The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

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… » 1/28/15 7:25pm 1/28/15 7:25pm

Boeing Funded Airplane Goes Hybrid-Electric

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. » 12/23/14 5:18pm 12/23/14 5:18pm

Here's What Happens If You're On A Plane And You Joke You Have Ebola

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. » 10/09/14 8:54pm 10/09/14 8:54pm

Watch Pilots' Quick Reactions Save Planes From Destruction By Wind

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. » 6/27/14 1:59pm 6/27/14 1:59pm

Amazing Warbird Photos Look Like They Were Taken By A Time-Traveler

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. » 4/27/14 12:15pm 4/27/14 12:15pm

What Happens When You Give A Bunch Of Hotshot Pilots GoPros

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. » 4/19/14 4:28pm 4/19/14 4:28pm

This Is How The US Navy Is Searching For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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. » 3/17/14 5:12pm 3/17/14 5:12pm

A Plane Just Landed On A Highway In New York City

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. » 1/04/14 5:31pm 1/04/14 5:31pm

The Flying Crowbar: The Insane Doomsday Weapon America Almost Built

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… » 10/03/13 9:58am 10/03/13 9:58am

Mind-Blowing NASA Photos Of Fighter Jets Show How A Shockwave Forms

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. » 9/26/13 11:58am 9/26/13 11:58am

How Honda Revealed The Government's Top Secret Stealth Bomber First

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? » 7/08/13 6:56pm 7/08/13 6:56pm

A Boeing 777 Has Crashed In San Francisco [UPDATING]

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. » 7/06/13 4:49pm 7/06/13 4:49pm

Egyptian Protesters Paint Helicopter With Hundreds of Laser Pointers

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. » 7/01/13 1:47pm 7/01/13 1:47pm

Check Out These Gorgeous Color Photos From World War II

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. » 6/30/13 6:20pm 6/30/13 6:20pm

Investigators Hint Real Cause Of The TWA 800 Air Disaster Covered Up

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. » 6/19/13 5:19pm 6/19/13 5:19pm

This Man Had The Equivalent Of A Teleportation Device In 1901

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. » 6/06/13 2:29pm 6/06/13 2:29pm

Experimental Flying Car Crashes Near Canadian School

An experimental flying car crashed this morning near a school in Canada. Does this mean it is also the first ever flying car crash? (UPDATED) » 5/10/13 4:06pm 5/10/13 4:06pm

How To Fly A U-2 Spy Plane

Got your eye on a sweet used '59 U-2 spy plane you saw on Craigslist? Would you go ahead and take the plunge if you just, you know, knew how to fly it? Then boy, are you in luck. » 1/08/13 2:00pm 1/08/13 2:00pm

How A Slot Machine Mechanic Flew 150,000 Miles Over 64 Days Without…

Maybe you've never heard of the Hacienda Hotel, but you may have seen a Cessna 172 with "Hacienda" plastered on the side in big, goofy letters hanging in the Las Vegas airport. They're connected. » 12/27/12 1:00pm 12/27/12 1:00pm