Pilot scares his friends in insane acrobatic flight

Pilot Sebb Stratta put together this video showing every time his friends joined him in one of his insane acrobatic flights. Their scared faces and uncontrolled reactions are hilarious. Check them out: » 3/20/15 9:30pm 3/20/15 9:30pm

What It's Like Inside A Plane Crash And How To Survive One

Last night's insane crash in Taipei got me wondering what it'd be like to experience such an event. So I talked to legendary adventurer Robert Young Pelton, who survived a very similar experience. Here's his story and advice on living through it. » 2/04/15 5:30pm 2/04/15 5:30pm

Watch the almighty Kim Jong-un allegedly flying a plane "by himself"

To celebrate the New Year, the national North Korean television network has broadcasted this footage of the supreme leader flying a plane. According to local media, the almighty Kim Jong-un piloted and landed the aircraft by himself—with the help of his two assistants. All hail Kim! » 1/02/15 10:22pm 1/02/15 10:22pm

This is how you fold the perfect paper airplane

I used to flip the end of the wings of paper airplanes upward and breathe on the head of the airplane to make it fly farther. According to John Collins—the maker of the paper airplane with the world record for the longest distance—I was doing it wrong. This video shows how to do it properly. » 11/20/14 7:27pm 11/20/14 7:27pm

Insane biker backflips over flying airplane in incredibly risky stunt

Airline and aerobatic pilot Glen Dell and FMX rider Nick de Wit needed two years of planning before attempting this amazing stunt: Nick backflipped his dirtbike over Glen's plane flying under it. Everything worked out perfectly and the resulting images are truly spectacular. » 10/20/14 7:46pm 10/20/14 7:46pm

Tools You Can (And Should!) Take On Planes

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. » 10/08/14 2:14pm 10/08/14 2:14pm

Northrop Grumman Shows Off Its Experimental Spaceplane Concept

In mid-July the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded contracts to Boeing, Masten Space Systems, and Northrop Grumman to develop an unmanned spaceplane to travel hypersonic speeds in the upper atmosphere—as easily as a commercial airliner. » 8/24/14 11:00am 8/24/14 11:00am

Crazy pilot scoops objects off the ground with his airplane's wing tip

Watch Cesar Falistocco of the Escuadrilla Argentina aerial acrobatic team prove he is an ace with this display of control—he swoops in low and picks up a pair of flags lying flat on the ground with just a wing tip. Incredible flying. » 6/23/14 9:00pm 6/23/14 9:00pm

Plane almost lands on guy who was sunbathing on a beach in Germany

According to the German newspaper Bild, this plane nearly landed short on a beachside runway in Heligoland—an island in northern Germany—passing just a few inches over a guy who was sunbathing. The video is pretty damn impressive. Lucky guy. » 6/02/14 9:06pm 6/02/14 9:06pm

Mysterious unidentified flying object photographed over Texas

Defense technology blog Ares reports on a mysterious flying object—most certainly a military classified aircraft—flying over the skies of Amarillo, Texas, on March 10. Aviation Week's defense expert Bill Sweetman says this is unprecedented but he's convinced it's real. » 3/27/14 6:58pm 3/27/14 6:58pm

Crazy video: Heavy military trucks being dropped from a plane

"Some heavy big trucks being dropped from a military plane in the middle of the night," says the YouTube description, "huge machines, being launched at incredible speed!" Indeed. I love the faces of those soldiers waiting to jump after the trucks: » 12/16/13 2:17am 12/16/13 2:17am

A Plane Getting Struck By a Lightning Bolt is Always Scary

Though most of us know that lightning bolts striking planes aren't too much to worry about these days, seeing the actual bolt go through the plane is always a frightening sight. There are hundreds of people in that flying tube! And they're getting zapped by lightning! Of course, there probably unaware of it and it's… » 8/01/13 8:30pm 8/01/13 8:30pm

Would You Take a Flight Which Only Had One Pilot?

Over in Europe, a new research scheme is looking into the possibility of creating cockpits that require just a single pilot to fly airplanes—but would you take such a flight? » 5/28/13 4:36am 5/28/13 4:36am

Video Shows 9.8-Foot Python Riding on an Airliner's Wing

This 9.8-foot (3 meters) python flew from Cairns, Australia, to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, attached to the wing of a Qantas' passenger airplane. Sadly, the poor snake didn't survive the trip, which lasted about 90 minutes. Warning: the video is hard to watch. Viewer discretion is advised. » 1/11/13 1:25am 1/11/13 1:25am

The Awesome NASA Supersonic Passenger Plane That Wants to Kill the…

NASA and its partners keep making progress in their quest to design a new passenger airliner that can fly supersonic without making a lot of noise, one of the main problems with the Concorde. And that progress looks space-age awesome. » 10/17/12 11:29am 10/17/12 11:29am

This Guy Proposed to His Girlfriend By Faking a Plane Crash

We've seen some awesome, hilarious and good-hearted proposals but we've never seen anything as twisted as this: a guy and girl fly a two person plane and take in the sweeping views (cue: aww) but then things take a wild turn, as the plane begins to crash. Well, "crash". » 9/28/12 9:00pm 9/28/12 9:00pm

These People Flew a Giant 45-foot Paper Airplane Over the Arizona Desert

The people from the Pima Air & Space Museum thought it would be a great idea to make a 45-foot long paper airplane, lift it with an helicopter, and then drop it to let it glide across the Arizona desert. » 3/23/12 11:27am 3/23/12 11:27am

This Stealth Jet Might Replace one of the Biggest, Most Popular Planes…

The C-130's been around for a long, long time. Korean War old. Propeller old. It's a hell of a tough old plane, delivering cargo and people reliably around the world, but it's time to replace it. How 'bout this monster? » 9/15/11 2:40pm 9/15/11 2:40pm

Every Airline Should Board Airplane Passengers Like This (It Cuts…

Boarding a plane is a completely miserable, time-consuming experience. How often are you left waiting for that oversized man jam his oversized luggage into the undersized overhead compartment? Ridiculous! That's why every airline needs to try this new boarding method. It cuts the time in half. » 8/30/11 2:00pm 8/30/11 2:00pm

You May Get to See Space From a Balloon by the Middle of the Decade

You may get to see space in just three or four years using a balloon. And, unlike SpaceShipTwo, you'll be able to be up there for a couple of hours instead of just a few minutes. » 8/15/11 7:17pm 8/15/11 7:17pm