Pilot lands airplane in the middle of a forest way up in the mountains

That's some serious skill. Not only is the plane landing in the mountains, it's also in the middle of the forest. Not only is it in the middle of the forest but the runway is incredibly narrow. Not only is the runway narrow but it's a bumpy ass strip of dirt too. So yeah. That is some serious skill. » 11/07/14 8:35pm 11/07/14 8:35pm

Pilot saves the day when plane suddenly takes a dive at landing

The pilot of this flight from the German airline TUIfly managed to correct a sudden dive while landing at the Madeira International airport, one of the hardest in the world. Crosswinds were so strong that he could only managed to get the plane completely straight a few seconds before touching the ground. » 10/24/14 3:27pm 10/24/14 3:27pm

A-10 Thunderbolt attack jet lands on German highway

It's hard to believe that it was less than seven decades ago that German highways were used by Luftwaffe pilots on their Messerschmitt bf109s or Focke-Wulf Fw 190s as improvised airstrips, but it's even harder to believe that A-10 Thunderbolts, F-16s, and even Hercules cargo plane can still do it today. » 5/17/14 5:46pm 5/17/14 5:46pm

Man, Watching Airplanes Take Off and Land Is Like Playing a Video Game

This timelapse video shows the controlled chaos that is airplanes taking off and landing at San Francisco International Airport. If you ever played Flight Control on your phone, it's pretty much exactly as impossible as that. It's incredible how nerve wreckingly efficient the whole process is. I will shut my mouth up… » 8/05/13 10:00pm 8/05/13 10:00pm

Watch the Fiery Crash After Southwest's Landing Gear Collapse

This has not been a great month for commercial airlines—or anything that's supposed to stay in the sky without crashing down amidst flames, really. The most recent mark against flying contraptions occurred yesterday evening at LaGuardia, when the front landing gear of a Boeing 737 collapsed and sent the plane skidding… » 7/23/13 9:31am 7/23/13 9:31am

Watch an Airplane Turn Fog Into Beautifully Spinning Cloud Spirals

We've seen planes create a fiery vortex in the sky before, but here's a more peaceful version of it happening in real time. It's majestically beautiful. The wingtip vortices formed when an Airbus A340 landed at Zurich Airport on a foggy night. Though it looks gorgeous, vortices can be pretty dangerous. » 4/22/13 9:30pm 4/22/13 9:30pm