Fueled by imagination, this 27-year-old Lego set—the Solo Trainer—flew thousands of hours in the hands of kids and collectors. But Adam Woodworth, an aerospace engineer and hardware designer at Google, wanted to see just how aeronautically sound Lego’s design really was, so he built a giant RC version of it.
Driver Simon Li was in the right place, at the right time, for his vehicle’s dashcam to capture what looks like a terrifying and deadly crash of a Piper PA32 single-engine airplane. But it turns out both the plane’s pilot and passenger were able to climb out of the plane’s wreckage and walk away afterwards, with no…
As a passenger on an airplane, it’s not easy to shoot footage from your plane’s tiny window. But when you’re the pilot, with a large window to watch the night sky, you it’s possible to capture some amazing aerial footage of the Milky Way.
On Sunday, Delta Airlines temporarily grounded all domestic flights due to an unexplained technical error, the second major American airline to do so in the last seven days.
Looking more like the tiny single-prop planes that amateur pilots fly, this massive replica of an Airbus A-320 airliner is actually a remote control plane with a wingspan of almost 16 feet. What’s more impressive is that it weighs less than a pound and flies slow enough that it can be piloted indoors.
This week, one Virgin America flight was delayed and another was reportedly canceled after crew members discovered a wi-fi hotspot named “Samsung Galaxy Note 7” mid-flight. Ultimately, however, no Note 7 was found on the plane, as the network belonged to another device named to resemble the banned smartphone.
Even the most maneuverable aircraft we’ve designed is no match for the agility of a bird. Mother Nature has all but perfected flight, so why are we wasting our time re-inventing the wheel? As researchers at Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne realized, we should just be copying our fine feathered…
Ever wonder how commercial flights are allowed to pass over and through many different sovereign nations without causing a fuss? You can thank the International Civil Aviation Organization.
LEGO have many creative uses outside their intended hobby kits, but aeronautics isn’t one of them. Until now, that is.
Stunt pilot Spencer Suderman does things with a plane that would make even other experienced pilots puke. And now you can experience those same stomach-churning feelings of vertigo and motion sickness with this stabilized GoPro footage captured during one of the Suderman’s flights.
If you’re the type who insists that your rose gold smartphone matches your wardrobe, then Neiman Marcus has got the perfect accessory for you: a $1.5 million three-seater private plane featuring a rose gold finish—inside and out.
Forget Captain Sully, if you’re ever unfortunate enough to have something go wrong with your plane mid-flight, you might want Mark Penell in the cockpit instead.
RC planes aren’t cheap, and crashing even a $200 model can be heartbreaking given how much work is required to build and test it before your first flight. So imagine how these guys feel when their half-scale Saab Gripen, measuring 26-feet long and weighing over 220 pounds, simply disintegrated in mid-air.
The US Air Force has declassified a harrowing video showing the heads-up display of student pilot who passed out during a tight maneuver. Mercifully, his F-16 was equipped with a ground collision avoidance system, saving him from certain death.
Ladies and gents, the world’s largest aircraft that also looks like a butt has crashed.
When you think of the daily abuse that airplane seats have to endure, it’s a minor miracle they aren’t torn to shreds after just a week of air travel. The fabrics used for the upholstery must be just short of indestructible, so it makes sense to eventually recycle those materials into bags and packs that can easily…
Warning: If you already have a fear of flying, just sit this one out. At 2:25am Monday local time, Singapore Airlines flight SQ368 took off for Milan, only to turn around hours later due to engine oil warning, according to the airline. But as soon as the plane touched down at Changi Airport in Singapore, passengers…
Watching this footage of talented RC pilots making their planes perform amazing stunts is made all the more impressive when you stop to think about the skills needed to capture these impossible mid-air closeups.