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Here's how the US Navy tests their new aircraft carrier's catapults

The US's new Ford class of aircraft carriers will feature many improvements on the current Nimitz class, like new Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) catapults instead of steam-powered ones.<p>Despite sounding a bit technical, these new catapults are extremely fun to test.<p>Catapults on …

It's ridiculously expensive to fly Air Force One

The FY15 cost per flying hour for Air Force One (VC-25A) includes "fuel, flight consumables, depot level repairables, aircraft overhaul, and engine overhaul," according to the letter from the Department of the Air Force Headquarters Air Mobility Command to Judicial Watch.<p>According to the National …

Military

Boeing Aims for Early 737 Max Deliveries

Aircraft maker tells customers fuel-efficient version could arrive ahead of schedule<p>Boeing Co. is on pace to achieve a rare feat in its industry: delivering a new jetliner ahead of schedule.<p>The 737 Max, an updated version of its best-selling single-aisle jet, completed its first flight Friday, a …

Aviation

Boeing 737 MAX maiden flight a success | CNN Travel

Renton, Washington (CNN) — "It flew beautifully. We worked through checks but there were no issues."<p>That was the proclamation delivered today by Captain Ed Wilson upon the successful completion of the maiden flight of Boeing's 737 MAX in Seattle, taking the program a step closer to its Entry Into …

Aviation

Boeing has won the deal to build new Air Force One presidential jets

The US Air Force awarded Boeing an initial contract worth $25.8 million (£18.1 million) to start work on the program by looking at the tradeoffs between the requirements for the new plane and its design, according to the Pentagon's daily digest of arms deals.<p>The Air Force first announced in January …

Man devises genius airplane tracker for his house near LaGuardia Airport

Jeremy Merrill lives underneath a flight path to LaGuardia Airport in New York. Merrill is a curious man.<p>After watching countless planes land at …

Meet the Icon A5, the Sports Plane That Costs Less Than an SUV

The new Icon A5sport plane is the most fun you can have on land, sea, or in the air.

When U.S. air force discovered the flaw of averages

In the late 1940s, the United States air force had a serious problem: its pilots could not keep control of their planes. Although this was the dawn …

Fitness & Workout: How To Get a Great Looking Butt.

Getting a great looking butt is something both sexes can benefit greatly from with the right workout plans targeting that area. Obviously, you either …

The world's safest - and least safe - airlines revealed

An annual survey of the world's biggest airlines has seen Qantas named the safest for the fourth year running.<p>The Australian carrier was praised for its "extraordinary fatality-free record in the jet era", while British Airways and Virgin Atlantic were the only UK airlines to make it into the top …

Air New Zealand

See How UPS Delivers Your Last-Minute Packages, in Timelapse

For procrastinating holiday shoppers, getting a last-minute gift to arrive on time is as simple as choosing an expedited shipping option on Amazon. …

Rule to prevent flight delays causes more delays, because airlines

Sitting on a plane waiting to take off can be uncomfortable, frustrating or even downright disgusting.<p>Which is why, after several egregious …

Pajamas are the latest extra for Delta business travelers

How can you tell who the business-class travelers are on<p>Delta’s long-haul flights?<p>They're the ones wearing pajamas.<p>Delta Air Lines has announced that starting in March it will give passengers on its elite business-class section gray cotton sleepwear on flights from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia, …

Delta Airlines

Air India pilots suspended after worker 'sucked into engine'

<b>Air India has suspended a pilot and co-pilot after a technician was sucked into an aircraft engine in Mumbai.</b><p>The incident is being officially probed by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau, which functions under India's civil aviation authority.<p>The accident happened on Wednesday as flight AI …

India

The Cirrus Vision SF50 Might Be The Easiest Way To Get Your Own Private Jet

The Vision SF50 from Cirrus Aircraft, which has been in development for the last decade, has renewed interest in the Very Light Jet market, thanks to …

The Unwritten Rules of Flying

Airlines and the TSA lay out explicit rules for travelers while flying: No liquids over 3.4 ounces, only two carry-on bags allowed, take your shoes off and laptop out of your bag before screening. Though there are many rules that can be researched online, any frequent flyer can tell you there is …

Amazing footage shows why the U-2 is one of the most difficult planes to land

As we have already seen in the U-2 clips taken at Beale Air Force Base, this iconic reconnaissance aircraft requires some special landing assistance from chase cars driven by experienced pilots who talk to their colleagues aboard the U-2s during take-off or landing.<p>Because the pilot's view on a …

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Malaysia hunts owners of Boeing 747s abandoned at airport

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't you hate it when you forget where you left your Boeing 747-200F?<p>Someone abandoned not one, not two, but three of the massive cargo jets at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia.<p>Airport officials, eager to clear the massive clutter, took out ads in Malaysia's The …

Airplanes

Your Layover Just Got More Fun: Airport Opens Putting Green and Golf Simulator

Hate layovers? Sick of flight delays that last for hours? The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport may have the answer to your traveling …

Golf

Step Inside the Custom Interior of This Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Private Jet

The Azure cabin concept includes a bar, a master suite, a private office, and even a spa…<p>The expansive cabin of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner private …

How Not to be Stupid While Traveling

After dinner my first night in Split, Croatia, I started back to my hotel only to realize I had no idea what the name of it was or where it was located. It was one of those moments that was hilarious at first, but quickly became a "situation" I had to deal with if I ever wanted to be reunited with …

Acceptance: The Key to a Happy Marriage

We seek acceptance from the time we are children through adulthood. As children we mainly seek approval and acceptance from our parents. However, once we become adults, marriage is often our most intimate relationship, and our spouse is the one from whom we seek acceptance.<p>When I accept my spouse, …

How Airlines Determine Which Conflict Zones Are Safe to Fly Over

Halting service over a conflict zone may seem like an easy call, but experts say not every airline is equipped to identify danger zones.<p>A slew of …

A missile came within 1,000 feet of a Thomson flight to Egypt

The Daily Mail reports that a missile came within 1,000 feet of a Thomson plane, which was carrying 189 people. Britain's Department for Transport confirmed the incident to the paper.<p>The pilot of the flight reportedly had to take evasive action to avoid the missile after spotting it. Passengers …

Like Prohibition, the fight over guns is about something else

A quarter-century ago, while casting about for a dissertation topic, I decided I wanted to write about alcohol prohibition. In a nation of so many drinkers, banning booze was obviously futile. So why did we try so hard to do it?<p>Then I encountered a book by a UC San Diego sociologist named Joseph …

Sky high: who'd be an airline pilot today?

The most striking thing about the conversation was its utter calm. “Mayday, mayday, Speedbird 2276, request fire services.”<p>“Speedbird 2276, heavy fire services on the way,” responded McCarran air traffic control in Las Vegas, instantly, levelly. It was mid-afternoon on Tuesday 8 September, a …

Aviation

The 5 Best Programs for Putting on Mass

A quick Google search will show you that the Internet is overrun with fitness programs. There is a program out for nearly every goal. Some are great, …

Health