Watch Kenny Loggins Enter Danger Zone As Massive Chopper Lands On Beach

An enormous US Marine CH-53 helicopter was forced to land on a beach near San Diego yesterday after it encountered an oil problem. The fact that the crew was able to land on the beach is nothing short of amazing, and the video is incredible, but possibly even better was that Kenny Loggins was there. » 4/16/15 10:38am 4/16/15 10:38am

That Time the Postal Service Actually Used Gyrocopters To Deliver Mail

When a Florida mailman landed a gyrocopter with a USPS logo on the lawn of the Capitol today, I’m sure you were asking yourself the same question I was: Does the postal service really deliver mail via gyrocopter? Not today. But it turns out they did, back in the 1930s. » 4/15/15 7:57pm 4/15/15 7:57pm

One Of America's Biggest Military Choppers Just Landed On A Random Beach

A US Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter just landed on a random beach near San Diego, according to the local NBC affiliate. The 3rd Marine Air Wing operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar said that the massive chopper went in for an emergency landing after a “low oil pressure” warning light went on. » 4/15/15 5:09pm 4/15/15 5:09pm

Army Black Hawk Disappears Off The Florida Panhandle, 11 Missing

Around 8:30PM last night a Black Hawk (UH-60) helicopter went missing around Eglin AFB, located on the Florida Panhandle. Four Army crew and seven Marines were said to be missing. The UH-60 was part of a flight of two, with the other returning safely to base under foggy conditions. There remains an ongoing search and… » 3/11/15 9:11am 3/11/15 9:11am

This Trusty U.S. Chopper Is Heading Home After a Decade of War

"We fly like nobody else in the Army," Col. Michael Musiol, commander of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, recently told Stars and Stripes. He's right. The OH-58 Kiowa family of helicopters has been serving on the front lines—both as an advanced scout and emergency evacuator—for nearly 50 years. But as its tenure in… » 12/03/14 2:30pm 12/03/14 2:30pm

The Stealthy Chopper That Sneaks Special Forces Behind Enemy Lines

Blackhawks and Apaches may be the poster-choppers of America's Special Forces but much of the heavy lifting that makes those missions possible is handled by the venerable CH-47G Chinook. And with the most recent round of modernizations, this Vietnam-era workhorse is ready for the 21st century. » 10/02/14 12:02pm 10/02/14 12:02pm

First New-Build MH-47G Spec Ops Chinook Takes Flight

Boeing delivered the first of eight new-built MH-47G today, a full month ahead of schedule. This new heavy hauling chopper is the first purpose-built special operations Chinook ever, although it will be fitted with the same cutting edge avionics and countermeasures as the existing and quite geriatric MH-47s force,… » 10/01/14 5:51pm 10/01/14 5:51pm

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

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