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A Prototype Of DARPA's Badass Vertical Take-Off Aircraft Can Already Fly

Earlier this year, DARPA unveiled its latest concept design for a new vertical take-off and landing craft. Now, a working scale prototype has already made its first successful flight.


Check Out All The Largest Flying Boats In History

Video: There really should be more flying boats around these days. They’re comically large and equipped with so many engines, and their ability to take off and land on water is just so cool. From floating around to flying in no time! Here’s a collection of the biggest flying boats ever made. Some of these were the largest aircraft flown during the first half of the 20th century.


The US Government Blew $US86 Million On A Would-Be Drug-Spy Plane That Never Flew

When the DEA bought a spy plane in 2008, it was supposed to be a way to catch and transport dealers in Afghanistan. Instead, it turned into a corroding rust bucket in the desert, and a reminder of how dumb the government can be.


Our First Look At Airlander 10, The Largest Aircraft In The World

Here it is, folks, our first glimpse of the fully constructed Airlander 10. This floating behemoth measures 92m-long, which is 18m longer than a jumbo jet. If all goes well, the British-designed hybrid vehicle could see its inaugural test flight later this winter.


DARPA's New Vertical Take-Off Aircraft Concept Looks Totally Badarse

Video: This week, DARPA unveiled the latest concept design for its new vertical take-off and landing craft. And hell this electric aeroplane look impressive.


Here Is Your First Look At Virgin Galactic's New SpaceShipTwo, A Space Tourism Plane

Two years ago, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo, the space plane it hoped to use to send tourists into space, failed on a test flight and crashed in the desert. Now, Virgin Galactic has unveiled a brand new version of SpaceShipTwo.


Here Are All The Awesome Vertical Landing Jets In History

Video: We all know how badarse the Harriers and F-35s of the world are, but some of these other vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircrafts from history are totally wild. The Williams X-Jet was essentially a flying one-man podium barrel thing. The Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar was legitimately a man-made flying saucer. And so many other VTOL aircraft look like they have been ripped from The Jetsons.


Aeroplane Makes Safe Landing Despite Having Huge Hole Blown In Fuselage

A passenger jet has safely made an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport after an explosion pierced a large hole in its fuselage.


All The Bomber Aircraft That Could Carry Nuclear Weapons

Video: Only five countries have been able to create strategic bomber aircraft with the capability of carrying nuclear weapons. That would be the US, Russia, the UK, France and China. We’ve put together this video that details every single one of those bombers. It’s fascinating to see how each country develops its only style of aircraft for these missions.


Don't Let These Horror Stories About Turbulence Keep You From Flying

The internet is filled with butt-clenching stories of horrifying plane turbulence lately. Is dangerously rough air becoming more common nowadays, or what? Well, yes and no.


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