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 Wednesday 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

The A-7 Corsair II Finally Takes Its Last Flight After 49 Years

Last week, defense journalist Giovonni Colla spent some time in Greece at Araxos Air Base to capture what would be a bittersweet moment in the history of combat aviation – the retirement of the humble, but incredibly effective, Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II. Though it's better known as the SLUF. » 10/27/14 5:26pm 10/27/14 5:26pm