Airline Employee Caught Smuggling Guns On Flights As Carryons 

The TSA happily shows off all of the weapons they catch inside carryon baggage every month, but what happens when guns are taken onto planes as part of an inside job, by people with airport security clearance. That's just what happened as the Feds busted up a gun smuggling channel between Atlanta and NYC. » 12/25/14 5:00pm Thursday 5:00pm

This USAF Thunderbirds Style Night Before Christmas Poem Is Brilliant!

This USAF Thunderbirds interpretation of The Night Before Christmas popped up last night on my Facebook news feed and I thought it was just fantastic. Well done guys and thank you to all USAF personnel, and all of our warriors for that matter, working and fighting around the globe on this special day. » 12/25/14 4:01pm Thursday 4:01pm

JetBlue Is Offering To Fly Law Enforcement To NYPD Funerals For Free

There are several things to love about jetBlue, but their charitable donation in the wake of the murder of two New York City Police might be the most awesome thing they have ever done. The airline is offering two tickets to every law enforcement agency in the country with people wanting to attend the two funerals. » 12/24/14 11:55pm Wednesday 11:55pm

Now You Can Do Some Sky-High Smooching Under Mistletoe

Poland's national airline is called LOT, and this holiday season, they have invited passengers to "KISSaLOT" (I couldn't make this up) by hanging mistletoe in the cabin of every aircraft in its fleet, through January 6th. The airline says it's their way of bringing people together, while I'm wondering what happened to… » 12/24/14 6:02pm Wednesday 6:02pm

Santa's Sleigh Nearly Collides With Airliner Over Australia

Shortly after Australian aviation authorities announced that Santa Claus was given clearance to bring his sleigh and team of reindeer into the nation's airspace, the fat, bearded man was spotted flying his sleigh within spitting distance of a commercial airliner. Watch this video provided by 9News Australia. » 12/24/14 1:01pm Wednesday 1:01pm

I'm Completely Infatuated With Alaskan Backcountry Flying

The untouched rugged beauty of the last frontier tugs at my desires to get back in the air and splash down in a crystal clear glacier lake. As fall sets in the mountain tops start to gather snow and the days grow shorter showing off the golden sunset that has been missing over the long arctic summer days. » 12/17/14 8:20pm 12/17/14 8:20pm

The Personal Jetpack Is About To Become A Reality

Although its name is "Jetpack", the experimental aircraft actually uses ducted fans to provide lift to its single occupant who was selected for his tiny brain and ginormous brass pair. Since its pilot straps onto it and does not sit, the device is not a backpack because it is too large to be worn while walking. » 12/04/14 1:14pm 12/04/14 1:14pm

The Military Used To Drop Troops Behind Enemy Lines With Gliders

These one-time use, engineless aircraft would be towed in pairs near to the front lines of battle carrying troops or supplies to bolster advancing forces. Released high above the opposing forces, pilot's would practically crash land into enemy territory abandoning the lame craft as they joined the action. » 11/26/14 7:28pm 11/26/14 7:28pm

Flying History: Ford Trimotor NC8407

This meticulously restored Ford Trimotor (NC8407) first flew on August 1, 1929. On June 16, 1973, after many years of service in varying roles and with many owners, it was almost completely destroyed during a severe thunderstorm at an Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) air show in Burlington, WI. Despite its… » 11/11/14 10:22pm 11/11/14 10:22pm

Norway Intercepted Russia's Meanest Combat Jet For The First Time

From FoxtrotAlpha: A pair of Norwegian F-16s intercepted a Russian flight of mighty Su-34 'Fullback' fighter bombers off the coast of Finmark this week. It is said that this was the first time that Norway, which shares a border with Russia and is active in surveying their military drills, has intercepted the greatly… » 11/11/14 8:18pm 11/11/14 8:18pm