Video: An airplane fuselage gets transformed into a stunning interstellar light show

Wow. PlayMID’s Porta Estel·lar is a trully stunning visual light show inside an old airplane fuselage. It mimics the concept of interstellar travel, “from departure and takeoff to the sighting of comets, planets, galaxies and alien worlds, until finally returning safe to earth.” Watch it, it’s a total trip (in every… »11/20/15 3:50pm11/20/15 3:50pm


The world's first supersonic private jet just got a lot closer to reality

Meet the Aerion AS2. It’s the first supersonic private jet in the world and it just got a 20-unit order from Flexjet, a private air company. It’s going to change the way some people (rich people!) fly because it can hit speeds of Mach 1.5 thus shaving down the hours needed to travel across the world. For example,… »11/19/15 12:13pm11/19/15 12:13pm

Watching how airplanes used to aerial refuel is totally incredible

The history of aerial refueling is pure nuts. Back on November 12, 1921, the first airplane to airplane refueling happened and it required a guy, Wesley May, strapping a 5-gallon can of gasoline on his back and walking on the wing of one airplane and hopping over to the wing of the other airplane to refuel. That’s… »11/12/15 6:29pm11/12/15 6:29pm

The flight of a U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane from beginning to end 

Getting inside the cockpit and seeing the flight of a U-2 spy plane is so damn cool. Not only because it’s such a gorgeous looking plane—it’s basically a glider with an engine attached that can take it to the stratosphere—but because it’s also such a delicate one too. We get to see it take off and do the tenuous dance… »11/05/15 5:53pm11/05/15 5:53pm

Watch how supersonic Russian bombers drop their giant cruise missiles

The Russian Air Force’s Tupolev TU-160 is a gorgeous-looking plane with sweeping wings and the capability to reach supersonic speeds. It’s also a scary powerful bomber aircraft with the ability to launch the frightening KH-555 cruise missile, an air-launched missile that can be equipped with a nuclear warhead and has… »11/04/15 3:55pm11/04/15 3:55pm

Here's what it's like to rent a MiG-29 to fly you above the clouds in the stratosphere

It’s good to be rich. Because when you’re rich you can easily justify the $18,000 necessary to rent—yes, rent—a MiG-29 fighter jet that will take you on the flight of your life to the edge of space. You fly above the clouds in the stratosphere at 70,000 feet in the air, you reach supersonic speeds, you hit 9Gs, and… »10/27/15 4:30pm10/27/15 4:30pm

FAA Is Doing Nothing About Continued Boeing Dreamliner Battery Failures


In 2013, the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliner was grounded for nearly four months because the plane’s lithium-ion batteries caught fire. It’s had at least three more cell failures since the plane was allowed to resume flying. While the Federal Aviation Administration dismisses these new failures, the fact that these… »10/27/15 1:55pm10/27/15 1:55pm

How To Not Be A Jerk On A Plane

We’ve already taught you how to be a good person on an airplane, which is important, but now it’s time to learn how to not be a total jerkoff on an airplane, which is arguably more important. This video briefs you on the basics: Don’t stow your carry-on items sideways, keep your voice down, don’t freak out, and most… »9/22/15 9:31pm9/22/15 9:31pm

Watch planes cut straight through Paris by flying on top of a street

Watch as airplanes cut straight through Paris as they fly right on top of Champ-Elysses and hit all the landmarks of Paris, from La Defense to the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre and everything in between. The footage gets a little jittery at times and almost looks fake, but it’s so cool to rip through an entire city… »7/25/15 9:17am7/25/15 9:17am

Video: A day in the life of an airport

Here’s a time lapse and tilt shift video of a day in Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. It’s a wonderful look into the puzzle of how a big time airport works but is also totally beautiful to see the lights of airplanes land and fly out of the runway. It’s like man made moving stars skimming across the sky. Just beautiful. »7/19/15 2:16pm7/19/15 2:16pm

Watch these amazing F-18 night launches from an aircraft carrier

Here’s a really cool video of F-18s taking off from the USS Theodore Roosevelt at night. It’s so cool to see these flying beasts just kick off in an instant with flames burning at their tails. And it’s even more impressive to see this happen at night. With all that said, my favorite part of this video might be the… »7/19/15 9:09am7/19/15 9:09am

Watch a guy get strapped on top of a flying airplane

Here’s a wild video of Richard Hammond getting strapped onto a plane as it takes off and flies in the air and does crazy aerial tricks for Top Gear. It’s the most ridiculous type of roller coaster a person could possibly ride and Hammond is literally holding onto his butt cheeks throughout the entire ride. Fun stunt! »7/16/15 10:44am7/16/15 10:44am

We Cannot Allow This Awful Idea for Airplane Seating to Become Real

Airplanes used to be luxurious things, laden with fine china and unlimited wine. But over the years, the glory of flying has faded—giving way to broken technology (frustrating), bruised knees (painful), terrible smells (actually dangerous!). Yet, somehow, someone has figured out a way to make things worse. »7/09/15 12:44pm7/09/15 12:44pm