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US Marines Helicopter Looks Like Its Powered By The Stars

Here’s a really neat photo that shows a US Marines CH-53E helicopter during a training exercise at night that makes it look like the blades of the military chopper have been replaced with star-powered flight. It’s like a helicopter of the cosmos that has the ability to create portals into another universe.


These Pretty Vortices Make This Super Hercules A Magical Aircraft

Feeling dizzy? These amazing vortices were formed by the MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker aircraft as it took off from the Kadena Air Base in Japan on March 19th.


The FAA Will Let Amazon Drones Fly After All -- But Only For Testing

Just one short month ago, it looks like Amazon’s drone delivery dreams were dashed. But today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted the company an “experimental airworthiness certificate.” Does this mean your Amazon Prime will come from the sky now? Not even close.


Sign Up Now To Save Lives With Your Drone Piloting Skills

A new nonprofit called UAViators is promising to offer experienced drone pilots a place to sign up for humanitarian missions where their aircraft can do some good. Pretty soon you might be showing the world how drones can save lives, not just take them!


The US Is Starting To Sell Armed Drones To Allies

The unmanned strike aircraft of the US are much sought after by other nations — which means there’s a massive export opportunity. Now, the country has decided is to permit the widespread sale of armed drones to allied countries.


Is The DIY Drone Movement About To Launch A Billion-Dollar Industry?

Back in the 1970s, hobbyists like Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak built homebrew computers that eventually fuelled the lucrative PC revolution. Now, a new movement of hobbyists is trying to imitate this DIY strategy to jumpstart the drone industry. But can today’s calculated drone entrepreneurialism really be considered “DIY” at all?


The Midnight Guardian Of The Serene Seas

Photo: An AV-8B Harrier jet sits on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, somewhere on the South China Sea on January 26, 2015. Waiting and ready.


This Is How A Plane Will Navigate Earth Using Solar Power Alone

Last year, the team behind Solar Impulse 2 revealed the design of a plane that it hopes will be able to traverse the world without refuelling. Now, it’s revealed the route it will take when it takes off — which will hopefully be in March.


The Sparkle Guns That Keep Military Air Transports Safe

Commercial airlines aren’t the only planes under attack from shoulder-fired rockets and missiles these days, a number of slow-moving vehicles in the US Air Force have come under increased threat of being shot down. That’s why the USAF is outfitting many of them with sparkling laser blasters to confound inbound threats.


US Government Admits Drone Rules Won't Be Ready Until At Least 2017

It looks like we’ll have to wait a few more years before order can be restored to a sky increasingly full of drones. Despite having set a deadline for September 2015, the US Aviation Administration admitted it’s going to take even longer than expected to finish its rules for commercial drones. The Government Accountability Office now says the rules won’t be done until 2017 — at the earliest.