The Personal Jetpack Is About To Become A Reality

Although its name is "Jetpack", the experimental aircraft actually uses ducted fans to provide lift to its single occupant who was selected for his tiny brain and ginormous brass pair. Since its pilot straps onto it and does not sit, the device is not a backpack because it is too large to be worn while walking. » 12/04/14 1:14pm 12/04/14 1:14pm

The Eeriness of Viffing a Harrier

Before the Jump Jet was retired and its flight manual posted online, Top Gear presenter James May rode in one and experienced the awesome aerodynamic freak show known as viffing: vectoring in forward flight, the Harrier's signature move. » 12/21/10 1:00pm 12/21/10 1:00pm

How To Fly The Harrier Jump Jet

The Harrier made its final flight with the British RAF last week, marking an end to the jet famous for being able to take off and land vertically. The jet's recently declassified flight manual shows just how extraordinary it was. » 12/20/10 3:00pm 12/20/10 3:00pm