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Why the F/A-18 Is Such a Badass Plane

The 35-year odyssey of the mighty Hornet.<p>On the first day of the Persian Gulf War, four F/A-18Cs took off from the USS <i>Saratoga</i> to bomb an airfield in southwestern Iraq. These F/A-18s were heavy. Each carried four MK 84 2000-lb. bombs, two AIM-7 Sparrows, two AIM-9L Sidewinders, and a centerline …

Chapecoense Plane Crash: Final Words Of Pilot

The electrics had also failed on the doomed aircraft.<p>The final, desperate words of the pilot of a plane that crashed in Colombia carrying the top …

Airplanes

Did Nazi Germany Actually Try to Make a Stealth Fighter?

Northrop Grumman revealed this year it is developing a second flying wing stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider, to succeed its B-2 Spirit. However, it was …

KLM Boeing 747 makes its final iconic landing over the beach on Sint Maarten

One of the most incredible plane landings is no more, as Dutch airline KLM will no longer fly its Boeing 747 to land over Maho Beach at Sint Maarten.<p>People regularly gathered on the Caribbean beach to see the large plane pass 100 feet overhead as it descended into Princess Juliana International …

Air France-KLM

How Airbus achieved the miracle of keeping a European project flying

In many ways, the history of aircraft maker Airbus parallels that of the European Union. They’ve been going for about the same time, were created through political will, have had successes and failures, and Britain has played an important – but often reluctant – part in shaping them.<p>But it’s not …

Gigantic Remote-Control Fighter Jet Explodes in Midair

It's horrific but you won't be able to look away.<p>When you think of model airplanes, chances are you think of something small. Maybe a bit bigger than your average quadcopter, maybe as big as a tenth the size of an actual fighter. That's not always the case, as evidenced by this enormous half-scale …

These awesome photos from KADEX 2016 show Kazakhstan Air Force combat aircraft as you’ve never seen them before

Su-30SMs, Su-27M-2s, Yak-130, Pterodactyl-1 and much more exotic stuff you don’t happen to see too often. Held between Jun. 2 and 5, 2016, the …

Military

13 Things You Didn't Know About Air Force One

Air Force One is the official air traffic control call sign of a United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. This …

New Footage of Russia's Stealth Fighter

The PAK-FA will challenge America's F-22 Raptor.<p>Video of Russia's new PAK-FA fighter has emerged on YouTube. The brief footage appears in a video produced by Moscow's Defense Ministry as part of Russian Aerospace Force Day. Two PAK-FA fighters, painted in different camouflage patterns, make …

British Airways' Club World London City Route From The Cockpit

British Airways has an incredibly unique route between New York and London City Airport on an Airbus A318, called Club World London City.<p>The all …

British Airways

Video: How to land at Britain's trickiest airport - a view from the cockpit

London City Airport may well be the most challenging in the country for pilots. The runway is short – just 1,500 metres, which is less than half the length of those at Heathrow – and approaching aircraft must descend steeply above the capital’s skyscrapers.<p>But in this video, taken from the cockpit …

Watch U.S. Air Force A-10s perform highway landings in Estonia

A-10 Warthogs of the U.S. Air Force practiced landing (and take off) from a highway in northern Estonia. For the second time in little more than one …

Military

Take a seat in the cockpit of one of the last USAF F-4 Phantoms as it arrives at Oshkosh airshow

Helmet camera provides a unique point of view of the arrival at the 2016 EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, of one of the last U.S. Air …

Aviation

5 Changes That Have Made Flying Safer

Technology helps, but learning from previous mistakes helps too.<p>Despite many of us who have a fear of flying, air travel is actually safer than riding a train, driving, or even walking across the street. But hey, we can’t blame you for wondering how a giant hunk of metal flying 500 miles per hour …

Aviation

B-17 Flying Fortress from 1945 lands on Manitoba runway

Gimli, in Manitoba's Interlake, one of three Canadian stops for the wartime aircraft<p>One of only roughly a dozen still flying B-17 heavy bombers …

Boeing demonstrates what it can do with a 787-9 Dreamliner (VIDEO)

It’s fast coming up to one of the aviation highlights of year – the<b> Farnborough Air Show 2016.</b>And yes – we know that many a deal will be signed, …

Aviation

How to Take Great Photos While Flying

Every commercial airline flight is an opportunity for great photography. If you haven’t claimed a window seat and parked your camera within easy …

Cameras

The One App You Should Check Before You Book Your Next Flight

It's not just when you fly that affects your ticket price. It's when you book.<p>If you fly to the same destination frequently, you probably know when …

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