Aircraft of Tintin – deHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

"The Black Island" openes with Tintin taking a walk with Snowy when he sees an aircraft in emergency. The aircraft landed in a field, however, when Tintin approached it, the two men who de-boarded from the aircraft shot at him and escaped. The aircraft in question was a red and cream twin-seat plan with a … Continue reading Aircraft of Tintin – deHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk


Aircraft of Tintin – Carriedas 160 (TU-134?)

Tintin, Captain Haddock and professor Calculus accompanied by Snowy were flying to Sydney to attend the International Astronautical Congress aboard Qantas Flight 714. This is how the penultimate Tintin book got its name - "Flight 714". At Jakarta airport they were introduced to Mr Carriedas, the billionaire who never laughed. Mr Carriedas developed a fancy … Continue reading Aircraft of Tintin – Carriedas 160 (TU-134?)

Aircraft of Tintin – Macchi MC 94

Tintin had saved the state of Syldavia from a coup against the King Ottokar in "King Ottokar's Sceptre". He had flown in in a Ju 52. At the end of his adventure he was given a state farewell and left for his home with Thomson and Thompson in a yellow flying boat. As happens with … Continue reading Aircraft of Tintin – Macchi MC 94

Aircraft of Tintin – Junker Ju52

Tintin had started his adventures in the Eastern Europe in “Tintin in the Land of the Soviets”, after travelling through Africa, North and South America, Brirain and the Orient he returned to East Europe in “King Ottokar’s Sceptre”. He had to travel to Klow, the capital of the imaginary kingdom of Syldavia with Professor Alembick. … Continue reading Aircraft of Tintin – Junker Ju52

Finding Abhilash – P8-I

The "Golden Globe Race" is a race to circumnavigate the world solo in a sailing boat. This race is being held to commemorate 50 years of "Sunday Times Golden Globe Race"  held in 1968-69. The original race was sponsored by the British "Sunday Times". This race led to the popularity of similar races like "BOC Challenge" … Continue reading Finding Abhilash – P8-I

Lifeline of Siachen – Cheetah

Siachen glacier is the second longest glacier in the world excluding the polar regions. This area is so desolate that several times it is called the "third pole".  Average snowfall in the winters is more than 1,000 cm (35 ft) and the temperatures dip routinely to -50 deg C (-58 Deg F). It is the … Continue reading Lifeline of Siachen – Cheetah

Workhorses and Angels – Mi 17V-5

India is a huge country. It is rightly called a sub-continent. The geography and topography across the country varies from a desert in the west, to some of the world's highest snow-capped mountains in the north and north-east. Vast riverine plains in the central and eastern parts and a 1.9 million sq-km plateau in the … Continue reading Workhorses and Angels – Mi 17V-5

Angels in Kerala – Sea King Mk42C

Kerala, also known as "God's own country" is one of the most beautiful provinces of India. The state is gifted with abundant water and greenery. Its a labyrinth of backwaters and rivers interspersed with palm fronds. An area full of long, unpronounceable tongue twisters for names of towns and villages. Inhabited by a friendly and … Continue reading Angels in Kerala – Sea King Mk42C