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… » 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