aeroplanes

A Fascinating View Into The US Air Force Boneyards

Video: This documentary by the United States Air Force is long but worth watching if you are an aviation lover. I just find amazing the US stockpiles thousands of planes in deserts around the country. And even more amazing that the military depend on these decommissioned aircraft to keep the active fleet flying.


Watching This Scale Model Of An Airbus A310 Fly Is Truly Amazing

Martin Müller is a aeroplane modelling genius. He made this perfectly functional Airbus A310-200 at a 1:22 scale and flew it during an indoor airshow in Leipzing, Germany, three years ago. Yes, the video is old, but I’m sure there is people like me who haven’t seen it yet — and that’s inexcusable because it’s great.


Fascinating Photos Reveal How They Built The SR-71 Blackbird

Built and designed in the 1960s after the A-12 Oxcart, the SR-71 Blackbird is still the fastest, most vanguard-ist air-breathing aeroplane in the history of aviation. These once classified photos reveal how Lockheed built both birds in secret, in California. They look taken at the Rebel base in Hoth.


How The Pentagon Plans To Launch Rockets Into Orbit Using Jet Fighters

Video: DARPA’s Airborne Launch Assist Space Access is not a new idea. In fact, they have been working on it for some time. Now the Pentagon’s research arm have a neat concept video to show us how they are planning to put stuff in low earth orbit. You know, like satellites and other secret things.


This App Tells You The Probability Of Your Plane Crashing

“Rational expectations” is a term commonly thrown around by economists trying to work out why people do stuff. It’s based on the idea that individuals weigh up the pros and cons of a certain action, and use that to make a decision. It’s one of the fundamental underpinnings of a free market economic model, but as this app proves in miniature, it’s also bullshit.


The Story Of The Ultrasecret A-12 Oxcart -- Father Of The SR-71 Blackbird

It may look like the SR-71 Blackbird, but this sleek flying beast chained to the ground at the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, is not the most famous supersonic spy plane ever created but its father, the A-12 Oxcart. In some ways, it was a better machine than the famous Blackbird.


Cool Picture Of Five Aeroplanes Ready To Take Off Feels Like CGI

Briefly: It may be the weird combination of aeroplanes, their colours, or the texture of the runway, but this photo of two Bangladesh F-7BG Defenders, a BAF C-130B Hercules and two US Air Force C-130H Hercules as they prepare to take off from BAF Base Bangabandhu, Bangladesh, feels like a 3D render to me.


Every Single Trick To Make The Best Paper Aeroplane In The World

John Collins made the farthest-flying paper aeroplane in the recorded history of paper aeroplanes. He published a video on how to fold it in November, but that missed the key elements that made his aeroplane the very best in the world. He sent us this video that contains all the tricks you need to match his skills.


F-35 Lightning II Gets Turned Into Iceblock By Giant Fridge

Photo: Here’s Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II undergoing tests in extreme freezing weather conditions.


Timeline Shows The Potential Future Of Russia's Next-Gen Fighter Jet

Here’s the potential timeline for Russia’s T-50 PAK-FA, the fifth generation multi-role fighter that will get the designation Su-50 once it gets into production in January 2016. The nemesis to the American F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II will fly with the flag of Russia, South Korea, India and Iran.