This Is Some Seriously Hardcore Mirage Fighter Jet Porn

From Foxtrot Alpha: With the venerable Mirage F1 light fighter finally being retired from French service, the last F1CRs being taken off operational duties on June 13th of this year, the Armée de l'Air appears to have commissioned a remarkable piece of footage as an homage to the nimble and durable fighter. » 8/03/14 4:27pm 8/03/14 4:27pm

Why Airliners get sent to the Boneyard

In many aviation online communities I see many of the same fundamental question: why did this one type of airliner outlast newer ones? Why did they get rid of this one type? When are they finally going to retire this plane? And so on. The reasons why some planes get sent sooner than others depend on the airline… » 8/02/14 2:30pm 8/02/14 2:30pm

This New MiG-29 Fighter Jet Video Is Absolutely Marvelous

From Foxtrot Alpha: A few months back Mike Ballaban posted one of the coolest combat aircraft videos of the year, called 'Fulcrum Drivers,' that put us right into the cockpit of the mighty MiG-29 during some jaw dropping maneuvers. Well now the Fulcrum and its master are back for 'Fulcrum Drivers II.' » 7/27/14 10:33am 7/27/14 10:33am

Your First Airplane: A Buyer's Guide

Many, if not all of us, have at one point looked at an airplane and thought how neat it would be to own something like that. Just like how many of us stared at our Countach posters in our bedrooms and thought the same thing. A few of us even become inspired to be actual pilots so we can have a shot at flying something… » 7/26/14 4:07pm 7/26/14 4:07pm

TransAsia Airways Flight Reportedly Crashes In Taiwan, 47 Dead UPDATE

A TransAsia airways ATR-72 has reportedly crashed in Taiwan, killing 47 and injuring 11. The plane was coming in for an emergency landing, according to Taiwan News, though it is unclear as of now whether or not the plane crashed due to stormy weather in the wake of Typhoon Matmo. » 7/23/14 9:24am 7/23/14 9:24am

Paraglider Ditches In Lake Rescued By Police Helicopter

This paraglider's engine quits during a sightseeing flight over Folsom Lake in California. Watch as the pilot frantically struggles to restart the engine and ultimately splashes down. Lucky for the pilot, there was a local police helicopter training in the vicinity which turned into a real life rescue scenario. » 7/14/14 3:39pm 7/14/14 3:39pm