World War II Bomber Drops Human Munitions Over Chicago

The Flying Fortress was made famous in its role in the Daylight Strategic Bombing Campaign of WWII and the post-war movies, like Memphis Belle, that made it an icon. Now this B-17 is no longer avoiding anti-aircraft fire or enemy fighters but has exchanged its explosive warheads in order to drop people from the bomb… » 3/28/15 11:05am Today 11:05am

It's Incredibly Easy To Lock A Pilot Out Of A Plane's Cockpit

At a press conference earlier this week, a French prosecutor stated that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 most likely deliberately crashed the plane. The co-pilot was alone when the aircraft began its slow descent and the door to the cockpit had "locked automatically." Many questions are being asked about how… » 3/27/15 9:30am Yesterday 9:30am

Being an Air Marshal Is the Sweetest, Horniest Job in The World

Remember senior spring in high school? Now imagine if you could take all the irresponsibility, sex, and drinking, but set it 40,000 feet in the air and throw in a gun and federal mandate. Look at that guy! Look at his shades! » 3/25/15 6:46pm Wednesday 6:46pm

Official Speculates On Germanwings Crash, Tells Others Not To Speculate

EU Agency for Aviation Safety chairman Pekka Henttu claims to be close to the investigation into the Germanwing's crash, and to have unofficial information as to the contents of the cockpit voice recording. He suggests the crew may have been unconscious contrary to official reports, but believes there is no reason to… » 3/25/15 2:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm

The HondaJet's Brand-New Engine Is Finally Approved For Flight

Honda Aircraft recently debuted their first production HondaJet, and the over-the-wing aircraft design is anticipated to revolutionize the light jet market. The engines are also new and so is the company created specifically to build them. Honda Aero is the first new company approved to build jet engines in 23 years. » 3/20/15 5:10pm 3/20/15 5:10pm

Amazon Was Just Granted Permission For Drone Research In The U.S.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has just granted Amazon Logistics, Inc. an experimental airworthiness certificate to allow the company to operate unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for research and development and crew training. » 3/19/15 4:41pm 3/19/15 4:41pm

These Integrated Propellers Could Be The Future Of Electric Flight

Electric planes won't happen until battery technology improves by leaps and bounds. That's spurred researchers at NASA to take a different tack, testing a new style of wing that integrates over a dozen small propellers to boost efficiency, reduce drag, and make electric propulsion feasible for light aircraft. » 3/18/15 8:10pm 3/18/15 8:10pm

Ryanair Is One Big Step Closer To $15 US-To-Europe Flights

Ireland-based discount airline Ryanair's executive board has just approved plans to start a new transatlantic airline that'd fly between "about a dozen" European and as many US cities for ridiculously low rates. It could be operational in five year's time. » 3/18/15 3:41pm 3/18/15 3:41pm

The Best Time For An In-Flight Smoke Is Right Before A Drunken Diatribe

This airline passenger of questionable sanity/sobriety, on a flight from Nicaragua to Miami, goes on an epic rant then gets caught lighting up. In two separate videos, tragically shot vertically, our crazy lady is shown puffing away before stashing her still-lit smoke in the seat pocket, and then it got weird. » 3/16/15 8:40pm 3/16/15 8:40pm

The Heinous Price Of Bottled Water In Airports Springs A Lawsuit

There's nothing good about traversing the labyrinth known as the modern day international airport. Aside from incompetent airline personal and the debacle known as TSA, we are now subject to price gouging, according to a lawsuit claiming retailers are charging a whopping $5 for a bottle of water. » 3/16/15 2:03pm 3/16/15 2:03pm

Six Miserable People Filed 25,000 O'Hare Noise Complaints In January

The Chicago Department of Aviation's Airport Noise Management System recently revealed that noise complaints near the international airport are at an all time high. An official report cites that 63 percent of the 39,000 complaints in January came from just six addresses. » 3/14/15 2:00pm 3/14/15 2:00pm

Intrepid Pilot Draws Some Sky-Penises Right In The Face Of God

If you're like most people, the first thing you think when confronted with an object is "I wonder if I can draw some penises on that?" One unknown hero of dick-doodling looked up at the sky and thought the same thing. One person dreamed of drawing some penises on the very face of God, and then actually did it. » 3/13/15 10:59am 3/13/15 10:59am