How do air traffic controllers keep planes safe over the North Atlantic, where there is no radar coverage?
Luckily nobody was injured in this incident at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, but there were probably some absurd delays as a result.
The 11-hour flight between London and San Francisco is bound to be grueling for most coach passengers, but from the cockpit window it looks great.
Bentley the dog makes for a deeply jaded co-pilot, gazing hazily at stunning snow-capped mountains.
"If you stop for any reason, people want to know which UFO you’re transporting.”
You'll be relieved to know that at least one company is trying to design a compact economy seat that is not a literal pain in the ass. It's not as easy as it sounds — but it could make air travel a bit better for all of us.
It seems well thought out, it's reportedly very functional, and it even looks good. But I'll still never sit on one.
Developed by a man described as "the greatest charlatan ever to see his name associated with an airplane," the Christmas Bullet was the rare kind of fighter which had a perfect kill ratio: it killed everyone who ever tried to fly it.
With less power, a plane will be unable to maintain its maximum altitude, and so might drift down somewhat into thicker air. Otherwise, airliners can fly safely without suffering a great loss of performance.
Tammie Jo Shults has been hailed a hero for safely landing the Southwest plane that lost an engine on April 17.
Stratolaunch was designed to be able to carry launch vehicles and their payloads, such as satellites, strapped to its belly. It'll fly them high enough and release them mid-flight, serving as a reusable, affordable way to ferry satellites to orbit.
The flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
In the mid 1950s, airplanes evolved into large jetliners and airports had to find more powerful vehicles to tow them around. In the Soviet Union, one solution was to build a large two-driver sedan-bodied tow car with the engine out of a tank, and it was probably the biggest sedan in the world.
Dash cams are made to capture car crashes and other crazy stuff that happens on the road. But filming a plane crash from a fast food drive-through? Guess they're built for that too.
Airline food has never had a good reputation — and there are plenty of reasons why.
The Barra Airport in Scotland is one of the only airports in the world where the runway is a beach.
Instead of designing even tinier seats, the company has revealed plans to create swappable modules that turn a plane's cargo hold into spacious flying dorm rooms packed full of comfy-looking beds.
Your chances of contracting the flu from an infected passenger are slim — unless you’re sitting within about three feet (one meter) of them.
Passengers at the Atlanta airport looked out the terminal window and saw a bag on the run across the tarmac (and apparently nobody trying to track it down).
United mixed up a Japan-bound Great Dane and a Kansas-bound German Shepherd. Whoops!
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