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World’s Largest Aircraft Takes Flight

The aircraft has the impression of a blimp crossed with a commercial airplane

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The Airlander 10, has become the largest aircraft to ever take flight as of May 10th, according to livescience.com.

Sitting at 302 feet long, 104 feet wide, this building in the air has the impression of a blimp crossed with a commercial airplane but combines technology from airplanes, helicopters, and airships, according to www.hybridairvehicles.com.

The UK inventors at Hybrid Air Vehicles are striving to make the aircraft used in a commercial setting. The Airlander 10 is designed to stay at altitudes of around 20,000 feet for as long as 5 days, according to Google News.

“The Airlander 10 flew for a total of 180 minutes to test the aircraft’s handling, improved landing technology and more,” stated representatives at Hybrid Air Vehicles, the creator of the monstrous aircraft, according to livescience.com.

Beyond commercial use, “The Airlander 10 could one day be used for search and rescue missions, by border control agents, for crowd monitoring, security, filming or academic research,” stated Hybrid Air Vehicles, reported livescience.com.

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11 Responses to “World’s Largest Aircraft Takes Flight”

  1. Jayden Pritchett on June 4th, 2017 8:58 pm

    I was absolutely amazed to learn that an aircraft could be this big and be able to fly!

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  2. Nathan Stevens on June 5th, 2017 6:32 pm

    It is amazing to see that such a large aircraft would be available to commercial use! This is a very interesting article.

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  3. Kayla Asmus on June 5th, 2017 6:57 pm

    I was surprised to learn from this article that the world’s largest aircraft has the combined technology of airplanes, helicopters, and airships.

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  4. Hannah Arritt on June 7th, 2017 9:49 am

    I was surprised to learn that the Airlander 10 is the largest aircraft to ever take flight.

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  5. Dylan Smock on June 7th, 2017 11:01 am

    Woah; its so amazing that an aircraft that big is able to fly. I would love to go on its first commercial trip

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  6. Ryen Hernandez on June 7th, 2017 11:11 am

    I enjoyed reading you article because I learned that it is the largest aircraft to fly and it could potentially lead to many rescue missions.

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  7. Jayden on June 7th, 2017 2:10 pm

    I was surprised that the biggest aircraft was a blimp and not like an airplane.

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  8. Tori on June 8th, 2017 9:10 am

    I was surprised how big the Airlander 10 is.

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  9. Kyle Saba on June 8th, 2017 5:22 pm

    That is really cool how a giant plane could get off the ground. I enjoyed reading the article mostly because it didn’t bore me. None of your articles bore me.

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  10. Matthew Nguyen on June 8th, 2017 9:21 pm

    After reading your article, I’d like to know more about how the aircraft can be used commercially. What kind of chassis would there have to be in order to put passengers on board?

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  11. Olivia Steward on June 8th, 2017 10:38 pm

    It was great to learn one of the different things that these aircrafts are put to use for. This was also very descriptive!

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