Aircraft That Never Were - McDonnell Douglas MD-12

The McDonnell Douglas MD-12 was a four-engine, double deck, superjumbo airliner concept conceived in the early 1990s. Powered by 4 GE CF6-80C2 high-bypass turbofans, the MD-12 was designed to have a maximum capacity of 511 passengers in 3-class configuration, and a maximum range of 9,200 miles. » 3/12/15 12:01pm 3/12/15 12:01pm

The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

When you're the leader of the free world, you can't just zip around in some crappy Cessna you bought for the price of a Mustang GT. You gotta fly in something nice, something that makes it look like our country still has its shit together. For this reason, the Air Force has chosen the new Boeing 747-8 to be the next… » 1/28/15 5:37pm 1/28/15 5:37pm

Raptor Demo Flight Is Just As Entertaining As The Blue Angels

As a team effort, the Blue Angels can't be beat in terms formation precision. Maybe I gravitate to things that are new and shiny like a fish chasing a flashy lure I've been hooked. The F/A-18s are sure looking long in the tooth compared to the dynamic flight demo displayed by the F-22 Raptor. » 1/06/15 1:03pm 1/06/15 1:03pm

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 12/25/14 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 12/25/14 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 12/24/14 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 12/24/14 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 12/24/14 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