Video has now emerged showing the terrifying situation on the interior of the Daallo Airlines flight that suffered an explosive decompression mid-air yesterday, with one person sucked from the aircraft and later found dead, and two others injured.
If you think about it, the way we load and unload planes with passengers (or, in airline terminology, ambulatory waste-producing cargo) is wildly inefficient. Slow, shuffling, cranky lines of people slowly filing into seats while the plane is stuck there—isn’t there a better way? Airbus thinks so, and has the patent…
Your regular commercial airliner, like a Boeing 747 is fast. A super-spy jet like the SR-71 Blackbird is much faster than that, traveling at over three times the speed of sound. So how does a deep-space probe like New Horizons, which recently flew past Pluto, compare? Thanks to this animation, you can see it’s very,…
When you're the leader of the free world, you can't just zip around in some crappy Cessna you bought for the price of a Mustang GT. You gotta fly in something nice, something that makes it look like our country still has its shit together. For this reason, the Air Force has chosen the new Boeing 747-8 to be the next…
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.
Whatever you do on a plane right now, do NOT sneeze and then say "Sorry, I just came from Africa." First, the flight attendant will publicly denounce you as an idiot. And then the Haz-Mat team shows up.
These Piper Super Cubs were just sitting on the runway in Colorado when a huge 55 knot wind gust struck. In order to avoid the planes crashing while sitting on the ground, the pilots react quickly, take off, and avoid certain disaster.
What if you could take a modern DSLR camera back in time to shoot war planes? The military aviation photography community is pretty damn small and Lyle Jansma is a virtual time traveler that gets to warp back to ages gone by to capture the most amazing warbirds in their natural environment.
Some of the best pilots in the US Navy are assigned to fly Super Hornets from the USS George Washington. But just because you're the best at what you do, doesn't mean it's all seriousness, hard work, and downright tedium. Most of the time it looks like it's nothing but pure, unadulterated, capital-A Awesome.
If you send one of your flying robots to kill goats in Hungary, at least send an interesting one. Any of these ten will do.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is missing. That much we know. Unfortunately, what we don't know includes where in the world it might be, let alone what happened to it. But the US Navy is in the Indian Ocean right now, trying to help find it. This is what they're doing.
A small plane headed for a landing at LaGuardia Airport instead made a landing on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx this afternoon. Though three people were inside, only one had a minor injury. Not bad.
The Cold War had plenty of disadvantages for the world as a whole, true, but there was never a better time to be a mad scientist with crazy doomsday devices. No longer limited to freelance work delivering threats to the UN, the Cold War meant governments would actually hire you to make things. Things like Project…
Using telescopes and a photography technique used to capture the flow around moving objects, scientists at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center managed to capture some incredible images that show exactly what a jet does to the air when it goes supersonic.
The aircraft known in popular culture as the stealth bomber was built with nearly a decade of work, billions of dollars, and total secrecy from the U.S. government. Even the contractors who worked on it didn't always know what it was. So how did a Japanese carmaker reveal it before the Air Force?
A Boeing 777 is on fire at San Francisco International Airport. The emergency slides have deployed, though it is not immediately clear what caused the crash and conflagration, nor if there are any injuries.
People in Egypt, in case you haven't heard, aren't too happy with the state of things under President Mohamed Morsi. Cairo has been beset with protests and riots since Sunday.
As the generation that fought World War II passes on, it can be difficult for younger people to remember that it was a war fought not by the elderly in black and white, but by millions of Americans in vivid color. These gorgeous images, via Shorpy, remind us just how vivid that war was.
Easily one of the most notorious disasters of the 1990s was the crash of TWA Flight 800 in July 1996, which killed 230 people on their way from New York's JFK Airport to Paris. The probable cause of the crash was determined to be an accidental fuel tank explosion, but a new documentary is challenging that theory.
I try not to seek out the "best" of anything. The idea of best is so subjective, it becomes useless. Try picking a "best" car, for example. I'll save you the hassle: you can't. But there is one exception. It's for the overall concept of personal transportation, and the person who did it best was Alberto Santos-Dumont.