The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the HondaJet with the “Type Certification” the company’s been chasing since they fired up an aircraft division in 2006. The plane is finally legal for American skies and sales to the public.
Is there anything not to like about this? You get on a regular passenger plane, and can take your car — well, it seems, as long as it’s a tiny car like an MGA — with you, ready to hoon when you land. If this was still an option, I’d buy an old Honda S500 just to do this. Well, I bet I’d have to be rich, too.
I would imagine running an airline is very easy — buy some planes, fly them to popular places with better service and/or lower cost than your competitors, and make millions. This does not appear to be the case!
It was in 2004 at the annual National Business Aviation Association convention that billionaire Robert Bass unveiled plans for a new supersonic business jet (SBJ): the Aerion. Now at this year's NBAA, Airbus has stepped into a partnership with Aerion to literally get this project off the ground.
Today we learned that airlines view WiFi as integral to the whole "flight" experience as the very wings on the airplane itself, but it's one thing to hear about it from an industry perspective, and another to see that sort of manic desire for Internet in action. So watch United Airlines take this whole plane apart for…
You have to admire a man like John Brabazon, not just for having an incredible license plate, but also for being the first person to fly a plane in Britain. And not only did he do that, but he also had a splendid plane named after him. A splendid, worthless, beautiful, useless, wonderful, horrible elephant of a plane.
From Flight Club: When I was making plans to attend the annual EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin last month, I specifically planned my trip around the chance to see the famous night air show. Acrobatic pilots perform routines while shooting fireworks and sparks from their wings — and it's amazing!
So when Paul wrote the article about the 1st class BA burger on FlightClub, I promised in the comments that I would try it out and write a review next time I would fly through Heathrow. Here it is!
Everyone who has ever flown on a commercial aircraft, even once, seems to have somehow heard the flight safety announcements a million times. So this Southwest Airlines flight attendant decided to spice it up on a plane full of Chicago-bound passengers, and it is just wonderful.
First Class on domestic flights can be a bit of a joke, offering luxury commensurate with what regular passengers used to get. This Sunday, jetBlue will change the cross country long-haul game with the launch of their new Airbus A321. It's cheaper than most first class trips and, as I found out, nicer in many ways.
Later this month, Amelia Rose Earhart will circumnavigate the globe to raise awareness for the Fly With Amelia foundation, which provides flight school scholarships to high school-aged girls. She talked to us about the challenges of flying around the world and what it's like to be a female pilot with a famous name.
It's possible the most contested real estate in the entire world is broken up into two-inch wide strips, upholstered, and then placed between seats on airplanes. The armrest. The precious, precious armrest. But who gets to use it? You, or that bastard to your side? This extremely clever design solves this problem.
Time For Three, a classically-trained string trio, was desperately trying to make it to a festival gig in Fayetteville, Arkansas, but one thing stood in their way: the pilot of their US Airways flight. What followed was perhaps the most beautiful form of complaint to an airline I have ever heard.
On weekends when I'm not racing karts or flying drones or generally messing about with cars, I like to sit next to a lake and read a book. It's one of the few things I like to do that doesn't involve some sort of motor vehicle, until now. A few weekends ago my ears perked up and my eyes lifted from the book spurred by…
Like many things in the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways has gone above and beyond what the majority would ever expect. Today, the airline showcased their new "Residence" First Class suite. Most of us will never get to fly in it, but let's give it a look anyway.
How do you go about moving the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft — one of the world's largest planes — through city streets? It takes a thousand-foot convoy of self-propelled trailers, and a legion of police and utility crews to move light poles, power lines and traffic signals along the 8-mile route over the course of two…
Summer's coming, and we all know what that means: it's time to eliminate all last vestiges of personal safety in favor of looking like King Badass of Coolmotherfuckeristan. And boy do I have a way to do accomplish that: get yourself a Gyro-Boat, post haste.
Yesterday, in the Zhongzheng Rd Longtan Township of Taiwan, a newly-delivered Apache helicopter crashed into an apartment building during a training mission. Incredibly, nobody was killed, though the two pilots are hospitalized.
Sometimes good things happen. I travel pretty often and for some odd reason I couldn't get the flight between Colorado and Baltimore that I normally take. The only flights available were from Colorado to Houston and then to Baltimore. It seemed like a drag, until I noticed the equipment: 787-8 Dreamliner. United only…
I'd like to share with you what would be considered in the car world to be a "barn find" — something of great value you didn't know was there, assumed to be gone forever. This is the story of my grandfather's B-17 crew, based on a journal and photos found in his attic after his passing away.