Anything can fly as long as you put a big enough engine in it, but these ten planes did much more. Like reinventing aviation.
[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]
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Finding yourself in the center seat on a totally full B747 from Heathrow to NY smack in the middle of a southern baptist church group can be challenging. But there are other ways you can ruin everybody's flight, and here's ten of them.
Where do planes go to die? Mostly to massive, sunburnt boneyards, as they're called. These ten junkyards are the biggest and most interesting out there, from Russia to Australia and back.
It's okay to complain about airports. Between the TSA, the incomprehensible terminal layouts, and the bored staff behind the counter, they often suck. According to Jalopnik readers, these ten airports seem to be the biggest pain in the ass.
From endless waits to security checks to hopeless delays, just getting on to a flight sucks. But once you're onboard, these ten companies give you the best service for the least bucks.
When it comes to flying, it's not easy to please us. We want safety, comfort, accuracy and good service at a low price while jet fuel and taxes are getting more expensive for the airlines.
Next time you feel like complaining about the Wi-Fi on your flight being slow, just remember it could have been worse. Much worse.