QUICK! You’re flying shotgun in a helicopter, and the engine goes out. Also, the pilot you hired for the day is dead, for some reason. Don’t worry about why. Doesn’t matter. You need to land the helicopter, now. Stop praying and watch this video.
Statistically, flying is the safest way to travel and you practically have nothing to worry about, but here’s what happens when that flies out the window. Buckle up.
It’s so rare that we see aerial onboards with any decent visibility at all, but this footage from aboard an L-13 Blaník glider will show you the full lay of the land. It’s so calming when you’re just enjoying the view from the plane. Enjoy.
When the Convair B-58 Hustler entered service with the USAF in 1960, it was the first jet bomber capable of Mach 2 speeds. However, nobody really knew what would happen if a pilot ejected at twice the speed of sound. Back in 1955, test pilot George Smith ejected from a North American F-100 Super Sabre at Mach 1.05.…
Two people in a Jeep crashed into an F/A-18E fighter jet on Thursday after they infiltrated a Navy base in an attempt to escape law enforcement. Both were killed, the Navy Times reports.
Over a dozen “eclipse chasers” hopped onboard Alaska Airlines Flight 870 from Anchorage to Honolulu not to pick up spam musubi for dinner, but rather, to intersect the path of a solar eclipse. Astronomer Joe Rao captured the action from seat 32F, and I’ve never heard a man so excited about anything in my life.
Apparently there was still some confusion over whether or not you were allowed to use electronic cigarettes, or “vape,” on a commercial flight, so the U.S. Department Of Transportation is making it clear as a chemtrail-free sky; the answer is “no.”
Donald Trump, a tremendously classy and successful scrotum given the power of human speech by a high-energy successful warlock, is, of course, running for CEO of America. Last night he edged a little closer to that office. To get to all the places he needs to be a winner in, he needs to travel fast, through the skies.…
If you’ve happened to have a good day and want to end it on a high note, too fucking bad. It turns out people are horrible, proven by the gang of assholes on a Washington flight who clapped when a child was deboarded for having an allergic reaction which delayed their flight.
This year, righteous metal band Iron Maiden will be touring around the world in this Boeing 747 jumbo jet codenamed “Ed Force One,” piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson.
The band OK Go is probably best known for their complex, mind-twisting videos that make virologists wonder how they lost control of the word “viral.” Their latest video for the song Upside Down & Inside Out was shot entirely in an airplane flying in huge, zero-gravity simulating parabolas, and it’s astounding. The…
On an Air Mediterranee (where the trainees are manatees that will make you squee) flight from Algiers to Paris, a shirtless man caused a three-hour delayed landing and a fight when he crammed his junk between two airline seats and urinated. Don’t you hate when that happens?
Video has now emerged showing the terrifying situation on the interior of the Daallo Airlines flight that suffered an explosive decompression mid-air yesterday, with one person sucked from the aircraft and later found dead, and two others injured.
A Daallo Airlines flight traveling from Somalia to Djibouti in East Africa landed after an explosion tore a gaping hole in the Airbus A321 jet. Two were reportedly injured, though local eyewitness reports say that a “severely burnt body” was spotted falling from the sky.
At the turn of the 20th century planes were still in their infancy, but people still wanted to get off the ground and go somewhere while doing it. That’s when everybody got into blimps, and their rigid cousins, airships. And goddamn were they pretty.
The Cold War had plenty of disadvantages for the world as a whole, true, but there was never a better time to be a mad scientist with crazy doomsday devices. No longer limited to freelance work delivering threats to the UN, the Cold War meant governments would actually hire you to make things. Things like Project…
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the HondaJet with the “Type Certification” the company’s been chasing since they fired up an aircraft division in 2006. The plane is finally legal for American skies and sales to the public.
There’s an artist named Dave DeVries who started painting startlingly well-realized versions of kids’ drawings of monsters. My son Otto just turned 5, and the volume of his artwork has increased. To my delight, there’s been some cars and planes in the mix, so, inspired by DeVries, I thought I may as well try…
If you think about it, the way we load and unload planes with passengers (or, in airline terminology, ambulatory waste-producing cargo) is wildly inefficient. Slow, shuffling, cranky lines of people slowly filing into seats while the plane is stuck there—isn’t there a better way? Airbus thinks so, and has the patent…
Thanks to some expert flying, this pilot was able to land his commercial flight in the midst of massive crosswinds. Just not on the first try.