Twenty years ago, Cessna gave birth to a military jet trainer that had wealthy private pilots with fighter jock dreams licking their chops. Here’s the story of how Cessna ended up with their promising design and why they walked away from it.
A mid-sized twin engine Sabreliner jet like the one pictured above has collided with a light single engine Cessna 172 near the community of Otay Mesa, which is just north of the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Sheriffs have confirmed that three are dead at the scene, with no survivors aboard either aircraft.
NASA doesn’t just crash rockets — sometimes, it crashes cheaper aircraft too. This week, it’s the turn of a Cessna 172, being gratuitously destroyed to help improve airplane’s black boxes.
Nike likes to say “Just Do It,” and when you look at all the crazy stuff the sportswear giant does, it may be more than just an empty slogan. If designers need input from athletes on new shoes, they prototype it with 3D printers. They test speed suits for Olympians in wind tunnels for 1,000 hours. And when they need…
A Cessna 172B pilot in Mexico had to save his plane after his airplane propeller detached in flight. Yes, detached. Plonk. You can see the action from the cockpit in this video, including the exhilaration and relief of the passengers at the end.