The wonders of flight never cease to amaze, even when you've got a grasp of the science behind them.
Rarely are aircraft photographed close-up from underneath, but that's a terrible oversight because these images are just beautiful.
It's a bird! It's a plane! All right, it's actually just a kite, but a pretty awesome one. Shaped like a blue whale, the kite is 100 feet long and is most likely a beast to pilot.
Around these corners of the Internet, Jetman is a hero, a legend, a 52-year-old Swiss pilot who has done the impossible — fly solo in the skies, among jets and over the Grand Canyon. Here Yvess "Jetman" Rossy is taking his jetpack over Switzerland's skies in breathtaking high def.
If you've ever watched those 100 year old movies of guys trying to fly using bird-like wings, you probably realized that technique would never work. But now a Dutchman claims to have actually done it, and offers this video as proof. This post has been updated with new information.
NASA has been actively encouraging aerospace companies to start working on the next generation of passenger airliners, and we've been impressed by futuristic designs from Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Northrop Grumman revealed its design last week, and it probably looks familiar: it's basically a giant B-2 stealth bomber that you can ride inside.
Commercial cockpits are about to get much lighter beginning this Friday, according insiders. The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has apparently just given American Airlines the thumbs up to start using the iPad to replace the large, paper based flight bags pilots traditionally carry.
It's one thing to just call yourself "Jetman." Yeah, you've got a wingsuit with jets mounted on it, yawn. But when you can actually fly in formation with jet aircraft, well, okay, then you can go ahead and call yourself Batman, Superman, Iron Man, or Jetman. You've earned it, dude.
Martin Aircraft has been teasing us for year with their personal jetpack, but now it looks like the thing is finally going to get off the ground, for real.
Real birds make it look easy, but it turns out that making something that can fly by flapping its wings is incredibly difficult. That didn't stop the folks at Festo's Bionic Learning Network from creating this elegant autonomous Herring Gull, that can fly using no propulsion other than its wings.