airplanes

This Photo Of F-15 Fighter Jets Looks More Like An Oil Painting

Image Cache: Because of the heat and haze and jet fuel power, the left side of this photo of F-15 Eagles on a runway looks more like an oil painting than a photo. It’s like an artist added some visual style and flair to the image. I like it.


Even A B52 Looks Serene From This Height

Briefly: It’s not often that you could use a word like serene to describe a B-52H Stratofortress. But in this image, accompanied by Saab JAS 39 Gripen jets from the Swedish Armed Forces, that’s exactly how it looks. This image was captured over the Baltic Sea during training manoeuvres on June 11. [US Air Force]


Seeing B-2 Stealth Bombers Land Is Like Seeing Alien UFOs Come To Earth

I forget how impressively thin and futuristic looking a B-2 stealth bomber is. I mean, just watch these two stealth bombers land at Royal Air Force Fairford in England, it looks like a UFO has just touched down on Earth and is ready to take over our planet. Or like a sci-fi fighter jet has hopped through a movie screen and been brought to real life.


Hackers Ground Planes After Hijacking An Airline's Flight Plan System

A cyber attack on Polish airline LOT left 10 flights cancelled this Sunday, stranding around 1400 people at Warsaw’s Chopin airport. The attack hit the airline’s ground computer system, which is used to make flight plans.


Watch A Boeing 787 Dreamliner Takeoff Almost Perpendicular To The Ground

Wow. Watch the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner pull off an amazing aerial display in preparation for the 2015 Air Show. You can see the big bodied jet pretend it’s like a stunt plane and basically do tricks in the air. The most impressive has to be the take off though, the jet almost immediately goes nearly perpendicular to the ground once it starts flying.


NASA's Ten Engine Electric Drone Goes From Chopper To Aeroplane And Back

Space missions get all the hype, but NASA Aeronautics is doing some pretty rad stuff, too. Their ten engine, unmanned electric plane, for instance, has just successfully transitioned from hover mode to wing-borne flight and back again.


Cool Photo Of A Paratrooper Makes It Look Like He's Surfing An Aeroplane

The angle of this photo of a paratrooper making a jump off a C-130 aeroplane is so perfect that it makes it seem like the soldier is using the Hercules aircraft as a surfboard of sorts. Obviously, he’s not standing on the plane (it’s just our perspective fooling us, or just me), but riding an aeroplane while outside the plane would be so badass.


Cool Drone Footage Of Russia's Air Force Museum Is Heaven For Planes

All these fighter jets and war planes and attack helicopters are on display at Russia’s Central Air Force Museum, just outside of Moscow. They’re advanced killing machines, and yet this drone footage makes them look so peaceful, resting and hibernating in the Russian winter snow. It’s as if we’ve stumbled upon a paradise for planes.


Spectacular Video Of F-18s In Never-Before-Seen Action

Our friend Lieutenant Chris Nigus — Weapons Training Officer with the Strike-Fighter Squadron VFA-27 Royal Maces — sent us his new video, which has some truly spectacular shots that I have never seen before. Like the night gunfire video above — we only had photos — or this cool landing footage from a carrier’s deck camera.


Inflight Internet Is The Most Useful Thing In The Entire World

As I write this right now, I’m over the coast of southern India, about 41,000ft in the air on an Emirates Airbus A380. But I’m not disconnected from the world; the ‘net up here is actually quite fast.


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