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. » 12/27/14 10:26am 12/27/14 10:26am

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 10:18pm 10/08/14 10:18pm

Surely You Can't Be Serious? "Airplane!" Is 34 Today

The inarguably best aviation movie of all time, "Airplane!" was released on this day in 1980. Share your favorite quotes, GIFs and video clips with us! There are no wrong answers. » 7/02/14 9:21pm 7/02/14 9:21pm

Listen to Enormous Hail Pound This Airplane in Texas

A meteorologist on board an American Eagle jet taxiing to the runway in Abilene, Texas yesterday took a video of golf ball size hail pounding the Embraer ERJ-145 for more than seven minutes while they sat on the taxiway. The plane had to turn back to the gate because of the damage. » 6/13/14 3:33pm 6/13/14 3:33pm

These awesome airplanes are not images from Iron Man 4

Some jet fighter photos look so perfectly choreographed and sharp that I automatically think they must be computer generated frames from some movie or game. These ones are very real. When I see them, I hear someone in my head screaming "EVASIVE MANEUVER!" » 11/24/13 12:28pm 11/24/13 12:28pm

This Plane Ran Out Of Gas And Landed On A Southern California Freeway

Ken Gheysar, 48, was on his way to Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif. when the small plane he was flying ran out of gas, forcing him to land in the southbound lanes of I-15, near Escondido, Calif. » 7/23/12 1:40pm 7/23/12 1:40pm

A Delta Plane Ended Up In A Ditch Outside Salt Lake City Last Night

An incident involving a SkyWest plane in Delta livery occurred overnight at St. George Municipal Airport in St. George, UT. » 7/17/12 12:00pm 7/17/12 12:00pm

This Is Airbus' New Crazy Airplane Design

If you thought that the monster Airbus A380 wasn't crazy enough, you have to check out their latest design, which just got awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office. » 6/18/12 1:20pm 6/18/12 1:20pm

Air Marshals: The Assholes Of The Sky

Anyone who travels regularly wants to believe that federal air marshals are friendly heroes who are aboard every single flight. (C'mon, it's possible). But the reality, unfortunately, is not so sunny. According to a new government report, air marshals might be fine to share a three-hour flight with, but they don't… » 2/08/12 12:05pm 2/08/12 12:05pm

Plane crashes on busy New Jersey highway (Video)

This video shows the aftermath of the plane crash that has just occurred on New Jersey's Interstate 287, near exit 35 in Morris Township. At least five people have been killed, several news outlets report. » 12/20/11 3:15pm 12/20/11 3:15pm

This Image Makes Me Want to Fly Away

I don't know who made this image or how. I just know that it's now making the rounds and I wanted to share it with you because it's simply a magnificent shot. It's even more impressive in HD: » 7/04/11 10:30am 7/04/11 10:30am

How Do You Transport a Super-Secret Plane When You Can't Fly It?

In a giganormous wooden box, that's how. This is how Lockheed Martin was transporting this ultra-secret A-12 OXCART—the precursor of the SR-71 Blackbird— developed under the supervision of the CIA. » 6/18/11 11:45am 6/18/11 11:45am

A Hyper-Detailed 3D Map of NYC, Made by Laser Airplanes

New York is fairly forward-thinking when it comes to energy innovation, but it's pretty terrible when it comes to solar. City College of New York wants to change that, so they created an interactive solar map of the city using laser airplanes. » 6/18/11 8:00am 6/18/11 8:00am

Guy Who Shot At Airplane Looks Like This

Get a load of Randon Reid, a 26-year-old from Phoenix arrested after his car was spotted speeding away from a shooting at a local airport. The victim: a private plane, parked there and minding its own business. » 5/31/11 12:39am 5/31/11 12:39am

8 Captivating Facts About the Air France Flight 447 Mystery

Over two years ago, Air France Flight 447 crashed midway through a flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Paris, France. It took weeks to find any trace of the Airbus A330 plane, and to this day, investigators are unable to determine with 100% certainty what caused the crash. » 5/07/11 1:00am 5/07/11 1:00am

"You never expect to be hit by an airplane"

A family in a Toyota Sienna minivan were driving down a New Orleans street this weekend when a single-engined plane suddenly appeared in front of them. Unable to dodge the low-flying Piper's wings the two collided. Quick, someone call the Farmer's insurance university professor guy. » 4/18/11 1:30pm 4/18/11 1:30pm

Toyota MR2 powered by radial airplane engine lives


When we first saw photos of this radial airplane engine being mounted in a Toyota MR2 we questioned whether they were real. This unbelievable video proves not only was it not a hoax, the 1940s era 160 hp airplane engine is in the small Toyota and running (very rich). » 4/03/11 2:00pm 4/03/11 2:00pm

The TSA Let a Loaded Gun Get on an Airplane

A man accidentally brought his loaded .40 caliber gun onto an airplane. He didn't know he had it. Neither did the TSA, who completely missed it during its scan and allowed that plane to fly. Apparently, this happens a lot. » 12/19/10 4:34pm 12/19/10 4:34pm

Malware Blamed For Disastrous Plane Crash

154 lives were lost when Spanair Flight 5022 crashed moments after taking off from Madrid-Barajas International Airport in 2008. Now documents from an investigation into the incident are showing that a malware infection may have been to blame. » 8/22/10 3:28pm 8/22/10 3:28pm

Man Battles Nature In Colossal Remote Control Air Battle

Caught by a remote controlled eagle's tail fin-mounted HD camera is this epic battle depicting man, his machine and mother nature in a controlled and calculated power struggle for the unfriendly skies. » 6/22/09 7:30am 6/22/09 7:30am