The alleged terrorist who blew himself up on a Daallo Airlines plane last week hid his bomb inside a laptop, according to Somali officials.
Russian authorities have announced that one of its Su-24 strike jets has “crashed on Syrian territory, having been hit from the ground” while flying at 20,000 feet.
Need to get from New York to Paris? Or San Diego? Chances are, you’re hopping on a plane. But commercial flights aren’t just annoying and expensive — they also input a ton of carbon into the environment, contributing to climate change. So what if we stopped flights to save the planet? What would happen next?
Following the death of commercial airline pilot Richard Westgate, an inquest was launched into the cause of his death. Westgate had previously claimed that his health problems were caused by exposure to on board toxic chemicals and a subsequent coroner’s report raised concerns with the pilot’s employers, British…
I’m writing this seated on a plane heading to San Francisco. We’ve been in the air for under an hour, and the drink cart is just starting to make its way down the aisle. As the cart rolls nearer I’m forced to decide what drink I’ll be having. Since the cups are miniscule, and the liquid is largely displaced by ice…
An aircraft with a parallel hybrid engine – the first ever to be able to recharge its batteries in flight – has been successfully tested in the UK, an important early step towards cleaner, more efficient air travel.
The latest marketing stunt from the Dutch airline KLM gives you the chance to spend a night in this airplane refurbished into a gorgeous loft. At first I thought that sleeping next to the runaway of one of the busiest airports in Europe sounded like a bad idea, but then I saw the pictures and changed my mind.
I still get the chills when I re-read Brian Shul's account of his Blackbird flight against enemy SAM batteries over Libya. Imagine yourself inside that tight SR-71 cockpit with all the alarms sounding. This cool 360-degree virtual reality view will help.
Aerial firefighters are some of the most badass pilots out there, flying through smoke, extreme heat, and turbulences, in often battered airplanes to drop water with amazing skills and courage. Sometimes, however, they get to do fun stuff like this: Put out a semi truck fire on a road in the middle of nowhere.
Spectacular photo by US Marine Corps by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel of flames exploding behind a Blue Angels' F/A-18 Hornet at the 2014 Miramar Air Show in California.
You needn't sacrifice basic preparedness — for the outdoors, for fixing stuff or for first aid — just because you're flying somewhere carry-on only. These are the tools you can take on planes, how to pack them and how to use them.
If I were the Federal Aviation Administration, I would order every single plane to fly shooting fireworks like Gene Soucy and his acrobatic airplane over the skies of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Security be damned in the name of beauty.
The IXION windowless jet—which makes its interior transparent using display panels that cover most of the cabin—might look like an impossible sci-fi concept but the fact is that we are not very far from this. Check out the video. It's so cool.
The Twister Aerobatics Team is not your usual air acrobatics number. Instead of using just smoke canisters, these guys use actual pyrotechnics rockets to give beautiful shows at dusk. Truly spectacular.
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.
If it's not birds, it's cows. Over the weekend, 390 cows were being transported by Boeing 747. As the plane was somewhere over the Irish Sea, a fire alarm went off, and the pilot was forced to give a mayday call and make an unscheduled landing.
Believe it or not, this guy is not human. It's part of what may be the coolest toy in the world, which costs as much as a car.
DefenseTech has a good summary of a recent 60 Minutes segment on the F-35, America's most expensive combat airplane yet. The Pentagon talks about how it uses "Star Wars-level technology." The pilots, however, aren't so enthusiastic.
Bilbao. Great city, great people, great food—and one of the worst airports in the world.* The winds over its runways are crazy. Check out this video of an aborted landing filmed last Friday. Madness.