Jeremy Atherton

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This Is When You Should Buy a Plane Ticket According to Science

Everybody has an opinion about when the best time to score the cheapest airplane ticket is. Some will tell you flights are the most affordable on Tuesdays and others will say it’s crucial to wait until 47 days before your trip. But is there any actually merit to these rumors or are they just travel …

International Air Transport Association

Told He Couldn’t Pilot, Teen Builds Full-Scale Flight Sim in His Room

<b>UPDATE:</b> After Aiden built a flight simulator in his bedroom last year, he gave a TedX Talk on the benefits of simple child’s play. “If you enjoy something — if you love playing — just go for it… Even if you are just chasing a bag in the wind you might learn a good physics lesson,” he says.<p>Grounded? …

La Jolla

Inside the World of People Who Track Flights for No Reason

Meeting the dedicated community that diligently watches the planes that pass above us.<p>One warm night in August, Salomon Kabongo-Koopër is standing on his Crown Heights rooftop, laptop held tenderly up towards the sky. There is the occasional slam of a car door or bounce of a basketball, the yip of …

Aer Lingus

Plane flying under British Airways colours crash lands

A wheel of a plane flying under British Airways colours collapsed on landing in South Africa on Monday.<p>The flight was carrying 94 passengers and six …

Moment Aer Lingus plane aborts landing seconds after wheels touch down

The incident, involving a flight from Dublin, took place at Manchester Airport yesterday.<p>The ATR 72 propeller plane is seen approaching the runway in …

F-35 pilots under 200 pounds 'are at a serious-level risk' of fatal whiplash if they have to eject

Low-speed ejections from the aircraft, which could become necessary in emergencies during take-off or landing, could cause fatal whiplash or extreme injury because of ongoing issues with the ejection seat and the heavy weight of the F-35's helmet.<p>According to a written statement from an unnamed …

Aerospace

A new Chinese anti-ship ballistic missile is bad news for US aircraft carriers

But that balance might be starting to shift in East Asia, an area of increasing strategic concern to the US. In a time when China wants full control of the disputed South China Sea, Beijing has developed a potential carrier-killer: an anti-ship missile called the Dong Feng-21 (CSS-5) that could …

Military

F-35 Fighter Jet Nails Olympic-Worthy 'Ski Jump' Takeoff

When a fighter jet takes off from a runway the same way that a skier launches gracefully off a jump, the result can be surprisingly beautiful.<p>Last …

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

Every time we fly, we trust our life to a stranger. As well as mechanical failures and disastrous weather, a pilot must be ready to handle stress, terrorism and hours in the air. What kind of person sits inside that locked cockpit?<p>The most striking thing about the conversation was its utter calm. …

Aviation

China is testing its largest airship ever

On October 13, 2015, China started the 24 hour test flight of its largest airship yet in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia.<p>The Yuanmeng has a volume of 18,000 cubic meters, a length of 75 meters and a height of 22 meters. It will fly to 20,000 meters to test its control systems and near-space flight …

Aerospace

Clutha crash pilot 'continued flying after low fuel warnings'

Long-awaited accident report calls for black box recorders on all police helicopters after inquiry hampered by lack of data<p>The pilot of a police helicopter that crashed into a crowded pub killing 10 people did not follow emergency procedures after fuel warnings sounded in the cockpit, an inquiry …

Scotland

25 years, 106 planes and $5 billion

And now, Twitter users are watching sadly as its planes are flown to storage spaces — including one very special aircraft, one with an Amur Tiger …

Here’s what happens when you open 100 tabs in Chrome for Android

Google employs a lot of engineers. Most software engineers know that when you have a box which can contain a variable amount of content – say, an input field or the title section of a blog post like the one above – that you need to make a decision as to what happens when more content than can …

Neat