At least three people were taken into custody last night following reports from three New York news helicopter pilots being targeted by lasers. WABC, WCBS, and WNBC each filed separate reports about the lasers with the FAA, who followed up with local authorities.
It is no secret that Donald Trump loves aviation, and part of his plan to capture the hearts and minds of Iowa caucus voters includes offering one of his $7M helicopters to take kids for free rides at the country fair. The Iowa State Fair has denied Trump’s aviation outreach dream, with a spokesman stating, “that will…
There is a new trailer for SPECTRE, the upcoming Bond film, and it seems the quartermaster has been very busy arranging all sorts of vehicles for scenes from Mexico to Morocco, including planes, trains, and (mostly British) automobiles. Here is a handy breakdown with plenty of pretty pictures.
Mike Kelley specializes in industrial and architectural photography, but his real distinctive difference is his choice for a studio. Over the last two years, Kelley has taken to the skies above LA in a helicopter to obtain a sometimes eerie and other times breathtaking collection of images unlike anything we’ve ever…
Many people seem confused about the teaser trailer for the next James Bond flick, SPECTRE. I'll explain everything they previewed and show you all the usual stuff you expected, but that they kept out of the trailer.
The V-22 Osprey has dominated the rotary wing, vertical take-off market for years, but its only available to the military. Now, AgustaWestland is on pace to begin production of the AW609, the first civilian tilt-rotor, at its plant in Philadelphia while moving most of the flight test activity from Italy to the U.S.
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, your life practically revolves around playing in the snow. At least that's how I imagine it. But if certain global atmospheric anomalies steal all your snow and dump it on the the rest of North America, then drastic measures are in order to fulfill your daily fix.
Helicopter rides are fun and fast; and ridesharing apps are booming. These are the core ideas behind Gotham Air, a helicopter rideshare service that promises to get you from helipad to airport in six minutes. Do you need it? Definitely not. Is it amazing? We tried it — and yes, it absolutely is.
More than 25 seconds after a departing Blackhawk Sikorsky UH-60 takes off from Runway 33 in Fort Collins, Colorado, a student pilot attempted to land a Cirrus SR20 and was tossed like a rag doll after descending through the massive rotor downwash.
The next time you need a guaranteed 6-minute trip across New York city, just fire up the Gotham Air app and a beautiful new Bell 407 helicopter will be spooling up ready to take you on a personal flight from Manhattan to JFK, or Newark.
We're already beginning to see big production companies use drones for those gorgeous, sweeping aerial shots. That used to be the exclusive purview of helicopter pilots like Jonathan Benson, so watching him chase down a trophy truck could soon be a lost art.
Skimming the brilliant blue water of the South Pacific with a MD-500 in search for Tuna seems like a fairly fantastic gig. This pilot seems to be taking full advantage and having a great time in the process.
Earlier this month the London Air Ambulance held their largest charity auction of the year to raise support for their services. The biggest bid of the night, however cynically ironic considering the occasion, came at the opportunity for the bidder to die at the hands of James Bond.
Off-road racing is one of the most difficult sports to spectate. We stand sweating in the sun for hours for a glimpse of each vehicle and a face full of dirt. Somehow, it's more fun than it sounds... but the sidelines got nothing on the unadulterated chase view of a low-flying helicopter.
Last night's helicopter flyover before the Super Bowl was pretty amazing to see. But it was even more amazing to be a part of, as this video shows first hand. Holy hell that's a lot of people.
What is this? A flying drone? Eight flying drones? One flying helicopter? A moving room? A truck? It's a little bit of everything. Called the AT Black Knight Transformer, it combines the vertical takeoff and landing of a helicopter with the off-road driving capabilities of a truck. So yes, that means it can fly and…
Want to watch a copter crash live and guilt-free? Of course you do. Well you're in luck: NASA is serving one up right now.
On Thursday a group of idiotic teens destroyed the largest Lego helicopter in the world, the 100,000-piece Erickson Air-Crane. Built by Ryan McNaught over the course of six weeks, the pieces alone are valued at $25,000. Update: two imbeciles have been caught.
This may be one of the best things I've ever seen anyone do with a cigarette in their hand and a charmingly casual, profanity-sprinkled accent. Some guys in a helicopter see a kid's RC plane get stuck in a tree, and then swing down to retrieve it. Just because they can.
Remember last year when we told you about the Texas State Trooper who shot at a truck full of illegal immigrants from a helicopter, killing two people inside? Yeah, they're not allowed to do that anymore.