All Of The Action Left Out Of The SPECTRE Trailer

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. » 3/28/15 8:17am Saturday 8:17am

Everything You Need To Know About The First Civilian Tilt Rotor Aircraft

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. » 3/10/15 7:00am 3/10/15 7:00am

When The Snow Sucks, Hop In A Helicopter And Head For The Mountains

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. » 3/01/15 1:30pm 3/01/15 1:30pm

"Uber for Helicopters" Is Gross, Absurd and I Want to Use It Every Day

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. » 2/09/15 9:00am 2/09/15 9:00am

Turbulence From A Blackhawk Helicopter Flips A Small Plane

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. » 2/02/15 4:25pm 2/02/15 4:25pm

The Uber For Helicopters Promises 6 Minute Flights Around New York

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. » 1/22/15 7:15pm 1/22/15 7:15pm

​It's Too Bad Drones Will Put This Helicopter Pilot Out Of Work

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. » 1/21/15 9:30pm 1/21/15 9:30pm

Searching For Fish By Helicopter Is The Coolest Job In The World

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. » 1/15/15 9:52am 1/15/15 9:52am

Somebody Paid $50,000 To Be Killed By James Bond.. For Charity

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. » 12/29/14 9:55am 12/29/14 9:55am

It Takes A Helicopter To Appreciate How Hard Off-Road Racing Really Is

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. » 5/20/14 9:28am 5/20/14 9:28am

The Super Bowl Flyover From Inside One Of The Choppers Is Amazing

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. » 2/03/14 2:00pm 2/03/14 2:00pm

This flying drone helicopter truck is a real life transformer

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… » 1/10/14 8:12pm 1/10/14 8:12pm

Watch NASA Crash a Helicopter on Purpose Right Here, Right Now

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. » 8/28/13 12:49pm 8/28/13 12:49pm

Idiot Teens Destroy Largest Lego Helicopter Ever—Update: Two Arrested

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. » 6/28/13 7:31pm 6/28/13 7:31pm

Delightful Helicopter Pilot Rescues Kid's RC Plane From Treetop

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. » 6/25/13 3:17pm 6/25/13 3:17pm

Texas State Troopers Can't Shoot At Your Car From Helicopters Anymore

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.  » 2/22/13 11:12am 2/22/13 11:12am

Texas State Trooper Kills Two Trying To Disable Truck By Shooting At It…

A Texas State Trooper in a helicopter shot at a Ford F-150 that was running from the police on a gravel road outside of La Joya, just north of the state's border with Mexico. Instead of disabling the truck, the sharpshooter reportedly killed two of the passengers inside. » 10/29/12 2:00pm 10/29/12 2:00pm

Here's Kim Dotcom's Car Being Chased By a Helicopter

Kim Dotcom just posted an image of a helicopter chasing his car. Is that the New Zealand police? The FBI in a rented helicopter? The press? A playful friend? He hasn't shared any more details, but it's pretty amazing, in a Ray Liotta's Goodfellas kind of way. » 9/10/12 6:18am 9/10/12 6:18am

Watch A Helicopter Dive Bomb A Lamborghini In Vampire Territory

We love Lamborghini randomness. Like this video — purportedly filmed for Issue No. 10 of Lamborghini Magazine — of a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale doing a strange, snowy road dance with a black helicopter. » 6/19/12 4:00pm 6/19/12 4:00pm

This Skilled Helicopter Pilot Saved 14 From Dying In A Crash

You can crash a helicopter or you can make a controlled landing. The distinction was made clear by an Ec225 Super Puma pilot in the North Sea Thursday when oil pressure problems forced him to set his bird down in the drink. » 5/11/12 12:30pm 5/11/12 12:30pm