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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.


US Air Force Can Use An Electromagnetic Pulse To Kill Enemy Computers

One of the US Air Force’s most high-tech weapons is a tool that can’t hurt people — but it kills electronic devices.


Toyota's Making Airline Seats That Can Adjust To Any Body Type

It’s a really good question: Why can’t airline seats be as comfortable, durable and adjustable as the ones in cars? In a partnership with All Nippon Airways, Toyota has come up with a new seat design it claims can make a “wide range of body sizes” comfortable. In economy, no less.


This Is The First 3D-Printed Part That's Approved For A Jet Engine

3D printing has just reached another major milestone as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has officially approved GE’s T25 as the first 3D printed part cleared for use on a commercial jet engine.


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.


There's A Boeing 787 Dreamliner That Looks Like R2-D2

Video: God bless the good folks at ANA. To celebrate the new Star Wars film, it decided re-design the livery on one of its Dreamliners to make it look like the world’s most adorable robot, R2-D2. Get in here and look at how good it is.


View From The Top: Watch Qantas' Last Boeing 767 Take Its Final Flight

Qantas’ last Boeing 767 aircraft took its final flight in December before the airline retired it after almost 30 years in the sky. We were there to check it out as passengers, but Qantas had a camera in the cockpit to give us a great view of the final flight.


Absolutely Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Aeroplane Controls

All of them? If you’re talking about a commercial airliner, then there’s hundreds and hundreds. There are big, fat manuals describing what they all do. But, since you asked, buckle up.


Monster Machines: The Stratoliner Was The First Plane To Fly Above The Storm

In the early days of commercial air travel, planes were limited to just 4267m in order to protect their passengers from the the dangers of thin, high-altitude flying. But in 1938, Boeing changed the face of commercial air travel with the model 307 Stratoliner, the first commercial aeroplane to offer a pressurised cabin.


Watch This Virgin Atlantic 747 Jumbo Jet Land Without One Of Its Landing Gears

A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 had to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, London, when its right landing gear got stuck. Amazingly enough, the pilots managed to keep control with only three of the four gears in place.