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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday 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 Tuesday 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

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