Water Skiing In An Airplane Is The Ultimate Aquatic Thrill

If you've ever wanted to experience the feeling of gliding on the surface of the water, but don't have skis, a rope, or even a boat, just jump into a Piper Cub, grab a few buddies and get wet with the formation airplane water skiing craze. Watch as this trio of pilots demonstrate how to use hydroplaning to their… » 1/30/15 4:30pm Friday 4:30pm

Why Colonize Mars With Weak Humans When We Can Use Drones?

Since using a remote controlled helicopter with video goggles strapped to your face and spying on your neighbors is now a thing, why not populate the surface of mars with buzzing drones? Now NASA wants to supplement the Mars rover with a whirly bird to triple its daily operating range. » 1/27/15 2:30pm Tuesday 2:30pm

You Must Watch Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project

You don't know about Bob Hoover? Shame on you! No other aviator in the history of powered flight has done more or inspired so many. With the help of Harrison Ford, Bob tells his own story and shares, with his trademark charm, the hard earned wisdom of a life spent pushing the edge of the envelope. » 1/26/15 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm

You Can See The Spirit Of St. Louis On The Smithsonian Floor Now

Usually suspended from the rafters of the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall at the National Air and Space Museum, safely away from the grubby hands of curious spectators, the trusty steed that delivered Lindberg across the Atlantic on his record breaking solo flight has been lowered for some much needed attention. » 1/22/15 4:18pm 1/22/15 4:18pm

Crazy Austrians Slap A Mind-Bending 465 HP Turboprop On A Tiny Plane

Austrian airplane manufacturer Diamond Aircraft have been building well-regarded composite light aircraft and motorgliders for over 30 years. After a failed foray in to the personal jet arena, they've set their sights on a light turboprop design that follows the classic muscle car formula of putting a massive engine… » 1/22/15 1:15pm 1/22/15 1:15pm

You Can Buy This Cessna For The Price Of A Mustang GT

I know you're probably thinking, why is he comparing a car and an airplane, that's apples and oranges, and it doesn't matter anyway because I'm not even a pilot. In truth, there might be more similarities than you'd imagine. Here's how this beautiful Cessna Skyhawk 172 holds up against Ford's new venerable V8 fastback. » 1/21/15 5:08pm 1/21/15 5:08pm

How The Rolls-Royce Aviation Superiority Was Born From Tragedy

You might be familiar with the ultra luxury line of automobiles by Rolls-Royce, and you might even know of the company that is one of the leading manufacturers of turbine engines in the world, but what you probably didn't know was that Rolls-Royce's aviation legacy almost ended before it began. » 1/20/15 5:25pm 1/20/15 5:25pm

Learjet Cuts A Rope Held By Flyboarders In An Extremely Low Pass

With the aim of promoting adventure tourism and extreme sports, the Mexican government hosted "State Of Mexico To The Max" this summer, bringing together professional athletes from around the world. This Lear 24 gets festivities started by cutting a rope suspended above a lake held by two bros riding on jets of water. » 1/15/15 2:45pm 1/15/15 2:45pm