For years, there’s been a growing concern from federal agencies and aviophobics over the effect of millions of remote-controlled flying machines populating airspaces. A recent crash might be the first US case that proves that drones are in fact hazards for larger flying machines that carry people.
You know that sound a helicopter makes when it gets too close to you? The roaring whirr that makes you pause and try to figure out why it is a helicopter’s hovering nearby. Does it make you nervous to approach one? Maybe don’t watch this clip then.
Shanghai’s track is wet on the pit straight and there’s always some worry that the clouds that halted the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix’s practice sessions on Friday will return. Fortunately, Motorsport.com reports that the FIA tweaked the race’s emergency procedures so the F1 grand prix can run rain or shine.
So, here’s a little tip for drivers of 4x4 pickups with lift kits and big tires: while your trucks are rugged and capable of traversing all sorts of terrain, they’re still land vehicles. Well, unless they’ve been really extensively modified. That’s why when there’s warnings about surf reaching 27 feet in height, It’s…
If you’ve ever been to the Formula One United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas, one of the more unexpected things you’ll see is the helicopter buzzing way closer to things (like your grandstand) than you’d expect. During Free Practice 3 today, we were pretty sure he wanted to go on the track himself.
Problem: kid with a loose tooth. Solution: a dentist’s twin-engine jet-fueled aerial nightmare.
At least three people were taken into custody last night following reports from three New York news helicopter pilots being targeted by lasers. WABC, WCBS, and WNBC each filed separate reports about the lasers with the FAA, who followed up with local authorities.
It is no secret that Donald Trump loves aviation, and part of his plan to capture the hearts and minds of Iowa caucus voters includes offering one of his $7M helicopters to take kids for free rides at the country fair. The Iowa State Fair has denied Trump’s aviation outreach dream, with a spokesman stating, “that will…
There is a new trailer for SPECTRE, the upcoming Bond film, and it seems the quartermaster has been very busy arranging all sorts of vehicles for scenes from Mexico to Morocco, including planes, trains, and (mostly British) automobiles. Here is a handy breakdown with plenty of pretty pictures.
Mike Kelley specializes in industrial and architectural photography, but his real distinctive difference is his choice for a studio. Over the last two years, Kelley has taken to the skies above LA in a helicopter to obtain a sometimes eerie and other times breathtaking collection of images unlike anything we’ve ever…
It’s really hard to fathom the idea of an 8.469-mile racetrack until you start trying to move around to look at all the famous turns, but nothing quite hits home the gargantuan size of Le Mans’ Circuit des 24 Heures like an aerial tour. When it’s even huge in a helicopter, that’s saying something.
Ouch. When the emergency folks can't get to (or have to leave) the circuit, the race doesn't happen. It already looks like the Grand Prix of Louisiana's race day is off to a wet start. We may have yet another race delay come up soon if the rain doesn't let off before 2:45 PM.
Many people seem confused about the teaser trailer for the next James Bond flick, SPECTRE. I'll explain everything they previewed and show you all the usual stuff you expected, but that they kept out of the trailer.
The V-22 Osprey has dominated the rotary wing, vertical take-off market for years, but its only available to the military. Now, AgustaWestland is on pace to begin production of the AW609, the first civilian tilt-rotor, at its plant in Philadelphia while moving most of the flight test activity from Italy to the U.S.
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, your life practically revolves around playing in the snow. At least that's how I imagine it. But if certain global atmospheric anomalies steal all your snow and dump it on the the rest of North America, then drastic measures are in order to fulfill your daily fix.
Helicopter rides are fun and fast; and ridesharing apps are booming. These are the core ideas behind Gotham Air, a helicopter rideshare service that promises to get you from helipad to airport in six minutes. Do you need it? Definitely not. Is it amazing? We tried it — and yes, it absolutely is.
More than 25 seconds after a departing Blackhawk Sikorsky UH-60 takes off from Runway 33 in Fort Collins, Colorado, a student pilot attempted to land a Cirrus SR20 and was tossed like a rag doll after descending through the massive rotor downwash.
The next time you need a guaranteed 6-minute trip across New York city, just fire up the Gotham Air app and a beautiful new Bell 407 helicopter will be spooling up ready to take you on a personal flight from Manhattan to JFK, or Newark.
We're already beginning to see big production companies use drones for those gorgeous, sweeping aerial shots. That used to be the exclusive purview of helicopter pilots like Jonathan Benson, so watching him chase down a trophy truck could soon be a lost art.
Skimming the brilliant blue water of the South Pacific with a MD-500 in search for Tuna seems like a fairly fantastic gig. This pilot seems to be taking full advantage and having a great time in the process.