty five thousand years…

  • The Secret of Flight 5: Stability and Control
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    The Secret of Flight 5: Stability and Control

    (light music) (air whooshing) – [Narrator] The Secret of Flight, a series of programs on aerodynamics. Program 5: Stability and Control. Your host is Dr. Alexander Lippisch. – Today we want to talk about stability and control of an aircraft. You know, it is often said that if you have an engine with enough power, even you could fly a barn door. Now, I must doubt that. Well, I couldn’t make the experiment with the barn door right in here because I fear the barn door is too small for this place. But I could probably take the cardboard as a model of a barn door. And we can try…

  • YORK VIKING FESTIVAL!!! | ENGLAND TRAVEL VLOG #3
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    YORK VIKING FESTIVAL!!! | ENGLAND TRAVEL VLOG #3

    We are the Vagabrothers. And this is the Jordvik Viking Festival. Look! An unsuspecting village. Attack! Good morning guys from ablustery morning here in York Right now we are walking down Shamble Street, which is quite possible the coolest street in the world. Yes, this is a very medieval city. But it was founded by the Romans, later taken over by the Vikings who named it Jorvik. The Viking Festival is also called the Jorvik Viking Festival. Today we’re going to be dressing up and time-traveling a couple hundred years into the past. A thousand plus! Back in the day. Yeah. It’s going to be epic. We’re going to be…

  • The Secret of Flight 8: The Induced Drag
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    The Secret of Flight 8: The Induced Drag

    (lighthearted music playing) (plane engine roars) – [Narrator] The Secret of Flight, a series of programs on aerodynamics. Program eight, the induced drag. Your host is Dr. Alexander Lippisch. – In our last program, we talked about the aerodynamic drag, the air resistance. But the air resistance actually is not the only thing which you have to overcome with the power, which you build into an aircraft. See, you also need power to make the lift. Two types of power you need. Power, to overcome the air resistance, just to make it moving forward, and power to produce lift. This is the difference between land vehicle like a car, or…

  • The Secret of Flight 6: Propulsion
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    The Secret of Flight 6: Propulsion

    (mysterious music) (plane droning) – [Narrator] The Secret of Flight. A series of programs on aerodynamics. Program six, Propulsion. Your host is Dr. Alexander Lippisch. – Let me tell you a little fairytale. Once, there was an old windmill, and when the wind blew across the country, its arms moved around and around, and it worked for all the people in the country. And this went on for a long time, but finally there came a smart man, and he, believe it or not, took the windmill off, and made a propeller out of it. Now what is a propeller? And how does it work? Well, we could for instance…

  • Our Year – Back in Touch with WW2 History
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    Our Year – Back in Touch with WW2 History

    (Dramatic music) We are back! I want to invite you all on this adventure. This time we are in the Ardennes Forest, we just arrived in Germany, Eastern part of Germany, and we’re going to visit an old military base. Hey man Good to see you. (Dramatic music) You’re watching Metal Detecting WW2 Battlegrounds. (Dramatic music) But yeah, this channel is about metal detecting, finding World War Two relics, and sharing that history with you. (Dramatic music) Right now we’re walking to a location. I decided to return to the massive dump pit. (Dramatic music) Going to start off metal detecting right now. First signs of fox holes, looking good.…

  • Flight Path 2018: Episode 3
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    Flight Path 2018: Episode 3

    Hello and welcome to “Flight Path.” I’m Chris Jones, chief marketing officer at McCarran International Airport. From its beginnings is a small airport to one of the nation’s busiest today, McCarran has grown into a vital part of the Las Vegas community. This year the Department of Aviation proudly celebrates McCarran’s evolution as it approaches a new milestone — its 70th anniversary. Here’s a look back at where we’ve been and where we’re going, with some stories from some of the people who’ve been here for parts of the journey. McCarran Field was dedicated December 19, 1948. The site, a privately run airfield from 1943 until 1948, was newly named…

  • Architecture of the United Arab Emirates – UAE | Episode 02
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    Architecture of the United Arab Emirates – UAE | Episode 02

    welcome back today we gonna talk about architecture of the United Arab Emirates the architecture of the United Arab Emirates has undergone dramatic transformation in recent decades from operating as a collection of fishing villages to a global business hub known for its innovation and dynamism between the 1960s and 1970s architecture in the United Arab Emirates remained solely traditional with narrow alleys and wind tower houses still in use reflective of a strong Bedouin heritage architecture is influenced by elements of Islamic Arabian and Persian culture in the early 1980s Sheikh Rashid, the then ruler of the united arab emirates employed British architect John Harris to create the stylish…