Convair Jetliners: The Early Jet Age Concorde

The desire to get from point A to point B as fast as possible is arguably the main impetus for air travel in the first place. The technological progression of air travel as a measure of speed has always outstripped other modes of transportation; when cars were capable of what would now be residential neighborhood speed … » 2/16/14 10:44am 2/16/14 10:44am

Robinson Helicopters: Tin-Lizzie Whirlybirds

Helicopters can do some pretty amazing things: they can pluck people from cranes and play some mad ice hockey. They've been at the center at some pretty impressive YouTube videos (or have filmed such videos) but what belies behind-the-scenes is a machine that delivers on a promise of simplicity and low-operating costs… » 12/22/13 11:03am 12/22/13 11:03am

A Brief History of Asian Stealth So Far: Part 1 - Japan

Asia is an arms race hotbed right now. China isn't exactly keen to play along with its neighbors, especially in regards to a bunch of small islands dotting the Asian continental shelf (particularly the island of Formosa, which in America we call "Taiwan"). Even that aside, they share an extensive border with another… » 12/21/13 11:30am 12/21/13 11:30am

British Airways Has Just Raised Planespotting To A Whole New Level

BA's new #lookup campaign puts digital billboards equipped with surveillance technology under flight routes in Britain. When a BA plane flies by, the display switches to a child pointing out the plane passing overhead with the flight number and the destination it's arriving from. Infotainment at its best. » 11/22/13 4:00pm 11/22/13 4:00pm

Cars made by Aircraft Companies

As a proud Saab pilot I am constantly reminded of Saab's great aviation heritage. Wether it be the center mounted ignition, or the screen telling me to check my brake lights before I leave my driveway (runway), Saab tried very hard to associate it with it's aviation roots, even though the two companies have been split… » 5/29/13 10:43am 5/29/13 10:43am

The Last Oldschool Airliner's Production Is Over

It's the end of the line for the Tupolev Tu-154. This triple-engined medium-range narrow-body airliner was the workhorse of the Soviet Union, but managed to stay afloat long after the fall of communism. While noise regulations banned it from Western Europe quite a while ago, experts say that Tu-154s will serve the… » 2/20/13 3:09pm 2/20/13 3:09pm