These Guys Landed A Cessna At One Of The Biggest Airports In The World

Chicago-O'Hare airport is one of the busiest in the entire world. A Cessna 172 is one of the smallest planes in the entire world. O'Hare is a place for enormous jumbo jets. A Cessna is a plane for smaller civil airports. These guys just landed a Cessna at O'Hare, and the resulting video is awesome. » 10/21/14 5:43pm Tuesday 5:43pm

Engineering Professor: Rocket Boots Are Possible Thanks To The Segway

Rocket boots are one of those things that comes up again and again in science fiction because the fundamental idea is so basic and desirable. More stylish than a jetpack, too. Iron Man loves them, as does the Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy. I just never thought they could work, until I talked to Dr. Larry… » 10/07/14 7:00pm 10/07/14 7:00pm

Airlines Want WiFi So Bad They're Willing To Tear Entire Planes Apart

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… » 9/23/14 10:04pm 9/23/14 10:04pm

USAF's Dubious Priorities Result In Axing Of F-15 Aggressor Squad

For the last few years, the Pentagon's budget blade has been looming over the 65th Aggressor Squadron, the USAF's F-15 unit that are masters at mimicking large enemy fighters like the Su-27. Sadly, the days of F-15s flying in the adversary role are coming to an end as the unit will be shuttered this month. » 9/14/14 1:13pm 9/14/14 1:13pm

The New Southwest Airlines Has A Heart Logo And Way Better Routes

In front of thousands of employees and media in Dallas, Texas this morning, Southwest Airlines showed off its new corporate image, comprised of Bold Blue, Warm Red, Sunrise Yellow, and Summit Silver. In addition to the new aircraft livery, which was leaked this weekend, a new heart logo was also shown. » 9/08/14 12:52pm 9/08/14 12:52pm

Let A TSA Officer Teach You How To Check For Sword Canes

Sword canes: A relatively obscure weapon favored by blind Japanese feudal masseuse-vigilantes, or the greatest threat to aerial safety our nation has ever seen? I'm gonna err on the side of caution and go with the second one. Fortunately, the Transportation Security Administration is on it! » 8/27/14 6:58pm 8/27/14 6:58pm

The USAF Can't Find A Downed Pilot And The Quiet Zone Might Be Why

An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose. » 8/27/14 5:00pm 8/27/14 5:00pm

Flying On The New Goodyear Zeppelin Is Unlike All Other Flying

I've flown on many aircraft types, from modern widebody jets to vintage turboprops, helicopters and even a military transport plane. But of those hundreds of flights, nothing I've flown on in the past compares to the Zeppelin LZ N07-101 I flew on Saturday. It's Goodyear's newest airship, dubbed Wingfoot One. » 8/26/14 1:54pm 8/26/14 1:54pm

The Bristol Brabazon Was The Prettiest Piece Of Useless Scrap Ever

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. » 8/23/14 1:06pm 8/23/14 1:06pm

Backcountry Pilot Shares Breathtaking Collection Of Video

This assembly of amazing flying experiences over the past two years in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Montana is sure to inspire every viewer to soar like an eagle. Shot exclusively with a Drift action camera and paired with a magical soundtrack, this production will take you to a new world thats right in your back yard. » 8/21/14 7:18pm 8/21/14 7:18pm