aeroplanes

Awesome Underneath Angle Of A B-1B Lancer Taking Off

Dayshot: Here’s a really cool shot of a B-1B Lancer from the US Air Force taking off from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. The underneath angle is perfect as it makes the soaring bomber look like a beautiful bird in flight.


Watching Fighter Jets Burn Through The Night Is Pure Awesome

Video: I can pretty much watch these fighter jets rip through the runway at night forever. I mean, what is more awesome than seeing city lights blur and afterburners shoot out fiery power? This footage comes from The Aviationist and includes all kind of fighter jets burning rubber at the Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas, Nevada.


Boeing's New 737 MAX Is About To Make Flying A Little Less Horrible

Two incremental but important changes — wider seats and redesigned bins — have been announced for Boeing’s new 737 MAX, which will take to the skies in 2017. This isn’t just about passenger comfort either. The changes are also intended to make flying a lot more affordable.


NASA's Awesomely Elaborate Plan To Deal With Splattered Bug Guts

Bug guts on your windshield are an inevitable part of life and a reminder of your own fleeting mortality. But they’re also a major drag on the aerodynamics of a car or plane — reducing the fuel efficiency of aeroplanes as much as a whopping 6 per cent, according to NASA.


This Photo Of Flying F-16s Looks So Perfect I Can't Believe It's Real

What a perfect picture. The timing is perfect, the angle is perfect, the sky is perfect, the F-16 Fighting Falcons are perfect. I mean, the photo is so perfect that it almost doesn’t feel real. Like they have been CGI’d to look like that. Or that they’re toy models strung in the air. But, nope, they’re real. And they’re spectacular.


Here's Why A Single Aeroplane Seat Can Cost Airlines $300,000

Massagers! Sliding doors! Airbags! THE AMENITIES ALONE! The space race between airlines to design fancier first class and business class seats is well-known. But all that luxury comes at a price to the airlines — a price that is, oh, more than the average cost of a home in the United States.


Solar Impulse Takes Off In The Dark From Mandalay To China

Early this morning, Solar Impulse took off form Mandalay and headed towards China after more than a week spent waiting in Myanmar for weather conditions to improve for flight. Expected to be one of the most difficult legs of the aeroplane’s round-the-world journey, this part of the trip will see cabin temperatures drop to -20C as the aircraft passes over the mountains in the Chinese provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan.


A German Airbus A320 Has Crashed In The French Alps

A passenger aeroplane operated by German airline Germanwings — Lufthansa’s low-cost division — has crashed in the Alps in southern France. The Airbus A320 crashed close to the mountain village of Barcelonette during a flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.


Watch A B-2 Bomber Refuel And Then Make Its Fuel Receptacle Disappear

Video: Damn, that thing really is stealth. This video shows how the B-2 stealth bomber refuels and rotates its fuel receptacle so that it can maintain its stealth. You see the receptacle in clear view when it’s ready for fuel but after it’s all filled up, it’s gone and the whole plane is back to being undetected.


Cool Video Shows MiG-29 Fighter Jet Taking Off From Aircraft Carrier

Video: Here’s awesome footage from underneath a MiG-29 showing the fighter jet taking off from an aircraft carrier. The view is insane, you see the jets fire up and watch the world turn blurry as the MiG launches itself into the air. There’s a sort of peaceful awesomeness when it starts flying.