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Here's How Ludicrously Fast A Space Probe Is

Your regular commercial airliner, like a Boeing 747 is fast. A super-spy jet like the SR-71 Blackbird is much faster than that, traveling at over three times the speed of sound. So how does a deep-space probe like New Horizons, which recently flew past Pluto, compare? Thanks to this animation, you can see it’s very,… » 8/28/15 9:12am Friday 9:12am

Here's Video Proof That Your Plane Won't Explode If It Gets Hit By Lightning

You’ve probably already read somewhere that no, nothing will happen to your plane if it gets struck by lightning. Planes get hit all the time, and nothing happens. Supposedly. But it never hurts to have video evidence of that fact. Here’s a look at the wrath of the heavens unleashing itself on a Delta flight. » 8/20/15 10:53am 8/20/15 10:53am

A Boeing 377 Stratocruiser and Crew Resource Management

A few days ago, I came across this photo of a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser and a Lockheed Constellation. I think it was taken in LA. It’s a great historical photo and, being the av geek that I am, I googled the Boeing’s registration and discovered that it had been involved in a fatal accident back in 1952. And that led me… » 8/19/15 3:44pm 8/19/15 3:44pm

Things Better When Powered By Hayabusa For $1000

You’re daily double for this round is a truly beautiful soon-to-be flying replica of a race plane built by the legendary Ettore Bugatti. Not one, but two 1300 cc motorcycle engines power this sleek aviation wonder. The original aircraft never left the ground, but will its modern day look-a-like have more success?
» 8/09/15 11:33am 8/09/15 11:33am

How Honda Revealed The Government's Top Secret Stealth Bomber First

The aircraft known in popular culture as the stealth bomber was built with nearly a decade of work, billions of dollars, and total secrecy from the U.S. government. Even the contractors who worked on it didn't always know what it was. So how did a Japanese carmaker reveal it before the Air Force? » 7/04/15 12:32pm 7/04/15 12:32pm

The TSA Has A 95 Percent Failure Rate For Finding Bombs And Weapons

BREAKING NEWS: The Transportation Security Administration isn’t good for anything except laughing at your flabby naked body and molesting disabled children. If you want to know what a wasteful joke of security theater the administration really is, look no further than a new report that shows how often they failed to… » 6/03/15 7:30pm 6/03/15 7:30pm

Bird Strike: A Tribute

Robin in the rain, what a saucy fellow.
Robin in the rain, mind your socks of yellow.
Running in the garden on your nimble feet,
Digging for your dinner with your long strong beak.
Robin in the rain, you don’t mind the weather.
Showers always make you gay.
But the worms are wishing you would stay at home.
Robin on a rainy…
» 5/03/15 11:55am 5/03/15 11:55am

What Plane Prototype Was Never Given A Chance To Succeed?

We’ve been flying for over a century now, and, while our arms are so very, deeply fatigued, we’re kind of in an aircraft-design rut. Sure, there’s very very good reasons for this involving “science” and “math” and “reality” other killjoy concepts, but there were so many other novel ideas out there. What’s your… » 4/29/15 11:47am 4/29/15 11:47am

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