Anything can fly as long as you put a big enough engine in it, but these ten planes did much more. Like reinventing aviation.
Airplanes! Always crashing and stuff.
[In a publicity exercise, Ford's one millionth export Cortina car is airlifted by a Westland Wessex helicopter over Ford's Dagenham plant on its way to Belgium, where its new owner is waiting with the keys on 9th July 1970. Photo credit: Getty Images/Hulton Archive]
Imagine what the Cold War would be like if instead of Canada and Mexico the U.S. had the Soviet Union to the north and the People's Republic of China to the south. That is the geopolitical reality of the Indian subcontinent. Sharing India's Western border is Pakistan - plenty of bad blood flows between the two nations…
You Spin me right round, baby. Right round, like a record... Today's nice Price or Crack Pipe is something a little different - an Autogyro - about the most basic way to fly short of jumping out of a window. You're going to need to determine if its price is sky high.
The following image, which is sourced from David Cenciotti of The Aviationist (in turn claimed to be from "Chinese Internet," the catchall usual suspects of anonymous aero-defense news) purports to be a manned flying prototype of the Mitsubishi ATD-X, a stealth demonstrator leading the way for Japan's effort to build…
Being in a metal tube sky high at incredibly speeds should be exciting enough as it is, but as always, there are some people who push the envelope further. Here are the ten best pilots caught on video.
Jeremy Clarkson would like to fly with British Airways from London to Nice on his way to Monaco. It's not happening due to health and safety people. Annoyed Clarkson delivers.
Irish regional airline CityJet's Avro RJ85 aircraft decided to ditch a few bits of its wing mid-flight between London and Florence, but a successful emergency landing took care of the problem without any injuries.
May 1 is Labour Day in Hungary, which we celebrate by not working, obviously. Oh, and flying jetliners as low as possible above the Danube. Here's the pilot's view from the cockpit of Wizzair's Airbus A320 flying over bridges and the Parliament.
Certain planes look like they need magic to get out of a no fly zone. But weird as these ten are, they all went into production, and flew, sky high. Don't forget to fasten your seat belts.
Sometimes good things happen. I travel pretty often and for some odd reason I couldn't get the flight between Colorado and Baltimore that I normally take. The only flights available were from Colorado to Houston and then to Baltimore. It seemed like a drag, until I noticed the equipment: 787-8 Dreamliner. United only…
Irish budget airline Ryanair's CEO Michael O'Leary said he plans to offer $10 flights from New York to Europe as soon "as he could get enough planes" in an address at the Irish Hotels Federation conference yesterday.
If your plane gets delayed due to weather, that's bad luck. If it's a mechanical issue, you start worrying. If it's because of some lazy people, you're angry. But here are ten delays worse than all of that.
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…
The BAE Systems Taranis took $303 million and 1.5 million hours to develop, uses stealth technology to hide from the enemy and can be controlled via satellite link from anywhere on Earth. It just passed its tests in Australia.
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…
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…
Buying a plane and getting a license is the first step towards winning the Red Bull Air Race at some point. Listening to the US Army's how to video from 1942 on airplane acrobatics is the second.
The price of jet fuel and airport taxes are getting higher, pushing ticket prices up. But you can get the most miles for your dollars so long as you plan ahead, get lucky, or join the military. Here are the cheapest flights, per-mile, our readers could find.