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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.


UN Panel Wants To Ban Li-On Battery Shipments In The Hold Of Passenger Aeroplanes

Li-on batteries can, in some circumstances, be really rather dangerous. A UN panel agrees: the agency has recommended banning rechargeable li-on battery shipments from the holds of passenger aeroplanes.


Airbus Working With Uber To Provide On-Demand Helicopter Flights

Airbus will provide helicopters to Uber in order to establish an on-demand flight service. The initiative, said to be a “pilot project”, will debut at the Sundance Film Festival later this week.


Watch The First Australian F-18 Super Hornet Get Built From Beginning To End

Video: Each F/A-18 Super Hornet carries a sticker price of about 60 million dollars and requires a whole lot of work to put together. This fun time lapse video shows the entire building process of the first Australian F/A-18, and you can see where a lot of that money goes. To transform scraps of metal into a flying war machine will always be an impressive feat of engineering (and will always be cool to see).


Fantastic Photo Of A F-16 Flying Perfectly Straight Up In The Air

Image Cache: This here is one helluva shot. The F-16 looks suspended in space and time, perfectly perpendicular to the ground and the horizon while shooting straight up to all that is holy. The vertical pose reveals the weaponry on its underside and the super slick manoeuvre shows just how incredible these aeroplanes are. Great, great photo.


These Remarkably Detailed Paper Aeroplanes Actually Fly

Despite what you may have learned in school behind your teacher’s back, paper aeroplanes don’t have to be completely featureless and boring. With the right materials, or these kits from Huntly’s Paper Warplanes, they can actually look like real-life aircraft and still be able to glide across a room.


Here's The Totally Awesome Way An Aeroplane Gets Painted

Video: It takes a whole team of painters, an orchestra of machines and paint spray, what seems like miles of tape and paper, and oh so much work (not to mention the planning process) in order to paint an entire plane. Southwest Airlines shows some of its detailed plane paintings in the videos below (the Missouri One and Colorado One) along with their more basic painting efforts.


How Nuke-Sniffing Air Force Planes Are Hunting For North Korea's H-Bomb

Late last night, North Korea said it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, triggering a mini, human-made earthquake near the test site and causing the UN Security Council to call an emergency meeting. Hydrogen bombs are even more destructive than nuclear bombs, so it’s very scary — but experts think North Korea’s bluffing. How can we make sure? Nuclear debris-sniffing aeroplanes, duh.


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