Terrifying Oculus Demo Teaches You How to Survive a Water Crash Landing

When you get on a plane, the last thing you want to think about is what you’ll have to do to survive an emergency crash landing in the water. But knowing exactly how to safely evacuate a plane could one day save your life, so researches created a terrifying Oculus Rift emergency landing simulation that looks far more… » 4/21/15 12:30pm 4/21/15 12:30pm

Watching fighter jets burn through the night is pure awesome

I can pretty much watch these fighter jets rip through the runway at night forever. I mean, what is more awesome than seeing city lights blur and afterburners shoot out fiery power? This footage comes from The Aviationist and includes all kind of fighter jets burning rubber at the Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas,… » 4/16/15 11:15pm 4/16/15 11:15pm

Watch a B-2 bomber refuel and then make its fuel receptacle disappear

Damn, that thing really is stealth. This video shows how the B-2 stealth bomber refuels and rotates its fuel receptacle so that it can maintain its stealth. You see the receptacle in clear view when it's ready for fuel but after it's all filled up, it's gone and the whole plane is back to being undetected. » 3/11/15 11:35pm 3/11/15 11:35pm

Drone footage of Russia's Air Force Museum shows a heaven for planes

All these fighter jets and war planes and attack helicopters are on display at Russia's Central Air Force museum just outside of Moscow. They're advanced killing machines. And yet this drone footage makes them look so peaceful, resting and hibernating in the Russian winter snow. It's as if we've stumbled upon a… » 2/24/15 12:44am 2/24/15 12:44am

Cool video of planes causing beautiful atmospheric effects

Earlier this week we saw some beautiful footage of an Airbus A380 cutting through clouds. Youtube user flugsnug made this neat video showing different aircrafts create more of this amazing atmospheric effects: Cool trailing vortices caused by wing condensation and mesmerizing spiral clouds. » 2/07/15 12:59am 2/07/15 12:59am

These 30th Anniversary 6-Inch Robotech Figures Are Pure Nostalgic Joy

If you were worried that Hasbro's re-release of Jetfire was as close as you'd be able to get to buying Robotech toys again, you're going to love this. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the anime series, Toynami has released a set of four six-inch tall Veritech fighters that can be transformed into their fighter,… » 2/06/15 10:05am 2/06/15 10:05am

This double engined Lego plane should be in an air show

Sylon-tw has shared this crazy plane build that looks like something out of a WWII era comic book. It has bent wings like a Corsair so it is sure to give the whistle of death before it attacks. The smoothness of this build is only made cooler when you realize that this thing also some sort of weird hybrid rotary and… » 1/22/15 1:08pm 1/22/15 1:08pm

New nightmare crosswind landing videos will haunt my flights forever

We've seen insane landings before—those videos haunt my thoughts vividly every time I'm on a plane. And yet, I want to see more. Here are two new videos showing the terrifying wind conditions over Birmingham's airport in England. I just added it to my list of places I don't want to fly to. » 1/20/15 1:36pm 1/20/15 1:36pm

A Football With Wings Lets You Throw Farther Than an NFL Quarterback

The ultimate football fantasy involves throwing a last second Hail Mary pass into the endzone that ends up winning the Super Bowl. Such a fantasy usually requires you to have an NFL-caliber throwing arm, but the winged Raptor Football promises to give quarterback-like capabilities to almost anyone. Now we just need it… » 12/11/14 9:37am 12/11/14 9:37am

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fire Investigation Blames Pretty Much Everybody

The Wall Street Journal reports that on Monday the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officially released its report on the mysterious battery fires that grounded Boeing's 787 Dreamliner fleet last year. And while they didn't identify what caused the actual short circuit, the NTSB puts the blame on a series… » 12/02/14 8:41am 12/02/14 8:41am

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Is the Ultimate Thanksgiving Flick

If you are going to sit down tonight and watch a post-turkey movie with the assemblage of humans who share your genetic matter, I highly recommend Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The 1987 John Hughes flick is funny and touching. Watching John Candy play a well-meaning but obnoxious slob is like watching Michael… » 11/27/14 8:00pm 11/27/14 8:00pm

9 Holiday Travel Horror Stories That Make Your Trip Seem Painless

Holiday travel sucks, and most people think that it sucks most around Thanksgiving. That's not necessarily true. However, that probably doesn't make you feel any better if you're reading this while stuck in an airport on the wrong side of the country with hours to wait before your flight leaves. These next nine… » 11/26/14 2:30pm 11/26/14 2:30pm