The Chinese-built J-20 stealth fighter jet has been the subject of speculation since its first known flight in 2011, and indeed for years prior during its development. Today it finally made its public debut. That didn’t come with many technical details, but the aircraft is most definitely operational.
The A-10 Thunderbolt AKA “Warthog” is a flying farm tractor. Slow, brutish, but reliable as the tide and endearingly indestructible and incredibly effective. Strategists have feared that the jet will be axed in favor of funding the F-35, but the U.S. Air Force recently confirmed that it plans to keep the A-10 flying…
This man has been touched. By God, maybe, but also when his head was clipped by the wing of another airplane. Getting rear-ended as you taxi out onto the runway by another, landing airplane is much, much worse than any automotive fender bender.
When traveling tens of thousands of feet above ground and in a small, cramped cabin, airplane scares are the last thing a person wants. But that’s what the passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight got on Saturday, when the view out of the window showed an obvious malfunction to one of the plane’s engines.
Get to the airport. If you’re smart, you’d have printed your boarding passes at home. If you’re me, you queue up at the desk to check in, aware of the long lines and the long faces of the travelers around you. Get your bag on the belt, shuffle off to get through security. Remove your shoes and your dignity. X-ray. Put…
Most of us look for a scare during the month of October, but this skydiver got one that was less than desirable during a recent jump—probably because it happened 10,000 feet above the ground. That’s pretty far away from the candy, too.
What are you doing, plane? You are not a car! You do not belong on the highway, with all the cars! Return from whence you came!
Pictures don’t get more British than this. Or fuel consuming.
Sometimes you have to take a step back and slow things down to really appreciate the finer things in life. When we rush to make a connecting flight or cuss the long security line we overlook the technological marvel that aviation is. This video will help you appreciate the wonder of flight.
It's been a banner week for tiny animals being saved from perilous dangers, as this news breaks of a pilot holding up a flight because he didn't want to run over a little garter snake. And also, D'AWWW!
It's pretty widely accepted that you shouldn't text and operate a vehicle. Especially when that vehicle is a commercial aircraft. Apparently one pilot, though, hasn't taken that advice to heart. And he almost killed a few hundred people because of it.
Fuel continue to be the largest operating expenditure for airlines and is expected to cost them an extra $40 billion this year. So, MIT's developing a new style of aircraft that could run on as little as 30 percent as today's 737's.
Our capital is a little uptight—particularly after 9/11, it's easy to send the calm city of lobbyists and think tank dweebs into a frenzy. Idea: let's blast a Space Shuttle strapped to a 747 over everyone's heads.
The MiG-15 dominated the skies when made its debut in the Korean war. One of the USSR's first successful swept-wing aircraft it has since become the most-built jet of all time. Our friends at Oobject have assembled the most soaring monuments to the Soviet's favorite fighter.
The Lockheed U-2 was designed to keep tabs on the Soviet Union over half a century ago. The RQ-4 Global Hawk drone was designed to replace this 50s antique. But how strange you are, fate! The U-2's replacing its successor.
The most expensive weapons program in U.S. history is about to get a lot pricier.
The extensive use of composite materials makes the Boeing 787 one of the most advanced commercial aircraft ever built. And while it's already been approved for flight, safety officials are concerned about the long term viability of those materials, which are now being used in the aircraft's wings and fuselage.
It's Fleet Week here in San Francisco and that means Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron aka The Blue Angels are back in town for the celebration. This is what it takes to convert a battle-ready F/A-18 Hornet into a marvelous stunt-flying Angel.