Chuck Aaron Treats His Red Bull Helicopter Like A Plane

Being the only licensed helicopter acrobatic pilot in America, and one of only three in the world, Red Bull helicopter stunt pilot Chuck Aaron takes his Messerschmitt-Bölkow Blohm BO-105 through a series of absurd loops, hammerhead turns and barrel rolls before thousands of spectators during air show season. » 4/25/14 6:29pm 4/25/14 6:29pm

The Black Knight Transformer: Part Truck, Part Helicopter, All Bad Ass

This January, a military tech outfit called Advanced Tactics said they'd build a truck-helicopter hybrid that could fly just as easily as it could motor down the highway. "Never work," you say? Well, hold on to your brainballs because this mo' fucking trucklocopter just went for its first flight. » 4/18/14 2:20pm 4/18/14 2:20pm

Oil Workers May Need New Jobs Because They Are Too Fat To Fly

There have been a number of fatal helicopter crashes in the North Sea over the past few years, and the British Civil Aviation Authority conducted an investigation into how the numbers of deaths could be reduced. Its solution is simple. Just ban fat people. Unless they can crawl out a window. » 4/09/14 10:00pm 4/09/14 10:00pm

This Helicopter Armada In Ukraine Is Absolutely Terrifying

The situation in Ukraine right now is clearly terrible, and only getting worse, with gunmen seizing the airport and a coast guard station in the Crimea. What might not make it any better, though, is this veritable armada of helicopters flying overhead. Seriously, it's bigger than most entire air forces. » 2/28/14 10:20am 2/28/14 10:20am

Robinson Helicopters: Tin-Lizzie Whirlybirds

Helicopters can do some pretty amazing things: they can pluck people from cranes and play some mad ice hockey. They've been at the center at some pretty impressive YouTube videos (or have filmed such videos) but what belies behind-the-scenes is a machine that delivers on a promise of simplicity and low-operating costs… » 12/22/13 11:03am 12/22/13 11:03am

The President Gets a Personal Osprey He's Not Allowed to Use

Even with the VH-71 helicopter project permanently grounded, President Obama still has a number of egregiously expensive air transport options—such as the newly unveiled MV-22 Osprey—to choose from. The only problem is the MV-22 is that he's not actually allowed to ride in it. » 8/13/13 12:18pm 8/13/13 12:18pm