Why Can't We Protect Commercial Planes From Attacks?

Last week's downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over the disputed territory of Eastern Ukraine has set off worldwide outcries against the conflict, and calls to better defend commercial airlines from missile attack. But is it even possible to defend civilian jets against military-grade weapons? » 7/24/14 12:52pm Thursday 12:52pm

Goodyear's New Blimp Is Named 'Wingfoot One'

Goodyear unveiled its new, state of the art blimp (technically a Zeppelin model LZ N07-101 semi-rigid airship) four months ago at their Wingfoot Lake hangar in Suffield Ohio. It's bigger and faster than any of the 300 airships they've ever built. And now, after a worldwide naming contest, Wingfoot One will be its… » 7/23/14 10:30am Wednesday 10:30am

19 Year-Old Becomes Youngest To Fly Solo Around The Globe

Matt Guthmiller's Twitter profile reads like an impressive résumé. "Entrepreneur. Software Engineer. Pilot. MIT... Youngest person to fly solo around the world." Matt earned that title last week, upon safely landing his Beehcraft A36 Bonanza in San Diego — with nowhere near the fanfare he deserved. » 7/22/14 2:00pm Tuesday 2:00pm

This Is How You Take The Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 Out Of A Spitfire

Goodwood is home to the Boultbee Flight Academy, the only place where you can learn how to fly a Supermarine Spitfire. There are only about fifty airworthy ones left, and Goodwood hosts two of them. And they need to work on them. » 7/21/14 1:02pm Monday 1:02pm

Man Changes Flight Twice, Escapes Death On Both Doomed Planes

A Dutch cyclist has confirmed Saturday that he narrowly escaped death not once but twice after changing his flight plans last minute for both doomed Malaysia Airlines flights. Netherlands public broadcaster RTV Oost reported that Maarten de Jonge changed his most recent flight to this weekend. » 7/19/14 4:33pm 7/19/14 4:33pm

Pentagon Blames Russia For Separatist Support In MH17 Tragedy

At a Pentagon briefing held just moments ago about the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, Rear Admiral John Kirby said the U.S. believes Russia continues to support pro-Russian separatists with military equipment and financial support, and allows them to enter Ukraine freely. » 7/18/14 1:38pm 7/18/14 1:38pm

A Record 1,210 Planes Were Ordered This Week At Farnborough

If there is a winner to be declared at an international air show, Airbus won this week's event at Farnborough. The manufacturer based in Toulouse, France racked up 496 aircraft orders, worth over $75 billion at list prices, against Boeing's $40 billion haul. » 7/18/14 12:11pm 7/18/14 12:11pm

Report: Ukraine Militia Warns Others Not To Fly In 'Our Skies'

The tragedy that unfolded behind Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 being shot down has now resulted in other flights diverting course. A smart choice, as reports now state the the Ukraine militia is warning others to stay out of their airspace. » 7/17/14 12:57pm 7/17/14 12:57pm

KAL 007: The Korea Airlines Flight Everyone Is Thinking About Today

The apparent missile shootdown of a Malaysian Airlines jet over Ukraine this morning will likely go down as one of the worst—and, if initial reports are true, most avoidable—disasters in air-travel history. But it's not unprecedented. A similar infamous incident happened 30 years ago, also involving Russian military… » 7/17/14 12:52pm 7/17/14 12:52pm