A meme about whether an airplane can take off on a treadmill has been going around social media lately, tearing friendships apart with its divisiveness, ruining families and sending the world further into chaos. But now it’s time to put an end to the madness. Let’s look at the science!
A 17-hour test flight where you end up right back where you started is probably pretty boring. Any way to spice things up is probably welcome, which is likely why Boeing test pilots used their long, boring test flight to draw a massive outline of their plane all over America’s beautiful face.
A lot of people have been trying to bring guns on planes lately. Loaded and chambered guns.
In what was supposed to be a heartwarming story about a 10-year-old orphan fulfilling his dreams, Algerian news channel El Bilad’s short film resulted in two pilots getting suspended for letting the youngster manipulate controls during a commercial flight, The Telegraph writes citing local news reports.
Designed in the 1950s and still used today, the Lockheed U-2 (nicknamed Dragon Lady) is a super specialized, high-altitude spy plane. It’s light enough to fly at 70,000 feet, but notoriously difficult to operate. Especially land. Landing is a bitch and a half. That’s where a Tesla Model S comes in.
I really love seeing fleets of vintage cars in regular use not for nostalgic reasons, but just because they still do their jobs well. That seems to be the case with the fleet of chop-top Volkswagen Beetles used by the Experimental Aircraft Association for transport around their airfield.
Simon, expected to grow into the world’s longest rabbit just a few short months ago, was found dead after a United Airlines flight from London to Chicago in April. It was very sad and weird. Now his owners filed a lawsuit against United on Wednesday, alleging that the company cremated the rabbit to destroy evidence…
Tourists flock to Princess Juliana International Airport on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten to catch a glimpse of jets nearly skimming the beach on their ultra-low takeoffs and landings. Numerous signs warn the tourists not to get too close, lest they get blown to their deaths by the landing jet’s air blasts.…
Have you ever seen one of those adorable videos where, like, a baby goat is raised by dogs and starts to act like a dog. I think Honda is having that same issue with its new HondaJet.
Former CEO of Anheuser-Busch August Adolphus Busch IV was arrested earlier today after attempting to take off in a helicopter from a public parking lot in Swansea, Illinois and failing a field sobriety test. I wonder what cheat code he used to spawn that in?
On Friday night, something bizarre and very nearly catastrophic happened: an Air Canada flight, descending into San Francisco International Airport, tried to land on the taxiway instead of on the runway, where four other fully loaded planes sat.
Commuters on a new high-speed rail line in France got to race a Dassault Rafale fighter jet, which is pretty cool. I would like to snark how American it is of them, but America doesn’t really do high-speed rail.
If you’ve ever flown to a track weekend on a commercial airline, you know the paranoia of which I speak: no one really trusts baggage handlers, especially with vital items like helmets, which are supposed to protect your head. I don’t want a safety item like that to be accidentally mangled en route and be rendered…
Living in paradise is not without its challenges. Take, for instance, when your luxury vehicle ends up infested with cockroaches. That’s what happened to a Hawaiian man’s BMW last week after he parked it for a few days under a tree at Kona International Airport.
A small plane carrying two passengers has crashed onto the busy 405 freeway by Irvine, CA earlier today, severely injuring the two passengers of the plane and shutting down southbound traffic on the freeway.
I’ve heard of flight delays for stuff like bad weather and air traffic but admittedly never for ‘luck.’ But these unfortunate passengers in China sure have.
Airport security is a weird, weird thing. Leave your water and your regular-sized shampoo bottles at the door, but by all means, if you’ve got a big lobster that’s still alive, come on down. Bring that sucker right through security and onto your plane as a carry-on item or a checked bag, because claws aren’t…
A Southwest flight into Houston had to divert and land at another airport after a passenger reportedly tried to open an emergency exit mid-flight, according to the Dallas Morning News. Witnesses told the newspaper that she acted erratically before the flight, claiming that the government experimented on her.
An AirAsia X flight from Perth, Australia, to Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, encountered some sort of technical problem yesterday, which made the plane start to wobble and vibrate for over an hour. Faced with such a dilemma, the pilot, normally a calm, collected voice over a loudspeaker, asked everyone to pray instead. Twice.