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…
Pictures don’t get more British than this. Or fuel consuming.
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.
An All Nippon Airways passenger plane carrying 117 passengers on board experienced a little bit of a scare earlier this month. Why? Because a numb-brained pilot accidentally almost made a Boeing 737-700 fly belly up, as in upside freaking down.
Disney and Pixar are taking the Cars franchise one step further with a new anthropomorphic feature film set to be released in 2013 — Planes. Check out the trailer above and cross your fingers for Chuck Yeager, Howard Hughes and Top Gun inside jokes. (Hat tip to Autoblog!)
So you want to build an airplane in your basement. Sure, that's reasonable enough. It's a commendable and ambitious hobby! But maybe—and I'm just spitballin' here—you should check to make sure you have room to drive it out.
The USAF's fighter from the future made its first air show flight over the weekend, wowing audiences at Andrews' Air Force Base. Get a good look! You paid for 'em—the F-35 is the most expensive military program ever.
This robot has been developed by Japanese researchers to take advantage of 'ground effects,' which allows the craft to hover off the ground at an extremely low height, thereby avoiding friction.
Over two years ago, Air France Flight 447 crashed midway through a flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Paris, France. It took weeks to find any trace of the Airbus A330 plane, and to this day, investigators are unable to determine with 100% certainty what caused the crash.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she envisions an "airport checkpoint of tomorrow" more pleasant than the "airport checkpoint of today" where elderly people aren't stripped, fondled, and photographed just so they can go to Reno for the weekend.