Amazing photo shows lightning striking an airliner flying in a rainbow

Stunning photo of a lightning striking an Boeing 777 that seems to be in the middle of a perfect rainbow, taken by German photographer Birk Möbius. The image was captured yesterday from an aerodrome in Taucha, Germany. Check out the zoomed image to see the plane being hit by the lightning. » 8/28/14 9:22pm 8/28/14 9:22pm

Honda's first personal jet is a tiny flying wonder

Screw flying cars—I just want the flying. The first production unit of Honda's first ever airplane has taken to the skies for the first time in Greensboro, North Carolina. This flight is a major milestone towards its certification—and a great excuse to post a gallery of HondaJet F3 porn. The cockpit is great. » 6/30/14 7:47pm 6/30/14 7:47pm

Crazy Boeing 767 pilot takes off on tiny runway after emergency landing

"Aviation history in the making," says the YouTube description. I don't know about that, but it's pretty crazy to watch this Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 767-300ER taking off in a shockingly short distance at Arusha Airport, in Tanzania. That runway is only 5,351 feet (1,631 meters) long. » 1/12/14 7:49am 1/12/14 7:49am

Would you travel inside these pods attached to the wing of a jet?

The Aviationist's reader Bjørn Broten found these two shots of the Exint, a pod designed to carry special forces and wounded soldiers in and out the battlefield—attached to the wing of Harrier jets or Apache helicopters. Imagine that ride. People were joking yesterday, but if you want to see how this may feel, take a… » 12/05/13 9:53pm 12/05/13 9:53pm

10 of the Most Ridiculous Flight Horror Stories Ever

With so many people cooped up in a tiny cabin 30,000 feet in the air, it's inevitable that at least one flight experience in your life is going to be less-than-stellar. But some experiences are much, much worse than others. So while you're traveling home this holiday season and that baby next to you won't stop… » 11/27/13 2:30pm 11/27/13 2:30pm